Welcome to my article on the secret of chess. Chess is a very popular recreational and competitive game. It is one of the great mind games which our ancestors have invented. The current form of the game emerged in Southern Europe during the second half of the 15th century after evolving from similar, much older games of Persian and Indian origin. Today, chess is one of the world’s most popular games, played by millions of people worldwide in clubs, at home, by correspondence, online, and in tournaments. This is the variant I’m talking about today.
The goal in chess is to checkmate the opponents King but before getting to this point there are many mini goals that need to be reached. Also reaching this goal can be done in a variety of ways, this is why chess strategy and tactics are so important. If we played in the same way each time, our chess game would be predictable and we would be beaten easily. Therefore we need to vary how we play. To consciously achieve this we need to have a plan. It doesn’t need to be complex, but the method above will help you see how you can create these plans simply and easily before each chess game.
The Colle System is one of those openings that are very solid if your opponent plays into the system. Black can avoid this opening all together by playing g6 instead of e6 at move three and opt to go into a King’s Indian formation. I have to say that this is a very fun opening to play because it is for players of all styles. Some may argue with me about that but this is so solid, just by glancing at it really, and yet some tactical brilliancies have come out of this opening.
The game leaped out of the pages because of another playful European, Iepe Rubingh Rubingh is a Dutch performance artist, and has spent 10 days in a Japanese jail for blocking intersections and creating massive traffic jams in aid of his art. He organised and played in the first chessboxing match in 2003 in an Amsterdam art gallery as performance art. Today, Rubingh is the president of the World Chess Boxing Organization (WCBO) , based out of Berlin.
You will also find that a great deal of imagination was put into creating these board games. Games such as Monopoly, Go, Risk, and Scrabble have been designed with intricate rules and strategies to keep any player happily playing the game. Chess brings with it very complex detail and complicated move patterns that make a person have to use all of their mental processes. Monopoly teaches its players important real estate and banking strategies that will teach its player how to budget for the investments they want to make while playing the game. Each game comes with its own concept and its own rules but all of them offer players and exciting gaming experience.
Wow, I never thought I would be creating a hub this long, but it’s here anyways. Final important tips. Be alert at all times. Careless mistakes can hurt you bad! And be flexible. If you are pushing a strategy that will not work, it will cost you dearly. The best way to play chess is to stick to the concepts and the opportunities for strategies will come to you automatically.
When a king is under immediate attack by one or two of the opponent’s pieces, it is said to be in check A response to a check is a legal move if it results in a position where the king is no longer under direct attack (that is, not in check). This can involve capturing the checking piece; interposing a piece between the checking piece and the king (which is possible only if the attacking piece is a queen, rook, or bishop and there is a square between it and the king); or moving the king to a square where it is not under attack. Castling is not a permissible response to a check. The object of the game is to checkmate the opponent; this occurs when the opponent’s king is in check, and there is no legal way to remove it from attack. It is illegal for a player to make a move that would put or leave the player’s own king in check.