Play is an important contributor to human development, maturation and learning. That is why games are an essential ingredient in the curriculum of every school and college and also a popular pastime for adults. However, today’s busy lifestyle and living in matchboxes leave neither time nor room for outdoor games. This is when the internet comes in as a saviour to all those sports freaks who lack the opportunity.
Online gaming is a global phenomenon and is here to stay. It is perhaps, the key to bringing about a universal union of human beings and wean people away from differences of caste, creed or religion, uniting them into peaceful earthlings. Players take pieces when they encounter an opponent in their movement path. Only pawns take differently than they move (explained later). Players cannot take or move through their own pieces. Great game! This game is awful. The only suggestion I … Read More
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Before we do that, we need to know how the pieces are set up. The pieces are set up on the two back rows of the chess board. The 8 pawns are set up in the front row. Behind them from left to right are the queen’s rook, queen’s knight, queen’s bishop, queen, king, king’s bishop, king’s knight and king’s rook. The black pieces are set up to mirror the white pieces. In other words, the kings are facing each other and the queens are facing each other.
The King’s Indian Attack is an unusual opening in the fact that it is really … Read More
The Hague, Jan 30 (IANS) Wesley So has won the 79th edition of the prestigious Tata Steel Chess tournament in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands, a media report said on Monday.
When a pawn advances two squares from its starting position and there is an opponent’s pawn on an adjacent file next to its destination square, then the opponent’s pawn can capture it en passant (in passing), and move to the square the pawn passed over. This can only be done on the very next move, otherwise the right to do so is forfeit. For example, if the black pawn has just advanced two squares from g7 (initial starting position) to g5, then the white pawn on f5 may take it via en passant on g6 (but only on White’s next move).
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Many beginners put too much emphasis on learning chess openings, only to be frustrated when their opponent doesn’t follow the book moves. Others will spend time studying the Endgame only to find they rarely get there. More often the Middlegame in chess is overlooked, but is one that can help make up for a lack of openings knowledge and give you the edge in the Endgame.
The expansion of online games is largely an outcome of easy internet access and ever growing social communities on the net. Endless possibilities have also arisen after the integration of software like Flash and Java to the internet browsers. This has enabled streaming audio and video on websites and also made user interaction easy. Ranging from simple text-based games to those with complex graphics, online games have come a long way from single user to Massively Multiplayer Online Games.
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A chess grandmaster has been thrown out of an international tournament after he made repeated trips to the toilet to allegedly check tactics on a mobile phone he had hidden inside a cubicle.
In the Fool’s Mate, White takes its first move by taking the King-side Bishop’s Pawn and moving it either one or two spaces. Black then moves their King’s Pawn either one or two spaces. White then moves their King-side Knight Pawn two spaces and Black reacts by moving the Queen all the way diagonally, to the edge of the board. This provides a Checkmate, as the White King has no possible moves.
LCD chess express on the low end requires for your options and moves the cursor type button input and is not very convenient. It is a bit time consuming but you can get an extremely low priced entry-level chess set, which you can give your … Read More