Chess Rules

chessBoard games have a very long history, having been around for centuries; however, they have become a popular past time among the middle class sometime during the 20th Century. Many of the more classic games on the market today got their start during World War II.

Pawns kept the idea of the infantry and grew to represent the peasants from a court. They were considered expendable pieces, as the entire game was built around protecting the court. During the phase of Medieval Chess, however, these pieces were given a little more substance, and each particular Pawn was generally given a name relating to a certain commoner’s occupation. Some Pawns were considered to be city guards, farmers, merchants, doctors, and innkeepers. While these special ranks did not denote anything special upon the Pawns, it attempted to give a little more story to the game of Chess and make things a little more diverse.

Even so, the prose, and especially in the eight-page Introduction, often strays from natural English (page 13: ‘… you are actually playing according in a hypermodern fashion’), and, in common with his ‘move by move’ predecessors, the author was unwise not to enlist the help of a chess historian. The relatively extensive, though basic, bibliography (pages 4-6) includes Fischer move by move by the afore-ridiculed Cyrus Lakdawala but mentions only one periodical, Tidskrift för Schack (two issues, published in 1920 and 2016).

The Caro-Kann: Advance Variation has a simple idea behind it. White pushes their pawn to gain space in the center. This however has a drawback and that drawback is that that move allows black to bring their bishop out to f5 and then play e6 leaving them with a super-solid fortress in the center without having to worry about a trapped bishop on c8. It is however considered playable for which and is actually thought to be one of the best continuations for them. Still you have to work hard to crack black’s position.

Each of the playing pieces has a specific role attached to it. As you learn to play the game on your wooden chess set, you will become more comfortable in the understanding of what each one can do. So go grab those wooden chess pieces, and we’ll look at each one.

Another thing you learn about this type of game is how to develop alliances with the other players, they may hold some property, you may need then you will also learn about negotiating with the seller to sell you his or her property. In many of the variations of these games, you learn other concepts such as real estate trading and investments, where you learn the same negotiating skills and are played by those who enjoy being Wall Street tycoons. It give children the ability to learn something about what is happening in the world of real estate, also giving them counting skills, and memorization, that they will need in order to succeed in the world today.

Most little girls are crazy over horses. How many mom and dad’s have told that all time little white lie to their little girl so not to break her heart, that the garden isn’t big enough for a real horse, but when she gets older you will move to a new house with a bigger garden so she can have a real horse. If you have a daughter who love ponies and horses then a fabulous gift to consider is the Playmobil Horse Farm from Playmobil. The toy set includes horses of different colors, ranch hands, grooming tools, trees and other fun pieces. Once again because it’s made up of small parts avoid giving this as a Christmas present if the child is 3 years old or under. Read the instructions on all toy packaging so the product doesn’t contain parts deemed as choking hazards.