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chessThere are many solid chess openings but I’m going to show you the top ten most solid chess openings that there are. First maybe I should define a solid chess opening; a solid chess opening is a chess opening characterized by minimal risk taking and quiet positional play rather than sharp tactical lines. Solid positions in general tend to be very hard to crack and maybe hard for a beginner to recognize but an experienced chess player can tell right away whether or not a position is solid or tactical. Anyway here is a countdown of the most solid openings in chess.

The well-known conflict between the South’s Confederate Army and the North’s Federal Troops resulted in many famous battles with many lives lost. By playing on a civil war chess set, you will feel as if you are right there on the field, planning and developing tactics for a perfect strike. You will be in war and the outcome of your game will be dependent upon your skills, strategies and tactics.

Pawn structure : Players strive to avoid the creation of pawn weaknesses such as isolated, doubled, or backward pawns, and pawn islands – and to force such weaknesses in the opponent’s position. What Operating system, what browser, what versions of Java and Flash you have, and a little something about your internet connections. Candidate Master (shortened as CM). Similar to FM, but with a FIDE rating of at least 2200. Chess is better than video games – Chess teaches computer game skills that are superior to video gaming and other high-speed games. Chess involves long term planning and strategic thinking skills that are life long skills. Whilst at the same time not allowing your opponent to attack or occupy the square.

More detail is given in the 1587 manuscript of Robert ap Ifan in Elizabethan Wales, which supplies us with a sketch of a ‘towlbwrdd’ board as an 11×11 square. and a description of the setup and play which is, unfortunately, inconsistent with the previous information in that it places a king and twelve men against twenty-four men (though at least it is consistent in balancing the king against half of the opposing men.) The setup calls for the king to be placed in the center of the board with his own men in the squares nearest to him and the opposing men in the middle of each side, an ambiguous description at best.

Björn Jónsson, one of the contenders has 2039 Elo points (on the chess rating scale adopted by the United States Chess Federation, this is considered to be expert status) and no boxing experience; the other, Daniel Thordarson is the 2009 middleweight boxing champion in Iceland and has no chess experience. This is the first round of a chessboxing match played in Iceland in 2011, a ‘sport’ that one of the commentators describes as a crazy human experiment”. When the round is timed out with a soft clang, the players return to their corners to be strapped with their boxing gloves and helmets. Jónsson wins You can watch that match online, but you may soon be able to watch this ‘crazy human experiment’ at a ring near you. Chessboxing, the unlikely hybrid ‘sport’, is now played in India.

The final phase is to introduce the concepts of piece capture, check and checkmate. At this point, your child should fully understand what it means to capture a piece. Here we tweak the rules of Shout Chess by explaining that you no longer need to surround a piece to capture it, but instead knock them off the board when you land on the same square as them. We may also remove the mandatory requirement to shout the name of each piece as it is played and may even start calling the game chess. Wait a few matches before explaining the diagonal capture rule of pawns. Explain check as a warning the your king may be captured on the next go. Protection of the king is a crucial part of Shout Chess and therefore should not be a foreign concept to your child. Eventually introduce the more advanced concepts of castling, pawn promotion and en passant as your child’s confidence levels increase.

The Middle Game is all out war. The goal for any one player is generally to capture more pieces of the opponent than the opponent can capture of theirs, although the ultimate goal is to get into the best position for the Endgame. Generally, one wants to be able to capture pieces, if not for free, but by sacrificing only lower pieces than the captured piece is worth. This isn’t always possible, however, and sometimes an even trade results, with a Knight for a Knight or a Bishop for a Bishop. The most important thing to keep in mind during a Middle Game, however, is to always be aware of the entire board. There are a lot of elements happening and by doing one’s best to be aware of all of them, a Chess player can do a better job in protecting their key pieces.