Chennai, Nov 26 (IANS) Indian Grandmaster M.R. Lalith Babu drew his top board game with GM Oleksienko Mikhalio of Ukraine and moved in shared lead with 5.5 points after the sixth round of the Apollo Engineering College Commonwealth Chess Championships here Monday.
The Indian Amateur Boxing Federation is unsure. I have heard of chess boxing, but I am not aware of the rules and regulations; I cannot comment,” says Rajesh Bhandari, general secretary of the federation. The World Chess Federation or Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) is far more blunt. FIDE is aware of chessboxing, but does not have any views on whether it is a sport or interest in promoting this variant in any manner,” replies Geoffrey Borg, the CEO of the organisation.
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Recording chess moves or sometimes called chess notation can be done in many different interesting ways during a game of chess. The two most popular ways to record moves in a game is to record what specific moves were made and to record what game pieces were moved. These two ways to record are important for the output of the game and to make sure that novice players are following all the rules of the game.
New rules were necessary. In his book, Enki Bilal had imagined a contest featuring a boxing match that lasted 12 bouts, followed by a game of chess. But in these modern times, you can’t market a new sport that lasts 5 hours,” writes Rubingh in an email interview. Also, it is more exciting to have rounds alternating as the fighters will otherwise have to be under physical pressure all the time,” he adds.
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MADRID (AP) — The world’s top female chess player has given up her last game to protest being paired against mostly female players at a major tournament where male contestants outnumbered them.
This is not the first time a female grandmaster challenged gender equity in this traditionally male-dominated arena. Susan Polgar, the Hungarian-American chess player, has been advocating for women’s roles in chess for years. In 1986, Ms. Polgar became the first women in history to qualify for the Men’s World Championship in 1986, which led the Federation to change its policy and admit women players in the game.
The trick to winning a large number of points in the shortest possible time is to create long chains to obtain greater bonuses. Creating a chain consisting of four jewels will result in a glowing gem on the board. Once this glowing gem too is matched in a chain, a bunch … Read More
Ivory chess sets have a long and distinguished history, going back nearly to the advent of the game itself. Ivory has been used for many centuries in the construction of chess sets. Some of the earliest chess pieces still in existence are made of ivory.
From ancient India the game spread to Persia (present day Iran). Tradition has it that a Hindu ambassador brought a chess set to the ruler of Persia in the 6th century. With the rise of Islam, the game was spread to the Arabs, who in turn spread the game to Byzantium.
Here’s an example – BLACK has a pawn at d4; WHITE moves his e2-pawn to e4; had WHITE moved to e3m the BLACK d4 pawn would have been able to capture so now he can capture en-passant on his next move. But if BLACK decides to make another move instead, he gives up his … Read More