Queen in chess
The queen in chess is the most dangerous piece, whose strength is equal to nine pawns. Modern theory attributes it to "heavy pieces" (the second of which is the boat).…

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The history of chess - who invented and how chess came about
One of the most ancient and fascinating games is chess. It is known anywhere in the world, so there are dozens of variations in the world. This is not just…

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My ideal self
Indian parable. Four blind people walked around the city. “Stand back,” they shouted to them, “they are leading the elephant!” - What is an elephant? The driver stopped the elephant…

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Grandmaster title in chess

Grandmaster – the highest rank in chess and checkers. In 1949, the International Chess Federation established the title of “International Grandmaster”. Starting next year, this title began to be awarded to men, and since 1976 to women.

The first chess player to be named grandmaster was Briton William Lewis. That is how he was presented by the London newspaper Bella Life in his February 18, 1838 issue. The next time the word “grandmaster” was mentioned already in the twentieth century. In 1914, at a tournament in St. Petersburg, the Russian emperor Nicholas II named the five finalists as grandmasters. At the beginning Continue reading

Chess Time – Time Management

Until the middle of the 19th century, chess games were played without time control. Parties lasted several hours in a row, and sometimes even days. Some players in a knowingly losing position began to drag out time, forcing the opponent to be nervous. When the nerves were completely lost, the opponent could agree to a draw, or even lose. If the opponents did not have time to finish the game in one game day, the game was postponed. The player whose last move was before the game was postponed recorded the secret move. The game was played out on the appointed day.

The literature describes the match between Howard Staunton and Pierre Saint-Aman in 1843. The 21st game of their match lasted 66 moves for 14.5 hours. Continue reading

How many games are played in chess

The time to think about the next move is limited and is fixed by a chess clock. But despite this, each game can last an unlimited amount of time and parties. Let us turn to the history of chess tournaments to check whether this is actually so.

The very first international chess tournament (in the history of modern chess) was held in London in 1851 and brought together 16 participants. The tournament consisted of 4 circles, and such an outcome of the game as a draw did not count. In the first round, the participants played 3 games for the majority of victories, the subsequent circles consisted of 28 games in total. Thus, the number of parties was established by the tournament management.

The 1927 match, which marked the beginning of a new chess era thanks to the victory of Alexander Continue reading

A draw in chess - what is it, in which cases a draw is made?
A draw in chess is the result of a game in which there is no winner or loser. Both opponents get half a point if the game ends in a…

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A rook in chess - how does a piece move?
A rook in chess is one of the most powerful pieces. Best of all, the potential of the rook can be realized if there are no obstacles in its way…

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Chess Challengers Tournament
To determine the rival of the world champion in the world championship match, contests of applicants are held. In 1946, the international chess organization FIDE adopted a new world championship…

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Blitz in chess
A game of chess requires a fairly quick pondering of moves. But the introduction of a blitz game in a London club at the end of the 19th century became…

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