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Fancy chess
Chess is an amazing logic game, the popularity of which has not faded away for several millennia. The history of chess goes deep into the centuries, but even such 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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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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At what age should a child learn to play chess?

The game of chess has always attracted people with a sharp and inquiring mind. This sport has a beneficial effect on intellectual development. Therefore, sooner or later, the question arises among young parents: at what age can a child learn to play a chess game? Teachers agree on one thing: any case is individual, and you need to evaluate the potential of the baby, considering his genetics, health characteristics and other factors. Nevertheless, there are a number of general recommendations that will help you find the answer.

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The benefits and harms of chess for children and adults

Chess is a game that has been a success since time immemorial. Chess was recognized as a sport, as its main criteria are present in the game: rivalry, excitement and the spirit of victory. Despite the difference from this species from many others in that the sport is intellectual, its significance is no less affected than other competitions. But is the simulator only a positive effect on the brain of children and adults?

The benefits of chess
Almost no one dares to argue about the benefits of chess, its result was noticed not only during observations of the development of children and adults during hobbies, but also as a result of research. Celebrities played chess, among them politicians, philosophers, etc., during the game both hemispheres of the brain are involved. What exactly is the benefit? Continue reading

Chess and Chess Legends

Chess is a highly intellectual game with almost two thousand years of history, the relevance of which has not only not faded over the years, but, on the contrary, is gaining more and more momentum. Chess, supposedly invented in the 5th-6th centuries AD, has gained popularity in all corners of the globe, becoming an integral part of world culture.

The ancestor of the modern chess game is the chaturanga, which appeared in India in the sixth century AD. Over time, the game was reborn, its basic principles were developed. However, the detailed rules of the game known to us today were finally formed only in the 19th century, and from that time on, chess from intellectual entertainment turned into a world-class sports game. Continue reading

Fancy chess

Chess is an amazing logic game, the popularity of which has not faded away for several millennia. The history of chess goes deep into the centuries, but even such a long period did not affect the rules and course of the game – the chessboard and pieces are the same for everyone. The only thing that can change is the format and materials for making chess. Fortunately, today they are sold in any souvenir shop, to say nothing, you can buy chess without leaving your home online, for example, in the world-famous hypermarket of Chinese goods Aliexpress. A huge number of chess sets are presented on Aliexpress, as they say, for every taste and budget!

Wooden chess with figures – terracotta warriors

Chess “Terracotta Army” is one of the most popular chess sets made of natural wood and polymer resin in retro style. Chess is made by hand using a unique technology, therefore, both in terms of quality and cost, they are classified as premium. The main advantages of the set are incredibly realistic figures of terracotta army soldiers (3.5-4.2 cm high), as well as drawers under the storage board. Continue reading

Errare humanum est

Close the door to all the mistakes, and the truth cannot enter
R. Tagore

Every person has a tendency to make mistakes, but persistence in error is peculiar only to a fool
Cicero

I only made a mistake once when I thought I was wrong
Nn

I will start with the curiosity told by A. Matsukevich in chess review No. 2 of 2011:

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Forbidden moves: how to win chess without touching the pieces
Many grandmasters used psychological techniques that can hardly be considered correct. Worthy debut You can secure your victory without even touching the pieces. One of the scandalous cases in the…

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Chess history
The history of the emergence of chess is a rather complicated issue, which still remains a mystery to scientists. This topic is open to thought and research. Let's try to…

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“On the interaction of figures”
The goal of a chess game is to checkmate the opponent’s king. But not one of the figures alone can achieve this goal, not even the all-powerful queen. As in…

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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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