Lonely genius
If a person has advanced in any field and has surpassed fate, then we should expect that she will prevail in something else. Great people are almost always cruelly suffering…

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Chess - how is the game useful and what does it develop?
The human brain is no different from our body and is capable of mental training and building “mental muscles”. Chess in this case is a universal simulator, which has no…

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Computer or person
MG Emil Sutovsky recently published shocking news on his Facebook page: the computer program "Ponanza" beat the best shogi player in the world. But that is not all! The program…

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European Chess Championship – history, facts, heroes

European Chess Championship – an international tournament held by the European Chess Union. The first championship was held in 2000, and is now held annually. In addition to the fact that European champions in the absolute and women’s categories are determined at the tournament, another specificity of this tournament is the determination of players applying for participation in the World Chess Championship and the Women’s World Chess Championship.

Historical background
Unofficially, the first European Championship was held in Munich in September 1942. The organization 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

Chess Tutorials for Beginners

Chess is the case when sport does not strengthen muscles, but brains! Chess develops logic, strategic thinking and the ability to analyze, train memory, in a word – learn to think. It is easy to imagine what kind of intellectual abilities a person who has played chess since childhood will have.

Before you start the game itself, you need to get acquainted with its rules, which are many. And there are various secret moves and combinations from world champions and famous grandmasters. But do not rush to abandon the idea of ​​playing chess. You can learn all the rules yourself, without resorting to the help of teachers or schools (although consultations with a mentor have not harmed anyone). We have Continue reading

The five loudest chess scandals
Alexander Alekhine: boycott, strange death and a trace of foreign intelligence services If we leave out the scandals of the beginning of the 20th century and the figure of Prince…

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Alexander Alekhine ©
Alexander Alexandrovich Alekhine. Born October 19 (31), 1892 in Moscow - died March 24, 1946 in Estoril (Portugal). Ingenious chess player, fourth world chess champion. The doctor is right. Alexander…

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Mair Mammadov: “Always believed in Rajabov”
In Khanty-Mansiysk, the World Cup is coming to its end. Unfortunately, not one of the Russians made it to the finals and won a ticket to the applicants' tournament. But…

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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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