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.
Unofficially, the first European Championship was held in Munich in September 1942. The organization Continue reading
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 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