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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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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Attention Exercises
Concentration in chess is no less important than in boxing - loss of concentration is fraught with rapid defeat. Here's what it says about concentration on Wikipedia: Concentration of attention…

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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 and allowed it to be touched so that these people had an idea about
what an elephant is.
“Well, now do you understand what an elephant is?”
“Yes,” answered the first blind man who touched the elephant’s foot, “the elephant is like a large column!”
“The elephant is like a fat snake!” – said the second man, touching the elephant for the trunk.
– An elephant is like a big barrel! – said the third, because he touched the belly of an elephant.
“An elephant is like a rope,” retorted the fourth, for he touched the tail of the elephant. Continue reading

How does a horse go about chess?

The horse is one of the most cunning chess pieces, which has a unique way of moving. The horse is rightly considered an insidious adversary who can “literally grow out of nowhere” and put a stupid checkmate. With the figure in the center, the player fires 8 cells at once, which gives him an impressive advantage in the game. Consider how the horse walks and how to use the figure to the maximum benefit.

Description of the figure
A horse is the only figure that is able to jump over others during its turn. This opens up great prospects for the player. A knight is equal in value to an elephant or three pawns.

You can evaluate the true strength of the horse during the height of the game, when almost all the central cells of the field are occupied. This limits the movement of other figures, but not the horse.

Please note that the horse should be developed at the beginning of the game among the first figures. A horse at the starting position is not effective. Even less useful is the horse, which is located in the corner Continue reading

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 in the form of other figures. The efficiency of the rook will be the higher, the more available cells for movement will be at its disposal. Each player at the beginning of the game has two rooks.

The main mistake often made by inexperienced chess players is the underestimation of the rook’s potential.

After castling the rook with the king, it is best to hold these pieces where they have enough space for movement.

If we talk about the value of the rook, then it equals five pawns. Thus, this figure is stronger than an elephant or horse, but it will be weaker than these two figures combined. Two rooks are considered stronger than the queen. Rook is a strong enough, but not maneuverable figure. Continue reading

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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On improving the chess player
Each chess player is improving in his own ways. Our masters care little about the transfer of their experience to youth. forcing many first-timers gropingly to seek the right methods…

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Attention Exercises
Concentration in chess is no less important than in boxing - loss of concentration is fraught with rapid defeat. Here's what it says about concentration on Wikipedia: Concentration of attention…

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They are tired
In 1946, freshman at the Law School of the University of Amsterdam, Hein Donner went to Groningen at the Staunton Memorial. Student Donner was rarely seen in university auditoriums: captivated…

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