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
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 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