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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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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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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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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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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How the Russian princess conquered the world famous chess king, or the most brilliant game of Jose Capablanca
When they met in 1934 at a reception at the Cuban Embassy in Washington, Princess Chegodaeva was probably the only one to whom the name of Jose Raul Capablanca did…

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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…

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Spassky vs. Fisher: the legendary chess battle
Most recently, we wrote about the biography of Robert Fisher. In his life there was an interesting period when he played for the world title and we decided to describe…

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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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