Shogi (Japanese chess) - complete game rules, history
Shogi Rules A 9 by 9 board is used. Cells are numbered from right to left, as well as from top to bottom. Each cell is rectangular in shape, is…

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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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Did Lenin play chess with Hitler: Scandalous etching of a little-known artist
This drawing, which dates back to 1909, caused 100 years after its creation a real scandal. Could young Hitler have met Lenin, and did such a chess game really happen?…

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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 a game, because chess has long been a sport and art. Chess markup is used in almost all areas of life, and the game algorithm is used for scientific purposes. But where is her homeland and who invented it? There is still no unambiguous and plausible opinion. Scientists argue, pushing their versions.

Controversial version
Some publications state with certainty that chess appeared in India somewhere in the 6th century AD. e. This was already at the beginning of the 20th century that could be read in Harold Murray’s book “The History of Chess”. Yes, they invented the game there at that time, but they came up with it much earlier. Scientists seriously took up the study of this topic and found a lot of different versions that sometimes surprise with facts. Continue reading

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 analogues in terms of its effectiveness. A feature of the game is that it acts immediately on two human hemispheres, forcing the use of gray matter to the maximum. Consider the benefits of playing chess in more detail.

Game features
Chess is a game with a centuries-old history, which is distinguished by a complex multi-layer logic and an extraordinary game world that works according to strict laws. However, the advantage of the game is that in most cases these laws can be violated (this is not about the rules of chess), as a result of which the offender gets a victory. The phenomenon of chess is the development of non-standard thinking. 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

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