“How to learn openings”
Perhaps there is no such a chess lover who would not want to learn how to play better, would not seek to get rid of the flaws in his game.…

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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…

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How many games are played in chess
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…

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recurring task

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 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

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). The appearance of the queen in traditional chess is similar to that of the king, but the king is higher and is marked with a cross in the upper part of the piece (the queen has a small ball instead).

Queens on a chessboard
Each player at the beginning of the game has one queen. Together with the king, queens occupy two central cells on the first and eighth horizontals. Remembering how they are located relative to each other is quite simple. The fields (for black it is d8, and for white it is d1), on which queens are placed, before the start of the game have the same color as the pieces themselves. It is easy for beginner chess players to remember this rule using the rule “the queen loves her color”.

How the queen walks
The queen is able to make moves both vertically and horizontally, and in diagonal directions. Continue reading

The benefits and harms of chess for children and adults

Chess is a game that has been a success since time immemorial. Chess was recognized as a sport, as its main criteria are present in the game: rivalry, excitement and the spirit of victory. Despite the difference from this species from many others in that the sport is intellectual, its significance is no less affected than other competitions. But is the simulator only a positive effect on the brain of children and adults?

The benefits of chess
Almost no one dares to argue about the benefits of chess, its result was noticed not only during observations of the development of children and adults during hobbies, but also as a result of research. Celebrities played chess, among them politicians, philosophers, etc., during the game both hemispheres of the brain are involved. What exactly is the benefit? Continue reading

“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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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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Elephant in chess - how does a piece move?
An elephant in chess is a piece located on the board at the beginning of the game on cells c1, f1 (for white) and c8, f8 (for black). Each of…

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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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