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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“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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“Calculation of options”
During tournament and match games, a chess player only in rare, exceptional cases performs a combination, more often he analyzes the positions and evaluates them, after which he draws up…

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Chess and Chess Legends

Chess is a highly intellectual game with almost two thousand years of history, the relevance of which has not only not faded over the years, but, on the contrary, is gaining more and more momentum. Chess, supposedly invented in the 5th-6th centuries AD, has gained popularity in all corners of the globe, becoming an integral part of world culture.

The ancestor of the modern chess game is the chaturanga, which appeared in India in the sixth century AD. Over time, the game was reborn, its basic principles were developed. However, the detailed rules of the game known to us today were finally formed only in the 19th century, and from that time on, chess from intellectual entertainment turned into a world-class sports game. Continue reading

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:

“It was in Germany. At the world chess championship among seniors, that is, grandmasters over 60 years Continue reading

Computer or person
MG Emil Sutovsky recently published shocking news on his Facebook page: the computer program "Ponanza" beat the best shogi player in the world. But that is not all! The program…

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How to play with a computer
This article is primarily addressed to all those who are ready to give up home comfort, part with peace and sound sleep and fork out for online chess battles. For…

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Sally Landau and Mikhail Tal: And at night he taught her to play chess ...
He could play blindly on ten chessboards, not recording anything and memorizing his every move, while at the same time accurately calculating the opponent's moves ahead. Mikhail Tal was a…

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