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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“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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Attention Exercises
Concentration in chess is no less important than in boxing - loss of concentration is fraught with rapid defeat. Here's what it says about concentration on Wikipedia: Concentration of attention…

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Chess Time – Time Management

Until the middle of the 19th century, chess games were played without time control. Parties lasted several hours in a row, and sometimes even days. Some players in a knowingly losing position began to drag out time, forcing the opponent to be nervous. When the nerves were completely lost, the opponent could agree to a draw, or even lose. If the opponents did not have time to finish the game in one game day, the game was postponed. The player whose last move was before the game was postponed recorded the secret move. The game was played out on the appointed day.

The literature describes the match between Howard Staunton and Pierre Saint-Aman in 1843. The 21st game of their match lasted 66 moves for 14.5 hours. Continue reading

European Chess Championship – history, facts, heroes

European Chess Championship – an international tournament held by the European Chess Union. The first championship was held in 2000, and is now held annually. In addition to the fact that European champions in the absolute and women’s categories are determined at the tournament, another specificity of this tournament is the determination of players applying for participation in the World Chess Championship and the Women’s World Chess Championship.

Historical background
Unofficially, the first European Championship was held in Munich in September 1942. The organization Continue reading

Indian Chess – History, Rules of the Game

Indian chess is also known as shatrange. This logical game is a descendant of the ancient Indian chaturanga, known since the 7th century BC, as well as the forerunner of modern chess.
History
Initially, ancient Indian chess was intended for four people and was conducted using four sets of pieces. The well-known and now chessboard was used for the game, but the moves were performed after tossing dice. Until the 6th century, the rules of the game were inaccurate and contradictory, transmitted orally between players.

The figures in the game corresponded to the structure of the Indian army of that time:

infantry represented in the game by pawns; Continue reading

“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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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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A draw in chess - what is it, in which cases a draw is made?
A draw in chess is the result of a game in which there is no winner or loser. Both opponents get half a point if the game ends in a…

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Chess history
The history of the emergence of chess is a rather complicated issue, which still remains a mystery to scientists. This topic is open to thought and research. Let's try to…

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