Alexandra Botez - the perfect blend of beauty and intelligence
Alexandra Botez (born Alexandra Botez; September 24, 1995, Dallas, Texas, USA) - Canadian-American chess player, FIDE master of women (WFM). Chess player Alexandra Botez Alexandra Botez Family and chess career…

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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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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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modern chess

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

Grandmaster title in chess
Grandmaster - the highest rank in chess and checkers. In 1949, the International Chess Federation established the title of “International Grandmaster”. Starting next year, this title began to be awarded…

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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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Jose Raul Capablanca - 3rd World Chess Champion
Jose Raul Capablanca was born on November 19, 1888 in the administrative center of one of the Spanish colonies in the city of Havana (the Spaniards left Cuba in 1898…

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