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