My ideal self
Indian parable. Four blind people walked around the city. “Stand back,” they shouted to them, “they are leading the elephant!” - What is an elephant? The driver stopped the elephant…

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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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Little-known facts about the 8-time winner of the World Chess Olympiads
In the days of the USSR, his name was well known to every student, and recently, almost nothing is known about him - after he moved from Russia to America.…

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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 a game, because chess has long been a sport and art. Chess markup is used in almost all areas of life, and the game algorithm is used for scientific purposes. But where is her homeland and who invented it? There is still no unambiguous and plausible opinion. Scientists argue, pushing their versions.

Controversial version
Some publications state with certainty that chess appeared in India somewhere in the 6th century AD. e. This was already at the beginning of the 20th century that could be read in Harold Murray’s book “The History of Chess”. Yes, they invented the game there at that time, but they came up with it much earlier. Scientists seriously took up the study of this topic and found a lot of different versions that sometimes surprise with facts. Continue reading

Chess Challengers Tournament

To determine the rival of the world champion in the world championship match, contests of applicants are held. In 1946, the international chess organization FIDE adopted a new world championship system.

The first tournament of such a system took place in 1950 in Budapest from April 9 to May 20. Competitions were held in 2 circles, 10 participants played. Of the 6 participants in the 1948 match-tournament, 4 grandmasters participated – Vasily Smyslov, Paul Keres, Samuel Reshevsky, Max Euwe. 5 winners of the interzonal tournament were admitted to the competition, the American grandmaster Royben Fine received a personal invitation. Euwe and Fayn refused to play in the tournament; Reshevsky, the American authorities banned travel to Hungary. Instead, they invited 4 more participants Continue reading

A bit about checkers and again about chess
“In life, chess and checkers you need to think for a long time, to make a quick decision " There is a legend: in ancient times, the king of France,…

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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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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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My ideal self
Indian parable. Four blind people walked around the city. “Stand back,” they shouted to them, “they are leading the elephant!” - What is an elephant? The driver stopped the elephant…

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