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Chess Strategies Tips and Ideas



Information about chess play, and making strategic moves in the game of chess. Articles cover the history of chess and its evolution.



Published: Thu, 2 May 2013 09:45:02 -0400

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Draws in Chess

Thu, 2 May 2013 09:45:02 -0400

Winning a chess game does not always require a checkmate. Sometimes, a player will choose to resign, or surrender to their opponent, opting to award the win to their opponent. However, not every chess game ends with a clear winner. Between evenly matched opponents, chess games often end in draws.

Draws in Chess



Teaching a Child Chess

Tue, 10 Apr 2007 09:00:00 -0400

Raising children in the world today has become much more complicated than it was even 20 years ago. Among some of the influences that seek to effect the youth of today are a "got to have it now attitude" and related to that, a lack of foresight as to how choices will have consequences later. There seems to be a deteriorating of values and concern with basic moral character. Responsibility, effect of choices and thinking before acting are among these traits. With the world becoming more complicated children need these skills to be equipped to meet its expectations, challenges and the many problems that will arise. A person does not need to go to extremes to help their child, its as simple as teaching the game of chess.

Teaching a Child Chess



Not Every Chess Game Ends with a Clear Winner

Tue, 2 Jan 2007 09:00:00 -0500

Not every chess game ends with a clear winner; an opponent that declares checkmate. Occasionally a chess player will choose to resign to their opponent, which is essentially surrendering. These players believe that there is “no longer any hope”, and award the win to their opponent. In chess tournaments, wins will receive a single point. However, when white wins it is recorded as 1-0 and when black wins it is recorded as 0-1.

Not Every Chess Game Ends with a Clear Winner



IQ and Chess

Tue, 11 Jul 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Some researches say that IQ, an income predictor, is partially inherited. IQ is not influenced by family size or birth order. There is absolutely no eveidence to suggest that IQ is lower in large families. There is also no evidence to suggest that a first born child will be more intelligent than any other child. Social class is just one of many factors, both environmental and genetic that might impact a child's IQ. Others can include: diet, birth weight, parental IQ . IQ tests can't measure all forms of intelligence.

IQ and Chess



Chess Over the Years

Tue, 4 Jul 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Over the years, chess spread throughout the world and enjoyed massive waves of popularity.   

Undoubtedly, reality is reflected in the idea that chess originated either as an aid or substitute for warfare. This stemmed from the notion that chess was invented as a war game and so, that is the manner in which it should executed.  In fact in order to be knighted, it helped if you played a good game of chess.   

Chess Over the Years




Historical View of Chess

Tue, 27 Jun 2006 09:00:00 -0400

By the eighteenth century chess had completely broken away from its medieval inheritance. Since the late eighteenth century the popularity chess has increased dramatically, especially with the introduction of matches and tournaments.

The current rules of chess were finalized in the early 19th century, except for the exact conditions for a draw and today it thrives as an intellectual game.

Historical View of Chess  





Chess Aptitude

Tue, 20 Jun 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Jonathan Levitt, an GM with a lot of chess experience under his belt, created what I believe is one of the most effective and simple, "self-tests" to determine chess aptitude. This test is discussed in his book, "Genius in Chess."

Chess Aptitude




Choosing a Chess Set

Tue, 13 Jun 2006 09:00:00 -0400

There are no shortages of chess sets for you to choose from out there. As a result BraRoe Chess would like to provide you this service to help make you experience the best that it can be.

Choosing a Chess Set



Russian Chess

Tue, 6 Jun 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Playing chess requires thinking ten or twelve steps ahead. If I wanted to understand the Russian mind, I had to learn to play chess.

Russian Chess



Opening Chess Strategies

Tue, 30 May 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Many comments have been made about the objectives of the opening play and perhaps the best advice we've heard is the one about being able to get to the middle game with a playable position.

Chess Strategies



Correspondence Chess

Tue, 23 May 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Chess is a board game and mental-skill game for two players. It is played on a square board of eight rows (called ranks) and eight columns (called files), giving 64 squares of alternating colour, light and dark, with each player having a light square at the near right corner when facing the board.

Correspondence Chess



The Game of Chess

Tue, 16 May 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Chess is probably one of the oldest and most famous games in the world. It is believed to have originated from India as early as the seventh century, although the exact origins of chess are unknown. Chess has appeared in many shapes and forms.

The Game of Chess



The Rules of Chess

Tue, 9 May 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Chess is played on a square board that is divided into 64 squares 8-by-8 of alternating color 32 white, 32 black, which is very similar to that used in draughts checkers. Upon the board move 16 white and 16 black pieces. The actual colors of chess sets are usually white and black, cream and brown, red and black, or buff and green; but the pieces and squares are always referred to as white and black.

The Rules of Chess



The Pieces in a Chess Game

Tue, 2 May 2006 09:00:00 -0400

Ever since the earliest times, and especially with regards to the most ancient of preliterate societies, chess-like pieces - isolated from whatever boards they could have been played on - were only simple figurines cut from stone, or made from clay and fired, and for their small size could have been used to help in accounting in trade and commerce.

Chess Pieces



The History of Chess

Tue, 25 Apr 2006 18:11:39 -0400

The origins of chess is one of the most controversial areas of board gaming history. Countries which, at one time or the other, have been associated with invention of chess include China, India, Egypt, Greece, Assyria, Persia, Arabia, Ireland and Uzbekistan. By far, the most commonly held belief is that chess originated in India.

The History of Chess