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How To Play Chess 22 ( +1 | -1 )
Resign please! I'm relatively new here, and maybe this subject has been discussed before, but anyway... Is it just my impression, or do people here strech their games to the absolute limit? I've seen cases where players keep playing on in an ending with a rook, a couple of pieces or even a queen down. In OTB chess such behaviour is "accepted" for two-three moves (so the victim gets a chance accept his defeat) but playing an ending with a rook… More: chess online
Chess Games 61 ( +1 | -1 )
brunetti vs chessmaster+tulkos. e4 well obviously CM8000 will win. according to fischer, you just can't beat 1. e4. Black to me? Ok. 1.e4 e5 Did chessmaster.... ......choose 1.e4? In my experience of chess programs they tend to choose 1.c4. yes,chessmaster chose e4. Nf3 since you told me to start the link i thought you wanted me to take white.hope you don't mind. No problem 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 - 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6… More: backgammon online
Chess Strategies 100 ( +1 | -1 )
Who is the current world champion? I haven't heard about chess news for a while so I dont know.Last time i heard the FIDE champ is Anand and the PCA champ is Kramnik.Is there any new change? Yes Current PCA champ (not PCA anymore, Einstein Group World Chess Champion is the name now) is still Kramnik, but FIDE championship is yearly, and the last one to win it was Ponomariov! He defeated Ivanchuk. That's why Ponomariov will have to face Kasparov… More: online chess
Chess Tactics 139 ( +1 | -1 )
Assorted Chess Quote Many of you have probably heard many of these....but this is mainly for the many new players that have come to GK. 'I love all positions. Give me a difficult positional game, I will play it. Give me a bad position, I will defend it. Openings, endgames, complicated positions, dull draws, I love them and I will do my very best. But totally won positions, I cannot stand them.' Hein Donner, 'Clubblad DD', 1950 'The fact that… More: backgammon online
Free Online Chess 178 ( +1 | -1 )
K+N+N vs K is this a draw? here is a mate for those who are unaware... but can white force black into this position? No It can't be forced. Even from the above diagram you can see that the King did not have to move to e8 to allow Nd6#. The king just needs to huddle up to the two knights and harrass them. It's bad enough trying to force a K+B+N v K victory! Tugger go to..... -> the minimum pieces to checkmate are… More: chess history
Chess Vs Computer 217 ( +1 | -1 )
Great Chess Books Once again, as the winter doldrums come round ... it is time to ask; Whats the greatest Chess books out there, now or ever? For me: 1.Modern Chess Brilliancies - Evans 2.200 Games of M. Tal 2* Its not a book, but its GREAT; Game of The Month articles of Gligoric 3.The Games of RJF 4.MCO-10 & 12 5.Amatuer's Mind - Silman 6.Oxford Chess Companion 7.200 Open Games (of/by GM D.Bronstein) 8.Chess Catechism - Evans 9.My 60 Memorable… More: correspondence chess
Chess 256 ( +1 | -1 )
Chess Analysis This thread is intended to write my analysis on premium_steve game posted in another thread as he requested, and also my understanding of chess analysis. Chess game analysis can be seen as a subjective thing. This is because we will have to deal with calculations. The best result gained from calculation 3 moves ahead can be the worst resulted from calculation 5 moves ahead. So what can we do? Calculate as many moves as possible? play chess online…
Play Chess Against The Computer 295 ( +1 | -1 )
Unorthodox Chess Openings Has anyone read the book "Unorthodox Chess Openings" by Eric Schiller? While reading the inception on, i got very interested in the content of the book. Eric Schiller characterizes these openings with features like "rekless disregard of the center, awkward positions for minor pieces, giving up the right to castle and creating weaknesses in the pawn-structure [...]"; they are given special names too, like play chess online…
Chess Tricks 334 ( +1 | -1 )
Problems with the dragon! Can somebody go through my past game with Phisphanatic and tell me where I went wrong? I have real problems beating the dragon and as far as I can see I always stick to theory. Do I get any move orders wrong? Do I play too aggresive even for the dragon? I remember Fischer saying it's just "sac sac mate" against the dragon and whilst this may be an exxageration a lot of the games I've been through do seem to throw play chess online…
Multiplayer Chess 373 ( +1 | -1 )
Any tactical answer 1..c4? Is there anyway for black to get a tactical game after 1. c4? - I thought about 1..f5 but after 2. e4 pxp 3. d3 Nf6...I'm not sure I'm getting what I want. - I also thought about a gambit 2..d5 3. pxp e6 but I have not found a convincing game with a black win. In fact the only win I found is where white declines the gambit. Any other ideas? Can play gambito dama rehusado You can play: 2...Cf6 3.d4, e6 and continue play chess online…
Chess Moves 412 ( +1 | -1 )
prizes in a juniors tournament I teach a chess class at a primary school. I ran a tournament for my students this term. I announced at the start that there would be trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, as well as a trophy for best score under age 9. Now I have a dilemma: the best under 9 is also third place overall. My inclination is to let him have both trophies. However, if there is a convention of giving such a player 3rd while bumping the under 9 play chess online…
Chess Online 451 ( +1 | -1 )
corus blockbuster Here are the pairings for first round Saturday 7:30 on ICC and for Corus: V. Topalov - M. Adams I. Sokolov - J. Timman P. Leko - V. Anand V. Akopian - V. Kramnik L. van Wely - E. Bareev V. Bologan - Z. Zhong P. Svidler - A. Shirov You rarely see such a powerful roster of grandmasters! My personal favorite is Michael Adams. Been following him since he was a kid. live games at Best play chess online…
Chess Play 490 ( +1 | -1 )
Manners One of my opponents postponed when a rook down. Another in an endgame with a rook and two pawns against my queen and three also postponed. I have an opponent at present who is a full queen down yet he has twice offered a draw. Even at Itsyourturn I've never seen anything as bad as this. heh Some people just don't know how to lose. It's their problem, and it shouldn't be yours. Just forget those games and concentrate on the other matches play chess online…
Play Chess 529 ( +1 | -1 )
is the rating system flawed? No,not another of 'those' posts:) I was just wondering if whether in the future,the entire rating system worldwide would be revamped to take into account the number of moves made in a game. If one 1500 player loses against a 1900 player in 50 moves and the same 1900 defeats another 1500 in 20 moves,there must be a difference,right? a well-fought loss is much more indicative of strength. so the system of calculating play chess online…
Chess Against Computer 568 ( +1 | -1 )
Tournament Rules of Conduct OTB I was thinking of going to my first OBT rated tournament .. joining USCF, getting a rating and so forth. What are the rules as far as getting out of your chair, drinks at the table, and little things like that. Is there a site with this info? Thanks Here are a few: If you're forced to leave your board for any length of time(15 minutes or more)for a comfort break,etc,notify a TD. No wearing headphones or headsets at play chess online…
Games Chess 607 ( +1 | -1 )
castling king or queenside I'm still very much a learning/improving player, in a recent game I had a dilema about whether to castle king or queenside, I don't normally have the dilema - I always castled kingside, but I could see an attacking opportunity and thought it worth the should you evaluate whether to castle queenside, or are there no firm principles? Very situationally dependent You have to judge your game situation. Castling play chess online…
Chess Friends 646 ( +1 | -1 )
The Pawns, part II This is the second installment of the saga (ha!). If you haven't read the first part yet, you are more than welcome to do it here: --------------------------------------------- The Pawns Part II Standing there in the center of the board, I couldn’t help but feeling a little exposed under the watchful eyes of the two-hundred-strong audience, who were now beginning to show interest in play chess online…
Chess Strategy 685 ( +1 | -1 )
Chess training Question for all: I'm interested in seriously improving my game, and I'm trying to decide how to create a training program for myself. I am very interested in how other serious players approach this. There are books, computer programs, live teachers, even videos. But I feel an organized approach to improvement will probably produce the best results. Should I just study one book after another, and play as many games as I can? That play chess online…