This week, to emphasize for beginners the longevity of chess, we take a look at the famous Hastings tournament, hosted by a club in England in 1895.
Last week, looking at the eight ways to end a chess game, we examined checkmate, resignation, timeout, and stalemate.
How do chess games end? In a previous article it was stated that the principal aim of chess was not to swap pieces, but rather to checkmate the King.
This week we return to notation to allow readers a better understanding of how the pieces move and capture, how to react when the King is in check and how to bring a chess game to its conclusion.
Diagram 1: This diagram shows all squares on the chessboard identified by their coordinates.
Over the last seven Sundays, we have discussed various aspects of chess for beginners.
Last week, we addressed the motions of castling on the Kingside and Queenside.
Castling is an unusual move in chess. The purpose of castling is to place the King in a safe place away from the ferocity of battle.
Today we will take a look at recording the moves that we play on the chessboard.
So far, in our introduction to chess, we have named the chess pieces and examined how the Rook, Knight, Bishop, Queen, King and Pawn are moved.
Historical records show that the last time a pandemic stampeded around the world was in 1918.
As we navigate this unusual time, some people are taking the opportunity to learn new things.
The 2020 Candidates Chess Tournament, which was ongoing in Russia, has been suspended.
The international 2020 FIDE Candidates Chess Tournament began on Tuesday amid some unprecedented measures related to the coronavirus pandemic.
The 2020 National Chess Championship has been postponed to a date to be announced in due course.
Four rounds of the Under-16 Development Chess Tournament have been completed at the National Stadium, Providence and three players have acquired the maximum four points.
President David Granger hosted the President’s 50th Anniversary Shield Rapid Chess Tournament on Saturday, February 22 at State House, at which Guyana and Suriname were participants.
The Women’s Olympiad qualifier has ended with four players identified to represent Guyana at the 2020 Chess Olympiad in Russia.
West Demerara’s Taffin Khan had amassed 4½ points by Wednesday evening and took the sole lead in the National Qualifiers Chess Tournament, which is currently being played at the National Stadium, Providence.
The senior National Qualifier for entry into the 2020 National Chess Championship started yesterday at the National Stadium, Providence.