Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) official Loris Nathoo believes that the ChessKid programme initiated by the federation could impact the lives of some 1,000 children by 2022.
The Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) has launched a free online Chess-in-Schools programme in partnership with ChessKid.com,
The game between Nahun Gavarrete, of Honduras, and Guyana’s Taffin Khan at the International Chess Federation’s 2020 Online Chess Olympiad last month sizzled with known theory until Khan committed a horrendous blunder and resigned in frustration.
When Guyana defeated the Bahamas 6-0 at last month’s 2020 International Chess Federation Online Olympiad, it signalled a boost in chess for our nation although we failed to proceed to a further qualifying round.
Chess playing on a high level requires a certain type of mind – though exactly what kind the psychologists have not yet determined.
Sasha Christina Shariff, playing in the Girls-Under 20 section of the 2020 FIDE Online Chess Olympiad, stuck to the general principles of chess and outplayed her Bahamian opponent with elan.
Meusa, a Guyanese national chess player, toppled emerging giants from Nicaragua, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Aruba, and Trinidad and Tobago to win his five games in the virtual World Chess Federation (FIDE) 2020 Chess Olympiad.
Guyana played in its first virtual tournament ever at the World Chess Federation (FIDE) Online Olympiad on July 31, and August 1 and 2 and gave a good account of itself although it failed to move on to the next round.
Guyana opposed nine countries on Friday, Saturday and today for the start of the online 2020 Chess Olympiad.
“Age brings wisdom to some men, and to others, chess.” – Evan Esar World Chess Day, observed on July 20, coincides with the birth anniversary of the International Chess Federation (FIDE), which was founded on July 20, 1924.
Having already moved its Olympiad to 2021, the World Chess Federation (FIDE) has now organised an Online Rapid Chess Olympiad, which will be held from July 22 to August 30, this year.
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.