Chess with Errol

Harry Nelson Pillsbury
Harry Nelson Pillsbury

The Hastings tournament

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.

White has been checkmated! Black’s Bishop calls the check. White cannot get out. Two Kings cannot stand next to each other and black’s Knight controls the g8 square, which White cannot cross.
White has been checkmated! Black’s Bishop calls the check. White cannot get out. Two Kings cannot stand next to each other and black’s Knight controls the g8 square, which White cannot cross.

An Introduction to Chess: Ways to terminate a game (Part 2)

Last week, looking at the eight ways to end a chess game, we examined checkmate, resignation, timeout, and stalemate.

Start position of the pieces for a chess game
 

Algebraic notation

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.

Sisters! Waveney Johnson (left) competing against her sister Nellisha Johnson in the 2020 National Chess Qualifiers Championship at the National Stadium. Both sisters learned to play chess in their hometown of Orealla, Berbice River. Nellisha represented Guyana at the 2018 Chess Olympiad in Georgia. The sisters are competing for a place in this year’s Olympiad. (Photo by John Lee) 

Khan surges ahead in chess qualifier

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.

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