Most chess players hate to remember the numerous opening variants written in chess books and magazines, and yet, sadly, this is the most popular way to master openings for chess players. What is the most effective way to learn chess openings?
Almost everybody has a close relative or a friend that is distressed by mental dementia or Alzheimer's. Temporary treatment techniques combine drugs and behavioral approaches to deal with the effects and growth of Alzheimer's Disease (AD), but there is no complete cure. Perhaps chess can help.
Everyday play tactics. The most important action you can take to get better your game is start playing tactics. You don’t need to spend the whole hour on it. Spend 15-20 minutes a day is totally enough. What are the top 10 actions we recommend to improve your chess?
Let’s start with the definition of Chess. It is a 64 square board game with two players on opposite sides playing strategically against themselves. Important is to mention “strategically”. Although it is said that the game originated from India, chess is now an exciting worldwide game and players seek whatever they can to advance and to become Grand Master and win world titles. Is the journey long, who is predetermined to dominate the chess game and who will never pass 2000 ELO? We are going to focus from one single point of you – do chess databases help the player or they are counter productive?
With millions of searchable chess games on the chess database, it is a no-brainer why you need to use a quality chess database when getting ready for that big chess game tournament or even a small event.
If you turn on World Chess tournament (any), you can listen to the hosts speaking hours and hours of information, such as statistics, plays, who made what plays, what play was ran during which game, etc. To someone who is not interested in chess, or who doesn’t play chess, this information might seem irrelevant or pointless. But to someone who is genuinely invested in the games, then this information can prove to be extremely valuable in understanding how the game is played.
First of all, is chess popular or not? Many people know it...? Many people play it...? If it's popular, maybe this article doesn't make sense... Or should it be more popular? If it is not popular, should we make it popular?
We all know chess is more than just a game; I usually refer to it, herein, as game/art. However, it is a game and, as any game, it is meant to be played. Or can it just be “contemplated”, like a painting? Its art side...
How early should children start playing chess? How early should children start studying chess? How early should children start using chess databases? Everything at once? Little by little? Or it will depend on the answer to the first question? I believe chess playing parents might be interested in this discussion. Curious children may read it too. Ideally, parents and kids: discuss this topic together and we will wait for the next young geniuses!
In our information society, everything changes so fast; could chess be an exception? An article on chess and time will be herein presented but now the changes in correspondence chess will be the matter of discussion. Until, let's say, twenty years ago, most correspondence chess was dependent on the postal system.
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