Playing Chess

Posts contained within this category are related to the game of chess, primarily tactics and strategies that can be used in tournaments and on tournament chess sets

Jun 102012
 

For a game with a long and rich history it took a long time for Chess to produce a world champion. It can be argued that many historical greats were the world champions of their day but the first official champion was crowned in 1886 and he would remain champion for a further 8 years. […]

Jun 052012
 

Sometimes chess can appear to be a sport for those who don’t get out much, but nothing could be further from the truth. In fact not only is chess the ultimate cerebral challenge but it’s also an inspiration for a lot of great music (and admittedly some not so great music too). Here’s some great […]

May 282012
 

Chess may have a somewhat staid image at the moment, but nothing could really be further from the truth. At it’s core Chess is a strategic war game and while it has attracted many fine and upstanding citizens to the joys of the board – there are quite a few notable players that you wouldn’t […]