Moves

May 012012
 

When the Oxford Press put together a series of “Top 10 Chess Players” from a series of different professions, they came to an extraordinary conclusion. Scientists aren’t very good at chess, in fact they couldn’t find 10 great chess playing scientists at all. One particularly notable omission from the (shortened) list was Einstein. Despite his […]

Apr 262012
 
Assembling a Repertoire: Resolving a Problem in the QG Exchange

The Queen’s Gambit Exchange Variation is a highly flexible opening used by GMs of both positional and tactical styles.White is able to control to a large degree the kinds of positions that result. Black often keeps his bishop on e7 and aims for normal development. He is happy that the exchange of pawns has freed […]

Jun 192011
 

A game of chess is played by two opponents who alternately move their pieces on the chessboard. The ultimate objective is to capture the other player’s king. Once your opponent has no legal moves, you have checkmated your opponent and have won the game. If neither player has any legal moves left, then the game […]