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THE HISTORY OF CHESS PDF Print E-mail
Written by MonRoi Support on Sun, Nov 02 2008 (21:08)


The enigma of the origins of chess has puzzled historians for decades. Some claim that the chess game elements branched from different sources, which evolved and transformed into modern chess.

Senet Board Game

Egyptians playing an ancient board game Senet

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BOOK REVIEW, PART ONE, CHESS INSTRUCTOR 2009 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexey W. Root on Sun, Nov 02 2008 (18:56)


An important new book for chess teachers, coaches, and parents has just been published by New in Chess. Titled The Chess Instructor 2009, it is edited by Jeroen Bosch and Steve Giddins. Unlike my own Children and Chess: A Guide for Educators and Science, Math, Checkmate: 32 Chess Activities for Inquiry and Problem Solving, The Chess Instructor 2009 assumes that the adult reading the book already knows how to play chess. In contrast, my books give basic chess instruction (such as chess rules and algebraic notation) to help the non-chess player who wishes to utilize chess in an educational setting.

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NASA – USCF EARTH VS. SPACE CHESS MATCH PDF Print E-mail
Written by MonRoi Support on Sat, Nov 01 2008 (10:38)

 

NASA and the USCF organized the correspondence chess match between astronaut Greg Chamitoff, in orbit aboard the International Space Station, and the kindergarten through third grade U.S. Chess Championship Team and its chess club teammates from Stevenson Elementary School in Bellevue, Wash. The game moves at a pace of one move per day on weekdays only.

 

Chess Match

 

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CHESS QUEEN PDF Print E-mail
Written by MonRoi Support on Fri, Oct 31 2008 (21:12)

 

The true origin of chess remains unknown, however most historians agree that it emerged in India no later than the sixth century. In India, Persia and the Arab lands where the game was initially played, all the chess figures were male, and there was no queen at all on the chess board. Chess pieces consisted of the king, his chief general called vizier and a line of soldiers. There were also chariots, horses and elephants.

 

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WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONS PDF Print E-mail
Written by MonRoi Support on Fri, Oct 31 2008 (17:29)


World Chess Champions 2006 – present

 

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Name

Year

Country

20/15

Viswanathan Anand

2007–present

India

19/14

Vladimir Kramnik

2006–2007

Russia

 

Vishy Anand is the only World Champion in history who won the World Championship in 3 different formats: Match (Bonn 2008), Tournament (Mexico City 2006) and Knockout (New Delhi & Tehran 2000). Anand won the 2003 World Rapid Chess Championship as well.

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