Is Chess Harmful to You

A tongue-in-cheek look at the harmful results associated with personalities that play chess.

This might give the impression that chess could be bad for you. Looking at the known aspects of the lives of the best players in chess throughout history brings out some common characteristics such as mental illnesses, extreme arrogance, alcoholism, vindictiveness

By |November 3rd, 2014|General, History|0 Comments

4 Reasons Why You Should Keep Your Hands Off the Chess Board

Every chess player places great value in tricks, traits and characteristics that help him or her become a better chess player. Among a long list of things needed to do and not to do, is to keep your hands away from any piece on your chess board. At least, until you know exactly what

By |November 2nd, 2014|General, Tactics and Tricks|0 Comments

Different Variations of Double Chess Game

In 1929, a double chess game was recorded between Capablanca and Maroczy. The variant chess was played on a 12×16 board and each player had double the pieces of a normal chess game. The invention was by Julian S. Grant Hayward in 1916.

The rules to this game were that the pawns could make an

By |November 1st, 2014|General, Synergy Chess|0 Comments

History of Chess and How It has Changed the Modern Chess Variants

Chess is one of the oldest board and strategy games played in the world. It is believed to have developed from Chaturanga, the Indian version of the game in the 6th century AD. Many theories exist about the origin of chess. Some old pieces of chess were found during excavation in an ancient Persian

By |August 29th, 2014|General, History|0 Comments

Ways to Improve Your Chess Game

Every competitive player is constantly looking at how to improve their game. As with any skill, there are different ways on how best one can get better. There are those of the opinion that when they play plenty of games, they’ll master more moves and improve. Others think of a chess game as

By |August 27th, 2014|General|0 Comments