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Chess Online: A new way to play Chess

Chess is a game which was introduced early in 6th century in India. At that time, the chess pieces represented the political structure of the region. The empires had elephants, horses, soldiers, king, queen which evolved into rook, knight, pawns, and so on. Chess was played on a square board, 8*8 with 64 squares and 16 pieces each side. Chess became a sport around the 19th century when tournaments were being played.

Traditional chess is played using a standard wooden board with black and white squares on it. The pieces are also colored black and white corresponding to the board. Chess tournaments are played on a simple table with chess board in the center and players on either side. Each player is assigned a timer watch to calculate the time taken to play his turn. Playing chess with friends is also fun. One does not need a timer, but can play without it. The general chess rules may apply.

To enhance the chess experience more, Online chess is introduced. During the time when computers were launched, much of physical work moved onto computers. Many games were developed and chess was also amongst them. Playing chess on computer is altogether different experience. Player vs player or player vs computer are the two forms a person can play. The skills are the same and knowledge of chess rules is a must. The layout is the same as standard chess, just its virtual and on screen rather than physical.

Another form of Online chess is playing through internet. You don’t need to worry about your friend not with you or in the same country. You just have to ensure that he/she has an internet connection and that’s it. With the help of internet, you can connect online and play chess games with your friend. Many sites host online chess tournaments also online which are a fun way to play with other people across the world. To play online, you must ensure that your computer is connected to the internet. You have all the plug-ins installed on your computer which the game demands. It’s a great platform to establish relationships with likeminded people who have the same interest in chess.

The game scenario is the same as it is in real chess. There are 2 players, one takes black and the other player takes white pieces. The moves are the same for the chess pieces. You can play via a keyboard or a mouse as per your convenience. The added advantage is that you can foresee the path where you can move your chess pieces. This is a great help for beginners.

The best part about playing online is that you can play it anytime and with anyone, whether on your computer, phone or tablet. The more you play, more your ranking will improve in the virtual chess world. The internet games will help the players to get the experience of playing from the grandmasters. This will greatly enable them to in sharpening their chess skills. There are different levels where the players can play.

Chess: The Game of Champions!

Every sport and hobby produces at least a few individuals which excelled in that particular activity, with chess hardly being an exception to this occurrence. Below are just a few of the noteworthy individuals within the world of chess.
 
Just a Few of the Greats

  • Maurice Ashley. Ashley was born in Kingston, Jamaica, but was raised in the United States. It was during his time in the USA that Ashley became an avid player of chess in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, eventually attaining the ranks of NM in 1986 and GM in 1999; 1999 was also the year that Ashley established the Harlem Chess School. Ashley is noteworthy for having also become the first African-American GM. The U.S. Chess Federation named him “Grandmaster of the Year” four years after gaining the title. Ashley is also the author of Chess for Success, which he wrote in 2005.
  • José Raúl Capablanca. Capablanca was a Cuban player who won the 1922 world championship. However, his more impressive claim to chess fame is that, amidst all of the tournaments held between 1916 and 1924, Capablanca never lost a single match.
  • Bobby Fischer. Bobby Fischer was the first American to ever become a World Champion at the game of chess. Fischer was swiftly recognized as a prodigy and soared up to GM status at only 15 years old. One of Fischer’s greatest matches occurred in Iceland, during the peak of the Cold War, against Russian world champion, Boris Spassky. Fischer defeated Spassky over the course of 21 games. Afterward, Fischer would become increasingly difficult to interact with; he refused a match against ICF challenger Anatoly Karpov and later resurfaced nearly two decades later to rematch against Spassky in Belgrade. Although Fischer’s match defied sanctions against Yugoslavia by the United States, he earned both the $3.5 million prize and fugitive status. After an issue with leaving Japan’s airport without an American passport and several months of detainment, Fischer was given Icelandic citizenship; where he lived out the rest of his days.

Online Chess – A New Way to Play Chess

Chess is a game which was introduced early in 6th century in India. At that time, the chess pieces represented the political structure of the region. The empires had elephants, horses, soldiers, king, queen which evolved into rook, knight, pawns, and so on. Chess was played on a square board, 8*8 with 64 squares and 16 pieces each side. Chess became a sport around the 19th century when tournaments were being played.

Traditional chess is played using a standard wooden board with black and white squares on it. The pieces are also colored black and white corresponding to the board. Chess tournaments are played on a simple table with chess board in the center and players on either side. Each player is assigned a timer watch to calculate the time taken to play his turn. Playing chess with friends is also fun. One does not need a timer, but can play without it. The general chess rules may apply.

To enhance the chess experience more, Online chess is introduced. During the time when computers were launched, much of physical work moved onto computers. Many games were developed and chess was also amongst them. Playing chess on computer is altogether different experience. Player vs player or player vs computer are the two forms a person can play. The skills are the same and knowledge of chess rules is a must. The layout is the same as standard chess, just its virtual and on screen rather than physical.

Another form of Online chess is playing through internet. You don’t need to worry about your friend not with you or in the same country. You just have to ensure that he/she has an internet connection and that’s it. With the help of internet, you can connect online and play chess games with your friend. Many sites host online chess tournaments also online which are a fun way to play with other people across the world. To play online, you must ensure that your computer is connected to the internet. You have all the plug-ins installed on your computer which the game demands. It’s a great platform to establish relationships with like minded people who have the same interest in chess.

The game scenario is the same as it is in real chess. There are 2 players, one takes black and the other player takes white pieces. The moves are the same for the chess pieces. You can play via a keyboard or a mouse as per your convenience. The added advantage is that you can foresee the path where you can move your chess pieces. This is a great help for beginners.

The best part about playing online chess is that you can play it anytime and with anyone, whether on your computer, phone or tablet. The more you play, more your ranking will improve in the virtual chess world. The internet games will help the players to get the experience of playing from the grand masters. This will greatly enable them to in sharpening their chess skills. There are different levels where the players can play.