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    Medieval Pieces

    “Pawns are the soul of the game.” – François-André D. Philidor   (L to R: Pawn, Rook, Knight, Bishop, Queen, King) Chess portrays a history lesson in medieval life and time; each piece portraying a facet of the middle age culture. CHESS: A board of 64 squares of 2 alternating colors. 2 players each with 16 pieces or “Chessman.” 32 total. Half ebony. Half ivory. Each player gets 1 King, […]

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    Chess Legends

    Chess- the oldest strategic skilled game in the world. To whom do we owe our gratitude for such an ingenious game? India? China? Persia? Europe?   Our 1st legend and my personal favorite, claims that a very old, wise man in India, Sissa Ibn Dahir,  wanted his king, Shihram to understand the necessity of each person in society. Thus, he invented the game chess to display how the rooks needed the bishops, and the king needs the queen, […]

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    Online Chess vs. In Real Time

    Hey chess lovers! I haven’t written in a while, but don’t doubt I’ve still been playing chess… and Searching for Bobby Fisher! I play In Real Time with my friends whenever I get the chance, but lately I’ve been playin’ a lil’ chess online. What are the pro’s and con’s of web play vs. playing real people? I’m glad you asked. The pro’s of playing with real homosapiens vs.computer bots […]

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    To “Chess” or not to “Chess”?

    I’ll never forget that day…”Play chess with me?” my friend asked. I immediately froze. Chess??? Me??? I started making a list in my mind of all the reasons I couldn’t play. “Chess is for intelligent people…Mensa awardees and old men that have studied stocks and statistics for years. It takes a long time to play one game, and individuals take 20 minutes to make a move. These are not great […]

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