Chess is probably among the oldest and most famous games in the world. It’s believed to have originated from India as early as the seventh century, although the exact origins of chess are unknown. Today most people play what is known as Europeans chess. Chess is a universal game – universal in the sense that it is accepted and played in every nation and culture. There are many tournaments held worldwide and a lot more in each individual country.
The basic rules of chess are simple, however to be able to play strategically and master tactics requires skill and dedication. In its modern form the match consists of an eight by eight board of alternating black and white squares and chess pieces. Each player has sixteen different pieces, which are utilised to play the sport with. A player starts off with a king, a queen, eight pawns, and two all bishops, knights and rooks. The goal of the game is to corner and immobilize the opponent’s king so he cannot make any further moves.
Modern chess is also known as the’queens chess’ as the queen is the piece with the most power. It can move any number of squares in any way, given there is sufficient space to maneuver. All pieces move in straight or diagonal lines with the exception of knights. A knight’s movements are like the form of the letter’L’. When the opponent’s king piece has been immobilized it’s known as”checkmate”.
Chess has many advantages and it is currently being taught in many schools across the world to children from a young age. It has a number of academic benefits and improves ones ability and ability. These include the ability to focus, plan tasks ahead, thinking analytically, abstractly and consider all the options before making a move. They also improve one’s social and communication skills by playing against another human player. Research shows that kids that play chess regularly have a significant improvement in their math and reading ability.
Nowadays chess can be played pretty much everywhere. All you need is the board and pieces and somebody to play against. If you can’t find another individual to battle then there are plenty of computerized versions of chess. The software comes in several different versions such as 2D or 3D and with fine animated effects or simply as a plain board and pieces. It’s possible to play against a computer player and up the difficulty level if needed. With the advent of the Internet it is now easily possible to search for many other players online whom to play against.
He’s a chess grandmaster and one of the strongest chess players in history. He has the highest ranking on the FIDE listing. Ranked first in the world for nearly all the 20 years from 1985 to 2005, Kasparov was the last undisputed World Chess Champion from 1985 until 1993; and continued to be”classical” World Chess Champion until his defeat by Vladimir Kramnik in 2000.
In February 1996, IBM’s chess computer Deep Blue defeated Kasparov in one game using normal time controls, in Deep Blue – Kasparov, 1996, Game 1. In May 1997, an updated version of Deep Blue defeated Kasparov in a highly publicized six-game match. This was the first time a computer had ever defeated a world champion in match play. An award-winning documentary film was made about this famous game up entitled Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine.