Unique Chess Sets

Oldest Chess Set– The Lewis Chessmen One of the earliest chess pieces are the Isle of Lewis chess pieces. They were created in the 12th century with Walrus ivory and whale’s teeth. They are also known as the Uig chessmen after the Uig bay island they were discovered at, in March 1831. This hoard containedContinue reading “Unique Chess Sets”

Visualization Training

Until 1954 it was widely believed that a human couldn’t physically run a mile in under 4 minutes. It was just not humanly possible to do that. But everything changed on May 6, 1954 when Roger Bannister broke that myth and clocked a time of 3.59 minutes. Soon after on 21st June, 1954, John LandyContinue reading “Visualization Training”

Top 5 female chess players

Time and again women have proven themselves to being great athletes when it comes to various sports, be it indoors or outdoors. Even in chess, they have proven that they don’t lag behind their male counterparts. After all, chess is undoubtedly a game of mental strength and definitely one that challenges the greatest of minds.Continue reading “Top 5 female chess players”

Elo System

Any sport that you play has a ranking system. The number one ranked tennis player in the world right now is Novak Djokovic, the number one ranked cricket player is Virat Kohli and in the same way the number one ranked chess player is Magnus Carlsen. Chess uses an ELO system to define each player’sContinue reading “Elo System”

Game Formats

The game of chess requires long term strategy and planning. However, that hasn’t stopped enthusiasts from taking up shorter formats of the game where time is even more essential than normal. Introducing – Rapid and Blitz chess. A classical chess game is a battle fought over a long time, an average game lasts between 3Continue reading “Game Formats”

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