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  Chess - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chess is played on a square board of 8 rows (called ranks) and 8 columns (called files), giving 64 squares of alternating light and dark color, which are referred to as "light squares" and "dark squares".
Chess openings are a sequence of moves, often memorized, which will help a player build up their position and prepare for the middlegame.
Chess variants are forms of chess where the game is played with a different board, special fairy pieces or different rules.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chess   (5000 words)

 Chess Guide - Online Games Information
Chess (the "Game of Kings") is a board game for two players, which requires 32 chesspieces (or chessmen) and a board demarcated by 64 squares.
Chess is one of humanity's more popular games; it is has been described not only as a game, but also as both art and science.
Chess is played both recreationally and competitively in clubs, tournaments, on-line, and by mail (correspondence chess).
www.chess.freegames.eu.com   (1116 words)

 Chess - Wikiquote
Chess is in its essence a game, in its form an art, and in its execution a science.
Chess is a sea in which a gnat may drink and an elephant may bathe.
Of chess it has been said that life is not long enough for it, but that is the fault of life, not chess.
en.wikiquote.org /wiki/Chess   (367 words)

 Chess Applet - Homeostatic Computer Chess Player Applet
Functionality: The chess applet is easy to use with mouse clicks to designate moves, sound and color to prompt the user or give feedback as appropriate, automatic generation of an algebraic notation game listing, and it allows users to change sides.
Chess (and other games, such as go) belongs to this class of problems in computer science called "intractable," due to the "combinatorial explosion" of the branching of the chess game tree.
For the chess configuration space search algorithm, a tree node object is needed which has a configuration (chess board) and a chess board evaluation function.
chess.captain.at   (3487 words)

 The Chess Story
Chess along with Atlantic, Aladdin, Specialty, Imperial, Modern and King were giving the public music that they could not get from the larger, established "major" record companies.
Howlin' Wolf recorded for many years on Chess and was one of the most influential bluesmen in history, his influence can be heard in the music of many of the young British and American blues players that became so successful in the '60s and '70s.
Chess devoted an entire series to the sermons of the Rev. C.L Franklin, pastor of the 4500 member New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit Michigan.
www.bsnpubs.com /chess/chesscheck.html   (2380 words)

 Chess Records
Chess Records "Home of the Electric Blues" was started by brothers Leonard and Phil Chess in the late forties.
By 1949 Aristocratic Records which became Chess Records in 1950, was a fixture in the world of music and its recordings and the songs published by Arc Music remain the most impressive collection of blues music in the world.
In the beginning Chess Records was ran as a two man business, with Phil overseeing the nightclub and the offices of Aristocrat/Chess and Arc, while Leonard alternately scouted talent, produced the sessions, and hand delivered fresh recordings to radio stations in the Chicago area.
www.history-of-rock.com /chess_records.htm   (637 words)

 Chess - Come and test your skills in this multiplayer chess game. Compete against other chess fans online.
Chess - Come and test your skills in this multiplayer chess game.
This capture is never actually completed, but once a king is under attack and unable to avoid capture, it is said to be checkmated and the game is over.
The game is started on a chess board consisting of 64 squares in an 8x8 grid.
chess.freeonlinegames.com   (309 words)

 Free Online Chess
Chess, writing and poker are sedentary activities which I'm very fond of, so I like to balance the rest of my time by being active.
Chess Bitch has more potential to sell to male chess players, since it's filled with fun stories, as well as non-chess players or very casual players.
Also, I like that chess is one of the few areas in which women's performance is not affected by their looks.
www.chessmaniac.com   (2340 words)

 Chess - Center for Hybrid and Embedded Software Systems
The BEARS Chess Open House was held on Thursday, February 23, 2006, from 3:00-5:00 pm.
Chess researchers also participated in an Open Forum moderated by the Dr. OnChing Yue, Science Advisor of the Innovation and Technology Commission, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, on many important issues ranging from the scientific research to application development of Hybrid and Embedded Systems in the Greater China Region.
T. John Koo, Chess alumnus and Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University has received an NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award of $0.4M spanning April 1, 2005 - March 31, 2010 in support of his research on "Computation Platform for the Design of Hybrid Systems.".
chess.eecs.berkeley.edu   (1111 words)

 GameKnot -- play chess online! Internet chess games.
Of all forms of serious chess, match play is undoubtedly the most stressful, due both to the amount of preparation which can be undertaken in advance and the uniquely intense nature of combat in which every chess game effectively 'counts double'.
The result was no surprise, given the disparity in chess rating between the pair, but the spectators were cheated out of a more spirited display from Day: if every King's Gambiteer were to resign the moment he...
The 4th Howard Staunton Memorial Chess Tournament finished on 25 August at Wellington College in Berkshire in outright victory for Ivan Sokolov with the magnificent score of 9/11.
www.gameknot.com   (1131 words)

 Chess News, Chess Programs, Databases - Play Chess Online
At an age where most grandmasters spend their time in the comfort of their homes, pontificating on the state of the chess world, Viktor Lvovich is out there bashing it out on the international tournament circuit.
Friday was a free day in the rapid chess match between Peter Leko and Anatoly Karpov in the Hungarian city of Miskolc.
On the second day of their rapid chess match in Miskolc, Hungary, Peter Leko won the first game with the white pieces, in a very exciting effort that started with the unusual (for him) 1.d4.
www.chessbase.com   (1105 words)

 Chess on Stamps
There are also dozens of fraudulent chess issues from Mali, Myanmar, Rwanda, Sahara Republic (and variants of same), Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan etc. For more detail, see PWO Illegal Stamps and the excellent Expertizers article on illegals (including a listing of naughty dealers who try to sell fraudulent issues on eBay).
This booklet is not listed in current chess catalogues and surprisingly, after 30 years, appears to be previously unknown to chess collectors.
VSP is a group of chess stamp collectors in Belgium, founded in 1988.
www.tri.org.au /chess   (932 words)

 Chess Informant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Chess Informant 96 brings together a thoroughly refined selection of 428 annotated games and 517 game fragments from the events held between January 1st and April 30th, 2006.
Chess Informants 92-94 CD brings a selection of 1,450 fully annotated theoretically important games and 1,588 accompanying game fragments played between October 2004 and September 2005.
Chess Informants 1-91 CD brings a selection of 92,478 fully annotated theoretically important games played between January 1966 and September 2004.
www.sahovski.co.yu   (591 words)

 Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source - Home Page
CHESS provides our users state-of-the-art synchrotron radiation facilities for research in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Environmental and Materials Sciences.
CHESS serves a wide spectrum of experimental groups from Universities, National Laboratories and Industry.
In addition, a significant effort of the staff is aimed at developing synchrotron radiation experimental facilities and methods that utilize the high intensity photon flux provided by the Cornell Electron Storage Ring (CESR).
www.chess.cornell.edu   (175 words)

 Chess Rules Index Page
Chess has long been considered the sport of kings and aristocrats.
This site is dedicated to publishing the official rules of Chess in a graphical format that can be easily understood by the beginning chess player and referred to on occasion by the more experienced player.
Starting Chess, by Harriet Castor is a great first book for any child wanting to learn to play chess.
www.conservativebookstore.com /chess/index.htm   (422 words)

 ChessAssistance.com Review of Chess Combinations Encyclopedia
In many respects, I think that Convekta has created a program that is similar in terms of aims to their program "Comprehensive Chess Endings", only this time, they've done it for tactics instead of endgames.
Earlier in my chess studies, I remember seeing references to things like "positional draws" and "fortresses", and wondering what those terms meant.
All told, I think this is a valuable addition to any chess software library, it's truly comprehensive in scope, and a bargain for the price.
www.chessassistance.com /News/Chess_Combinations_Encycl.html   (677 words)

 Chess Graphics, a collection devoted to all aspects of chess graphics.
Chess Graphics, a collection devoted to all aspects of chess graphics.
Noblemen and their servants playing chess : a 13C spanish miniature.
Chess at the 'Chambre des Métiers' in Strasbourg.
www.chessgraphics.net   (719 words)

 Chess Live   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Chess Live has thousands of members from all over the world, from beginners to Grandmasters, and is the official service for the World Chess Hall of Fame.
Chess Live offers state-of-the-art technology that is both user-friendly and powerful.
Chess Live is a great place to find new opponents, improve your game, play in tournaments, and rub elbows with chessmasters from around the world.
www.chess-live.com /dojo/25/v.jsp?p=/home   (260 words)

 EUROSPORT.COM - Play Chess Online
Whether you're looking for a social free chess game or a competitive rated game, there are always couple of players to choose from.
In blitz Chess players only get 5 minutes each.
"Chess Informant Chess" is different from the classic chess in one detail only.
www.flyordie.com /games/eurosport/chess.html   (71 words)

 Chess Fonts
On Chess Publishing is a more basic introduction.
Armando designed it to create diagrams with chess problems for children at the school "Colegio La Salle de San Cristobal" in the state of Chiapas, Mexico.
Chess Usual is the same font, but redesigned by Armando H. Marroquin.
www.enpassant.dk /chess/fonteng.htm   (1205 words)

 RedHotPawn.com - Play free online chess
No downloads are required to play online chess, and it is completely free to sign up and play.Take a quick tour, or click the register button below to get started.
Chess clans allowing team play in challenge and league formats.
I play online chess at four different sites and this is the only one I subscribed to.
www.redhotpawn.com   (450 words)

 Russian Chess
The title of the World Champion in chess960 (Fisher-random chess) was played among men: actual Champion Peter Svidler (Russia) took on Levon Aronian (Armenia), women: Alexandra Kosteniuk (Russia) against Elizabet Paetz (Germany), seniors: Vlastimil Hort (Germany) vs Laiosh Portish (Hungary), juniors: Arkadij Naidich (Germany) against Pentala Harikrishna (India) and computers.
In the rapid chess tournament Alexander Grischuk became the winner with 7.5/9.
Both players and their managers have agreed with all the technical details of the match, which will consist of 12 games, and the prize fund will be a guaranteed minimum amount of 1 million US dollars.
www.ruschess.com   (3372 words)

 Chess Sets from America's Largest Chess Store, Chess Pieces, Boards, & More
If you are shopping for a chess set, chess board, chess pieces, or anything chess, you have come to the right place.
Also metal chess pieces, crushed stone chess pieces, and polystone chess pieces in an umnatched number of themes.
From standard wood chess boards, to luxurious glossy chess boards, we also have chess boards with storage and unique theme chess boards.
www.chessusa.com   (310 words)

 Chess - MSN Games - Free Online Games
Chess is a classic strategy board game that has been played for hundreds of years.
Each type of chess piece is allowed to make certain moves.
You may view the content within this site using any client browser and you can download games to play them off-line, however; the on-line games will only work with the Internet Explorer 5.01 or later browser on Windows 98 or later operating systems.
zone.msn.com /chess   (241 words)

 Chess Software-Free Chess to Download-Kids-Strategy-Downloads
Many chess software products and chess downloads are unique to ChessCentral and can be found nowhere else.
The FREE Member's Area is packed with even more free chess software, articles and screen savers to download.
Find a wide selection of unique chess software, chess books and e-books, chess downloads, chess sets, chess boards and more.
www.chesscentral.com   (237 words)

 British Chess Magazine: The Chess Shop and the Bridge Shop
Zurich was the venue for a one-day extravaganza of exhibition blitz chess (to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Credit Suisse bank), featuring Garry Kasparov, Anatoly Karpov, Viktor Korchnoi and Judit Polgar.
As well as being a promising player (she scored a creditable 5½/11 on board two for Engand in the Turin Olympiad), Jessie was a delightful, courteous and well-liked member of the UK chess community.
I accompanied two members of the British Chess Federation book of the year committee this evening to make the 2005 BCF Book of the Year award to Garry Kasparov …; more...
www.bcmchess.co.uk   (2134 words)

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