The original collection of 40 Chess Facts About Chess Most People Don’t Know was quite a success. Many people read it, some leave a feedback. If you have not seen it, it worth checking it out. Today’s article is a continuation of 40 facts with yet another 31 interesting facts about chess you may not (and probably don’t) know. The fact number 1 is:
1. The first Chess game between space and earth was played on June 9, 1970 by the Soyez-9 crew. The game ended in a draw.
It’s safe to say that every parent wants their children to have the best advantages in life. We want our children to be able to stand on their own two feet, solving problems that come their way on the fly.The chess board is an excellent training ground for developing this skill.
The last thing we want is for our next generation to sit around and wait for someone else to take responsibility for a situation and solve the problems that crop up. These people would lack courage and integrity, having little confidence in their ability to create solutions.
Ask the average adult if chess is cool and they’d probably say, “No way!” Ask the average young child and I’ll bet they’ll give you a different answer – “Chess is way cool!” Children don’t seem to know that chess is considered “geeky” by some.
Don’t believe me? Try an experiment. Put out two chess sets in a lunchroom or other kid central location and step back. See what happens. It’s been my experience that children will flock to the boards. They love the game.
I have written multiple articles about analyzing chess positions and about playing strategies in losing, drawish and winning positions. However, I did not specifically emphasized how to think during the game of chess in general.
I understand, that each player is different and things that one uses may not work for the other or vice versa. I will try to summarize main ideas that can be applied to all or at least many different kinds of chess games.
Most people know basic chess rules such as how pawns and pieces move, how the king is getting checkmate, and so on. But there are also a few chess rules that novice players are unaware of.
For example, when you capture somebody’s pawn via en passant they may look surprised and claim illegal moves. That’s because many casual players don’t know that rule even after they play many games.
Many of the players that play chess over the board also love to play online chess. At the same time many online chess play over the board chess. I have already posted about the differences between online and over the board chess, today we’ll strictly focus on online chess and all the things that come with it.
If you are a causal online chess player you will be interested in the list below…
Here is a collection of 23 funny chess aphorisms. It’s a continuation to the chess facts from the previous post, compliment to the chess jokes from the long time ago post and chess humor post. The first aphorism is: A brilliant combination had come to his mind, but didn’t find anyone there and left.
Today’s topic is a bit unusual. I will not talk about strategy, tactics, endgames, middle games, psychology and any other chess related things. However I will still talk about chess. Here are some facts about the game of chess which not many non chess players may be aware of. These are little, fundamental ideas behind the game of chess, from the chess history to the longest game possible. This chess information should help you to improve your teory of the game.
So, 40 facts about chess:
1. The number of possible unique chess games is much greater than the number of electrons in the universe. The number of electrons is estimated to be about 10^79, while the number of unique chess games is 10^120.
There are many different chess products available on market these days. Hundreds of companies produce chess books, chess clocks, chess boards, chess pieces, chess notebooks, chess software, chess computers and just everything about chess.
Do you really need to buy all these things in order to be a successful tournament player?
Which things are must have and which are just luxuries? Keep reading to learn more.
You probably know what chess is. If you do, you most likely know how chess pieces move and which pieces are worth what.
However, what you may not know is why they are worth that much and how to efficiently use them to win more games. You may not know these simple facts and ideas that are applicable to chess pieces. Intrigued? Read on…