How To Get National Master Title? (Explained!)

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I sent an email interview request to National Master Sahil Tickoo and I would really like to thank him for accepting the interview request and sharing his thoughts. Important note: Though the article might be short, it is valuable as it contains information from a real life National Master Title holder. So if you are … Read more

Who Invented Chess? (History & Facts!)

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The origin of Chess is mysterious, convoluted, and a subject of endless debate. India, China, and Persia are often given credit, though there is no solid consensus and likely, there never will be. So the question remains, who invented chess? Unfortunately, no one knows who invented chess or if there was even a single individual … Read more

How Is Chess Related To Life?

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Chess is more than just moving your pieces across the board. It’s a game of strategy, quick thinking, and being innovative. Every choice that you make will impact the result. In so many ways, chess can be compared to real life, in how we think and how we act. There are so many different lessons … Read more

How Does The Queen Move In Chess? (Explained!)

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Okay so you have started getting interested in chess. But aren’t sure how the queen exactly moves in a chess game? No problem! You are in the the right place. A queen can move as far as it can go along the diagonals, or ranks or files, until it comes across a piece or the … Read more

Chess Clocks: A Complete Beginner’s Guide!

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You might have seen chess clocks used in a chess game. So, what is a chess clock and how do chess clocks work? A chess clock, whether digital or analog, is a pair of clocks. On top of each clock, there is a button. When a player makes a move and presses the button on … Read more

What Chess Pieces Can Jump? (Explained!)

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You may be learning about how chess pieces move. And a question may have come to your mind. What chess pieces can jump? In chess, only the knight is a chess piece that can jump over the other chess pieces. A knight moves in a typical L shape and can jump over the other pieces … Read more

Can A Pawn Move 2 Spaces? (Easy Guide!)

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If you just started learning chess then you might get confused about the pawn moves. And one of the questions that come to your mind is, can a pawn move 2 spaces? Yes, a pawn can move 1 or 2 spaces on its very first move. However, the pawn can’t be moved two steps once … Read more

Can Chess Increase IQ? (Explained!)

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Chess has been around for centuries. Originally created as a strategy simulator for country leaders, it’s become the go-to “smart kid” game. Chess has been used as an indicator of intelligence in pop culture for a long time, but is it warranted? Can chess increase your IQ? The answer is a little more complicated than … Read more

Minor Pieces And Major Pieces in Chess (Explained!)

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You may have heard a lot about the term “minor pieces” and “major pieces”. If you came here to know about them then you are in the right place. So let’s start! What are minor pieces in chess? Minor pieces in chess refer to bishops and knights. They are considered minor pieces because although they … Read more