Emanuel Lasker

Emanuel Lasker, (born December 24, 1868, Berlinchen, Prussia [now Barlinek, Poland]—died January 11, 1941, New York, New York, U.S.), German chess master, the world champion from 1894 to 1920, who is often regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. Lasker, the son of a Jewish cantor, first left Prussia in 1889 and only five years later won the world chess championship from Wilhelm […]

Garry Kasparov

Garry Kasparov, in full Garri Kimovich Kasparov, original name Garri Weinstein or Harry Weinstein, (born April 13, 1963, Baku, Azerbaijan, U.S.S.R. [now Baku, Azerbaijan]), Soviet-born chess master who became the world chess champion in 1985. Kasparov was the youngest world chess champion (at 22 years of age) and the first world chess champion to be defeated by a supercomputer in a competitive match. Kasparov was born to a Jewish father and an Armenian mother. He […]

Bobby Fischer

Robert James “Bobby” Fischer (Eng. Robert James “Bobby” Fischer, Chicago, 9 March 1943 – Reykjavik, 17 January 2008) was a grandmaster and former world chess champion, who on September 1, 1972 he became the first American chess player who won the world championship organized by the World chess Federation. In 1975, he officially lost the title when the World Chess Federation […]

Timed games

Chess games may also be played with a time control. If a player’s time runs out before the game is completed, the game is automatically lost (provided the opponent has enough pieces left to deliver checkmate). The duration of a game ranges from long (or “classical”) games which can take up to seven hours (even longer if adjournments are permitted) to bullet chess (under 3 minutes per player […]

3 player chess

Three-player chess (also known as Three-handed, Three-man, or Three-way chess) is a family of chess variants specially designed for three players. Many variations of three-player chess have been devised. They usually use a non-standard board, for example, a hexagonal or three-sided board that connects the center cells in a special way. The three armies are differentiated usually by color. Three-player chess variants (as well as other three-player games) are the hardest […]

4 player chess

Four-player chess (also known as Four-handed, Four-man, or Four-way chess) is a family of chess variants typically played with four people. A special board made of standard 8×8 squares with an additional 3 rows of 8 cells extending from each side is common. Four sets of differently colored pieces are needed to play these variants. Four-player chess follows the same basic rules as regular chess. There are […]

How to play?

The player with the white pieces always moves first. ~How to move figures~ ~The king moves one square in any direction. The king also has a special move called castling that involves also moving a rook. ~The rook can move any number of squares along a rank or file, but cannot leap over other pieces. Along with the king, a rook is involved during the king’s […]

What is chess?

Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered game-board with 64 squares arranged in an 8×8 grid. The game is played by millions of people worldwide. Since the second half of the 20th century, computers have been programmed to play chess with increasing success, to the point where the strongest personal computers play at a higher level than the best human players. Since […]