Individuals, especially chess gamers themselves, claim the darnedest things regarding chess and also regarding chess gamers. Here are a few of our preferred mistaken beliefs concerning the royal game. A few of these phrases are undoubtedly off-target, some of them are ignorant perception, and some of them are debates that could or could not stand.
Chess might not be the most convenient video game to grab, but it is much from the most prohibitive. You have to recognize the steps of the 6 items, where the object with the least significance, the Pawn, has the most intricate moves. You have to memorize the rules about attacking and defending the King, including castling. Then there are a couple of rules about games where neither gamer success. One side of this misconception is legit—- it is difficult, extremely tough, to learn to play chess well. One player in a hundred achieves supremacy.
There is some link between chess talent and general intelligence. Minimum smarts are required. Cats and dogs will never make out the basics; no one has tried giving lessons to dolphins and chimpanzees. Chess does involve, after all, using numerous advanced compartments of the brain as skillfully as applicable. People from all walks of life have fun playing chess, several attaining mastery. Some very clever people delight in playing but never progress beyond novice.
This isn’t a misstatement, since chess is for everyone. It is for nerds, geeks, boffins, and eggheads, as usually as it is for anyone else. People who want to call other people unpleasant names should better say,’ chess is only for nerds ‘, but this is plainly untrue. Even if it was on target, so what? Intelligent, awkward, quirky people have made more contributions to the evolution of society than have the rest. If they want to play chess, that’ s their business.
In 2006, the finest computers play chess better than 99.99% of people, but are evenly leveled in games against the top humans. If, as some experts think, computers are gaining 20– 30 rating points per year, the moment will soon arrive when humans have no chance against the best machines. It should not be overlooked that computers are always trained by teams of human specialists who program them in psychological areas like opening repertoire. Removing this benefit would eliminate their excellence.
Here we run the peril of upsetting the many meritorious chess organizers who have spent years trying to prevail upon the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that chess should be included as an Olympic sport. Lifting light pieces of wood or clicking rapidly on a computer monitor is not physically challenging work. As any quantity of photos from foregone high level chess events will demonstrate, chess players don’t always cut a lean, trim, muscular profile.
Here we try to make amends with those very same organizers who nearly convinced the IOC that chess is a sport. A game between two extraordinary chess masters is full of tension, where superior nerves can make the difference between an also-ran and a winner.
To date it is unquestionable that women have not performed as well as men in chess events. There are many possible reasons for this. One may be that male players are often expert at making female players feel uncomfortable at chess events. The Polgar sisters have gone a long way to convince the chess world that women can play very well. Perhaps one day we will discover that women can even play better than men. No one really knows.
People, particularly chess players themselves, say the darnedest things about chess and about chess players. People who want to call other people unpleasant names should better say,’ chess is only for nerds ‘, but this is plainly untrue. Here we run the peril of upsetting the many meritorious chess organizers who have spent years trying to prevail upon the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that chess should be included as an Olympic sport. As any quantity of photos from foregone high level chess events will demonstrate, chess players don’t always cut a lean, trim, muscular profile.
One may be that male players are often expert at making female players feel uncomfortable at chess events.
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Fabiano Caruana vs Magnus Carlsen
Tata Steel Chess (2021), rd 9, Jan-27
Catalan opening (E00)
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Nf3 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Bd6 6. Bg2 c6 7. Nc3 O-O 8. Bg5 h6 9. Bxf6 Qxf6 10. Qb3 Nd7 11. O-O Qe7 12. c5 Bc7 13. e4 b6 14. exd5 exd5 15. Rfe1 Qf6 16. Nxd5 cxd5 17. Qxd5 Rb8 18. c6 Rd8 19. cxd7 Bxd7 20. Ne5 Be6 21. Qe4 Bxe5 22. dxe5 Qe7 23. Qe3 Rbc8 24. Be4 Qc5 25. Qxc5 Rxc5 26. f4 g6 27. Kf2 a5 28. Ke3 a4 29. Rec1 Rb5 30. Rc2 Rb4 31. Bd3 h5 32. Rd2 b5 33. a3 Rb3 34. Rc1 b4 35. axb4 a3 36. bxa3 Bf5 37. Rcd1 Rxa3 38. b5 Bg4 39. Rc1 Bf5 40. Rcd1 Bg4 41. Rc1 Bf5 42. Rcd1
The official drawing of lots took place in the Tata Steel Chess Tournament playing hall in Wijk aan Zee. The results of the drawing of lots are officially approved by the arbitration. Based on the drawing of lots the playing schedule for the 13 rounds has been made.
Already in the first round, there will be some exciting games. World Champion Magnus Carlsen will play against top talent Alireza Firouzja and Harikrisna Pentala will face Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Defending champion Fabiano Caruana will meet the Dutch Grand Master Jorden van Foreest.
The games will start on the 16th of January at 14:00 (CET). Chess enthusiasts can follow the games via our international live stream.
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