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Why chessboards have algebraic coordinates

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Those letters and numbers along the margin of many chessboards are the coordinate system for naming the squares, commonly called “algebraic”.

The Pawn Gets No Respect

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  Sometimes thought of as the weakest pieces in a Chess game, the pawns have often lacked the respect of novice chess players. These pieces are seen as disposable, powerless, and meant to be trampled upon by other, more important Chess pieces. However, you might be surprised to know that pawns can be some of the most dangerous pieces in a Chess game, and they deserve your respect. Pawn Chains Are Stronger:  Despite your level of Chess play, you can decipher at first glance that some pawns are in better positions of power than others.

5 Key Decisions You Need to Make During a Chess Game

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  Chess is a game of strategy and smarts, so it doesn’t actually matter how experienced your opponent is: If you can out-think them to the very last move, you can claim a victory every time.   Here are just five questions to ponder during your next chess game.   Which Game Are You Playing? Chess actually has three games in one. The opening game involves your first few moves and can immediately establish yourself as an offensive or defensive player. You can also win or lose in the opening. So be watchful! The middle

Girl plays giant chess set

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A friend’s adorable young girl captivated by the chess pieces towering around her. While she didn’t score checkmate, she did win on cuteness. The 25″ giant chess pieces are perfect for both private backyards and public gatherings. The set has been so popular that Chess House sold out this summer. Take advantage of this with a $100 off pre-order discount on these giant chess pieces by merely paying now and taking delivery later (ships end of August).  This offer is valid through August 15.

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