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Can You Go From Chess To Go

Often thrown in to the same category as they are both classic historied tabletop strategy games, Go and Chess do cross over in several aspects, and yet the play of each game does make for a remarkably different experience. Unlike chess with its origins in India and the modern game pieces we recognise today coming […]

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Exploring the Male Dominated World of Chess – Part 2

Many years after our society was huddled in caves, now that we live in a complex technological environment, do the gender roles imposed on our previous lifestyle still make a difference today? Even if there is no genetic predisposition involved in the ability of females to compete at the same level in a game like […]

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Exploring the Male Dominated World of Chess – Part 1

Recently R Vaishali won an impressive game of chess that takes here title to Woman Grandmaster. This in itself is a great feat, even more remarkable is that her sibling is Praggnanandhaa, the 2nd youngest Grandmaster in the world. But in the modern-day environment of a game played by so many worldwide, the strangest thing […]

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The Game That Won’t Quit

Many people may question why such an archaic game continues to be played today. When compared to modern video games, which have a linear path that starts and ends the same way for all players, chess has many alternatives. Many is, of course, an understatement. It is calculated that after three moves (that is three […]

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How to Mod Chess

It’s a game that nobody can really claim to have mastered, and yet many still try to this day. Until computer programs decrypt a pattern that will essentially deconstruct the game into a series of unbeatable move sets, chess will continue to be what it has been for centuries. But this does not mean that […]

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The Mind of A Chess Player

It’s widely known that the ill effects of aging come with many consequences. As well as our much beloved outside appearance that deteriorates as skin cells become inactive, our brain cells also begin to deplete as the years go by. Fortunately, there are ways to ward off these unwanted events, staying active keeps our bodies […]

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Miniature Mastermind

Chennai is labeled the Detroit of India, not because it has a high concentration of violent crime or serves as the home to countless purveyors of hip-hop, but because it is a highly populated urban area with a huge automobile output. This busy, crowded, fast paced area does not at all seem like a great […]

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Changing the Game – Part 2

Super Mario rom one world-renowned game to another, the Mario Brothers have been fan favourites for many years now. Nintendo’s plucky plumbers are still jumping on heads and sliding down pipes to this day, so it makes sense that such a fun packed title would have its own chess set. Adding a coat of bold […]

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Changing the Game

Chess is a classic game of wits, and with its lengthy and humble history comes a certain level of finesse. Many outsiders often perceive it as a classy game for the educated, a game with fine crafted wooden pieces that reflect its natural and simplistic origins. And yet this can all be turned on is […]

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Alternative Strategy – Strategy Games Chess Players Will Love [Part 2]

Civilization VI (PC) – The Sid Meier’s series of growth and conquest has been going strong now for nearly three decades. Very few games span the time scale that Civilisation does and as a result few have a similar payoff. In Civilisation you begin your days as a simple tribe, your top down view of […]