Laws of Chess

Chess as a sport: 12 mind-changing considerations

Chess as a sport: 12 mind-changing considerations

Dictionary.com defines “sport” as “an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature.” Chess while may share various characteristics of sports such as being skill-based, entertaining, competitive, lack the physicality necessary to be classified as a sport. Sports are the masses’ way of being able to compete with individuals/groups of…

Do you have to say check? A complete yet simple overview

Do you have to say check? A complete yet simple overview

In casual (non-competitive) games, announcing “check” may occasionally be permitted as long as both players consented before the game. In formal (competitive) settings, saying “check” is considered a form of distraction, or even intimidation that may be eligible for technical penalties. A check is a phrase usually indicated in a situation where the king is…