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Important note about the site
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Wednesday, 28 April 2020 23:53

Due to a number of security issues, and after the site was hacked a number of times, we've decided to move the website to a new system. That includes mainly the forum and the chess software. As it is with all beginnings, we know of problems with the new version, and we're constantly working on improving it.

So far, the forums were successfully updated, and upgraded to a newer forum software - much better than the previous one :)

Please use "contact us" to report problems.

Thanks for your patience
ChessCircle Crew

Last Updated on Friday, 30 April 2020 01:55
Chess and Nutrition
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Tuesday, 29 January 2020 05:22
[FROM 12/19/07]

Chess and Nutrition – how to feed a chess grandmaster
19.12.2020 – Many aspects of the extraordinary abilities of top chess players have undergone the scrutiny of science. Mental and physical exercises have been devised to optimise their performance. Now a nutritional scientist has systematically studied the eating habits of grandmasters – 72 of them. His paper culminates in a catalog of dietary instructions for serious chess players.
Selected Basic Principles of Chess Opening
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Thursday, 28 September 2020 17:54
Chess opening refers to the first 6-8 moves of the game, in which the players aim to bring their forces into a position which will give them the greatest potential power against their opponent. The following principles apply to this stage of the game.

Avoid moving a piece twice.
Unless a piece has been attacked, forcing you to move it, you should refrain from moving a developed piece until the other pieces have also been developed. The case of an attack means it is probable that your opponent has deviated from this rule to your advantage.
Developing Your Pieces Quickly!
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Monday, 18 September 2020 17:33

In the game of chess it is of extreme importance to move as many of your pieces to successful spots on the board as fast as possible. This goes for all pieces, including pawns. These spots on the board should allow you to attack or defend that position; safeguard that specific square on the board and give you control of the center. The reason it is stressed that this is done as quickly as possible is because losing tempo or a good move can cost you serious time, space on the board, mobility or the game.

Ten Tips for Playing Chess!!!
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Monday, 18 September 2020 17:16
This article is a summery of the most important issues about the game of chess.
Take this opportunity and sail forth to learn about the strategy required to master your board. 10 tips about how to best manage your game.

How safe should you play? How active? What is the difference between time and timing? Defence or ofence, is that the question? Tactics from experienced players await you in the following pages.

1. One of the most important things to know as a guideline for playing chess is safety. It is critical that you will keep all of your pieces safe. That being said you should always try and take your opponents pieces if you see that they are not safe. When trying to scout unsafe pieces of your opponent you should always keep in mind the values of each piece: A Queen is worth about 9 ½ pawns, Bishops and Knights are worth about 3 ¼ pawns and Rooks are worth about 5 pawns. If you take a Rook for a Bishop or a Knight then this is called “The Exchange” and is worth about half a piece (Bishop or Knight). When you have two Bishops and your opponent does not then you have something called “the Bishop Pair” and this is worth an extra ½ pawn.

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