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Chess Tips & Tricks:Chess Knight

Chess Tips & Tricks:Chess Knight

Chess Knight is a chess piece on a Chess Board. Chess Knight also a very Special chess piece. It is describe as a Armed cavalry in King’s Army. It is get shaped as a Horse Head in real world. Even though cavalry are the fastest unit in a real world it is bit different in a Chess Board.  Anyway He is showing his Hidden attacks pattern even in Chess board as real World. Each player will get 2 Chess Knights in the beginning. White Knights are located on b1 & g1 and Blacks are located on b8 & g8 respectively.

Chess Knight has a Special move pattern. That is not horizontally nor Vertically niter. Also not diagonally. That is actually 2 Steps. First Step Knight jump 2 Square Distance Horizontally or Vertically. Then jump a single Square Distance to Left or Right. See the image Below.  This is a Single movement. This explain Knight has a special movement pattern that all other Chess pieces.
White Knight in the image shows his attacking power. He can Attack in 8 positions. The most Special fact is that Knight is a Jumper. He will not care about other chess pieces on the Road. it needs to be Empty or Enemy’s Chess pieces on any of doted Square He can travel without considering all other facts.

Chess Knight is used in fork Attacks in Chess board very Frequently. He is the Most popular attacker in for fork attacks. Whenever Knight comes to play into the ground we have to very careful with his fork attacks.

Knight has same price to a Chess Bishop. Knight has not a long range but bishop has that. Even though Bishop can cover only a single color and Half of the board. But Knight can reach to any square. But it may be too late.

Another special fact is that When a Knight make a Check it must move the King or it must capture that Knight. We can not block him attacking path. If we get a Check attack from a bishop or a Rook we can block those attacks by using any of chess piece without moving the King. But that is not happening with Knight Attacks.

Knight is the Only one who can challenge to the Queen. Queen can’t attack back or capture Knight at once.  Also keep in mind that Chess Knight is getting killed or trapped easily.

Clean Your Chess Set With Melaleuca Products

Clean Your Chess Set With Melaleuca Products

When it comes to cleaning your chess board and pieces, we’ve found that Melaleuca products are the best. Melaleuca makes several safe, environmentally friendly, toxin-free cleaning products, and we’d like to highlight a few of them here.

Though we specialize in online chess software, nothing beats owning and using a beautiful chess set. Whether you go for the classic, wooden look or something more modern, you want your chess set to last a long time. That means you have to take good care of it.

If you use your chess set as often as we do, then there’s going to be inevitable wear and tear. That’s to be expected. But regular cleaning and conditioning will extend the life of your chess set for many years. And if you happen to be a clean freak/germaphobe, you’ll want to regularly disinfect your chess pieces, especially if they come into contact with many hands.

That being said, what’s the best way to clean your chess board and pieces? Well, that mostly depends on what they are made of. If it’s all plastic, that opens up a lot of options. Heck, if that’s the case, you can throw the whole thing in the dishwasher.But we’re assuming here that you love chess like we do and have paid for a really nice custom set.

Now, if your set is made of a more delicate material, say wood, or if it is painted or decorated, you need to be more careful. That’s why we like Melaleuca products. Here are four products we highly recommend for cleaning your chess set:

Tough & Tender is Melaleuca’s all-purpose cleaner. It’s great at removing grime that accumulates over time, but it’s gentle enough to even use on natural stone. For those of you who have granite and marble chess sets, this is great news. The great thing about Tough & Tender—as with all Melaleuca products—is that it doesn’t contain any chlorine bleach, ammonia, or other harsh chemicals, so it’s safe on your chess set, in your home, and around your family.

Clear Power is Melaleuca’s go-to glass cleaner, but it works wonders on any smooth surface including stainless steel. It doesn’t leave any streaks, so if you have a stainless steel or glass board, this is definitely a product you’ll want. Like Tough & Tender, Clear Power is super concentrated, so it will last you a good long while.

Sol-U-Guard Botanical is a disinfectant spray that uses natural thyme and citric acid to kill germs, as opposed to bleach or other nasty, fume-producing chemicals. If you use your chess set as often as we do, you’ll want to disinfect your pieces on a regular basis, and we think Sol-U-Guard is the way to go.

If you have a wooden chess set, then it’s all about the polish. Rustic Touch is Melaleuca’s furniture polish, and it’s perfect for polishing up your wooden chess set to a perfect chine. It contains carnuba wax and has a great orange scent.

Melaleuca.com has a lot of other products, but when it comes to taking care of our chess sets, these are our favorites.

City Business’s white-glove logistics labor

City Business’s white-glove logistics labor

City Business has noticed the demand for customized crating and packaging solutions. The average shipping company has weight and size limitations, and many can’t offer crating options for fragile and high-value items. Their team of experts will design and build a crate for ones precious shipments’ unique requirements. At City Business they contemplate many factors when designing their crates, including the weight, dimensions, value, fragility, and final destination requirements of the shipment. Inside the crates, one will identify custom packaging, blocking and bracing. These crucial elements ensure the item arrives safe, damage free, and on time. In other words, they don’t just place an item in a crate or box; they carefully consider the greatest packaging procedures available. City Business’s white-glove logistics labor is here to give the most excellent moving experience with quality packaging, pickup, and transportation of belongings. Their movers are professionally trained in moving artwork, antiques, pianos, electronics, equipment, and more. Whether one is moving one item or an entire house or office, City Business contains the experience and the equipment to handle any and all of moving necessities. They provide an in-house Notary Public service to their community and customers desiring international shipping from Los Angeles. They assist on a daily basis for Mortgage Lenders, Real Estate Brokers, Attorneys, Accountants, Escrow Divisions, and all other local professionals. For the greatest and most dependable service around, contact them for an appointment and fees. Their Third Party Logistics (3PL) services can be scaled and fitted to meet special needs based on market qualities and demands. Their 3PL services include warehousing, distribution, fulfillment, transportation or a combination of all logistics operations. By providing warehousing and distribution services, value-added services, and warehousing logistics services, City Business can become an integral part of ones business’s supply chain.

Japanese team combines technology with centuries-old game to reinvent chess for a cyberpunk era

Japanese team combines technology with centuries-old game to reinvent chess for a cyberpunk era

With all its complexities and long history, chess is unquestionably a regal game, but it hasn’t really changed that much over time. The basic rules have remained steadfast, which is actually kind of great if you’re looking to compare games past and present. But what if someone took modern technology and applied it to this hallowed game?What would it be like?

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Chess Is Being Forever Changed by Technology

Chess Is Being Forever Changed by Technology

Since its origins in 600 A.D., chess has truly proven to be a timeless game. What started in India as a war game called Chatarung, evolved throughout the centuries.Anything that lasts 1500 years has a tendency to pick up traits directly related to the eras in which its weathered. For instance, the NBA wasn’t always the fitted suit, patterned bow tie, faux-glasses league it is today. The 1970’s offered large collars, heavily patterned suits, and lush fur coats .

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Technology is helping people cheat at chess—and helping tournaments catch them

Technology is helping people cheat at chess—and helping tournaments catch them

When mediocre chess player entered Italy’s prestigious International Chess Festival of Imperia, was ranked 51,366th in the world.They never stood up, always sat with arms folded and thumb under armpit, and blinked constantly and unnaturally. When festival officials inspected, they discovered that pendent was a video camera and that concealing a Morse code box connected to a computer that was either running a chess program or being monitored by an accomplice.

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Machine teaches itself chess in 24 hours, attains international master level without being told the rules

Machine teaches itself chess in 24 hours, attains international master level without being told the rules

A student has built a computer that managed to teach itself chess, and in just three days attained a level of skill comparable with some of the world’s most skilful players.In the last two decades computers have become exponentially more powerful, but the “brute force” method of evaluating 200 million moves per second that Deep Blue employed was still the norm.Caissa instead trained a “neural network” using example situations from real games of chess.Rather than searching through all possible future moves and calculating the best one.

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