Chess

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Chess is a fascinating game. MediaWiki has a great template for creating chess boards. Below are 2 examples of chess positions:

Chess Starting position        White to move, Mate in 2
8 rd nd bd qd kd bd nd rd
7 pd pd pd pd pd pd pd pd
6 Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png
5 Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png
4 Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png
3 Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png
2 pl pl pl pl pl pl pl pl
1 rl nl bl ql kl bl nl rl
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8 Chess l40.png Chess d40.png nd Chess d40.png kd Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png
7 Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png nd Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png rl
6 Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png nl Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png
5 Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png nl Chess d40.png Chess l40.png
4 Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png kl Chess l40.png Chess d40.png
3 Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png
2 Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png
1 Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png
a b c d e f g h

Clubs[edit]

I have been the chairman of LSG (Leidsch Schaak Genootschap), an illustrious chess society in Leiden. LSG is one of the largest chess clubs of the Netherlands and organizes the largest not sponsored tournament Daniel Noteboom.

Internet,[edit]

top Chess can be played on the internet. What you need is basically is a chess server. They are normally hosted by chess internet clubs. The most famous are: Chess can be played on the Internet there are 2 clubs:

To play a GUI is necessary. Also more choices:

  • Babas Chess, the most sophisticated Windows based version.
  • Winboard, Winboard and XBoard on Tim Mmann is GNU based chess program
  • JinChess, Java version, available as Applet version and run alone version.

PGN Viewers[edit]