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- Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:21 pm
- Forum: General Chat
- Topic: Where can a chess set (full-sized or pocket) be bought near Manchester Airport?
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Does anywhere know where a chess set (full-sized or pocket) can be bought near Manchester Airport (in England)?
I have found the current laws of chess, at http://www.fide.com/fide/handbook.html?id=207&view=article I know that running out of time (i.e. the clock flag falling) causes loss, but the laws do not seem to say all of this clearly all together in one rule. Which rules must be put together to establish...
... I can't see any problem with a King Andrew, or David or Patrick for that matter. But they do seem to stick with the same few names, presumably to honour previous monarchs. I assume we won't have a King Phillip as Spain has had six. Although the latest seems to be styled as both Felipe and Phill...
I read about another sort of unsighted chess :: long ago in Central Asia two sighted men riding horses side by side playing chess by calling moves to each other without using physical board or pieces.
http://www.fide.com/fide/handbook.html?id=171&view=article I found at that address the FIDE official rules of chess. Is there anywhere a timetable of the changes of rule that have happened since FIDE started? In rule "Appendix D. Rules for play with blind and visually disabled players" it says that...
... The case of bishop/elephant is different. The base term, 'elephant', is from the Arabic al fil . This migrates directly into Spanish ( alfil ) and Italian ( alfiere ); and by translation, into Russian. But otherwise, there seems to be no consensus on describing the piece. ... The word "al fīl" ...
Way back when all computers were so big that they needed a room to fit in, I wrote a draughts playing program in machine code for the computer where I worked (an IBM or a CDC). In draughts, you must capture if you can, which cut down the amount of tree analysis.
http://chessarbitersassociation.co.uk/html/laws.htmlMike Gunn wrote:To answer the original query, you can find the Laws of Chess (going back to the year dot) on the Chess Arbiters Association website under the link "Laws".
Thanks. I found the FIDE rules: they are at http://www.fide.com/handbook?option=com_handbook.Ian Thompson wrote:Your source is not very reliable. It's been a rule since 1 July 2005.
(Sorry: I was born in 1942, and to me anything after year 2000 is new.)