This is an important endgame position to be familiar with involving a rook versus a bishop. Generally speaking the defending side should move their king to a corner square that is of the opposite color

Chess Endgame: Rook vs Bishop

Image/photo

!The passed pawn Inn
 Chess
  
!The passed pawn Inn  !Children's World



The Magic of Chess
by Jenny Schweitzer Bell on Vimeo

Filmed at the 2019 Elementary Chess Championships at the Nashville Opryland resort, a group of children share their uninhibited, philosophical insights about the benefits of chess.
  
Image/photo
+

The Imagery of Chess Revisited (Exhibition)

Guest curated by Larry List, The Noguchi Museum recreates and expands the groundbreaking 1944 exhibition organized by Marcel Duchamp and Max Ernst at the Julien Levy Gallery. In addition to Isamu Noguchi, the exhibition features original designs by artists such as Man Ray, Arshile Gorky and Yves Tanguy.


The-Imagery-of-Chess-Revisited-2005-06 (Exhibition Brochure, pdf file)



!The passed pawn Inn
--
Isamu Noguchi (Wikipedia)
The Isamu Noguchi Museum Puts Online an Archive of 60,000 Photographs, Manuscripts & Digitized Drawings by the Japanese Sculptor (2019, openculture.com)
The Imagery of Chess -Surrealism and Chess
 Chess  Art  Culture
  
OT
Bellissimo

Noguchi table (Wikipedia)

  
Stupenda animazione

A brief history of chess - Alex Gendler

Image/photo

I have come to the personal conclusion that while all artists are not chess players,
all chess players are artists.

–Marcel Duchamp


!The passed pawn Inn
--
A Brief History of Chess: An Animated Introduction to the 1,500-Year-Old Game (2019, openculture.com)

  
Image/photo

!The passed pawn Inn

Some ask themselves, what makes chess so fascinating and beautiful in an age which is more and more determined by computers and artificial intelligence ?

It is simple.
You just have to remember real chess takes place between 2 people who are really facing each other. Chess is a whole body game. One does not believe it, but it is so. Body language and physicality are an integral part of the game.
Everything else is only a surrogate,


Swindle (chess)

In chess, a swindle is a ruse by which a player in a losing position tricks his opponent, and thereby achieves a win or draw instead of the expected loss
 Enjoy  Chess

  
Image/photo
+

Image/photo




The romantic era was characterized by opening gambits (sacrificing pawns or even pieces), daring attacks, and brazen sacrifices. Many elaborate and beautiful but unsound move sequences called "combinations" were played by the masters of the time. The game was played more for art than theory. A profound belief that chess merit resided in the players' genius rather than inherent in the position on the board pervaded chess practice.

Winning was secondary to winning with style, so much, in fact, that it was considered unsportsmanly to decline a gambit (the sacrifice of a pawn or piece to obtain an attack).


!The passed pawn Inn
--
Romantic chess Wikipedia)
School of chess (Wikipedia)
History of chess (Wikipedia)
Immortal Game (Wikipedia)
Chess (Wikipedia)
Selected games performed in "romantiv style" (chessgames.com)

  
Image/photo
(Cover-Screenshot)

!The passed pawn Inn

A History of Chess (book, archive.org)  (pdf (68Mb))

Murray's 900-page book constitutes the Bible of chess historians. With his knowledge of numerous languages including Latin and Arabic, and his devotion to chess world-wide, H. J. R. Murray was one of those late Victorian giants whose intimidating figure seems to have inhibited further research for the next two generations.

--
A History of Chess (book, Wikipedia)
 Culture  Chess  Art

  
Image/photo

+

A Point of View: Chess and 18th Century artificial intelligence (2013, BBC)

An 18th Century automaton that could beat human chess opponents seemingly marked the arrival of artificial intelligence. But what turned out to be an elaborate hoax had its own sense of genius







thanks @Manuel for the hint
!The passed pawn Inn

--
The Turk (Wikipedia)
The Turk (Automaton) (chessgames.com)
 Chess
  
Frolicsome Engines: The Long Prehistory of Artificial Intelligence (publicdomainreview.org)

Defecating ducks, talking busts, and mechanised Christs — Jessica Riskin on the wonderful history of automata, machines built to mimic the processes of intelligent life.
  
I lost who and where commented this "En passant" which is genius! So I'll tag the pic with it. All credits to the author!
  
  
  last edited: Sat, 16 Mar 2019 23:27:09 +0100  
Knight's tour
Image/photo
Knight's tour animation (SVG file)



!The passed pawn Inn
 Chess  Art
  
This is about how to touch only one time in a single tour with your knight every field of the chessboard
  
woohoo
  
Cold War Games and Postwar Art (2006, reconstruction.eserver.org)

During the Cold War both “superpowers” used games, particularly chess, in order to construct an ideology of complete conflict and irreconcilable division between East and West. This essay focuses on the broad cultural challenge to divisive Cold War zero-sum mentality issued by a number of artists—André Breton, Marcel Duchamp and Öyvind Fahlström, and Fluxus artists George Maciunas, George Brecht, Robert Watts, Takako Saito and Yoko Ono. These artists, in a second wave of game-focused art, returned to the concerns of surrealist art practice and to earlier cultural game theory. Even conceptual art production was impacted by the predetermined structure of games. As the global conflict dragged on into the 1980s, Deleuze and Guattari also touched upon chess in developing “nomad thought.”

  
!The passed pawn Inn  !Children's World

The local elementary school, named after Emanuel Lasker, is the only public school in Germany which teaches chess as part of the curriculum, and it had done so since 1823; just as the Ströbeck secondary school, which was closed in 2004, due to too few pupils.

Schachdorf Ströbeck (2015, batgirl in chess.com)
Image/photo
+

--
Schachdorf Ströbeck (Wikipedia)
Schachdorf Ströbeck
Lebendschach (Wikipedia)
Human chess (Wikipedia)
  
Thanks for sharing this! <3
  
Image/photo

  
!The passed pawn Inn

I felt that it was very close to mate. The problem is if I don’t mate I’m losing,” Carlsen says. “So I was trying to find some middle ground and my time was running out. I don’t know. I was just so nervous, I couldn’t make it happen. It ended up just being nothing.”



Image/photo
 Chess  Enjoy

 World CHess Championship

Starts: Friday November 09, 2018 @ 4:00 PM
Finishes: Thursday November 29, 2018 @ 12:59 AM
  
FIDE
2018 World Chess Championship

GM Magnus Carlsen - GM Fabiano Caruana

https://worldchess.com/tournament/11/pairing/22370?event=5&tour=120
Location: The College, Southampton Row, Holborn, London, UK
 Chess
  last edited: Sat, 21 Jul 2018 15:04:18 +0200  
 Chess
  last edited: Mon, 04 Feb 2019 14:50:45 +0100  
!The passed pawn Inn

It must be a nice film, not only for kits.
I've never seen the movie entirely

It is based on the life of prodigy chess player Joshua Waitzkin, played by Pomeranc, and adapted from the book of the same name by Joshua's father Fred.



Searching For Bobby Fischer - final game
by Madhur Behl on YouTube


Image/photo
Joshua Waitzkin


--
Searching for Bobby Fischer (Film)
 Kids  Chess
  
What app?
  
JustChess
  
oh ok, thanks.

  last edited: Mon, 04 Feb 2019 14:49:21 +0100  
!The passed pawn Inn

BRAVO !

When he was ten, Keymer was on the September 2015 cover of the German chess magazine, Schach Magazin, being hailed as Germany’s greatest talent since Emanuel Lasker.[1]


Vincent Keymer wins GRENKE Chess Open 2018!

Image/photo

--
Chess Talent: Vincent meets Garry (2015, chessbase.com)
Vincent Keymer (chessgames.com)
Vincent Keymer (Wikipedia)
 Kids  Chess
 
@Waitman Gobble

There's no strategy, it's more like a computer program or a "choose your own adventure" book.


Look at the live of this man
He has choosen his own adventure, a great adventure: Sultan Khan (chesshistory.com)



--
Malik Mir Sultan Khan (Wikipedia)
  
Fascinating character and story! It's always exciting to discover such things :)

  last edited: Fri, 16 Mar 2018 21:39:21 +0100  
@The passed pawn Inn+


Image/photo


The Lewis chessmen (Norwegian: Lewisbrikkene; Scottish Gaelic: Fir-Tàilisg; Scots: Lewis chesmen) or Uig chessmen, named after the bay where they were found,[1] are a group of distinctive 12th-century chess pieces, along with other gaming pieces, most of which are carved from walrus ivory. Discovered in 1831 on Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland,[2] they may constitute some of the few complete, surviving medieval chess sets, although it is not clear if a set as originally made can be assembled from the pieces. When found, the hoard contained 93 artifacts: 78 chess pieces, 14 tablemen and one belt buckle. Today, 82 pieces are owned and usually exhibited by the British Museum in London, and the remaining 11 are at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.


--
Lewis chessmen (Wikipedia)
  
  
@h.ear.t
Thank you !