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BISHOP


Initially, each player has two bishops that can be moved on diagonals of their colors and capture the same way. Conventionally, a bishop is equal to a knight or three pawns in its power. Double bishops, however, are mostly more powerful than, for instance, double knights, especially in the open middle and end game. In algebraic notation, this piece is represented by a character B.

Originally, this piece was called Elephant (Arabic - alfil) and could move diagonally and leap over one square. It was not until the late 15th century when it finally became the Bishop we know today.

The piece is named Bishop in English, Slone (translated: Elephant) in Russian, Fou in French, Alfil in Spanish, Alfiere in Italian, and Läufer in German.

 

BISHOP of Opposite Color A situation where each side has only one bishop left and those bishops travel on squares of the opposite color. The significance of this situation is that it often brings about a drawn endgame, even if one side has extra pawns.

DIAGONAL


A continuous line of squares
. Identification is made by naming the squares at each end.

The diagonals a1- h8 and h1- a8 are known as the long diagonals.

 

 

Glossary from the CNC - Chess Network Company, existing from October 2009 to March 2012, www.chessnc.com

Learn to say "chess" in different languages

Afrikaans: skaak

Albanian: shah

Arabic: شطرنج

Armenian: շախմատ

Azerbaijani: şahmat

Basque: xakea

Belarusian: шахматы

Bulgarian: шах

Bengali: দাবা

Bosnian: šah

Catalan: escacs

Cebuano: chess

Chinese:

Croatian: šah

Czech: šachy

Danish: skak

Dutch: schaak

English: chess

Esperanto: chess

Estonian: male

Filipino: chess

Finnish: shakki

French: échecs

Galician: xadrez

Georgian: ჭადრაკი

German: Schach

Greek: σκάκι

Gujarati: ચેસ

Hebrew: שַׁחְמָט

Hindi: शतरंज

Hmong: chess

Hungarian: sakk

Icelandic: skák

Indonesian: catur

Irish: fichille

Italian: scacchi

Japanese: チェス

Javanese: catur

Kazakh: шахмат

Korean: 체스

Lao: chess

Latin: chess

Latvian: šahs

Lithuanian: Šachmatai

Macedonian: шах

Malagasy: chess

Malay: catur

Malayalam: ചെസ്സ്

Maltese: ċess

Maori: Tuhinga

Marathi: बुद्धीबळ

Mongolian: шатар

Nepali: शतरंज

Norwegian: chess

Persian: شطرنج

Polish: szachy

Portuguese: xadrez

Punjabi: ਸ਼ਤਰੰਜ

Romanian: şah

Russian: шахматы

Serbian: шах

Sesotho: chess

Sinhala: චෙස්

Slovak: šach

Slovenian: šah

Somali: shahaadada

Spanish: ajedrez

Sundanese: catur

Swedish: schack

Swahili: chess

Tamil: சதுரங்கம்

Thai: หมากรุก

Turkish: satranç

Ukrainian: шахи

Urdu: شطرنج

Uzbek: shaxmat

Vietnamese: cờ vua

Yiddish: שאָך

Yoruba: chess

Zulu: chess

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Kasparov – his 40 international gm tournament wins

 

Year

International Invitation Grandmaster Tournament Wins in Classical Chess (40 wins or co-wins, full list)

Note

1979

Banja Luka

 

1980

Baku

 

1982

Bugojno

 

1982

Moscow (official Interzonal)

 

1983

Nikšić

 

1986

Brussels OHRA

WORLD CHAMPION

1987

Brussels SWIFT, shared with Ljubojevic

WORLD CHAMPION

1988

Amsterdam Optiebeurs, Quadrangular

WORLD CHAMPION

1988

Belfort (GMA)

WORLD CHAMPION

1988

Reykjavìk (GMA)

WORLD CHAMPION

1989

Barcelona (GMA), shared with Ljubojevic

WORLD CHAMPION

1989

Skellefteå (GMA), shared with Karpov

WORLD CHAMPION

1989

Tilburg Interpolis

WORLD CHAMPION

1989

Belgrade Investbanka

WORLD CHAMPION

1990

Linares (1)

WORLD CHAMPION

1991

Tilburg Interpolis

WORLD CHAMPION

1992

Linares (2)

WORLD CHAMPION

1992

Dortmund, shared with Ivanchuk

WORLD CHAMPION

1993

Linares (3)

WORLD CHAMPION

1994

Novgorod, shared with Ivanchuk

SPLIT WC TITLE

1994

Amsterdam Euwe Memorial, Quadrangular

SPLIT WC TITLE

1994

Horgen Crédit Suisse

SPLIT WC TITLE

1995

Riga Tal Memorial (PCA Super Classic)

SPLIT WC TITLE

1995

Novgorod (PCA Super Classic)

SPLIT WC TITLE

1996

Las Palmas "Torneo Mundial de Ajedrez"

SPLIT WC TITLE

1996

Amsterdam Euwe Memorial, shared with Topalov

SPLIT WC TITLE

1997

Linares (4)

SPLIT WC TITLE

1997

Tilburg Fontys, shared with Svidler, Kramnik

SPLIT WC TITLE

1997

Novgorod

SPLIT WC TITLE

1999

Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens

SPLIT WC TITLE

1999

Linares (5)

SPLIT WC TITLE

1999

Sarajevo Bosna

SPLIT WC TITLE

2000

Wijk aan Zee Corus

SPLIT WC TITLE

2000

Linares (6), shared with Kramnik

SPLIT WC TITLE

2000

Sarajevo Bosna

SPLIT WC TITLE

2001

Wijk aan Zee Corus

 

2001

Linares (7)

 

2001

Astana

 

2002

Linares (8)

 

2005

Linares (9), shared with Topalov

(Kasparov retires)

 

In his adult career, Garry Kasparov won (or co-won) 40 out of 52 closed international (invitation or official) gm tournaments in classical chess! He did not play any Open in his adult career.

Plus 3 National Championships: 

USSR championship Frunze 1981, shared with Psakhis,
USSR championship Moscow 1988, shared with Karpov,
Russian Superfinal Moscow 2004, clear first 

National: Sokolsky Memorial in Minsk 1978 (18 players), clear first, Kasparov won his first game against a GM, Anatoly Lutikov; plus some other national competitions 

World Junior Chess Champion in Dortmund 1980 

The winners of the 12 classical international tournaments Garry Kasparov didn't win were
(cursive = as World Chess Champion by FIDE / GMA / PCA / WCC from 1985 to 2000):
 

Moscow International 1981 – Karpov
Tilburg Interpolis 1981 – Beliavsky

Linares 1991 (the one that broke his ten years streak) – Ivanchuk
Amsterdam Euwe Memorial 1991 – Salov & Short
* Reggio Emilia 1991/92 – Anand
Linares 1994 – Karpov
Amsterdam Euwe Memorial, Quadrangular 1995 – Lautier
Horgen Crédit Suisse (PCA Super Classic) 1995 – Kramnik & Ivanchuk
* Dos Hermanas 1996 – Kramnik & Topalov
Linares 1998 – Anand

Linares 2003 – Leko & Kramnik
Linares 2004 – Kramnik

* indicates a series in which Kasparov played but failed to win 

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