10879 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
After viewing several different pictures of chess, I have noticed there seems to be a variety of ways in which people face their knights, straight ahead, facing the king, angled towards the center of the board,. I am curious on how people face there knights?
Mine are either straight ahead or facing the king, depending on my mood.
i've never thought of that. would it be benificial, for reference sake, to keep track of such a thing?
My knights face straight ahead. For me, it seems like it is the direction all the other pieces face.
I do it the way Lonnie said and for that reason.
I think I read in a chess book somewhere that they "normally" face left, except Brits normally face them right. I face them left because that's the way I see them in chess book diagrams, and I like to see their profile. I'm used to it that way now. edit: what I read probably refered specifically to chess book diagrams; duh!
Haha, a new psych out ploy for OTB. Face your knigts backwards, facing you. Or maybe one backwards and one forwards. Or maybe rotate by 90 degrees each move. Drive the obsessive compulsive opponent nuts ;). (I'm kidding. I'd probably drive myself nuts first.)
For many years I kept my game scores in the descriptive notation and now fide doesnt allow it. Does USCF allow it still ? I was keeping a score in descriptive here in Portugal and the arbiter informed me it wasnt allowed and that algebraic is required now in fide rated events. I will play in the US next month and am considering keeping score in the old descriptive notation.
1000 point rating boost for april fool's day
by mauve_penguin a few minutes ago
Who is the best chess player of all time ?vote here !
by Voldemort24 a few minutes ago
3/31/2015 - Making Space, Mate in 2
by Blunderfest 5 minutes ago
Agressive/Tactical Defense Against 1.d4
by moonnie 8 minutes ago
What would you say to a 800 rated player?
by Voldemort24 8 minutes ago
by MSC157 12 minutes ago
Bugs On Chess.com Part2
by calico253 14 minutes ago
Tom Waits Dubrovnik Finish Test
by burke3gd 14 minutes ago
Podium Prediction Plus (PPP) - "US Chess Champs 2015"
by MSC157 20 minutes ago
Buying an heirloom set
by burke3gd 21 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!