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Chess



Welcome to TuksChess

TuksChess has been revived, and is here to stay for generations to come at  the University of Pretoria.
The University wants to play a part in the growth of chess.
 
It is in this regard that the University has taken this chance, and decided to bring back chess as a sport .
 
It was in the aspect of wanting to create new GM’s (Grandmasters) in chess and therefore possibly becoming SA leaders in chess.



 

News

Nobel Prize Laureate celebrated science on Mandela Day - 22/07/2014
‘Scientists love what they do and every day there is the possibility that they might discover something new and exciting,’ said Prof Martin C Michel, welcoming everybody to the Mandela Day Public Lecture on 18 July 2014.
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Photographs speak louder than words - 22/07/2014
Rory du Plessis, Visual Cultural Studies lecturer in the University of Pretoria (UP)'s Department of Visual Arts, has just returned from a fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for History of Science (MPIWG) in Berlin. The awarded fellowship forms part of his interdisciplinary doctoral studies and was in the research cluster 'Encounters between Medicine, Literature, Philosophy and their Circulation in Public Debates'.
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UP-Yale team receives international excellence award for child-related research - 22/07/2014
The Dean of the Faculty of Education, Prof Irma Eloff, received an international excellence in research award on 22 July 2014 in Melbourne, Australia, on behalf of the team of UP-Yale researchers which were led by herself and Dr Brian Forsyth from Yale University.
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Damage will rest where it falls if fracking goes ahead, UP professor of law warns - 21/07/2014
Prof Birgit Kuschke is talking about an issue few lawyers in South Africa focus on. Kuschke is one of a handful of legal academics who are working on issues regarding insurance against environmental damage. Having already worked on issues around genetically modified organisms, electromagnetic fields and toxic mould, her attention has now shifted to the legal effects of fracking. While many have voiced concern about the grievous effects fracking has on the environment, such as water damage and the migration of pollution, few have discussed the massive legal and financial ramifications, especially for the insurance industry.
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UP Choirs excel at World Choir Games - 21/07/2014
The UP Youth Choir and the UP Camerata Choir participated in the World Choir Games, also known as the ‘Olympics for Choirs’, that was held in Riga, Latvia, from 9 to 14 July. Both choirs performed exceptionally well, bringing back a total of five gold medals between them.
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'UP is a good example in the progress for positive change in South Africa' - 18/07/2014
This is according to Emeritus Justice Albie Sachs, who on 14 July launched his latest book, Albie Sachs and the Transformation in South Africa. UP’s Department of Jurisprudence in the Faculty of Law, in collaboration with the uBuntu Project, were hosts to this book launch in the Musaion on the Hatfield Campus. The book has close ties with UP as it was co-written by two of our very own professors, Drucilla Cornell and Karin van Marle.
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Drama student named ‘best director’ at the 2014 Student Festival of the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown - 18/07/2014
UP drama student Gopala Davies won the coveted award for ‘best director’ at the 2014 Student Festival of the National Arts Festival for his production Barbe Bleue: a story about madness. The production was the Drama Department’s official entry for the NAF Student Festival. Seventeen institutions participated in the festival, ranging from drama departments at traditional universities to private training institutions. Barbe Bleue is a physically driven performance that highlights the effect of madness on a relationship.
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What is chess?

Chess is a board game which is played between two opponents.

The modern chess aroused in Europe, during the second half of the 15th century. Presently chess has earned a spot as one of the most popular games in the world. It is now played all over the world by everyone of any age.

Chess is played on what is known as a chessboard, which is a square-checkered board having 64 squares arranged in an eight by eight grid.
 
At the start, each player controls sixteen pieces (8 Pawns, 2 Rooks, 2 Knights, 2 Bishops, 1 Queen, and 1 King), one player has white, while the other has black ones.

The objective of the game is to checkmate the opponent’s king, whereby the King is in check and cannot move it out of check in the next move.