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.
Tuks Camerata gets high recognition - 07/03/2014
Michael Barrett, composer and conductor of the University of Pretoria’s 71-member Tuks Camerata student choir, has been paid the high compliment of having one of his works published by the biggest international distributor of choral music.
Report by UP's Prof Heyns considered in EU resolution - 05/03/2014
On 27 February 2014 the European Parliament adopted Resolution 2014/2567(RSP) on the use of armed drones wherein it notes its concerns on the deaths of thousands of civilians where drones have been used. The European Parliament’s resolution comes after the 2013 reports submitted to the UN General Assembly and Human Rights Council by among others, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Professor Christof Heyns, who is also the co-director of the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa from the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria.
Research on the use of information and communication technologies - 27/02/2014
A pilot study was conducted by Prof Felicite Fairer-Wessels of the Tourism Management Division amongst selected non-profit visitor information centres (VIC) to determine whether the information managers have sufficient knowledge management capabilities in terms of tacit or explicit knowledge, the knowledge management information life cycle and knowledge management assets in terms of organisational processes.
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.