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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

Commonwealth scholar at UP focuses on relationship between artwork and onlooker - 30/07/2014
Johan Thom, a prolific artist who has received numerous awards and is currently a lecturer in the University of Pretoria's Department of Fine Arts, will soon receive his PhD from the University College of London (UCL) through the Slade School of Art. Thom was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship by the Canon Collins Trust in 2008 and returned to South Africa last year, when he joined the staff at his alma mater as the coordinator for postgraduate students.
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First ERSA Dynamic CGE Modelling Course - 29/07/2014
The Department of Economics hosted the first Economic Research Southern Africa (ERSA) Dynamic Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Modelling course during July 2014. The course was presented by Prof Peter Dixon and Prof Maureen Bleazby from the Centre of Policy Studies, now located at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia.
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UP now has a satellite health research facility in Thohoyandou, Limpopo! - 29/07/2014
The Department of Urology and the School of Health Systems and Public Health in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Pretoria (UP) have been performing human and environmental health research in the Vhembe district of the Limpopo province for the past twelve years. This National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)-funded study is a collaborative effort between Prof Brenda Eskenazi, who is the Director of the Center for Children's Environmental Health Research at the University of California, Berkeley Campus, San Francisco, USA, and Prof Riana Bornman of the Department of Urology at UP.
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Assupol TuksCricket – RedBull Campus Cricket world champions - 28/07/2014
Assupol TuksCricket has been crowned the winners of the 2014 edition of the RedBull Campus Cricket World Championship.
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Research explores the drivers behind commitment and achievement - 28/07/2014
It is a known fact that commitment is fundamental to most notable human achievements. But how does identity shape and strengthen people's commitments and provide a framework for the attainment of future goals? Which factors make people’s behaviour predictable and sustainable in the long run, and what are the consequences of commitment? These are the questions that Prof Salomé Human-Vogel aims to answer through her latest research on the factors that drive people to reach their goals, particularly those that play a role in how people regulate their own behaviour.
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International association honours Prof Kobus Maree as distinguished psychologist - 25/07/2014
Professor Kobus Maree, professor in the Faculty of Education’s Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Pretoria (UP), was named a fellow of the International Association for Applied Psychology (IAAP) at its quadrennial international congress held in Paris during July. Some 4 500 psychologists from 100 countries attended the congress of this association founded in 1920.
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TuksSport athletes taking part in the Commonwealth Games - 25/07/2014
The 2014 Commonwealth Games (officially the XX Commonwealth Games) are held in Glasgow, Scotland from 23 July to 3 August 2014. It is the third largest multi-sport event after the Olympics and the Asian Games, and it will be the largest multi-sport event ever held in Scotland. Around 4 560 athletes will be competing in 17 different sports.
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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.