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Best puzzle compositions!

Check out the best composed puzzles from legendary chess composers including Kasparyan, Pal Benko and Troitsky. Chess compositions are often considered as an art of the game. They don’t occur in regular games but are created to specifically force you to put on your creative thinking hat. They make you think in unconventional ways. Composing a puzzle is not easy though. Not only does the composer have to design a mating net, they also have to make the process beautiful.

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In Chess Game, Attack vs Defense: Interesting Scenarios to Use One of Them

Chess is a rich game that cannot be confined to a specific set of answers. So the best strategy is to use a mixture of attack and defensive moves as you saw in the examples above. The side which persists with one strategy will usually be punished, be it attacking relentlessly or defending passively. But if you were to lean towards one, go for the attacking strategy! It doesn’t mean you ignore defense, but you can give a slight preference to aggressive actions (like say 60-40). Read on to know why.

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Should you learn Chess by yourself or with a coach?

Self-learning has its benefits. Today there are so many resources on the internet that you can learn chess from literally anywhere. That’s a great thing.

But if you want to improve fast, go with a coach. There’s a reason why all the world’s best chess players, have a coach. In fact, this is the trend with any top performers in any field. It’s easier to walk the path once someone shows you the road ahead.

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Trades, Sacrifices – How to handle your chess game?

Would you give away Rs. 10 for a Re. 1 coin? Obviously no right? But what if you do research and realize that if you buy the Re. 1 coin today, the coin will be worth Rs. 100 in the next 3 months in the market? All you have to do is pay Rs.10 right now for the coin. Most likely, you’ll buy it, depending on how good your research is! That’s exactly what sacrifice is in chess. It’s a form of investment. You give up something right now, with the intention to get a return in the future.

Making a sacrifice requires some degree of understanding and tactical ability. You must be sharp in your calculations and be able to soundly evaluate the resulting position beforehand. External factors like risk-taking skills, courageousness, and confidence are also important. After all, you are giving up your piece so you must trust your decision! Also, sacrifices need to have an intention behind them. If not, then you can call them blunders(or bad investments!). Sacrifices are usually decisive in nature. Unlike trades where the material is balanced after exchanging pieces, sacrifices are usually done for two purposes – to get a better position or to get out of a bad position.

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Regional variations in Hindi language

The variations of spoken Hindi pertain to different geographical areas, which are in reality some states or cities having their own variation of Hindi language when they speak it. An interesting fact is that the southern and north-eastern states of India (other than Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim) actually have a very low proportion of their population that speaks the Hindi language in comparison to all other states. For most such regions of the country, Hindi is considered as the people’s second language.

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COVID Disruption on Schooling

The overall classroom environment has been majorly affected, with attendance varying between 25 to 30 per cent. Additionally, statistics have shown that in India alone, more than 1.5 million schools closed down, impacting around 286 million children ranging from pre-primary to secondary levels. These statistics exclude those people who were already out of school prior to COVID. The most significant impact is found on people from underprivileged backgrounds and those who don’t have access to the technology that is needed to be part of an online classroom.

However, in some cases, different alternatives have also been found and, with the support of the teachers and institutes along with parents, resources have been made available to students as much as possible. Overall, with the emerging importance of a digital medium of education, there have certainly been some problems and drawbacks that have presented themselves along with some new advantages as well. A lot of new techniques of teaching and learning, methods of study and doing project work and assignments have also been made possible to be used in the classroom setting as a result of the adoption of online medium.

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Getting started with MIT AppInventor

MIT App Inventor is a no-code app development platform that lets you develop applications for Android phones without any prior experience of coding using a web browser. You can test your app on your Android phone or on the emulator. Also, it stores your projects to have a track of them. You can sign-up on App Inventor Website and can start building the app from its drag and drop feature. It has also some detailed tutorials to help you in getting started.

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How to learn a language?

When it comes to language learning, there are different styles or approaches that fit the needs of different people. Some people find it easy to get familiarized with a new language by reading it, while others may find it more useful to listen to a new language. Still more people might like being physically active while learning a new language. In this way, language learning can be optimized in order for the learner’s experience to be made as enriching as possible.