Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Rapid Chess Game–Disney on stamps

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Azerbaijan Post has issued the stamp series with unique themes for commemorate the World Rapid Chess Championship On November 13, 1998. Theme chosen are cartoons of Disney Characters, Donald Duck , Micky Mouse , Daisy, Goofy and Minnie Mouse. The Disney characters are very famous in the world.The issuance are 2(two) souvenir sheets and one sheetlet comprised of 8 pieces stamps. These stamps are funny stamps and colourful.

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Rapid chess, is a type of chess game in which each side is given less time to make their moves than under the normal tournament time controls of 10 to 60 minutes per player, sometimes with a small time increment per move (e.g. 10 seconds) per player.
In some chess tournaments, the final standings of the contestants may be resolved by a series of games with ever shortening control times as tie breaks. In this case, two games may be played with each time control, as playing with black or white pieces is not equally liked among players. The short time controls in fast chess reduce the amount of time available to consider each move, and may result in a frantic game, especially as time runs out. A player whose time runs out automatically loses, unless the opposing player has insufficient material to mate, in which case the game is a draw. "Losing on time" is possible at even the longer, traditional time controls, but is more common in blitz and rapid versions.
The play will be governed by the FIDE Laws of Chess, except when they are overridden by the specific tournament. A common rule used in fast chess tournaments is that if a player makes an illegal move, the player's opponent may point it out and claim a win. However, in case of a dispute during a tournament, either player may stop the clock and call the arbiter to make a final and binding judgment.
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