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Best Chessmen Ever


    • Blue Velvet

      “She wore blue velvet bluer than velvet were her eyes …”   On an odd nothing-to-do day I found some velvet on the shelf. Lined two of my personal Stage 1 sets (S1EWB0010+ & S1EBDGT0020+) with it. Nice custom job. Took me hours... | Read More

      • ifekali
      • | Feb 6, 2013
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    • Chess.com App Clock

      Here’s an update to my recent chess clocks setup tests,  a review of today’s Chess.com iOS app update featuring nice and useful digital chess clock:     Best chess clock travel solution by far. Very convenient. Don’t even look at spe... | Read More

      • ifekali
      • | Feb 5, 2013
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    • OTB Against Deep Fritz 13

      A test game against a computer running Deep Fritz 13 on a DGT electronic chessboard with the limited edition BCE S1 Eastern Black pieces. This particular set is customized with the king’s marks. I don’t need them, but I love them. A touch of o... | Read More

      • ifekali
      • | Feb 5, 2013
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    • AngeBot the Tiltbot Chess Robot

      See the machine in awesome action.     Talk about unprecedented. 74 degrees, nothing even comes close. These are the Best Chessmen Ever.   (It sayz so right there on the box.) -Izmet http://bestchessmenever.com | Read More

      • ifekali
      • | Feb 4, 2013
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    • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Pawn)

      Comparing a few pawns up close. Some good, some bad, some for goats only.     -Izmet http://bestchessmenever.com | Read More

      • ifekali
      • | Feb 4, 2013
      • | 398 views
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    • Best Chessboard Size

      So what is the right board size for your particular chess pieces, really? One rule of thumb goes like this: The king’s diameter should be about 75 % of the field size.    Say what?   Numbers are hard. Over here we use a simpler rule of ou... | Read More

      • ifekali
      • | Feb 3, 2013
      • | 1364 views
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    • Discovering rules of chess

      Richard Feynman on the rational scientific method; increments and revolutions and castling.     What an eloquent man.   -Izmet | Read More

      • ifekali
      • | Feb 3, 2013
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    • Chess Clocks Setup Tests

      Setting a modern chess clock is not trivial. Some solve the problem better than the others. Here’s an overview of eight popular examples.   Insa: Simple, from another era.   Chronos FX: This is what you want from a day to day clock. ... | Read More

      • ifekali
      • | Feb 2, 2013
      • | 638 views
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    • About a Girl

      So a girl asked me to teach her chess and I did. I wanted to get her the best chessmen ever for her birthday. I found cheap, I found expensive.   But I could not find best and would not settle for less. She is that kind of a girl.   So I d... | Read More

      • ifekali
      • | Feb 2, 2013
      • | 391 views
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