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  • Living Chess

         Chess has had some difficulty throughout the years in presenting itself as a form of public entertainment. There has been some isolated cases where chess made good TV and even a few instances where chess was limelighted and managed to ca... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #48 - The Fortress and the Cage, Part 3

    Professor: Class, how wondrous to see you! Here, the burble of garbled voices seemed to say pleasant prattling things back to the professor. Professor: They say all good things must come to an end, and that’s the case today. Thomas: Are you l... | Read More

  • Chess Informant 120 Maracana with Morozevich

    Yet not reading latest Chess Informant 120 Maracana? Seriously?  THE PERIODICAL THE PROS USE Book: Paperback, 340 pages, English language. CD: in ChessBase format (with PGN). Our four times-a-year publication aspires to be an arena that g... | Read More

  • Test Your Chess Understanding, Part 1

    Usually an article discusses a particular player, or tactics, or some positional concept. When I teach tactical motifs, you know that all the puzzles are going to be about tactics. If I am discussing a particular idea concerning a pawn structure, ... | Read More

  • You Have It, He Doesn’t! Part 2

    People get excited by many different things. Some swoon over a good beer, others are into cars, and many live for sports. As a chess nerd, I and most experienced players go crazy over advanced holes (central holes are the most prized. From White... | Read More


      Ketika ada waktu luang seharian (libur kerja) gairah main catur menggebu, kirim tantangan dan cari lawan main... ketika lawan main hadir, berharap permainan tuntas. Kopi + rokok pun sudah siap sedia menemani. Ternyata... lawan pergi bersama dengan... | Read More

      • b_mant
      • | Dec 20, 2014
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    • من و کورتانا (I & Cortana)

      امروز صبح گوشی تلفنم پیام داد که سیستمِ عاملِ شما آماده بروزرسانی است. ما هم که عاشق بروزرسانی، تایید کردیم… حدود یک ربع طول کشید و پس ا... | Read More

      • Mozhi110
      • | Dec 20, 2014
    • Start your engines

      I struggled figuring out how to analyze my games with an engine. Hopefully this will help someone who's as confused as I was.   You'll need a graphic user interface (GUI) such as Arena, Tarrach, Winboard, BabaChess or Chessbase Light. Those are... | Read More

    • The Tale of the Lost Wrapper: InBetween by Odd Gunnar Malin

      This is a long story, but I'm gonna make it short. I've always had a special feeling about The Chessmaster series, I owned the first, memorable Chessmaster 2000 (who could already rip me apart), then the 6000, then the CMX. The Chessmaster 200... | Read More

      • AldoE
      • | Dec 12, 2014
    • New UPDATES / EDIT : Challenge Magnus Carlsen on

      UPDATE / EDIT: Contest is over! See full list of those who qualified here, and look for FM Mike Klein's preview post in a couple days!  PRESS RELEASE -- LLC has partnered with World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen and his company Play ... | Read More

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