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Computer5-GODLIKE
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  • The Secrets Of The Berlin Endgame

    "Every time the Berlin endgame shows up on the board," GM Vladimir Kramnik remarked a few weeks ago, "everyone starts to cry quietly, [because] such positions are boring. However, games are often full of exciting play, although there are... | Read More

  • Clash of Champions: the 1948 World Championship Tournament

    Shortly after the end of World War II, Alexander Alekhine died, allegedly by choking, in a mostly empty hotel on the windswept coast of Portugal. He left the world championship crown vacant, for the first time since Steinitz became the first wor... | Read More

  • Monster Opening Preparation

    Serious opening preparation is a must for all chess professionals. At times, the preparation is mundane: NORMAL OPENING PREPARATION  1) You decide to play a new opening that had attracted you for years, or you saw something new and exc... | Read More

  • When Castles Attack

         There are certain rare actions in chess that elicit an almost emotional response - windmills, smothered mates, advantageous underpromotions and what I want to include here:  Checkmate by Castling.      This type of mate is so ra... | Read More

  • Chess.com Player Profiles: IM Fins0905

    International Chess Master John Bartholomew is a 26 year-old chess professional from Eagan, Minnesota. He has more than 11 years of chess teaching experience with players of all ages and skill levels. John has run successful chess clubs and p... | Read More


    • Winning with K+ Q v K+R

      This ending is harder than generally realised.  Ending textbooks usually mention the Philidor position, and state that the stronger side (White) can win by driving Black to the edge of the board, but underestimate Black's defensive resources. Th... | Read More

      • DavidMMIX
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    • How to Read Engine Evaluations

      I encourage all readers to help me expand this post by contributing more examples! Note: This post is meant to be scientific. Obviously, it's not a treatise on the subject matter, but I wanted to have a few original statistical insights to help... | Read More

      • ChessMN16
      • | Apr 29, 2015
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    • Aggressive 2.Bc4 player's, Fail against the Sicilian Defense Part 2

      Topic 3: I will show you how to play as black to get an advantage/punish your opponents when they play 2.Bc4 against you in the Sicilian. So far I have showed you 1 move that black does which ends up messing whites whole plan 2...e6. So now th... | Read More

    • The Perfect Chess Machine for Mac Users

      Not too long ago I wrote an entry on how chess is in such disarray on the Mac platform. Sure, there are options such as HiARCS and Shredder, but nothing beats the power and utility of ChessBase. Unfortunately, ChessBase remains exclusively a ... | Read More

    • Putting the Human Face to Chess

      Fischer-Spassky was the seminal event in the last half century of chess, sparking interest in the game the likes of which has rarely been seen.  Rather than the actual moves on the board, it was the human interest angle, especially Fischer’s qu... | Read More

      • KTZ1
      • | Feb 2, 2015
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  • Mieses Opening

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    The Mieses Opening is a chess opening that begins with the move: 1. d3The opening is named after the German-British grandmaster Jacques Mieses. It is considered an irregular opening, so it is classified under the A00 code in the Encyclop... Read More »

  • tablebase

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    An endgame tablebase is a computerized database that contains precalculated exhaustive analysis of a chess endgame position. It is typically used by a computer chess engine during play, or by a human or computer that is retrospectively anal... Read More »

  • Kasparov, Garry

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    Garry Kasparov, originally named Weinstein, was born on April 13, 1963. He is unainamously regarded as the greatest chess player of all time. In 1976, he was the strongest player in the world under age 13.  He became a grandmaster at 17, the ... Read More »

  • Joshua Waitzkin

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    Joshua Waitzkin (born December 4, 1976) is an American chess player, martial arts competitor, and author. As a child, he was recognized as a prodigy, and won the U.S. Junior Chess championship in 1993 and 1994. He is the only person to have won th... Read More »

  • Values

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    Each of the pieces in chess has a different value indicating its usefulness relative to other pieces. Under most systems, including that used in the "Details" section of Chess.com games, a pawn is worth one point, a knight is worth three points, a... Read More »