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  • 6 Chess Moves You Have To Play Before You Die

    The idea of a “bucket list” is not a new one. It’s an age-old concept to compile a list of things you’d like to do before you “kick the bucket,” or pass away. Unlike traveling the world or buying your dream ho... | Read More

  • The Best Chess Of 2014

    As 2014 draws to a close, it’s a natural time to look back at the best chess of the year. The past year was a good one for fans of the world’s most popular board game. There was an exciting world championship match, several amaz... | Read More

  • Reaping The Whirlwind!

    When I was still playing in tournaments I answered 1.e4 with various Sicilian lines (Richter-Rauzer, Accelerated Dragon, Paulsen and Taimanov systems, etc.) and the Caro-Kann. I always loved the Caro-Kann, and at the end of my career it became m... | Read More

  • A Chess Engine Is NOT Your Friend!

    Several years ago I was visiting a friend and he was online looking at live games in a team match event. One game was between a grandmaster (who had the Black pieces) and an international master. A zillion people were using a zillion chess engin... | Read More

  • Play Magnus App Review

    Review by Christine VanCott Play Magnus is a free chess smartphone app available for Apple iOS (and recently) Android. It includes 99 game levels, training videos, and an interactive tournament feature. The app runs quickly ... | Read More


    • Beat the Losing Streak

      This has been a rough few weeks for me in online and correspondence chess. I recently matched my live chess losing streak of eight games in standard time control (15|10), which was incredibly disappointing given that I had improved so much over t... | Read More

    • Magnus Carlsen and Death of Chess Ideas

      Where have ideas gone? With giant technological advances, human abilities are being pushed to new heights. Magnus Carlsen, the “hero of the computer era,” has found smart ways of how to use computers to become the world’s #1.[1] On the othe... | Read More

    • An unusual queen sacrifice

      Are you obsess ^h^h fascinated about queen sac-ing in chess? No, not yet ? Read on ! To my big surprise, after the game Stockfish chess engine was not complaining at all about the queen sac. According to Stockfish white had been better duri... | Read More

      • achja
      • | Jan 24, 2015
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    • Troll queen trap

      This guy thought i was using a chess engine. I wasn't using one, and besides, if I were using one, I wouldn't be playing as fast as I was. | Read More

    • Wild fiesta mess

      A wild blitz game after which adrenaline level was high. According to chess engine analysis after the game both players produces 11 blunders total. It was great fun and exciting though. | Read More

      • achja
      • | Jan 12, 2015
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  • 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 »

  • Fried Liver Attack

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     The Fried Liver Attack is a continuation of the Two Knights Defense. It is an aggressive gambit where white gives up a knight in exchange for poor king safety for black. This attack has not been proven decisive, especially under slower time cont... Read More »

  • Chess Engines

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    A chess engine is a computer program which is capable of playing a game of chess.  Chess engines do not usually have a GUI (Graphical User Interface) and are designed to be used with a separate GUI.  Commercial chess programs normally ha... Read More »

  • Bughouse chess

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    Bughouse (also reffered as tagteam and siamese chess) is played with two teams of two, using two sets. Each player on the team plays a different color than their partner.  It begans as normal blitz chess, but every piece a player captures, he... Read More »