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  • SCID + Stockfish

    I was interested in finding open-source chess tools for analysis, study and preparation. Last time I checked, I wasn't too excited, but this time I am happy to find about SCID. SCID is an open-source chess database that has a lot of the options a... | Read More

  • Modern day analysis – working with the computer

    Modern day analysis – working with the computer  In this article I will expand on some ideas that were presented when I wrote about preparing your opening repertoire. Many chess players have no clue on how to use the machine to their benef... | Read More

  • Chess Related Novels & Stories

    member Adam Katz asked: Do you know of any works of fiction that mention or give pride-of-place to chess? The older the better. I am a sucker for the 19th century, but, though I can find plenty enough in the 20th century (Eliot’s THE WASTELA... | Read More

  • Youth Rulez

                    Last article featured two positions from the Aeroflot Open, which was hosted in Moscow. Grandmaster Le Quang Liem won the event, scoring an impressive 7/9 with 5 wins and 4 draws, and 0 losses. Going into the last ro... | Read More

  • Creating a Study Program

    Creating a Study Program Mr. Svorcan asked: I am self-taught chess player. I have read a few books and have some chess software (Fritz, Chessmaster, etc). I play chess regularly on the net but my “real” rating is unknown, however on some web... | Read More


    • But WHY is black ahead?

      Hi, all Sorry to miss chess yesterday, but Pippa's movement improv group was such fun.  And we have more today!  We also hope to bring it to Nubeena around Easter. So could you please pretend with me that it is now Sunday morning?  Before you... | Read More

      • yollah
      • | Jan 5, 2014
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    • A bit of Pushkin or What is chess to you?

      What is chess to you? A banal question with thousands of possible answers, yet somehow I feel compelled to answer it, especially now that I have played chess for almost 40 years. I was six, when my grandpa, tired of my endless demands to play ... | Read More

      • AdamPitula
      • | Dec 29, 2013
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    • Cronología de los computadores de ajedrez

      Fuente: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_chess https://sites.google.com/site/chess2u/ 1769, Wolfgang von Kempelen construye el autómata Ajedrez-Jugador , en qué se convierte en una de las mentiras más grandes de su período. 1868, ... | Read More

    • My games from DHLC Slow Swiss #9 - Puzzles and analysis

      A lot of wise people (including Botvinnik) said that, in order to progress, the chess player has to, among other things: 1. analyse his own games; 2. publish the analysis. So, here’s my first attempt at that. (Actually, the second attempt; I alr... | Read More

      • donjova
      • | Dec 7, 2013
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    • an endgame and an old PC

      For some amusement with chess software give this position to your 'engine', White to move it will most likely say something like = +.01. Then make whatever moves it claims are best. In just a few moves the evaluation jumps to +7.22 or +11.55 o... | Read More

      • wschill
      • | Dec 5, 2013
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      • | 11 comments

  • "Computer Chess" Movie Begins Theatrical Run

    Computer Chess is a remarkable film about a computer vs. computer chess tournament in 1980. It has begun its theatrical run on July 17th, after it has screened at prestigious film festivals such as Sundance, SXSW and Berlin. The reviews have ... | Read More

  • Rybka Controversy Renewed

    In June 2010 Vasik Rajlich, the author of the strongest commercial chess software program - Rybka, was sensationally accused of plagiarizing code from other programs, especially Fruit. The International Computer Games Association (ICGA) stripped ... | Read More

  • Fritz 12 Released in October

    Fans of Chessbase software will no doubt be pleased to hear that the release of the latest version of their flagship playing program Fritz, is due in October.  So what is new in Fritz 12?  Well, the menu layout has been completely re-designed f... | Read More

  • Rybka Is World Champion Again

    Rybka has retained it's title at the 17th World Computer Chess Championship, held in Pamplona, Spain from 11-18 May.  A report on last year's championship is here. This year's event featured 10 of the top chess programs in a round-robin competit... | Read More

  • Chess Mentor: Classic Chess Software Now Online!

    A long long long time ago in a chess galaxy far far away an idea was conceived to create the best interactive chess software in the world using proven teaching methods. From that concept was born "Chess Mentor" which launched in the earl... | Read More

    • erik
    • | Dec 5, 2007
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  • 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 »