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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

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Nov 29, 2013

    "Are you an aggressive player or defensive player?" Answer: Always play with confidence, aggression, and respect for your opponent's moves and ideas. Chess is not the type of game where you can just stick your head in the ground and say "Don't hu... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Sep 13, 2013

    Friday the 13th wasn't too unlucky for the show - we had lots of varied and interesting questions. Today's show was moved back an hour to allow for the finish of the telecast of the 4th round of the Sinquefield Cup. One question involved the Worl... | Read More

  • Importance of Tactics

    Since tactics are the most entertaining and important part of chess, it comes as no surprise that there have been many books written about them. This site—which amounts to another book, and not a short one—thus requires a few words of justific... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Apr 26, 2013

    Thanks to the Hatboro-Horsham High School Hall of Fame luncheon, I performed this show in suit and tie . There was a question or two about my involvement with the Kasparov-Deep Blue matches. Although I worked at both matches, I was only involved... | Read More


    • Who or what played the game? “ANSWERS”

      "Shall We Play a Game." Hello again, in my first blog I ask you to guess who or what played the game. I gave you three games played by a Human – Human, Human - Computer, and Computer – Computer, and you, the reader, had to guess which games w... | Read More

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    • THE CHESS

      Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid. It is one of the world's most popular games, played by millions of people worldwide in homes, parks,... | Read More

      • andlyarsha
      • | Mar 16, 2014
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    • Deep Game Analysis - Stockfish vs. Komodo Game 1

      OK, so as all of you know, computer chess has been soaring into heights human players only a decade ago could have never imagined. Last TCEC season, Season 5, we saw quite an amazing fight unfold between possibly the two best chess playing entitie... | Read More

      • ChessMN16
      • | Mar 2, 2014
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    • anti-human chess

      When they play against computers, grandmasters adopt a style of play called anti-computer chess. This consists of avoiding all tactics and playing purely positionaly, in the hope that the computer cannot see far enough ahead to make the best m... | Read More

      • soler97
      • | Feb 27, 2014
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    • Five Ways to Improve Your Chess

      Every chess player is constantly looking to improve their game, and there's plenty of debate on the best way to get better. Some players try to play as many games as possible, others solve countless tactical puzzles, and many study theory until t... | Read More

      • PRINCESTER
      • | Feb 23, 2014
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  • "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

  • ACP Golden Classic Underway

    The ACP Golden Classic is underway in Amsterdam.  The tournament runs from 14-22 July alongside the 2012 Dutch Championships at the Amsterdam Science Park. The field of seven is an interesting mix of players, but the event has attracted more att... | Read More

  • ACP Golden Classic Tournament

    A new tournament has been announced by the Association of Chess Professionals (ACP) at short notice with an interesting format which takes chess 'back to the future'. The ACP Golden Classic will take place in Amsterdam from 14-22 July alongside t... | Read More

  • Rybka Ban Reaffirmed by ICGA

    The recent 4-part defence (part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4) of the banned Rybka program, published by Chessbase and authored by Dr. Søren Riis, a computer scientist at Queen Mary University, has received a swift response from the Internationa... | Read More

  • Peng And Van Kampen Win Max Euwe Memorial

    The 2011 Max Euwe Memorial in Amsterdam (previewed here), has finished, and Zhaoqin Peng won Group 1, while Robin Van Kampen took the honours in Group 2. Grandmaster Jan Timman opened the event with a 24-game simultaneous exhibition at the Amste... | 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Curdo, John

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    John Anthony Curdo was born on November 14, 1931 in Lynn, Massachusetts and now lives in Auburn, Massachusetts.  He is a FIDE master (current Elo rating  2275, maximum Elo rating 2305).  He has won the Massachusetts state championship 18 times ... Read More »

  • Abbasov, Farid

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    Farid Abbasov was born in Azerbaijan on January 30, 1979.  In 1997, he took 2nd place in the European Youth Chess Championships.  He became a grandmaster in 2007.  Tournament results include: 1st at Alushta 2004; 1st at Kireevsk in 2004; 2nd a... Read More »