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  • Can a GM and Rybka beat Stockfish?

    About two months ago, Rubik's Cube extraordinaire and chess aficionado Tyson Mao approached me with a fascinating proposal. Together with his friend Jesse Levinson, Tyson was exploring the current state of computer chess engines. It is well... | Read More

  • 5 Easy Ways to Enjoy Chess More

    1. Slow Down chess clock with symbolic time by Kristoffersonschach |CC Blitz and bullet chess are great fun, but can you really appreciate the subtle beauty of the game when you're making a move every two seconds? Maybe if you&rsq... | Read More

  • Requiem for a Romantic

    Chess is a reflection of life. Our modern lives go faster and so too do the time controls we play today. When I tell kids that I played the so-called Capablanca's time control (two hours and 30 minutes for the first 40 moves) and then the game wou... | Read More

  • 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


    • How To: Win At Chess

      When the evidence around us suggests human intelligence is on the decline, we’ll always have chess. It’s the great guardian of human creativity and imagination — the unfailing marker of our higher intelligence.   The game itself is incredi... | Read More

      • PRINCESTER
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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 th... | Read More

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      • | Aug 18, 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
      • | Aug 9, 2014
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    • improving

      hi guys it's me again as everyone suggested earlier i started practising chess against computer .. in the last 3 months i've improved o lot in computer chess earlier i was playing against a 1400rated computer and i found it pretty difficult but no... | Read More

      • Amruthdan
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    • ELO 2900?

      Carlsen is only 10.8 points away to break the ELO 2900 barrier as the first chess player in history. (The top performing computer chess engines are well above the 3000 mark but that’s a different story and the numbers are skewed and don’t allo... | Read More


  • "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 »