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  • How To Save Chess

    In 1920s, the world chess champion Jose Raul Capablanca was at the height of his career. He was so much better than anyone else that he was called "the chess machine" due to the merciless precision of his play. So when Capablanca predicted ... | Read More

  • The 5 Best Computer Chess Engines

    Computers are the future of chess. Almost everyone agrees on that. But the statement doesn’t go far enough. By and large, computers are also the present of chess. With the question of man vs. machine long-ago settled over the chessboard,... | Read More

  • Can A GM And Rybka Beat Stockfish?

    Around June, 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 establis... | Read More

  • Classic Combinations: Historic Attacks

    This new series is all about attacking chess, combinations and fun. And all of them are in puzzle form (some easy, some difficult) so you can see how your tactical IQ stands up to the old, sometimes forgotten greats. And, if you learn a tiny bit... | Read More

  • Garry Kasparov's Best Attacks, Part 2

    Last week, we deconstructed the elements of a successful attack through the lens of Garry Kasparov's magisterial attacking displays. Simply put, his tactical vision, calculation, and imagination were second to none. Garry would pounce on the sli... | Read More

    • Sacrificing Like TAL to Keep the Initiative

      Hello Chess Fans, Mikhail Tal was a creative chess genius who's regarded as one of the best attacking players of all time, holding two competitive non-losing streaks at 95 and 86 games. Known for his daring, swashbuckling style that included im... | Read More

    • Hanging On For Dear Life

      Sometimes, and it sucks - but it happens, you end up in a crap position.   Sometimes you're dead lost and resignation is really the only option.  Frankly, I prefer this because you aren't forced to suffer. You can just move on to the next game.... | Read More

      • ih8sens
      • | Oct 21, 2015
    • ChessTV Monday is to Chess Entertainment what Powered Sugar is to Donuts

      You heard it! ChessTV Monday is today. Already started! Watch and see the schedule at www.chess.com/tv. omg. Things could only get better for me since earlier in Live I was White:  After that bad loss and a good cry, it was time for a walk o... | Read More

      • zealandzen
      • | Sep 21, 2015
    • 1 0 Rating List For Engines

      I searched the internet for a 1 0 rating list of chess engines, what I did find were rating lists for standard time controls or blitz time controls but engines perform different under bullet time controls by that I mean engines that are very stron... | Read More

      • innocuent
      • | Jun 22, 2015
    • A Road Map to Higher Ratings

          Hello Chess Fans, Throughout history we've been fascinated by children who can beat experienced adult chess players and even Masters: Paul Morphy, Jose Capablanca and Samuel Reshevsky are in that category before the time when volumes o... | Read More

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  • List of chess software

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    Chess software[edit] 1K ZX Chess Battle Chess Chess (Northwestern University) Chess (application) Chess Assistant Chess Crusade Chess Informant Expert Chess Mates Chess Titans Chess Tiger ChessBase ChessGenius ChessV Chessmaster CilkChess Colossu... Read More »

  • Ajeeb

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    The name of the chess automaton built by Charles Alfred Hopper, a Bristol cabinet-maker, in 1865.  Several chess and checker masters (such as Albert Hodges, Ferdinand Burille, and Harry Pillsbury) operated the life-size Indian figure.  O... Read More »