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  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Apr 4, 2014

    "What's the going rate for selling 100 rating points?" Let's start with "It's illegal and I wouldn't do it, and neither should you or anyone else!" Now that we got that out of the way, I can then state "Interesting question! I've never had that ... | Read More

  • Paul Morphy's Chess Strength

    Paul Morphy, Spring Hill College, 1854      This is a highly unusual article for me.  I have no love for chess engines.  Additionally, I have severe reservations about trying to compare modern players with 19th cenutry players.  It h... | Read More

  • Humans vs. Computers

    Many peoples think, the computers are better than humans. Today I want to speak about that, because I think not! Think a little bit. We (the humans) made the engines, that was one thing, why humans are better.In the next game (I follow in video) ... | Read More

  • Surprising results between titled players: lost half points

    If someone knows surprising results of chess games I would be interested to read. Here are some of them from Finnish championship tournament that was played last year 10th-18th June. To just keep the article shorter I mostly just added Houdini 3 e... | Read More

  • Riding the Winds of Fashion, Part 2

    In Part One of Riding The Winds Of Fashion, I talked about the Hübner Variation of the Nimzo-Indian and how, at one time, it was one of the most fashionable openings in the world. In the main example (Bruce Leverett – Silman, National O... | Read More

    • How to use ChessBase on a Mac

      (This is a short story/guide on the best way to install ChessBase on a Mac, including Macs without a DVD drive.)   Recently, I decided to embrace my inner hipster and get a Mac. (If you don't know what a hipster is, this handy flowchart from th... | Read More

      • smurfo
      • | Apr 18, 2014
    • Analysis Board: My Experience

      Hello everybody, Here I want to share with you my experience of using this new for many chess players tool provided by www.Chess.com - the Analysis Board. To start with, I shall mention that the interface of the Board is quite nice, pleasant,  ... | Read More

    • Taiwan Nationals 2014: part 7 -- Final day 2

      Sunday was day 2 (of 4) of the finals. The top 12 players, as selected by a 11 round swiss, play a round-robin for the title. After six rounds (each day is 3 rounds of 90+30 games), I have three points. Which likely puts me a little ahead of the ... | Read More

      • Tapani
      • | Apr 14, 2014
    • My best effort against Houdini 2.0

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      • Ajatsatru
      • | Apr 14, 2014
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    • david vs. goliath : an important lesson learnt

      I played an online game against 1800+ player here which taught me a important lesson . it was something which made me to understand that chess is not about material equality alone.   it was about positional value of the material. many times, we... | Read More

Video Lessons

  • 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 »