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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

  • 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

  • Schrödinger's Chess Puzzle

    Warning - the article you are about to read might produce a variety of symptoms, including lightheadedness, altered vision, eye or face twitching, jerking or shaking of arms or legs, disorientation, confusion, or momentary loss of awareness.  **... | 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

  • Ideas on how to prepare a good opening repertoire

    Greetings everyone! I am grandmaster Rafael Leitão, from Brazil. My FIDE rating is 2645. I am going to write a series of articles about chess preparation. Many ambitious chessplayers do not know how to work in order to achieve a master and grandm... | Read More

    • Akobian - Erenburg: The ending

      Anyone who has followed the US championships will remember the end of the Akobian - Erenburg game, where in this position, black failed to play Qxb6, instead opting for Qc3 when he lost quickly afterwards.   Furthermore, there was the specter... | Read More

      • bsmail
      • | May 17, 2014
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    • Komodo TCEC vs Rybka 4 - Queen's Indian Defense 4.g3 Bb7

        This is a game played between two chess engines, namely Komodo TCEC (Thoresen Chess Engines Competition) and Rybka 4. The opening played between these two chess programs was the Queen's Indian defense with 4.g3 Bb7. It was played with standard... | Read More

    • Me vs. Rybka

      If you have been following my pilgrimage, I have exhausted the possibilities of Windows 7 Chess Titans. I have moved on to play other chess engines, knowing that I will be challenged beyond my current capabilities. So, I started with Rybka. I set ... | Read More

      • scmooney
      • | May 1, 2014
    • Játszmaelemzés: Típustámadás Morra-cselben

      Az olaszok elleni EL mérkőzésen villámgyőzelmet arattam elfogadott Morra-cselben. A játszma jó példa arra, hogy az elméleti változat végétől kezdve, a megnyitásra jellemző motívumokat alkalmazva, hogyan lehet az ellenfél nem kell... | Read More

      • bumika
      • | Mar 22, 2014
    • Chess Resources

      Chess Resources: It seems that I am not able to publish the links to these places/resources (which is annoying).  I apologize!!  But you can google based on what I've provided to find and use them! Engines/Programs: stockfish [engine/ de... | Read More

      • Petrosianic
      • | Mar 21, 2014

  • 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

  • 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

  • Rybka Banned And Stripped Of Titles!

    The computer chess engine Rybka has been sensationally stripped of its multiple World Computer Chess Champion titles and banned from competing in future events. The International Computer Games Association (ICGA) took the action after an investig... | Read More

  • Slugfest Continues at U.S. Junior Champs

    By Ken West Round 2 Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov paid a surprise visit Friday to the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis during the second round of the U.S. Junior Closed Championship. His presence allowed him to s... | Read More

  • Rybka Wins In Leiden

    Some computer chess tournaments aim to determine the best chess program by running all the engines on the same hardware to create a level playing field. The Open Dutch Computer Championships in Leiden, now in its 30th year, dispenses with such li... | Read More

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  • Rules of chess

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    Summary. White best openings..from better to the best 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 b5 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 1. d4 d5 2. c4 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 1. d4 Nf6 2... Read More »

  • Chess Engines

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    A chess engine is a computer program which is capable of playing a game of chess.  Chess engines do not usually have a GUI (Graphical User Interface) and are designed to be used with a separate GUI.  Commercial chess programs normally ha... Read More »

  • Benjamin, Joel

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    Joel Lawrence Benjamin, born March 11, 1964, was the winner of the National Elementary (1976), Junior High School (1978), and High School  Championships (1980-81), U.S. Junior Championship (1980, 1982), U.S. Open Championship (1985), and U.S.... Read More »