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  • A Month of Studies: Part 2

    For the past week, 5 hours a day, I have worked on studies. Every morning at 10:00 or so I sit indian-style on the floor of my room and begin to work with my floor board. I also have a magnetic board for when I am tired of sitting, and when I am u... | Read More

  • Un Lucena mal planteado

    El título del siguiente post es curioso, ya lo sé, pero "iré por partes" como decía Jack el Destripador. El Lucena es una conocida posición de finales de ajedrez que es fundamental para aquellos que quieran progresar en su técnica de ... | Read More

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman Oct 25, 2013

    "What do you tell someone who is losing too much?" The main reason for losing too much is playing too many players who are much higher rated than you! So we have to ask, "Do you mean you are in a slump (If so, check out Breaking a Slump) and losi... | 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

  • Computers in chess... Cheaters paradise.

    In the last week's article I touched the subject of cheaters who use computer engines during their games. To my great surprise, judging by reader's messages, many of you are not aware of this problem.  I was asked how can cheaters possibly us... | Read More

    • Endgame Technique Part 2

      Another tough match with Shredder produces another instructive endgame. Enjoy! | Read More

      • logosx1
      • | Oct 1, 2015
    • Advanced Rook Endgames: Techniques You Must Know and Some Just for Fun!

      It has been said (and I agree) that the main difference between non-titled players and titled players is the found in the transition between different parts of the game. There are four different phases of a chess game: The Opening: Piece develop... | Read More

      • CraiggoryC
      • | Sep 23, 2015
    • Endgame Technique

      I recently had an interesting confrontation with Shredder that I thought would be helpful for teaching endgame technique. The endgame is often key to winning against strong players because it's difficult to gain an advantage earlier. When kings ... | Read More

      • logosx1
      • | Sep 17, 2015
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    • First smothered mate. D10: Queen's gambit declined, slav defense

      This game was played online at the shredder chess website against a human opponent and is my first smothered mate.  Not the best play by both of us but I've only just started studying the Queen's Gambit. | Read More

      • Bumper72
      • | Aug 21, 2015
    • Second Chess Lesson (8/5)

      1. There are six ways to defend: Run! Move the piece out of the way of the attacker. Take the attacking piece. Block. Move another piece "in front of" the attacking piece. Defend. Bring in another piece to guard the piece being attacked. Pin*. Fo... | Read More

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Almasi, Zoltan

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    Zoltan Almasi, born Aug 29, 1976, was a Hungarian Grandmaster (1993) at the age of 17.  He has won the Hungarian championship six times.  In 2000 he was ranked #23 in the world.  In 1993, he won the World Junior Championsh... Read More »