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  • Man vs Machine Historical Archive's Thumbnail

    Man vs Machine Historical Archive

    NM SamCopeland Jan 14, 2016, 5:56 AM

    Man vs Machine matches pit humans against the strongest chess entities of all time — chess engines. As chess engines are many classes stronger than even the strongest grandmasters, all matches take...

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    TODAY: Nakamura To Play Komodo In Odds Match

    pete Dec 28, 2015, 2:16 PM

    The strongest computer chess engine in history will face one of the strongest humans on earth next week in an odds chess match on Chess.com. Komodo will play GM Hikaru Nakamura in a four-game match, January...

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    SCID + Stockfish

    deepkimo Mar 1, 2014, 9:44 PM

    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...

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  • In Focus: 'Mr. Rapid,' Oleg Skvortsov's Thumbnail

    In Focus: 'Mr. Rapid,' Oleg Skvortsov

    FM MikeKlein Feb 19, 2016, 1:24 PM

    The recently-concluded 2016 Zurich Chess Challenge was notable for it's experimental time control of 40+10. The idea was largely birthed by tournament's sponsor, Oleg Skvortsov and Zurich Chess Club President Christen...

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    Komodo vs Humanity: Nakamura Will Give It A Go

    PeterDoggers Sep 27, 2015, 2:52 AM

    Komodo, the strongest chess engine, recently faced several grandmasters in odds matches. The next player to represent humanity will be Hikaru Nakamura. [UPDATE: Chess.com has announced the four-game Komodo-Nakamura...

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    Rybka Wins In Leiden

    SonofPearl Nov 30, 2010, 11:45 AM

    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...

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  • An Interview with Dr. Ken Regan, IM and Anti-Cheating Expert's Thumbnail

    An Interview with Dr. Ken Regan, IM and Anti-Cheating Expert

    NM SamCopeland Oct 7, 2014, 2:58 PM

    Dr. and IM Ken Regan was kind enough to sit down with me over the summer for an interview. We discussed his research and perspectives as they relate to topics such as computers, cheating, and performance in chess....

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    Overemphasizing the importance of openings, part 1

    NM linlaoda Aug 23, 2014, 9:15 AM

    Openings just aren't as important as you or I probably make it out to be. At least the way I used to study it. Using a computer to come up with which openings have the best "score" is in my opinion not a very productive...

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    Warning: Missed opportunities! (Mate in X)

    ZeeSteen Aug 12, 2014, 11:05 AM

    So I was playing this blitz game a couple of minutes ago and had a pretty good feeling after the game, it went pretty well and I was confident I hadn't made too many mistakes. Boy was I wrong!  I fed the PGN to...

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