I was a happy user of Deep Fritz 14, with a couple of reservations, and decided when Fritz 15 came out that I would invest my hard-earned wonga in it. After using it, I do get the feeling that I don't have much for my money.
My main gripe with DF... | Read More
Using chess engines a lot in chess training, to try to improve in chess, can have a few bad side effects.
Chess engines basically only calculate, and do not play with long term "strategical" plans.
Human beings do not have to calculate everythin... | Read More
M = Material (or Materiel, if you prefer...potato/potatoe, tomato/tomtatoe, it's all lost in the dustbin of meaningless nuance, along with memories of Dan Quayle, George H. W. Bush's Vice President). Material is all about counting points, and then... | Read More
First off, summarizing the picture head used for this blog entry, is that how you're supposed to feel when playing against this engine? Yes? No?? Well, honestly I felt like a human buffet table going up against this thing ... | Read More
In Ivanchuk: Move by Move (Everyman, 2015), I noted that the title - Aggressive Defence - can be used to describe Ivanchuk’s way of warding off attacks as he "does not conform to patient, passive defence where solid barricades are set up, inviti... | Read More