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  • Man vs Machine Historical Archive

    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 place at some form of odds. The... | Read More

  • Your Holiday Chess Buying Guide

    Chess sets and equipment make great gifts for the holidays. Studies have shown that playing chess has many benefits, including better memory function, problem-solving skills, creativity, social skills, concentration and more. (10 Big Benefits of P... | Read More

  • Komodo Devours Lenderman; Hikaru Match Slated Jan.

    Humans long ago relinquished their claim as the world’s best chess players to the computer engines that now play the most accurate version of chess and who now exclusively probe the leading edge of game’s discoveries. While play... | Read More

  • The Ages of Chess

    Caveat: The terms I use in the below essay are strictly my own invention and are not, by any means, generally accepted nomenclature. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * \ Chess Comes of Age /      Around the end of the 15t... | Read More

  • Could A Chess Computer Take Over The World?

    Chess-playing computers are almost unfathomably strong, and they are improving faster than even the best human players. Three months ago, we took a look at the top five computer chess engines, and today the best two programs on that list, Kom... | Read More


    • THE BAKU CHESS OLYMPIAD!! AFRICANS IN VIEW!!

      With less than 10 days to the start of the Baku chess Olympiad, chess.com Africa looks at the top African teams and what they bring to the brilliance and success of the 2016 Chess Olympiad. The top 7 chess playing countries in Africa according to... | Read More

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    • Me vs MAGNUS 16!

        Hello guys.  I am thrilled to tell you i finally beat Magnus 16 after losing more than 20 games in total to him. I can tell for sure this level was the most brutal, painful, most struggling barrier for me to overcome. 2 times before i was 99... | Read More

    • Analysis of one of my correspondence games

      Correspondence chess is different than live chess. Time controls are way slower, from 1 move per day to 10 moves per 40 days (1 move every 4 days if we divide it up) meaning that the player can take all the time he needs to correctly calculate all... | Read More

    • "We merely speak the language of chess"

      Over centuries, the gratuitous contributions and thorough study towards this board game has lead to countless publications (to be specific – more books were written about chess than any other sport in the world, combined!). Compositions of notat... | Read More

    • Boris Spassky new interview. "Lokomotiv Society Saved Me Twice"

      Original here. Interview conducted by IM Igor Lensky. Lokomotiv Society Saved Me Twice On July 19th, it's been 50 years since the legendary grandmaster, Honoured Master of Sports of the USSR and tenth chess world champion, Boris Spassky, recei... | Read More


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  • Values

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    Each of the pieces in chess has a different value indicating its usefulness relative to other pieces. Under most systems, including that used in the "Details" section of Chess.com games, a pawn is worth one point, a knight is worth three points, a... 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 »

  • Kempelen, Farkas

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    Farkas Kempelen (1734-1804) was the Inventor of the first automaton, The Chess Playing Turk, in 1769.  He built it for the sole purpose of entertaining and mystifying the Empress Maria Theresa of Austria.  It was not a true mac... Read More »