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  • Engines
    Online Sep 15, 2011

    David Waters | Kalamazoo, United States

    Joined: Nov 27, 2009

  • eddie760
    Online Aug 20, 2012

    Jdm Engines | United States

    Joined: Aug 20, 2012

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  • Do Not Misuse Your Chess Computer!

    My favorite episode from The Prince And The Pauper happens towards the end of the story: "Speak up, good lad, and fear nothing," said the king. "How used you the Great Seal of England?" Tom stammered a moment,...

  • Who Was The Best World Chess Champion In History?

    What if we had a time machine? What if we could bring all the greatest chess players in history together, removing any advantages of opening theory or other evolved knowledge of our game for a super-tournament? What...

  • Carlsen's Unlucky Endgame

    In the age of endgame tablebases and engines rated 3300+, it is difficult to imagine a relatively basic endgame that even grandmasters have difficulties to play and evaluate. The endgame "two bishops...

  • Man vs Machine

    As told by Ray Bradbury, the Matrix, and Will Smith in iRobot, artificial intelligence will one day take over the world. While this fate may be inevitable, the same can not be said for the world of chess. Watch...

  • Better Than Ratings? Chess.com's New 'CAPS' System

    One of the most exciting projects I've contributed to since joining the Chess.com team (eight years ago and counting) is being revealed today.  Chess.com's Computer Aggregated Precision Score (or CAPS)...

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  • 3 Best Chess Games For iPhone

    Chess is an ancient game with a long and interesting history. There’s nothing quite like playing a game of chess on a physical chess board, but in this day and age, chess players want something more. Luckily, there’s...

  • Save Chess - Free the Pawn!

    • mikeyt
    • Dec 16, 2016, 12:49 PM

    Bobby Fischer is my favorite player, but I will never embrace Fischer Random Chess (or Chess 960 as it is called on this web site). There are too many rule changes for setting up the pieces and castling, based on...

  • 7 Reasons You Should Play in the Crazyhouse Championship

    The first ever crazyhouse championship is right around the corner and you don't want to miss out! Not only does this event boast a $2,000 prize fund to be distributed to the top 10 finishers; it's also attracting...

  • How to use a chess program, without cheating

    In this post I want to show you how to use a chess progam for your games on chess.com, but not cheating at the same time. But first I schould explain why I write this. As you can read on my profile page, I played...

  • Carlsen-Karjakin, Tiebreaks: Magnus still the champ

    Magnus Carlsen has won the World Chess Championship for a third time after unleashing a glorious queen sacrifice on the final move of the match. That meant the birthday boy had won the tiebreaks 3:1, after also...

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  • Nakamura Strikes Back With A Vengeance

    There's no better way to get back after a devastating loss than using the same opening with the other color and scoring a nice win yourself. That's what Hikaru Nakamura did today in his game with Maxime...

  • Caruana Beats Nakamura: Is The Grand Chess Tour Decided?

    In an all-American grudge match, Fabiano Caruana defeated Hikaru Nakamura, sacrificing a queen in the 6.Bg5 Najdorf. Now it's hard to believe that Wesley So won't win the Grand Chess Tour as he beat...

  • Nakamura Wins 2nd Straight In London

    After opening with back-to-back rounds with three out of fives games decisive, the 2016 London Chess Classic has cooled off. That is, for everyone except for Hikaru Nakamura. After a slow start, for the second...

  • Carlsen Escapes, Draws Karjakin In Game 9

    Today GM Sergey Karjakin came very close to winning his second game in a row, and delivering a huge blow in the 2016 world championship. Just before the time control he chose a strong continuation over...

  • 42nd Chess Olympiad Starts In 2 Days

    We're only two days away from the 42nd Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan. The opening ceremony is scheduled for Thursday,  September 1; the first round will be played on Friday.  About...


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