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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 li... | Read More


    • Fritz 15 seems slow

      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

    • Play like a human, not like an engine!

      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

      • achja
      • | May 25, 2016
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    • KIMPLODES--Material! (Part 4 of 10)

      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

    • Come On Komodo, Let's See How Hard You Bite!

      [Blog History]      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

    • Aggressive Defence - Ivanchuk's technique and a local example by IM Kevin Goh

      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

      • juniortay
      • | May 14, 2016
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      • | 7 comments

Video Lessons



  • Fried Liver Attack

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     The Fried Liver Attack is a continuation of the Two Knights Defense. It is an aggressive gambit where white gives up a knight in exchange for poor king safety for black. This attack has not been proven decisive, especially under slower time cont... Read More »

  • 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 »