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  • The Joy Of Reviewing Chess Games

    One of the great joys of chess is to sit back, relax, and review a game filled with subtle maneuvers or insanely wonderful tactics. At times, the game might be a masterpiece. At other times, the game might offer only one incredible moment, but tha... | Read More

  • Kings On Steroids

    The most sacred of all pieces is the king, a piece we must care for and nurture. Right!? Wrong!  In this article we are going to take a look at kings on steroids. The kings below are drugged up to their eyeballs and ready... | Read More

  • How To Use A Chess Computer

    Whether you are a Luddite or technophile, the importance of being able to successfully collaborate with a chess computer cannot be overstated. In every stage and aspect of the game — opening preparation, endgame theory, game analysis&... | Read More

  • How To Save Chess

    In 1920s, the world chess champion Jose Raul Capablanca was at the height of his career. He was so much better than anyone else that he was called "the chess machine" due to the merciless precision of his play. So when Capablanca predicted ... | Read More

  • The 5 Best Computer Chess Engines

    Computers are the future of chess. Almost everyone agrees on that. But the statement doesn’t go far enough. By and large, computers are also the present of chess. With the question of man vs. machine long-ago settled over the chessboard,... | Read More

    • Houdini's Pawn Storm

      This is a rapid time control game of 25 minutes with a 10 second increment between the engines Naum 4.6 and Houdini 200716. This was from Season 9 of the TCEC (Top Chess Engine Championship) in 2016. Understanding the play of two top engines is so... | Read More

    • Trampas en el ajedrez on-line

        El mundo del ajedrez on-line tiene un cáncer, un cáncer que se extiende peligrosamente por todos los niveles del juego, creando frustación por un lado y alegrías ingenuas por el otro. Ese cáncer se llama:                   ... | Read More

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      • | Oct 1, 2016
    • The Blunder Games - Two Players Survive!

      For my first blog post, I'm going over a game I should have won but only drew, luckily. However, it was a great game, and that's the point of playing chess: to have a great time. The reason why I didn't win the chess game is because of to many blu... | Read More

    • Game 4: Huebner vs. Csom

      I'm going to be traveling until the second half of October, so this will be my last game until I return.  And it's a doozy.     This is an incredibly complicated game. It is taken me two weeks to get through it. Okay, admittedly I didn't work... | Read More

    • 2016 Maryland Open

      NOTE: SUBMITTED TOO EARLY BY MISTAKE. GAME ANALYSIS YET TO COME. I am way behind in my tournament blogging, but it doesn't matter: I don't make news, I make mistakes. The point of amateurs blogging their games is to expose their mistakes to their... | Read More

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  • Ajeeb

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    The name of the chess automaton built by Charles Alfred Hopper, a Bristol cabinet-maker, in 1865.  Several chess and checker masters (such as Albert Hodges, Ferdinand Burille, and Harry Pillsbury) operated the life-size Indian figure.  O... Read More »