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  • Chess Tests For Players 1400 And Up's Thumbnail

    Chess Tests For Players 1400 And Up

    IM Silman Nov 10, 2017, 12:24 AM

    Here are six puzzles. They might be tactics, they might be positional, or the puzzle might be about understanding some hidden deep, dark, strategic concept. In other words you need to face real-world problems and...

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    Double the Fun

    batgirl Nov 7, 2017, 7:16 AM

         A few months ago Chess.com introduced an individual version of four player chess called "Free For All."  Just recently a second version called "Teams" has been released.  Four player...

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    Four Player Chess: How To Play And Win

    News Oct 28, 2017, 2:16 AM

    While the traditional two-player chess that we know and love today has become the most popular way to play, there have been hundreds of variations of chess created by imaginative fans of the game. One of the earliest...

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  • Bloody Sunday Produces Six Winners, Aronian As Sole Leader's Thumbnail

    Bloody Sunday Produces Six Winners, Aronian As Sole Leader

    FM MikeKlein Nov 19, 2017, 12:50 PM

    Who is GM Simon Williams seconding? In today's round four of the final leg of the FIDE Grand Prix in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, six of the nine players of the white pieces played h4, many with aggressive intentions. Despite...

  • Stockfish Wins Chess.com Computer Championship's Thumbnail

    Stockfish Wins Chess.com Computer Championship

    pete Nov 18, 2017, 12:56 AM

    The powerful, open-source chess engine Stockfish narrowly beat out two strong commercial engines to win the first Chess.com Computer Chess Championship this week. Stockfish placed clear first in the 10-engine...

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    Aronian, Radjabov Join Leaders At Palma GP

    PeterDoggers Nov 17, 2017, 4:11 PM

    Levon Aronian and Teimour Radjabov won their games in round two of the FIDE Grand Prix in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. The two are tied for first place with Anish Giri and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Ernesto Inarkiev...

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  • The search for chess improvement #6's Thumbnail

    The search for chess improvement #6

    JamesAgadir Nov 20, 2017, 8:53 AM

    Okay I'm back I took a pause for a tournament. First here are the tactics : Puzzle 1 (failed): After a quick material count I saw that I was a minor piece down. The king looked safe enough but the rook was hanging....

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    how does engine evaluate a position

    csayant2014 Nov 20, 2017, 7:54 AM

    Hi   The "complete" algorithm can be explained in code much more elegantly over at the Github repo than in the words I'm about to type, but I'll try to highlight the main points. Just note that these techniques...

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    Some decent games I won

    mavaddat Nov 19, 2017, 3:43 PM

    Don't take your opponent's pieces without checking if they have a cheapo. #cheapo Grab the space! #sacrifice #centre #space  This game I was losing badly, but my opponent was careless about his king.  Wild...

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