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  • A Month of Studies: Part 2's Thumbnail

    A Month of Studies: Part 2

    NM llamalord42 Jan 10, 2014, 8:43 AM

    For the past week, 5 hours a day, I have worked on studies. Every morning at 10:00 or so I sit indian-style on the floor of my room and begin to work with my floor board. I also have a magnetic board for when I...

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    Q&A with Coach Heisman Oct 25, 2013

    NM danheisman Oct 25, 2013, 8:48 PM

    "What do you tell someone who is losing too much?" The main reason for losing too much is playing too many players who are much higher rated than you! So we have to ask, "Do you mean you are in a slump (If so, check...

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    Q&A with Coach Heisman Sep 13, 2013

    NM danheisman Sep 13, 2013, 6:28 PM

    Friday the 13th wasn't too unlucky for the show - we had lots of varied and interesting questions. Today's show was moved back an hour to allow for the finish of the telecast of the 4th round of the Sinquefield...

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    Rybka Wins In Leiden

    SonofPearl Nov 30, 2010, 11:45 AM

    Some computer chess tournaments aim to determine the best chess program by running all the engines on the same hardware to create a level playing field. The Open Dutch Computer Championships in Leiden, now in its...

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    Rybka 4 Released

    SonofPearl May 31, 2010, 1:06 PM

    Rybka has been the dominant force in computer chess for nearly five years, and despite some recent pretenders (possibly reverse-engineered clones), the "little fish" still sets the standard to beat. The programmer,...

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    Aronian Wins Rapid World Championship

    SonofPearl Aug 3, 2009, 12:13 PM

    Lev Aronian (pictured) made up for the disappointment of losing to Hikaru Nakamura in the Chess 960 championship in Mainz by winning the main event - the Grenkeleasing World Rapid Chess Championship. The big shock...

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  • Games 3 & 4 - A Dull Draw and a Misplayed Endgame's Thumbnail

    Games 3 & 4 - A Dull Draw and a Misplayed Endgame

    Boldchess Mar 17, 2017, 7:33 AM

    Games 3 & 4 of my match against Shredder 13 (playing strength: 2100) both ended in a draw. Game 3 was a dull draw after I allowed the engine to exchange some key pieces in an IQP position. In Game 4 I failed...

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    Game 2 - A disappointing loss

    Boldchess Mar 16, 2017, 6:05 AM

    After reaching an equal position (and missing many opportunites to play actively) I allowed the computer too much activity and let its queen penetrate into my camp. A disappointing loss... Shredder 13 (2100) 1,5...

  • My Journey from Patzer to Master - Game 1's Thumbnail

    My Journey from Patzer to Master - Game 1

    Boldchess Mar 15, 2017, 7:43 AM

    Ok, so I've decided to work on my chess seriously again. How should I go about it? Well, the last time I managed to improve significantly was a few years ago (when I reached a 2180 FIDE rating). I remember playing...

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