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  • The World Computer Championships: A History's Thumbnail

    The World Computer Championships: A History

    DavidLevyLondon Jul 7, 2017, 6:27 PM

    [Editor's note: David Levy is the president of the International Computer Games Association.]  The history of chess programs competing in tournaments is exactly 50 years old. In February 1967 the program...

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    What I Learned From My 1st Chess Tournament

    louisathomas Jun 28, 2017, 3:32 AM

    I prepared for my first chess tournament for weeks. Every night, I played a rapid game -- and then studied it, reviewing my moves to see where I missed a tactic, where I anticipated the wrong move, where I could...

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    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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    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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  • BEST CHESS APPS FOR ANDROID's Thumbnail

    BEST CHESS APPS FOR ANDROID

    Aditya1636 Jun 16, 2017, 10:00 AM

    The Android platform now dominates the internet.    Many things like Youtube Videos, Google Play Apps are much more developed likeWindows.Some Years ago, Google announced that the majority of its searches are nowperformed...

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    Computer Chess

    andreas0801 Jun 6, 2017, 11:49 PM

    Chess-playing computers are now accessible to the average consumer. From the mid-1970s to the present day, dedicated chess computers have been available for purchase. There are many chess engines such as Stockfish,...

  • 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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