Monthly Archives: December 2009

Creating Your Own Chess Website/Blog

Would you like to run your own chess website or blog? Today I’m going to run over a basic tutorial on how to do so. I will go through 4 possible options. Note that this guide is universally applicable to … Continue reading

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How to Read Chess Books

Today, I’m going to pick a rather unusual topic to talk about. At some point when I was rated around 1000, I started to find that reading chess books over a chess set was tiring and boring. I wasn’t sure … Continue reading

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Karpov’s games from the 12th Linares tournament

The 1994 12th Linares tournament (held in Linares, Spain) is considered one of the strongest tournaments ever. There was an average FIDE Elo rating of 2685, the highest ever at the time, making it the first Category XVIII tournament ever … Continue reading

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Dealing with Surprises in the Opening

This is a slightly more advanced topic than usual. Nevertheless, I feel it is of good practical use. I make use of some quotations from famous grandmasters to support my arguments. Click here to see the article “Dealing with Surprises … Continue reading

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How to Make Chess Videos

Welcome! For a couple of months now, I have been posting free chess videos on YouTube. It has been a rewarding process and I am thankful that it has provided plenty of traffic to this website. Many people have asked … Continue reading

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Free Chess Programs

This article leads on somewhat from my previous article about the free version of Rybka. It discusses a whole range of chess freebies in relation to online chess, playing software and engines, databases software, free databases and free ebooks. Click … Continue reading

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World’s Strongest Chess Program for Free

An earlier version of the world’s strongest chess program Rybka is available for free (version 2.2n2). Although this is not the latest version, it still packs a punch with ratings of 2961 on 2 CPUs and 2929 on 1 CPU … Continue reading

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Daily Chess Puzzle

A daily chess puzzle (regenerates every day) is now available on GeniusProphecy Chess. There are three sets of puzzles of varying difficulty available each day. Try it out today.

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Amount of Traffic on GeniusProphecy Chess

Have you ever wondered how much traffic reaches the GeniusProphecy Chess website? Here is a recent screen capture of the statistics (done December 2). I assume the many times I go to my own website to check for errors is … Continue reading

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