Monthly Archives: January 2010

Chess Styles

Long since the days of Ruy Lopez and Greco have players argued about chess styles. Before we continue this article, I would like to bring to attention some important words that my chess coach FIDE Master Geoff Saw said to … Continue reading

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New Book on The Legendary Bobby Fischer

There has been much literature written on 11th World Champion Robert James “Bobby” Fischer, considered by many, including the highest ever rated player 13th World Champion Garry Kasparov, as the best chess player in history. “Bobby Fischer – The Career … Continue reading

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Lack of Improvement in Chess

Today, I’m going to discuss some issues you might face when you’re playing chess long term. Chess Ceilings Chess authors often talk about “chess ceilings”, where each chess player has their own peak standard of play and can never improve … Continue reading

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New French Chess Movie

There is an interesting new French chess movie soon to be released called Queen to Play (also known as Joueuse), starring Sandrine Bonnaire and Kevin Kline. Jennifer Beals has a cameo. See the article “French Chess Movie” for more details … Continue reading

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Two New Extremely Strong Engines (For Free!)

There are two new chess engines available that have shown to be very strong. Stockfish 1.6.2 JA readily outforms Rybka 2.2n2 (strongest multi-processor version of Rybka available for free) on the CEGT computer rating list. The other engine is RobboLito … Continue reading

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Material Odds Tip

To save me having to do a second update, I have added a screenshot of my website statistics for your interest. Have you ever found playing against your computer boring? Computer are not great at simulating particular playing strengths and … Continue reading

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World Chess Champions

An overview of the world’s best players including interesting facts about them. This article contains a list of all world champions (including FIDE and Classical World Champions). Click here for the full article “World Chess Champions”.

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Chess as a Career

Unless your top 10 material, it seems that most professional chess players aren’t particularly wealthy and may even be in financial difficulties at times. The fact is that chess is mainly a one-way road in terms of money. Basically, money … Continue reading

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Correspondence Chess

Correspondence chess is a form of long distance chess where moves are delivered by services such as email, traditional post, fax and homing pigeon… Click here for the full article “Correspondence Chess”.

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