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Brief History of Chess

I compiled information from Encyclopædia Britannica and World Book to create a timeline on the origins of chess and other interesting historical data. Click here to see the article “Brief History of Chess“.

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Best Chess Interfaces and GUIs

Chess engines are normally not standalone programs: they need an adequate interface in order to run them. Today, I’m going to run through a number of chess interfaces/GUIs (graphical user interfaces). Nowadays, most leading interfaces support the Universal Chess Interface … Continue reading

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Chess Book Recommendations

Chess books are the ultimate source of knowledge on chess. In technical terms, they can provide more detailed material than DVDs. Some players even credit 1800+ of their rating points to a single book! There is an abundance of chess … Continue reading

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Sveshnikov’s 60th Birthday

Evgeny Sveshnikov, born in Cheliabinsk, Russia, on February 11, 1950, is perhaps best known for the opening named after him, the Sveshnikov Variation of the Sicilian Defence (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5). To be … Continue reading

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Review of Roman’s Lab DVDs

Roman’s Lab is a range of chess DVDs that have been released within the last few years and I believe the series hasn’t finished yet. The DVDs are presented by famous American Grandmaster Roman “Dzindzi” Dzindzichashvili. Best known for his … Continue reading

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New Chess DVD Reviews

I have reviewed several chess DVD series recently. DVDs are a great way to learn if you want to take a more relaxed approach to chess improvement. PRO CHESS: THE VIDEO CHESS MENTORCHESSBASE FRITZTRAINERFOXY OPENINGS

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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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