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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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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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