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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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New Article: The Art of Flagging in Chess

Welcome to my discussion of flagging in chess. I will be primarily talking about flagging in online chess. Since flagging occurs very rarely in over-the-board (OTB) chess, I will only mention it in passing. First of all, what is flagging? … Continue reading

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New Article: Chess Ratings

Welcome to my discussion of chess ratings. Today, I want to take a look at a number of ratings systems. Firstly, what is a chess rating? I am often compelled to explain this when I talk to my non-chess-attuned friends. … Continue reading

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New Article: XiangQi in Comparison to "Western chess"

XiangQi, also known as Chinese chess, is a two-player board game similar to Western chess (sometimes called international chess), chaturanga, janggi and shogi. The modern form of Xiangqi originated in China and is therefore commonly referred to as Chinese chess … Continue reading

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New Article: Strategies At the Board

Welcome to my article on strategies at the chessboard. Today, I want to go through some strategies that you can use over-the-board. Battling Fatigue and Blunders Tiredness is the most common cause of mistakes, particularly one-move blunders. Mental exhaustion affects … Continue reading

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New Article: Introduction to Internet Chess Club

Welcome to my introduction to the Internet Chess Club. The Internet Chess Club is one of the world’s largest online chess clubs and by strength, it is in the top two of the strongest chess clubs in the world. ICC … Continue reading

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New Article: Internet Chess Techniques

Welcome to my article on Internet Chess Techniques. Today, I want to go through a number of techniques related to online play. Although some of these tricks are not highly practical, they are fun to use. I will use my … Continue reading

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