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Viswanathan “Vishy” Anand (2787, IND) retained the World Championship title by successfully defending it against challenger Veselin Topalov (2805, BUL). I remember watching the 12th game online last night. Anand and Topalov were on an equal score. The opening was … Continue reading
Hungarian Grandmaster Andor Lilienthal (1911-2010) passed away yesterday at the age of 99. Born in Moscow, he spent the vast majority of his life in Hungary. He has scored wins against World Champions José Raúl Capablanca, Emanuel Lasker, Vasily Smyslov, … Continue reading
We are halfway through the 2010 Topalov-Anand World Chess Championship. Anand is currently leading 3.5-2.5. His early opening deviations (from previous games in the same match), aiming to bypass Topalov’s preparation, are working well for him. (Click image for enlargement.) … Continue reading
The 2010 World Chess Championship is currently being played out. The match is being played from April 24 to May 13, 2010 in Sofia, Bulgaria. It is a traditional one-on-one challenger vs champion match. The combatants are Challenger Veselin Topalov … Continue reading
I have created a very primitive Strategy Games Section on the homepage. The purpose of the section is to discuss other strategy games similar to chess. Currenly, poker and the Rubik’s Cube are considered. Although I may add another game … Continue reading
I will need to update my Free Chess Programs article soon, as the chess engines section is constantly changing all the time. As far as I know, the best CEGT-rated chess engine at the moment is Stockfish 1.6.3. On a … Continue reading
A brief guide for beginners on how to access chess game formats such as CBH, CBV and PGN. Click here to see the full article “How to Access CBH, CBV and PGN Files“.
7th World Champion Vassily Smyslov passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at the age of 89. Smyslov was known for his positional chess and superb endgame knowledge. A lesser known fact is that he was also a great … Continue reading
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“.
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