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Chess Game Online 34 ( +1 | -1 )
The fate of chess?? What will happen to chess when humans achieve perfection? The record of the youngest person to receive a master or grandmaster title is being broken every year. The ratings of top players keep soaring higher and higher, and computers are achieving near perfection. There're more draws in Grandmaster games than there're wins or losses, and for some openings there're more draws than ther're wins and losses combined. If humans… More: chess online
Chess Play 73 ( +1 | -1 )
Blitz and chess skill Do you guys think it is possible to improve your chess skill while playing blitz? Personally I find 5 minute blitz (or less) like playing on instict (and games are often decided by time trouble or blunders). But with 10-15 minute games I normally have time to think a bit before I move. I believe these games (10-15 minutes) are a good chance to gain experience while learning new openings. It would be interesting to hear the… More: backgammon online
Play Live Chess 112 ( +1 | -1 )
Gibbins-Weidenhagen Gambit THE GIBBINS-WEIDENHAGEN GAMBIT by Clyde Nakamura ------------------------------------------------------ In early 1982 I had discovered an amazing gambit in one of my blitz games with Malcolm Kirkpatrick. I did not know what to name it. Therefore I used a combined name of another familiar opening, the Grob's Attack. It was thus named the Queens Pawn Grob. My first actual game with this opening did not occur til my 2… More: online chess
Free Online Chess 151 ( +1 | -1 )
Do you really need to study chess to be good? As most of you, I love to play chess. I guess in short my philosophy is that by studying you actually develop pre-concieved ideas about how to play and you can stifle you own creativity. Perhaps I am rebellious in this aspect but I believe that a great player (I am just an average player) would need to a**es the merits of each position objectively and without bias, unless of course they have been… More: backgammon online
Chess Notation 190 ( +1 | -1 )
expanding my repetoire I've gotten solid enough at my openings to play anyone within 200 points of my OTB rating (in the 1500's) in OTB and get an even initial middle game (and often with a little advantage too). I'm really working on my middle game right now, but I want to expand my opening repetoire a bit. I think a new opening would make it more fun for me and make the game more fresh. Right now I play the Reti opening as white with a… More: chess history
Play Chess Free 229 ( +1 | -1 )
help What is the best way for study the lost games? Thanks I suggest running it through Fritz Or Chessbase. Chessbase is a great tool to see when all of a sudden it goes from 10,000 to 0. That was your mistake. Fritz does a good job (not a great job) analyzing. Here is a tip to all Take it for what it is worth....... There is a reason that there are book moves. Typically they are the best moves. It truly is that simple. A key point in every… More: correspondence chess
Online Chess 268 ( +1 | -1 )
Scrap the stalemate rule! I have never felt that the stalemate rule is fair. my reason for this is that before the word checkmate came into the game of chess people would have to physically capture the king before that. Saying checkmate was just saying to your opponent that there is no possible move that they can make to avoid getting their king captured next move so there is no point of wasting the energy of trying to find a move. I think that play chess online…
Play Chess Against Computer 307 ( +1 | -1 )
How old did you start playing? Here is an interesting topic but forgive me if this has been done before. I want people to put down how old you was when you first started playing chess? I first started playing chess against my grandad when I was eleven and I got beaten every time. It was then when I decided to learn chess better. It took four years before I was able to beat him and it was a good feeling as he was a good player. From then on I've play chess online…
Chess Puzzle 346 ( +1 | -1 )
deepest game ever what is widely regarded as the deepest correspondence game ever played?. i've searched in vain on the net for this topic.. didn't i told you to ask your friends first? ;p i'm thinking of 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 d6 3.Qf3 Nc3 4.Qxf7++ and all the other variations with it? about serious games, no clue, just wanted to make you smile :) kai no that totally answered my question.. that is probably the most accurate play in chess.. just set up play chess online…
2 Player Chess 385 ( +1 | -1 )
true or not One of my chess friend say "You cannot checkmate your opponent's king while your king is in check".Just wonder this statement is true or not. well, since checkmate immediately ends the game I guess one could argue that the check doesn't count, because your opponent wouldn't have time to "execute" the check... However, it says that checkmate by any _legal_ move decides the game immediately, and I would assume that there is a rule play chess online…
Play Chess Against The Computer 424 ( +1 | -1 )
CHESS, as a cause of stress and strife !! The noble game of Chess is oft the cause of domestic strife. My wife is forever going on about all my Chess books lying all over the house. I, of course, deny and dispute this rigorously and to prove her wrong I decided to make a short list of my offending Chess books. TOURNAMENTS London Int Chess Congress 1922 G Maroczy Hastings 1922 A Alekhine Niksic 1978 Shaun Talbot Lone Pine 1979 Murray Chandler play chess online…
Free Chess 463 ( +1 | -1 )
More about "Hippo"/"Feustel" or "hedgehog" system? Having played chess for 35 years now (27 of which in chess clubs), there are still openings I have not known until recently ... A fellow in our club even played this successfully in recent tournament games (though against weaker opponents), and I often come across this now in online blitz games. I am talking about what seems to be called the "Hippopotamus" system (in Germany sometimes also play chess online…
Chess Openings 502 ( +1 | -1 )
Chess Trivia Which famous novel ends with the main character solving a chess problem and falling in love? Big hint: it might take a year for you to solve this one! Sarah Tran trivia "The Joy Luck Club" No -- you're right in that the book had a Chinese girl who was a great chess player (as a child), and several characters fall in love, but it does not end with the girl solving a chess problem -- and I don't remember anyone falling in love at play chess online…
Internet Chess 541 ( +1 | -1 )
Rapid Chess Improvement - 7 Circles Hello out there. I'm curious to know if anyone has read and taken up Michael De la Maza's recommendation in his book 'Rapid Chess Improvement', the seven circles tactical training programme. The argument goes that the best way to improve your chess rapidly (which is backed up by the authors own success) is to study tactical chess puzzles (as opposed to opening books which us class players are guilty of play chess online…
Chess Ratings 580 ( +1 | -1 )
Tactics improvement plan I have heard quite a bit about improving tactics, and I wish to embark on such a course. But the 1st obstacle I am facing is to find the tactical positions for me to try, and I think I need a few thousand of them. Can anyone recommend me some books, or other sources for such tactical positions ? Thanks a lot. CT-ARt 3.0 CT-Art 3.0, a chess program from Convekta, is a must. The problems are ordered by a lot of criteria, play chess online…
How To Play Chess 619 ( +1 | -1 )
Weird Opening What opening is this ? I must confess that after 1.) f3 and 2.) Kf2 that the role of f3 in the final attack and the use of the f file gave some satisfaction. See board. 2987850 What is the actual idea behind whites opening ? Cheers board #2987850 May be the idea was to have great fun? I will do that someday :) Weird Opening Opening with 1.f3 is called the Barnes Opening and to quote ChessOps: "White's King's Bishop's Pawn play chess online…
Chess 658 ( +1 | -1 )
The Magician from Riga. Mikhail Tal is been one of the greatest chess player ever, of course. What do you want to remember of him? His playing style, his character, his quotes, his sacs or his wonderful games? I know some quotations on chess by him. "There are two kinds of sacrifices: sound ones and mine." "To play for a draw, at any rate with White, is to some degree a crime against chess." "They compare me to Lasker, which is an exaggerated play chess online…
Chess Strategies 697 ( +1 | -1 )
The Greatest Move of All Time Just thought it would be cool to have 3 'Greatest' threads. Shock of 1972... Bobby Fischer shocked the world of chess... When in 1972 playing against Spassky... He opened up with c4... He never opened up with c4 (The English Opening) in any championship game... And that move caught the Russians completely off guard... Spassky played e6 against the English opening... The rest is history... Bro... Greatest move The play chess online…