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Photos By Official Event Photographer Betsy Dynako 2010 US Championship Media Kit Click here for tiebreaks and playoff procedures . The 24 invited players include ( click here to see a list of player bios ) : The defending U.S. Champion - GM Hikaru Nakamura The winner of the 2009 U.S.
Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard , a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid. It is one of the world's most popular games, played by millions of people worldwide at home, in clubs , online, by correspondence , and in tournaments . Each player begins the game with 16 pieces : one king , one queen , two rooks , two knights , two bishops , and eight pawns . Each of the six piece types moves differently. Pieces are used to attack and capture the opponent's pieces, with the objective to ' checkmate ' the opponent's king by placing it under an inescapable threat of capture. In addition to checkmate, the game can be won by the voluntary resignation of the opponent, which typically occurs when too much material is lost, or if checkmate appears unavoidable.
Free Software Every Chess Player Should Have There are many free chess programs and related software. For the amateur player this software is all you really need. If you're a beginner at chess, spend your money on a few good chess books ( Play Winning Chess by Yasser Seirawan and Logical Chess, Move By Move by Irving Chernev) and download these free programs. NOTE: You don't get toll-free Tech Support with this software! Be prepared to spend a little time reading the Help files and experimenting to find out what they can do.
ChessBase Light Freeware from ChessBase. Windows. ChessBase Light is a free version of the database program ChessBase 6 however limited to a maximum of 8000 games in one file. Reads and saves PGN and CBH (ChessBase' own format).
Slow Chess is a strong free chess program. Download link given below. Older versions are open source (at the very bottom of this page.) (Full size screenshot) Features:
Raptor is a cross platform chess interface and pgn viewer for the free internet chess server: FICS . Latest Stable Version: Raptor .98u3f5 Downloads (.98u3f5): ( Installation Guide ) ( Change Log )