Chessmaster: Grandmaster Edition Chessmaster is a computer game owned by UbiSoft and is available on the PC, Xbox, and DS.It has sold more than 5 million units as of 2002. It is certainly one of the oldest programs dating back to 1986.
I love playing chess and collecting chessboards and like everything else, my enjoyment of the game has moved online. As well as playing installed software chess games, I also have some favourite chess websites where I like to meet other players from around the world for a game or two. After all, it gets boring eventually playing against a computer.
You can adjust most engines to be weak enough to beat if that's what you want, and there are many free ones you will never beat if that's what you want. If you would rather learn the game and improve your play, get a database program like Chessbase - older versions are great, most work fine - that allows you to filter games by position and opening and player, etc. Keep it up to date with historical databases and the free TWIC weekly updates of all master events. Then learn by playing over the games of strong players, especially in the opening you want to learn, and go over them fairly quickly (10-20 minutes per game). Play through the games your side or your player wins, loses and draws and play them all out to the end, just don't spend too much time on one (you can flag the best and come back later for deep analysis). You will begin to recognize recurring patterns and ideas from the opening through typical middlegames and even into the endings which arise.
Chess is an exercise of infinite possibilities for the mind, one which develops mental abilities used throughout life: concentration, critical thinking, abstract reasoning, problem solving, pattern recognition, strategic planning, creativity, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation, to name a few. Chess can be used very effectively as a tool to teach problem solving and abstract reasoning. Learning how to solve a problem is more important than learning the solution to any particular problem. Through chess, we learn how to analyze a situation by focusing on important factors and by eliminating distractions.
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By Dr. Robert C. Ferguson
1990s Pressure-sensory chess computer with LCD screen Computer chess is computer architecture encompassing hardware and software capable of playing chess autonomously without human guidance. Computer chess acts as solo entertainment (allowing players to practice and to better themselves when no sufficiently strong human opponents are available), as aids to chess analysis, for computer chess competitions, and as research to provide insights into human cognition . Current chess engines are able to defeat even the strongest human players under normal conditions. Whether computation could ever solve chess remains an open question. [ edit ] Availability
This software category is in need of an editor. If you would like to give something back to the freeware community by taking it over, check out this page for more details. You can then contact us from that page or by clicking here . Free online chess apps (Java): Little Chess Partner is a good first stop.
The Chess-board — Illustration to the second chapter of Through the Looking Glass by John Tenniel. Wood-engraving by the Dalziels. "I declare it's marked like a large chess-board!" Alice said at last. "There ought to be some men moving about somewhere — and so there are!"