Daily Chess Problem Use the mouse to move the pieces for both sides. The Move List will record your moves, up to a maximum of 12 moves. If you attempt an illegal move, the piece will return to its original position. The Hint button will show you the solution, one move at a time. (If you move pieces manually, the Hint button will become disabled.) The Back button will take back moves. Top 10 Interesting Facts About Chess In this list we approach some of the most interesting areas and facts relating to chess which makes it one of the most popular games. Its long history and dynamic nature have produced many chess players around the world – according to The Chess in the Olympics Campaign, “605 million people worldwide know how to play chess.” Here are 10 of the most interesting areas/facts about chess: 10. The History Of Chess Chess has a very long and distinguished history.
Chess Board Editor Link to clone of righthand chessboard (embedded initial position and moves to navigate): Link to current position on righthand chessboard with no moves included: Link to playing current position on righthand chessboard against computer (online for free): HTML code for static diagram image with link to share: HTML code for animated diagram image with link to share: HTML code to embed righthand chessboard on your own webpage: Chess Problems News: Old chess problem books have recently become much easier to access, thanks to Google Books and similar services, as well as Kessinger and other reprint publishers. Some time ago I discovered that the Mackenzie title I was working on was available on Google books, and as it seemed doubtful if a new edition would be of any additional value, my work on it grew more and more fitful, and gradually ceased: today I have dropped it entirely. This means that I will probably not add any new titles to the list below, unless I am convinced that such addition would be useful, even if there are other sources for it. American Chess-Nuts will remain a bit longer -- I might still finish it. I would like to pass on a word of warning to those who decide to purchase reprint edition: if you do, be sure to verify pagination carefully when you receive the book.
Indian Defence Indian defences are chess openings characterised by the moves: 1. d4 Nf6 The Indian defences are considered more ambitious and double-edged than the symmetrical reply 1...d5. In the Queen's Gambit Declined, Black accepts a cramped, passive position with the plan of gradually equalising and obtaining counterplay. Chess Tactics undefined Chyss Chess (Home) Some Common Chess Tactics Chess tactics can be learnt. Studying tactics will undoubtedly help you to improve your game. Here are some commonly occurring tactical motifs which can be applied in many different situations.
Houdini Chess Engine Welcome to the Houdini Chess Engine home page. Houdini is a state-of-the-art chess engine for Windows combining outstanding positional evaluation with the most sophisticated search algorithm. The name Houdini was chosen because of the engine's positional style, its tenacity in difficult positions and its ability to defend stubbornly and escape with a draw – sometimes by the narrowest of margins. On the other hand Houdini will often use razor-sharp tactics to deny its opponents escape routes when it has the better position. At the time of writing Houdini leads all the major Computer Chess rating lists and is widely considered to be the strongest chess engine on the planet. From numerous interviews it appears that many top Grand Masters and World Champions use and appreciate Houdini.
Speed Chess Changed My Brain - Mark Samuelian Mastering the three-minute game saw improved skills in unexpected places, from poker to planking. Mukumbura/Flickr The poker table was down to three players. I had a queen and a 10. It wasn't the strongest hand, but I'd been analyzing my opponents' playing patterns and knew I needed to send an aggressive signal. SILMAN CHESS March 2014 If you’re a 1.d4 player, then this book might well be for you A new edition of Dvoretsky’s magnificent work
10 Chess Openings to Know - Common Chess Openings There are an endless number of possible variations in chess, even after just a few moves have been played. That said, some chess openings are time-tested and popular. Recognizing and understanding the basics of these openings will increase your confidence in the opening phase of the game. Ruy Lopez All diagrams © Ed Scimia The Ruy Lopez (also known as the Spanish Game) is named after the Spanish priest who analyzed this opening in 1561. is the web's most comprehensive chess book review site. April 2014 Finding Chess Jewels If you want very challenging training material then this is for you! Foundations Of Chess Strategy: Applying Business Methods to Chess In this review, Watson gives it an unequivocal recommendation.
Thinking Machine 6 You are white. It is your move. What is happening?