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Date registered: November 12, 2010

Latest posts

  1. This blog has moved! — June 18, 2013
  2. New Chess960 Article — October 7, 2012
  3. When the opponent is low on time — June 11, 2012
  4. World Chess Championship Between Anand and Gelfand — May 15, 2012
  5. Blindfold Chess and updated Free Chess Programs — March 30, 2012

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Jun 18

This blog has moved!

This blog has now moved to the Chess Game Improvement domain. All the links and pages on the top navigational menu will still work.

Oct 07

New Chess960 Article

I have written a new article on “Chess Game Improvement” about a variant of chess called Chess960 or Fischer Random Chess. Though not the original inventor, the variant is named after 11th World Champion Robert James Fischer, who refined the modern rules. This variant is a useful tool for chess training and receives the seal …

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Jun 11

When the opponent is low on time

We all know of players who are ‘time trouble addicts’ and it not unusual that they down to their last few minutes when the game is far from over. How do you play against these opponents when they’re in time trouble and you still have a large amount of time left? Should you bide your …

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May 15

World Chess Championship Between Anand and Gelfand

The World Chess Championship is currently taking place in the Engineering Building of the State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow, Russia) with a prize fund of 2.55 million US Dollars. The format of this World Chess Championship is a two-player match with the defending champion being Indian Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand (FIDE: 2791) and the challenger being Israeli …

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Mar 30

Blindfold Chess and updated Free Chess Programs

I have written a new article discussing the merits of blindfold chess, both as a form of entertainment to non chess players and as an instructive training tool. Additionally, the article for Free Chess Programs has been updated in its sections regarding free chess engines. The extremely strong free versions Rybka 2.3.2a and Houdini 1.5a …

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Jan 31

Chess Openings Wizard and a response

Happy New Year to my readers!!! (Sorry for being a month late, I have been occupied by other issues lately.) I have written a review on Chess Openings Wizard, an advanced piece of software predominantly used for learning openings and managing repertoires. Here’s a response to a visitor’s question: Hi GP: I learned to play …

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Sep 17

Jan Markos First Simul

Grandmaster Jan Markos’ first simultaneous display on Chess Friends finished with a 4.5-1.5 win for the grandmaster. Markos is the number one ranked player in Slovakia and has a FIDE Elo rating of 2596. Click here for the official ChessFriends.com simul report. The next simul takes place on Wednesday,  21/9/2011 at 17:00 GMT. The qualification …

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Sep 12

New Live Chess

I have embedded a new Chess Friends Live Board on the website. I had tested it out twice and was very impressed with the interface. Chess Friends has also organised simultaneous exhibitions by Grandmaster Jan Markos.

Aug 05

New Chess Website

I have published a new chess website called Chess Game Improvement. The site is mainly geared towards beginners. I find teaching this ‘simple material’ quite rewarding, especially given how far a player can go if he starts off with a strong foundation. The main GeniusProphecy Chess website will still be continually updated, although often with …

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Jun 14

Coaches, Chessmaster and The Art of Learning

I have written two new related articles. A review of the excellent book The Art of Learning, by American International Master Joshua Waitzkin. Waitzkin is also the main spokesperson for Chessmaster, one of my all-time favourite chess programs. I have reviewed the Grandmaster Edition of Chessmaster. I have added acknowledgements to my past coaches on …

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