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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 simul report. The next simul takes place on Wednesday,  21/9/2011 at 17:00 GMT. The qualification …

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