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July 24th, 2010 at 12:33 pm

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Some updates :)

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The other day I visited mychessblog and read their post on mma vs chess and the idea of mma pound for pound system and chess elo system stuck me. Do you guys think that chess has anything similar to that? I think the ELO system is way different.

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February 26th, 2010 at 2:59 pm

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Chess middle game strategy

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In chess winning depends upon how well a strategy is implemented during the phases of the game. There are basically three phases in the game of chess. They are the opening game where the pieces in the back row are brought into the thick of action which usually takes up first 10 to 25 moves. Then there is middle game which is the battling part of back row pieces of both the players. Finally the end game where most pieces are lost and the king is left fighting for himself.

In chess middle game strategy shows the true mastery of a player. In this phase most of the pieces are developed and players have to execute positive sensible strategies to take control of key positions and hand out critical hits to the opponent. Some players open up the game very quickly so that he can start the middle game in [...] Continue Reading…

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February 1st, 2010 at 10:34 am

Beating Computer Chess, Why Not?

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The complexities of a computer system have always been a challenge to most, if not all human minds. Though only discovered and designed by humans, the intelligence of a computer is now a promising match to that of human’s. The extent of computer intelligence however is still the favorite subject of extensive discussions. The question of whether which among the human mind or the computer will reign supreme is a question that holds unanswered.

With the evolvement of chess into something way more advance than the actual board game the people’s respect to computer has undeniably increased. It was a whole new world waiting to enfold right under our fingertips. When computer chess became popular, the life of many chess enthusiasts became a lot easier. People of full schedules everyday were enabled to play during break times and wee hours without ever having to leave home or their workplaces. Also, [...] Continue Reading…

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December 30th, 2009 at 9:01 am

Most Popular Chess Openings

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It is funny how a simple game can create a big impact on one’s life. Take chess for example, although this does not entail someone to run a yard or even an out-of-control ball, it can still offer great dose of fun which is somehow comparable to the fulfillment that a player will feel if he opt for other kind of sports. Because of the fulfillment that people can get here, this article was able to summed up the most popular chess openings to be of help to those people who simply can’t get enough of this board game.

Basically, there is a wide array of possible variations in this game, and this is true even though only a few moves were made. Because of that, there are some kinds of chess openings that are tested to give efficient results which also lead to their popular. Understanding the many basic [...] Continue Reading…

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December 5th, 2009 at 10:26 am

Fast and Furious: The game of speed chess

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We’ve all heard of the normal chess game but did you know that there’s more than one style of chess? There is another version of chess that is quite fun to play and very quick. This version of chess is known as speed chess and can be played in person or as an online chess game. In this version of chess you not only have to be strategic but you also need to be quick thinking. A chess clock is used to keep track of how long a player has to make their move. These chess clocks have two clocks and each individual clock can be stopped at will as they are counting down. A player automatically forfeits the match if they do not make their move before the chess clock timer runs out. Speed chess can be played on a board or can be played in an [...] Continue Reading…

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November 6th, 2009 at 8:02 am

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Getting to Know the Contents of Online Chess

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What really is the meaning of the table of chess invitations? And why does it exist? It is because of the fact that one of the things that you are going to find once you open the site on online chess is the chess invitation. Now this one centralizes on the invitations that one player has to create and the will be able to send all of those in the interested ones… those players who are being interested in being an opponent. There is what we call as the different kinds of invitations. Allow me to discuss one by one of the three of them. There are only few but more information that you have to know about this kind of online game called as chess played online.

The first one is the private chess games invitation. In this first kind of game invitation, it allows you to invite playing [...] Continue Reading…

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October 31st, 2009 at 9:10 pm

Simple Chess Openings for Beginners of Chess Games

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For the beginner chess players, studying the wide variation of attacks, strategies, defenses, tactics, and the hundreds of chess openings seems to be a job for superman. When learning those many available lines for the opening, you must first create a strong understanding to those simple chess openings that can be beneficial in your first series of chess plays.

When learning chess opening, you do not need to memorize opening lines because you will just get confuse when you play against other chess player. What if your opponent did was different from what you have memorized? So, then you will get messed up and will result to an early lost of the game. First and foremost, what you should do is to understand the basic principles of the chess openings. In this way, you can vary your opening moves into a more effective way that is best suitable for the [...] Continue Reading…

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October 9th, 2009 at 12:38 pm

Playing Computer Chess – Valuable Tool that Helps You Learn

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One of the innovations in technology is the computer architecture that formulated a software and hardware capable to play chess independently without any human assistance. Playing computer chess has several advantages such as practicing ground enhances chess analysis, to join computer chess tournaments and the most significant is to improve the cognitive sense of an individual. This is one of the many learning tools used by top level players to help them study and practice without any other player. Computer chess is also useful for beginners because of the teaching devices that are available in the program. Likewise, the program has a wide selection of strong strategies that interest many chess enthusiasts. As mentioned earlier, playing chess in your computer has favourable benefits in your chess career.

The first benefit that you could experience is learning more the different moves of the pieces. You can fully enjoy it by [...] Continue Reading…

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October 2nd, 2009 at 6:27 am

Tips for beginners : How to increase the % of victories in Chess

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One of the most easiest games to learn, but the most challenging and tough one to gain expertise and master is none other than the game of Chess.

What is there in the game of chess that makes it unique and tough to master?

Well. Chess is a thinking game. It is recognized as a sport for its competitive element. Chess is an art in that it is the breeding ground for innovative ideas, creative strategies and tactics and out-of-the-box thinking. In a way, the game of chess is a science, as it challenges the mind and provides tons of problem-solving puzzles. A large number of theories have been developed, tested and proved in the past 15 centuries.

Chess has gained much recognition thanks to the contribution of the technology, the computer and the Internet. One of the oldest games has become a fascination and challenge for the [...] Continue Reading…

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September 10th, 2009 at 9:20 am