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ChessBase Magazine #158 Review E-mail
Written by chessbibliophile   
Sunday, 16 March 2014 19:22

chessbase ChessBase Magazine is the flagship of ChessBase and released every two months.

Our columnist offers a review of the latest issue-Ed.

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 March 2014 20:09
 
10 Strongest Free Chess Engines [all above 3000 ELO] E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 00:00

logo-stickfishChess engines play a huge role in 21st century chess. Mostly due to their presence we now see 15, 14, 13 and even 12 year old grandmasters, something that was unthinkable just 20 years ago.

Ability to have a precise analysis of any given position changed the way players are preparing for the competition.  Here is the list of 10 strongest free chess engines in the world.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014 21:07
 
What is New in Theory? (February 2014) E-mail
Written by chessbibliophile   
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 00:00

what's new in chess theoryIn the current update on ChessPublishing.com our columnist offers you some Scotch by way of

refreshment-Ed.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 12:43
 
17 Great Chess Quotes from Bobby Fischer E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Friday, 28 February 2014 00:00

fischer 2Bobby Fischer is one of the greatest and probably the most controversial chess player of all times.  At age 13 he won a brilliancy award for a game that became known as the Game of the Century.  

Fischer became 11th World Chess Champion defeating Boris Spassky. But then, he refused to defend his title and lost it without a fight. Fischer dominated the chess scene for about a year (1970-1971) in "extent never seen before".

His greatest games are outlined and analyzed in the book My 60 Memorable Games, which remains one of the greatest chess books ever written.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 February 2014 09:54
 
Total Chess: Deflection Tactics E-mail
Written by John Herron   
Saturday, 08 March 2014 23:00

deflectionDeflection tactics occur when you try to get a piece off of a square.  

Once the piece leaves, then you can use another tactic.

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 March 2014 21:09
 
20 Best Chess Humor Cartoons E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Monday, 03 March 2014 00:00

chess catroon Today we want to present to you 20 best chess humorous cartoons by Andres Guadalupe. They are very funny and clever representation of today's chess reality that most player would recognize and appreciate.

Today's topics include World Chess Championship 2014, Magnus Carlsen, Vishy Anand, chess commentators, Japanese chess, chess barbeque,  GM at training, deep analyzes, etc. Enjoy!

Last Updated on Monday, 03 March 2014 11:21
 
10 Answers by Judit Polgar about Success at Chess E-mail
Written by Merike Taal   
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 00:00

judit polgarJudit Polgar is legendary; by far the strongest female chess player of all time. At 15 she became the youngest ever grandmaster. In 2002 she defeated Garry Kasparov - it was the first time in chess history that a female player had beaten the World’s No. 1 in competitive play.

U.S. Champion Joel Benjamin likens her to a tiger at the chessboard. "She absolutely has a killer instinct. You make one mistake and she goes right for the throat," he said. In this exclusive interview with Merike Taal, Judit Polgar reveals her secrets to success.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 09:50
 
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