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Online Chess Against Computer ♡ 18 ( +1 | -1 )
Chess Terminology I would like to have a thread devoted to various terms from Chessdom. This is it! I hope that many will contribute! His are a few to start things off . . . Feel free, in fact please DO correct me if you speak that language and a more precise translation exists. My knowlege is Chessic, not linguistic! *** Zwishenzug (German)"inbetween move" zugzwang "no move" ... zug means MOVE in German en passant (French) "In passing"… More: chess online
Chess Online ♡ 57 ( +1 | -1 )
ccmCACollister's Book:Secrets & Wisdom of Chess?! I just learned something. Thought, that's worth remembering. So if I can be permitted, I'd like to start my "Book" right here. Kind of be talking to myself probably. Maybe a few people who like to peek(welcome!) But feel free to offer and comments, of course. So this is what I just learned, to start on a lite, but 100% true of course, note. #1. Do NOT play blitz or 10 minute games with abdominal… More: backgammon online
Chess Vs Computer ♡ 96 ( +1 | -1 )
Linares 2005 Here are the results of the first two rounds: Round 1 (Wednesday, February 23, 2005) Veselin Topalov 1-0 Michael Adams Peter Leko 1/2-1/2 Garry Kasparov Rustam Kasimdzhanov 1/2-1/2 Francisco Vallejo Round 2 (Thursday, February 24, 2005) Garry Kasparov 1/2-1/2 Rustam Kasimdzhanov Michael Adams 1/2-1/2 Peter Leko Viswanathan Anand 1-0 Veselin Topalov The official site can be found here: Best wishes Cairo kasparov I… More: online chess
Chess Tactics ♡ 135 ( +1 | -1 )
Online chess and chess programs Here at GK, I've often seen people complaining about some other players using computer. And I've a few questions about that: 1) How can you know one is using a computer to play in his stead? 2) What those people gain from using a computer? I mean besides a higher rating (which means nothing since they are cheating and THEY know it!): there are no prizes at the end... 3) How can you beat a computer? I mostly always… More: backgammon online
Chess ♡ 174 ( +1 | -1 )
Peace-Treaty Chess! Hello fellow GK'ers. As a long time, Paying & Free, GKMember I have a personal question for you the GK community & international chess community as well. I have a theory I suppose that the "Romantic style" play of chess leads to violence in society, mentality wise (even though it is just a "game".) And that by gorifing only the "victor" in tournments, one is simulteanously glorifing that as an acceptable way of life. What I… More: chess history
Chess Strategies ♡ 213 ( +1 | -1 )
Studying Openings When the time comes to solidify your opening reportoire, theres no alternative to the vast world of opening theory. I just wanted to know how everyone prefers studying the opening. Maybe from a database/ Encyclopedia/Software etc. And what you think is the "best" way. Thanks IMHO At my level the best way is studying annotated master games - and playing correspondence chess, of course :-) Encyclopedia? For us ordinary mortals… More: chess vs computer
Chess Tricks ♡ 252 ( +1 | -1 )
The BEST chess player of all time? Who is widely regarded as being the best chess player of all time? I don't mean your personal favourites as there is already a thread on this. I mean who is supposed to be the best? this thread has been posted so many times- or varr. of it. but it would have to be hands down- you geussed it- Robert James Fischer! Agreed doubt. I KNOW YOU ALL KNOW ROBERT JAMES FISCHER CHESSBOARD CLOSED! play chess online…
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Wittgenstein on (Chess)-Rule following... Anyone familiar with Wittgensteins arguements about rule following? Or, more specifically, the Kipkean version of them? Crudely put, Kripke makes an argument that the Sceptic could always argue that I don't follow the rule of addition at all when I solve the mathematical problem 57+46 but another rule alltogether. Namely, the rule of caddition, that states: "for every number lower than 60, use the rule of play chess online…
Chess Live ♡ 330 ( +1 | -1 )
Kasparov on Fischer's Follies Almost hate to start another thread on the subject, not because it's not an interesting discussion, but...well, you know. Nevertheless Gary Kasparov wrote a kind of retrospective on Fischer for today's Wall Street Journal. is a pay site, but you can read the article for free (after a registration process) at It's a nice bit, and I recommend it. play chess online…
Chess Game ♡ 369 ( +1 | -1 )
Bored of blitz I have played (internet) blitz few years. Despite of negatives, like cheaters, disconnectors and people who behave badly, there have been positives as well - good opponents from various countries etc. Not to forget good games! However, I have lost my motivation to play blitz - completely. Why? Well, I like chess mainly because its depth. Here at GK I can use days for single move but still feel like I have only scratched the play chess online…
Games Chess ♡ 408 ( +1 | -1 )
lessons While I am working on my opening repertoire over the next couple of months I think I will have time to play a couple of unrated games as lessons. If anyone is interested there are two stipulations: 1) if I decide to use your game and comments for an article in the local chess magazine I have your permission. 2) your GK rating should be roughly between 1300 and 1700. My suggested methodology is to play an unrated game at 5-7 days per play chess online…
Free Online Chess ♡ 447 ( +1 | -1 )
Man vs Machine There will be a Man vs Machine match this October! Vladimir Kramnik will play against Deep Fritz, the world's top-rated chess program according to the press release cool Kramnik to win Put your shirt on Kramnik !! The stipulated conditions for the match heavily favour Kramnik and the program itself seems to contain one or two flaws which Kramnik is certain to exploit. I have watched play chess online…
Play Chess Online ♡ 486 ( +1 | -1 )
Essential endgames required Recently, I was told of things such as Philidor position and Lucena position in chess endgames... and I simply have no idea what they are... Are there any fundamental chess endgames that a chess player should be concerned with ? Things like the philidor position for one...... Thanks a lot. Regards. It can be complicated but I've found Silman's "Reassess your Chess explains it .. Essential Endgame Knowledge I wrote a play chess online…
Free Chess ♡ 525 ( +1 | -1 )
Visualization Visualization is quite an interesting subject. I just wanted to start a discussion on different techniques used by players. Can you play blindfold chess? If so, then do you really see a clear board in your mind. Do you visualise a 3D board with pieces or a simple 2d board? Do players split the visualised board into smaller parts (4x4 squares) or do they see the full 64 squares. I'm lookign forward to the comments. Thanks If you play chess online…
Chess For Beginners ♡ 564 ( +1 | -1 )
The Pawns Here's a short story with a chess theme that I wrote. Since this _is_ after all a chess forum, I thought you might enjoy it. And if not, what do I care ... The Pawns ======== Part I “These costumes must weigh a ton!” – complained Josh as he was struggling to keep pace with me. “I told you we should have gone to play baseball instead”. “Stop whining, man, and think just thing how bad _they_ must play chess online…
Chess Opening Moves ♡ 603 ( +1 | -1 )
1a3...2h3 i played a game recently and my opponent played 1a3... and 2h3 which I thought was quite amateurish but they played quite a good game. They eventually lost however, has anyone seen this opening for white and if so what is the best defence for black except the obvious 1...e5 2...d5 probably a quiet system, like double fienchetto (dont know how to spell it) Anderssen's Opening This is a rarely seen opening, White voluntarily gives up the play chess online…
Chess Tactics Server ♡ 642 ( +1 | -1 )
Alekhine 1. e4 nf6 I'm taking it up, I just wondered if any experienced players from the white or black side can point me at good reading literature, online or books? The wordier the better. An opening tree woudl be nice to determine what I am dealing with. Also, are there any trappy deviations from the mainlines, hard to solve lines for white that black can make? And what about 2. Nc3, whats the clearest transposition black can try to make? play chess online…
Play Chess Online Free ♡ 681 ( +1 | -1 )
Chunk value? I recently read a book by Hans Berliner a CC WCC from US contemporary of Fischer called The System, in which he has a chapter talkign about chunks and value that go along with them. Whats a chunk? Berliner says they are groups of pieces, or pawns, or both, that work together in coordination to create board control, attack and or defense, that is worth more than the added up value of the pieces. Batteries, connected rooks,castled play chess online…