Errare humanum est
Close the door to all the mistakes, and the truth cannot enter R. Tagore Every person has a tendency to make mistakes, but persistence in error is peculiar only to…

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“Calculation of options”
During tournament and match games, a chess player only in rare, exceptional cases performs a combination, more often he analyzes the positions and evaluates them, after which he draws up…

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“Calculation of options”
During tournament and match games, a chess player only in rare, exceptional cases performs a combination, more often he analyzes the positions and evaluates them, after which he draws up…

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computer program

Computer or person

MG Emil Sutovsky recently published shocking news on his Facebook page: the computer program “Ponanza” beat the best shogi player in the world. But that is not all! The program applied the novelty on the first move: no professional shogi player had ever played like this before! I think this is about how to start a debut with 1.Ka3 or 1.f3.

Of course, this is not so shocking news for chess players. Unfortunately, we have already left this stage of computer development far behind.

Today, the top-end program can easily beat Magnus Carlsen by playing literally any initial move. The future Continue reading

A rook in chess - how does a piece move?
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Spassky vs. Fisher: the legendary chess battle
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