Chess Challengers Tournament
To determine the rival of the world champion in the world championship match, contests of applicants are held. In 1946, the international chess organization FIDE adopted a new world championship…

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Sally Landau and Mikhail Tal: And at night he taught her to play chess ...
He could play blindly on ten chessboards, not recording anything and memorizing his every move, while at the same time accurately calculating the opponent's moves ahead. Mikhail Tal was a…

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“How to learn openings”
Perhaps there is no such a chess lover who would not want to learn how to play better, would not seek to get rid of the flaws in his game.…

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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

How the Russian princess conquered the world famous chess king, or the most brilliant game of Jose Capablanca
When they met in 1934 at a reception at the Cuban Embassy in Washington, Princess Chegodaeva was probably the only one to whom the name of Jose Raul Capablanca did…

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Queen in chess
The queen in chess is the most dangerous piece, whose strength is equal to nine pawns. Modern theory attributes it to "heavy pieces" (the second of which is the boat).…

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The five loudest chess scandals
Alexander Alekhine: boycott, strange death and a trace of foreign intelligence services If we leave out the scandals of the beginning of the 20th century and the figure of Prince…

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Queen in chess
The queen in chess is the most dangerous piece, whose strength is equal to nine pawns. Modern theory attributes it to "heavy pieces" (the second of which is the boat).…

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