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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How to play with a computer
This article is primarily addressed to all those who are ready to give up home comfort, part with peace and sound sleep and fork out for online chess battles. For…

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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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their consciousness

Anyone who uses and does not use chess programs

In this article, a proger is a person who uses the hints of a chess program on a chess Internet server, a disconnector is a person who disconnects from an opponent on a chess Internet server, underestimating the game to the end.

Long before the progers began to deceive, somewhere in the depths of their consciousness they began to feel like losers. They drew a thick line in their heads, dividing everyone into winners and losers: “winners never lose, and losers never win,” they told themselves. They could not put up with what mediocre chess players they were, probably they even hardly put up with what mediocre people they were. They did not agree with what rating they had, how low their social position on a chess Internet server.

In general, progers cannot endure defeat. They cannot bear to lose blitz and games in which they believe they should not lose. They cannot tolerate the lousy assessment that they have: they need a rating that they deserve in Continue reading

“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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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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Weak Field and Pawn Sauce
Everyone who strives to achieve heights in martial art must have minimal knowledge, which will be his invisible weapon in battle. We are immersed in the world of struggle, which…

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