A Bit More of My Story:
When I was first learning chess, my problem was a serious shortage of information.
I lived in the remote Blue Mountains of Australia and had limited access to chess books, coaching and opponents, and at that time the inter... | Leggi tutto
As announced in my previous post, where I introduced this blog series, here are some thoughts on my favourite comprehensive one-volume endgame books. I sorted them in roughly ascending order of the ideal reader's rating according to my own estimat... | Leggi tutto
By Lennart Ootes
It was only a couple of years ago when the live transmission of chess tournaments were - lets say - still in development. Most websites were a mess, live games had some glitches here and there, live video was just staring up an... | Leggi tutto
If you like to play for your team against other teams keep reading. I made a program that can predict which team will win and by how many points in a team match played here on chess.com. I named it pydamus (as in python and Nostradamus) you can re... | Leggi tutto
Since there's no function to download all games of a tournament I wrote a little bash script called tournget.sh which should work on any Linux system.
You can download it from
If you're not a Linux user you may get ... | Leggi tutto