The 2016 Irish Intervarsities took place in University College Cork and had a good mix of players from different Universities with a wide array of playing strength, ranging from unrated to strong club players. A good tournament seemed to be had b... | Leggi tutto
Top 5 chess softwares which are completely free:
1. Arena : Companion to a chess Player! comes with tons of features.
Main features: opening database, Analyse games with engines, pgn games database, endgame tablebase, play fics, engine match... | Leggi tutto
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