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How Bobby Fischer Won the Cold War of Chess

In this post, we’re going to step back in time to September 1, 1972, when the “Match of the Century” pitted American Bobby Fischer against Russia Boris Spassky. The match received more publicity than any other in the history of the game. Fischer, the 29-year-old from Brooklyn, became the first U.S.A. representative to win the […]

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The Greatest Players in the History of Chess Part 2

Wilhelm Steinitz The champion, also known as Austrian Morphy, made a huge contribution to the modern game. In 1873, Steinitz showed us what was then a unique positional playing style. This was regarded as being cowardly as it was a far cry from an all-out attacking style. Steinitz also offered some highly influential writings and […]

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The Greatest Players in the History of Chess Part 1

Many a great player has sat behind a chessboard, but, as in any competitive activity, some players are better than others. Below are some of the biggest legends in the history of chess. It’s difficult to compare players from different eras by rating, due to rating inflation, so these are players who really dominated the […]

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How to Beat a Chess Computer – Part 2

Effective pruning is crucial to making sure that we only consider the best moves. People are believed to be skilled at spotting the best moves in a position. We must also ask how larger we should grow the tree. Of course, time constraints that come with tournament play limit our choice. At the same time, […]

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How to Beat a Chess Computer – Part 1

In order to claim victory against a chess computer, you’ll need to understand which aspects of playing games computers are superior at over humans, an ability to predict what they might not be able to work out, and a general understanding of how they think. Since Gary Kasparov’s defeat at the hands of Deep Blue, […]

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Winning Tactics

If you have designs on becoming a chess champion, you’ll have to be realistic enough to realise that it won’t happen overnight. You’ll need to prepare to get your head down and invest lots of time into practising and learning. Here are 6 tips you can use in the early stages of your learning development. […]