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The Game That Won’t Quit

Many people may question why such an archaic game continues to be played today. When compared to modern video games, which have a linear path that starts and ends the same way for all players, chess has many alternatives. Many is, of course, an understatement. It is calculated that after three moves (that is three […]

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How to Mod Chess

It’s a game that nobody can really claim to have mastered, and yet many still try to this day. Until computer programs decrypt a pattern that will essentially deconstruct the game into a series of unbeatable move sets, chess will continue to be what it has been for centuries. But this does not mean that […]

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The Mind of A Chess Player

It’s widely known that the ill effects of aging come with many consequences. As well as our much beloved outside appearance that deteriorates as skin cells become inactive, our brain cells also begin to deplete as the years go by. Fortunately, there are ways to ward off these unwanted events, staying active keeps our bodies […]

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Miniature Mastermind

Chennai is labeled the Detroit of India, not because it has a high concentration of violent crime or serves as the home to countless purveyors of hip-hop, but because it is a highly populated urban area with a huge automobile output. This busy, crowded, fast paced area does not at all seem like a great […]

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Changing the Game – Part 2

Super Mario rom one world-renowned game to another, the Mario Brothers have been fan favourites for many years now. Nintendo’s plucky plumbers are still jumping on heads and sliding down pipes to this day, so it makes sense that such a fun packed title would have its own chess set. Adding a coat of bold […]

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Changing the Game

Chess is a classic game of wits, and with its lengthy and humble history comes a certain level of finesse. Many outsiders often perceive it as a classy game for the educated, a game with fine crafted wooden pieces that reflect its natural and simplistic origins. And yet this can all be turned on is […]

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Alternative Strategy – Strategy Games Chess Players Will Love [Part 2]

Civilization VI (PC) – The Sid Meier’s series of growth and conquest has been going strong now for nearly three decades. Very few games span the time scale that Civilisation does and as a result few have a similar payoff. In Civilisation you begin your days as a simple tribe, your top down view of […]

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Alternative Strategy – Strategy Games Chess Players Will Love [Part 1]

If you enjoy the game of chess and have risen to anything above a novice, your ability to strategise will have grown in leaps and bounds. This is part of the appeal of chess; the tactics behind your moves and getting your cogs turning becomes pleasurable as you try to outsmart your opponent. Not only […]

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Machine Uprising – Has AI Broken Chess?

At some point in the years preceding 700AD, somewhere in India the tactical game of wits we know today as chess was formed. Hundreds of years later in 1956 the system known as MANIAC I (Mathematical Analyzer, Numerical Integrator, and Computer) defeated a human player in twenty-three moves. Ever since then tougher and faster non-human […]

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Virtual Chess – Best Modern Titles

Chess is as good today as it was when it started – many would agree. But thanks to the games industry becoming the giant that it is, there are new and exciting versions appearing everywhere. Here are some virtual chess titles available today for each console that can help you stay competitive even when you […]