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 Forum: In the News   Topic: The World Chess Championship to be played in 2010

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:11 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 415

Anand - Topalov postponed for 2010 fThe PB has officially agreed to postpone the World Championship Match between World Champion GM Anand and Challenger GM Topalov. The early news on brought by the FIDE Deputy President, that Anand has asked for postponment, is already a fact. The match...

 Forum: Chess Product Reviews   Topic: House of Staunton Chessmen

Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:18 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 4666

Yes, that is true, but it still remains that HOS has the copyright of their designs. So you might get the quality that HOS was known for you can not get the exact design of the pieces. It is very unfortunate that HOS has lost their standing in the chess set world. With their new ownership things hav...

 Forum: In the News   Topic: Chess in Zurich

 Post subject: Chess in Zurich
Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:44 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 497

The greatest chess players of the last 50 years have spent the weekend in Zurich, playing matches against members of the public and each other in the main hall of Zurich train station. The tournaments mark the 200th anniversary of the Zurich Chess Club—the oldest chess club in the world. Our Zurich ...

 Forum: In the News   Topic: Chess Day on CBS with GM Maurice Ashley

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 6:37 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 589

Our friend GM Maurice Ashley was featured on CBS for Chess Day. Here you can see a video of his interview:

Maurice Ashley Video on Chess Day

What an amazing career this man has had. Check out his DVD Speed Chess here: ... de=2417099

 Forum: In the News   Topic: Nakamura 960 World Champ

 Post subject: Nakamura 960 World Champ
Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:43 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 663

GM Hikaru Nakamura extended his winning streak and earned his first de facto World Championship title, in Chess960 (a.k.a. Fischerandom Chess), by beating GM Levon Aronian convincingly in a four game match. ... rld-champ/


 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Play One on One with Google Chess

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:15 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 879

As you all know I am a little behind the times in the tech world. But I have had a lot of people ask for a way to play just a friend/relative without having to go to join a club etc. I just found this at Google (gosh I do love Google!):

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: New features I like for the new Fritz 12

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:10 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 1068

Fritz 12 due out in October 2009 (keep this quiet).

 Forum: Chess Playing Software   Topic: Software recomendations

 Post subject: Re: Software recomendations
Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:00 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 2074

Yes, we love the Big Bird PowerBase Chess Software! That was produced by ChessCentral and our own fearless leader Sid Pickard. You can find the CD here: ... 756806.htm

Should be in every chess players software collection.

 Forum: Chess Playing Software   Topic: Chessmaster XI Grandmaster Edition System Requirements

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:42 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 1785

Thanks! Does that mean that Fritz 11 etc. can run on 64 bit? ChessBase told me that only Rybka 3 was compatible.

 Forum: Chess Playing Software   Topic: Chessmaster XI Grandmaster Edition System Requirements

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 5:54 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 1785

I am not fortunate enough to have a 64 bit computer. Or quad core for that matter. Will CM XI run on 64 bit? Here are the system requirements, but this is minumal :) Supported OS: Windows Vista®/Windows® XP (only) RAM:2 56 MB (512 MB recommended) Video Card:32 MB DirectX® 9.0c-compliant video card (...

 Forum: In the News   Topic: Chess legends to play again 25 years after famous battle

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:38 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 971

Chess legends Garry Kasparov and Anatoli Karpov are to relive their epic 1984 world championship duel 25 years on by contesting a new match this September in the Spanish city of Valencia.

Read more: ... 4e3VW5ALFA


 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Happy Father's Day!

 Post subject: Happy Father's Day!
Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:39 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 425

Here is the USA it is Father's Day. I wish all the terrific Dads at our forum a very happy and relaxing day. Where would we all be without you?

To a very special administrator I am making this "Uncle's Day"! Happy Uncle's Day to all!

 Forum: Improvement and Instruction   Topic: Complex positions

 Post subject: Re: Complex positions
Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:15 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 1449

Your in luck! Just out by Danny King is

Power Play 10: Calculations

This is a 4 hours 30 min Fritz Trainer that is the latest installment of the very popular Power Play Series by ChessBase.

You also might consider looking at the program

CT-ART 3.0

Hope that helps!

 Forum: Chess Playing Software   Topic: Opening book question

 Post subject: Re: Opening book question
Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:14 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 1241

I am not sure what the blue means but:

"?" Poor (bad move)
"!?" Interesting (worth further examination)
"!" Good (excellent)
"?!" Dubious (doubtful, questionable)

I hope that helps!

 Forum: Computer Chess   Topic: Rybka World Champion for 3rd Time

Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 7:58 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 1219

Hurray for Rybka 3! At ChessCentral you can find Rybka 3 - In-Depth Report by our beloved moderator Steve Lopez. You can see what Rybka can really do for improving your chess skils. Thanks Steve, amazing report! Rybka 3 Chess Playing Software; In-Depth Report
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