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 Forum: Getting Started   Topic: Opening Moves?

 Post subject: Re: Opening Moves?
Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:07 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 1574


Both players are making moves until a defining position is reached, a position from which an opening gets its name. For example, if White opens with 1.e4 and Black replies with 1...c5, this is the Sicilian Defense. If Black instead would play 1...c6, this is the Caro-Kann Defense. The response 1...e...

 Forum: Chess Database Management   Topic: ChessBase 11 Now Shipping at ChessCentral

Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:37 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 2169


You can see a video of ChessBase 11 here (Narrated by yours truly):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onBwkws-mbM

 Forum: Chess Database Management   Topic: ChessBase 11 Now Shipping at ChessCentral

Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:39 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 2169


Get you new ChessBase 11 Database management software today!

http://www.chesscentral.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=chessbase+11

 Forum: Chess Playing Software   Topic: starting screen never goes away

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:11 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 779


I would consider uninstalling the software completely, then using a registry cleaner program to remove any orphaned/damaged Fritz9 entries from the registry. Then reinstall the software and re-enter the activation code. It sounds to me like the registry is screwed up. Wait a few days, though -- some...

 Forum: In the News   Topic: 2010 North Carolina Grand Prix

Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:22 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 607


ChessCentral, proud sponsor of the 2010 North Carolina Grand Prix congratulates Ronald Simpson, this year's Grand Prix winner!

http://wp.me/pAdpb-9D

 Forum: In the News   Topic: Magnus vs the World Opinion

Posted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:50 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 1618


I think the event was more about promoting chess than anything else. It was a shame that the servers at the official site struggled to cope with the number of visitors. Wow! I remember when IBM's web site was constantly crashing due to overload during the second Kasparov-Deep Blue match (and occasi...

 Forum: Chess Product Reviews   Topic: Not a review, but...

 Post subject: Re: Not a review, but...
Posted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:47 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 2024


Just out today for those interested in this set. Great pictures along with an article that poses some interesting questions. http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=6665 Interesting. I especially liked how the historical evolution of the mitre is used to date the pieces. Also...

 Forum: Getting Started   Topic: RSS feed

 Post subject: Re: RSS feed
Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:13 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 2622


Feeds do your stuff... :arrow:

 Forum: Endgame   Topic: An endgame clinic - Bishops vs. Knights

Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:11 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 1121


Which minor is better with pawns on both sides of the board? A demonstration follows:

http://wp.me/pAdpb-9u

(Not that kind of demonstration. Put the pitchfork down!) :roll:

 Forum: Openings   Topic: Cisco, Itron team on smart-grid networking

Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:27 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 1222


Ah, carp -- when Jeroen booted 'em, it made their original post all disappeary-like. Kinda took all the fun out of jackin' with them.

 Forum: Openings   Topic: Cisco, Itron team on smart-grid networking

Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:22 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 1222


I don't care how good it is, I'll bet the damn thing still can't beat the King's Indian Defense.

Oh, and I edited out all your spam. Thanks for playing.

 Forum: In the News   Topic: Magnus Carlsen Against The World

Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:57 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 755


Just the world?? There are bigger challenges:

http://wp.me/p11gr3-2E

 Forum: Improvement and Instruction   Topic: Playing with blinders on?

 Post subject: Playing with blinders on?
Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:45 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 673


Hey, it even happens to masters. Check it out:

http://wp.me/pAdpb-9p

 Forum: Chess Playing Software   Topic: Building a Modern Mechanical Turk

Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:50 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 1325


WTF???? Is that an actual post or did you just run a business dictionary through a cuisinart?

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: A Rubinstein "swindle"

 Post subject: Re: A Rubinstein "swindle"
Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:00 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 1852


SonOfPearl wrote:
Aaaaaah! You gotta love Rubinstein! 8)


Yeah! He goes pretty much the same place as the engines take you, but Akiba does it cooler.

And whatever happened to your chess blog??? Blog, damn you! :mrgreen:
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