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Chess Assistant 17 combines advanced game database management, analysis powered by the strongest Houdini 5 engine, the advanced Tree mode, Opening Encyclopedia and many other features.

Chess Assistant 17 with Houdini 5 — $94.95 / €75.96
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Chess King with Houdini 2

Chess King with Houdini 2 is a new and versatile tool for chess players. It is described as “an ideal introduction for the beginner, a challenging opponent for the practiced amateur, and an invaluable coach for the aspiring master.” Based on my impressions after playing with the program for a few days, this is a fairly good summary of what Chess King has to offer. Read the rest of this entry »

Dadi Jonsson’s article on CT-ART: Mating Combinations

CT-ART: Mating Combinations is a new training course. The “CT-ART” label indicates that it is a tactics training course, but more importantly that it is of the same quality class as the original and popular CT-ART. The author of this new training course is Victor Khenkin, an experienced and respected chess coach.

As all new training courses, Mating Combinations runs in the Peshka interface as shown in the following graphic.

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Play chess Online.

ChessOK Playing Zone Screenshot (click to enlarge) Let’s come back to the past for a moment, when there were no Internet, no post services, no telephones and no other ways of long distance communication. That was a really hard time for the chess players who wanted to find good opponents. People had to play with the same players all the time and that was boring and even annoying.

The appearance of the modern post service exerted a great influence upon the chess players. It created an opportunity to play against the opponents who were hundred and thousand miles away! But this was an absolutely different type of playing chess, when a player had a day, a week or even a month to think over the next move, so that one game could last for many years.

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Refuting Fischer

Bobby Fischer It is well known that Bobby Fischer considered the Karpov – Kasparov world championship matches to have been prearranged.

Not just the results, but the games themselves, move for move.

Fischer stated his views in an interview with an Icelandic radio station in 2002, and Yasser Seirawan provides an account of his experiences with Fischer in his outstanding book No Regrets.

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ChessOK.com chess shop. Chess equipment.

The ChessOk.com Chess Shop has been the only one developer of the chess software on the territory of former USSR for 15 years. During that time thousands of chess players were convinced of the high quality of our products.

You can find everything you need for playing chess in our chess store. You can also play chess online for free on our ChessOK playing zone.

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How to develop intelligence ?!

Jury RAZUVAEV Jury RAZUVAEV,

Grand master, Honoured Russian coach Сhairmen FIDE Trainer’s Committee.

– Jury Sergeevich, let’s talk about teaching pupils chess.

– First of all, I would like to note, that at last public opinion has changed, and not only in Russia . On business I’ve travelled throughout the world a lot and I’ve seen it everywhere. For example, the report on the recent junior chess championship in the USA hit the headlines of the “New York Times “. Never before has any chess event, except for the games Kasparov versus computer or Fisher’s victory over Spassky, produced such a reaction in society!

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