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Rybka Triumphant

Rybka 3 Aquarium logotype Those who have followed the computer chess scene for the past year or two have witnessed one of its biggest revelations – the release of Rybka. Its first beta version was released in December 2005, and in spite of the bugs and rough edges, it surpassed all other programs. Some computer chess experts, shocked by the strength of the program, needed time to adjust, before they could accept the fact that it was truly an original creation by international master Vasik Rajlich. It soon became clear that it was only a matter of time until Rybka became the World Computer Chess Champion.

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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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Chess engine – Rybka

Rybka logotype When the first computer chess programs were created, many people predicted that in due course a person would not be able to compete with a chess program. This fact was obvious, but the question of time was still left open. The best grandmasters of the planet performed quite confident in matches against the chess game programs.

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What is more important, the strategy or the tactics

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By Irina Mikhailova, WGM

In my previous article I conveyed my experience of implementing the authorized method of preparing young qualified chess players in the T.V. Petrosian Chess Club.

Here I would like to dwell in detail on perfecting an important component of the chess game, the tactics.

“Combination is the soul of the chess game” - Alexander Alekhine, 1935.

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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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Training and Improving with CT-ART

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There is little doubt that the ever-increasing number of very young players among the world’s elite grandmasters is due in large part to modern, softwarebased training. Moreover, as most experienced chess players know, chess training techniques were highly developed in the Soviet Union, so it is not surprising that Russian trainers were among the first to realize the advantages of software-based training and to design lessons utilizing this new technology. Convekta has played a key part in this transition. The company has worked closely with several chess schools and experienced trainers to develop its software. One of the most successful products of this cooperation is CT-ART, a program that was specifically created to increase the tactical ability of its users.

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Modern methods for training a chess player.

Irina Mikhailova, GM, trainer, T.V. Petrosian Chess Club (Moscow)

The formula of succeess: ELO 2200 + 2 years of training = International Master!

According to the patriarch of Soviet chess, Mikhail Botvinnik, four basic principles that form a chess player’s strength are chess talent, a strong character, health and special preparation. However, in recent times some new methods for training chess players has emerged. These are identified by the extensive use of personal computers and chess software. Pitifully, exploiting software and other computer resources for the purposes of chess training is rarely explained.

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