Houdini Aquarium 2017 & Houdini PRO Aquarium 2017
Houdini Aquarium 2017 is a new powerful analysis, database and chess publishing tool, powered by the world's strongest chess engine Houdini 5 and 7-piece Lomonosov Tablebases.

Houdini Aquarium 2017 — $59.95 / €47.96
Houdini PRO Aquarium 2017, up to 128 cores and 128 GB of hash — $99.95 / €79.96

Chessplanet for iOS Released!

ChessOK Playing Zone client for iOS has been released!

This application allows to play chess, participate in tournaments (including team tournaments), communicate in chat with your partners, access the database where all games are stored and available for review.

Download it now from iTunes!

Houdini 3 Aquarium and ChessOK Auarium 2012 Released!

Houdini 3 Aquarum, Houdini 3 PRO Aquarium and ChessOK Aquarium 2012 have been released on CD/DVD and for download!

Houdini 3 Aquarium combines the best interface for chess analysis - ChessOK Aquarium 2012 - with Houdini 3 - the strongest chess engine to date that supports up to 6 cores and 4 Gb of hash.
Houdini 3 PRO Aquarium includes Houdini 3 Pro, capable of supporting up to 32 cores and 32 GB of hash.

ICCF Champions League 2010-2012

cl4_logo01The 4th season of the ICCF Champions League has ended. Almost 200 teams from all over the world took part in it this season. And for the first time, the team of our site ChessOK.com participated in the competition. We played in one of the 4 groups of League B, fighting our way into League A featuring the world’s 13 strongest teams. Even in League B, the overall level of players was extremely high. Teams in our group featured finalists of the World Correspondence Chess Championship, 3 Grandmasters and 22 International Masters.
Modern correspondence play includes heavy use of chess analysis software and databases. The ChessOKcom team relied on a program of its own design – Houdini Aquarium. In addition to game database management, Houdini Aquarium has IDEA, a unique analysis algorithm perfectly suited for correspondence play. The use of Aquarium and IDEA is the formula of our team’s great success: not only we took the first place in our group and made our way into League A, we were also the strongest among the 52 teams of League B! Even more, our players never lost during the competition, winning 16 games and drawing 32! We also won three 1st places and one 2nd in the individual classification.
The next, 5th season of the Champions League starts in October, and our team will play in its main tournament.

The Seventh Tal Memorial

tal7The 7th Tal Memorial takes place in Moscow June, 7 - 18.
The palyers participating are: Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Vladimir Kramnik, Teimour Radjabov, Alexander Grischuk, Hikaru Nakamura, Fabiano Caruanam, Alexander Morozevich, Evgeny Tomashevsky and Luke McShane.
Watch live broadcasts in the Tournaments & Broadcasts section of our site, or in our Playing Zone.

The games will be played on June 8-10, 12-14 and 16-18. All games and broadcasts except the final one start at 12-00 noon UTC. The final series of games start at 10-00 a.m. UTC.

Games: Round 1 [download PGN], Round 2 [download PGN], Round 3 [download PGN], Round 4 [download PGN], Round 5 [download PGN], Round 6 [download PGN], Round 7 [download PGN], Round 8 [download PGN], Round 9 [download PGN]

Aronian-Kramnik Match in Zuerich 2012

zurichLevon Aronian plays Vladimir Kramnik in a 6 game match in Zuerich 21st-28th April 2012. The contest will be played at a Classical Chess time-control to be employed in the next Candidates tournament, with 40 moves in two hours, 20 moves in one hour plus 15 minutes and an increment of 30 seconds per move for the remainder of the game. Game 1 Saturday 21st April 2012 at 2pm BST 3pm CET.

Aronian - Kramnik 3-3

Games: Game 1 [download PGN], Game 2 [download PGN]

Chess Tactics ART for Beginners

A new fundamental chess course, Chess Tactics ART for Beginners, is now available in our online shop in both DVD and download versions.
This course can be rightfully considered the predecessor to the Chess Tactics ART (CT-ART) course written for club and intermediate players. CT-ART for Beginners contains 150 teaching examples introducing you to typical chess combinations and 1500 new exercises meant to develop your playing skills and reinforce the knowledge acquired. The exercises are classified according to more than 30 tactical methods and motifs.

  • Buy CT-ART for Beginners (DVD) - $28.95
  • Buy CT-ART for Beginners (Download) - $25.00
  • 4 New Chess Combinations Books

    Check out our online shop for 4 new books on chess combinations played by various chess champions. All books include hundreds of exercises with difficulty raings to assess your progress or, if you are a chess trainer, the progress of your students.

  • Chess Combinations. World Champions, vol. 1 (Steinitz-Petrosian) - $21.20
  • Chess Combinations. World Champions, vol. 2 (Spassky-Anand) - $21.20
  • Vishy Anand. Great Chess Combinations - $10.95
  • Vladimir Kramnik. Great Chess Combinations - $10.95
  • Video Introduction to Chess

    If you want to start playing chess, you need to learn some basic rules and concepts first. We offer you a voiced video introduction to chess with examples from classic games. Learn the basics of chess, including rules, terms, notation and typical maneuvers and situations in just 1 hour! An excellent introduction to chess theory for beginners.

    You can buy and download now it in our online shop.

    Study chess online on Chess King Learn! Time-proven training courses, thousands of examples and exercises.

    Start playing right now in your web browser on Chess King Playing Zone! Teams, tournaments, training, analysis and much more!

    7-man Lomonosov Tablebases provide deeper-than-ever insight into chess endgame.

    Download weekly chess database updates (containing 2000+ games) with latest tournaments and games in PGN and Chess Assistant format.

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