04/05/19 07:06
Randy MacKenzie, NM

Randy MacKenzie, NM
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old time slow play chess servers

Slow play, move-based chess servers have a relaxed pace of one day to two weeks per move. They are good for honing openings that you are familiar with.

Brain King Chess Here Chess-Mail Chess Maniac Cow Play Game Knot GoldToken It's Your Turn Play Chess Queen Alice Red hot pawn Stan's Net Chess.

"The sign of a great master is his ability to win a won game quickly and painlessly." (Irving Chernev)

modern regular chess servers

Regular chess servers offer online chess at lightning, blitz, or standard speeds. They are good for practicing openings. The Internet Chess Club is without peer, has the most FIDE titled players, the most members, the most events, and is the easiest to play on. But ICC costs a bit. The Free Internet Chess Server with ficsgames is the original chess server. Both chess servers have their share of players who enjoy pretending to play chess, without thought. Their chess is best described as a form of Pachinko. It looks like chess, but is much faster. The other chess game sites are generally buggy, mismanaged, and populated by rude, juvenile computer cheaters posing as chess players. But I recommend Chess 24, and lichess as well as chess.com

"Checkers is for tramps." (Paul Morphy)

commercial chess database programs

The commercial chess database programs, chessbase and chess assistant are fine, but can be overkill. The free ones, chessdb and chessx, are also completely adequate. Chessgames.com is a database of historical chess games combined with discussion forums. You are storing and reviewing your games in a computer database, right?

"A win by an unsound combination, however showy, fills me with artistic horror." (Wilhelm Steinitz)

miscellaneous links

Chess Mind Car games: Chess ACP RIT CC Alexandra Kosteniuk Chessdom Chess Lecture Chess Ninja Chess Corner dana blogs chess Essential links FIDE IBM Chess Basics killer chess tips NYSCA player lookup Tim Krabbe's Chess Curiosities Instant Chess rating theory TWIC World Chess Boxing Buffalo Niagara Chess Corner

"The laws of Chess do not permit a free choice: you have to move whether you like it or not." (Emanuel Lasker)

foolish links

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Once David Bronstein offered a draw to Vasily Smyslov after only 12 moves (Moscow Ch. 1967). An irate soviet sport official accused him of a short draw and argued that the Soviet Chess Federation pays him for his job. Bronstein became famous, troubling as well by responding with "Do you think I'm going to attack Smyslov for 3 rubles a day?"