Houdini 5 Chess Computer Software

Houdini 5 Chess Computer Software

The Houdini 5 chess computer software brings a rejuvenated and reinvigorated engine to the board. Its release took some time, with it now being almost three years since the appearance of its predecessor – but the wait has certainly been worth it!






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Chess Moves Against Violence in Ogden Park

Chess Moves Against Violence in Ogden Park

Raydell Lacey’s chess club Chess Moves Against Violence is just the beginning of strategic action toward ending violence. A September 2016 chess tournament was the brainchild of Lacey, a chess parent who lost her grandson to senseless gun violence. Raydell shares, “My...

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World Chess Championship 2016

World Chess Championship 2016

A generational shift is happening in the world of chess with two millennials who have come of age in the computer era now vying for the world's title in November's 2016 world chess championship. The 2016 chess world champion is being decided this November in a widely...

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Houdini 5 Chess Computer Software

Houdini 5 Chess Computer Software

The Houdini 5 chess computer software brings a rejuvenated and reinvigorated engine to the board. Its release took some time, with it now being almost three years since the appearance of its predecessor – but the wait has certainly been worth it!






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Travel Chess Set for Camping or Hiking

Travel Chess Set for Camping or Hiking

With a suitable travel chess set we packed light and enjoyed some chess on our camping trip. It was Evan's first camping trip to Deer Park in the Olympic range of Washington. A mile above sea level, it has breathtaking views in all directions including the straight of...

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Raphael Design Chess Pieces

Raphael Design Chess Pieces

Here's a first look at the Raphael Design chess pieces that are radically un-Staunton yet irresistible to the child inside of us. While they may not appeal to the chess purist, I love the simplicity of a mere block of wood that has beauty and significance on the...

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Kovalyk Silver Chess Art

Kovalyk Silver Chess Art

Andriy Kovalyk designs astonishing silver pieces. One of his silver chess sets shown here was inspired by Spain’s Salvador Dali museum and was created from several materials such as silver gilt, enamel and jasper stone.











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Size Ratio: Fit Chess Pieces to a Chess Board

How do you choose a good size pairing between chess pieces and chessboard? This video shows you how to combine suitably sized chess pieces and boards that fit well together, are not too crowded or too sparse. The basic idea is that the base of the chess pieces should...

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