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Chess Engine Challenge: Chess System Tal 2 (Game 2)

By Brendan J. Norman

Black against Chess System Tal was no walk in the park.   Game 1 was difficult enough although I managed to save that game from a worse position. In game 2 I actually had a better position at some point, but mis-timed my critical break and allowed Chess System Tal to take over. Chess Engine – […]

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Chess Engine Challenge: Chess System Tal 2 (Game 1)

By Brendan J. Norman

Many of you will remember back in March when I began a fantastic tournament with 15 of the leanest, meanest chess engines in existence. Many of you have also contacted me saying “Brendan, what happened to your awesome training tournament with the engines? 😥 “. Here is my response. My Windows 7 installation which held the […]

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Chess Weapons for FAST Improvement (All FREE)

By Brendan J. Norman

Why did I compile these resources for you? When I was first learning chess, the problem was a serious shortage of information. I lived in the remote Blue Mountains of Australia and had limited access to chess books, coaching (none! 🙁 ) and opponents, and at that time the internet was not really a big thing yet. […]

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MChess Pro: Challenging a Legend of Computer Chess (Part 2)

By Brendan J. Norman

So… when we left off, I’d just played 1.d4 in my exciting fight against 1995 World Microcomputer Chess Champion MChess Pro 8.0. I relayed the move to my physical board, sipped my coffee and wondered what opening line I’d be facing considering that the opening book is from the mid-nineties and not “up-to-date” with latest […]

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MChess Pro: Challenging a Legend of Computer Chess

By Brendan J. Norman

MChess Pro: Early Days I first heard about the software program MChess Pro back around 1999 (or around about that time), when reading a copy of “Australian Chess”, a great A4 sized chess magazine which is now sadly out of print. Back then a chess-obsessed 16 year old with an attitude, I’d been digging around […]