Rodent Karpov, the winner of the first Tactical vs Positional Challenge showed his class by defeating the 3300 level chess engine Komodo 10.4!
That’s right. Rodent Karpov, a version of Rodent that was […]
A few days ago, I introduced you to a Dutch master named Manuel Bosboom, a master who plays chess with a very unique brand of creativity and extreme aggression.
I mentioned that I’d received a reader email […]
Brendan J. Norman commented on the post, Manuel Bosboom, Reader Letters and More Engine Tweaking… 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Thank you Gerhardt! 🙂
Brendan J. Norman commented on the post, Learn Chess Openings and Win with Guerrilla Warfare! 1 month ago
You’re right Barry. I apologize, I’ve decided to make it a full course and do it properly. Getting a good opening is too important. The course is on the way. Give it a few more weeks. 😉
So I received an email from a reader who is a big fan of Manuel Bosboom…
In the email, an Argentinian friend of ChessnCognac said:
…you are a person who does magic with the Rodent engine, creates […]
So I actually predicted wrong.
The first Tactical vs Positional match (more info here on this big news) has resulted in a narrow win for Rodent III Karpov over Critter 0.52b.
I’d seen some past games […]
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In discussions about style in chess or even chess engine playing styles, we often hear words like “tactical”, “aggressive” and […]
Brendan J. Norman commented on the post, Johnny Hector: A Fearless, Sword Swinging Chess Engine! 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Brendan J. Norman commented on the post, Reader Request: Chess Engine Review with Chess Tiger 2007 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi Alex, wow that was a silly oversight. I already knew the result of the match (all games drawn), but still wrote “Defeated Bareev”… Must have been in a daze when I wrote this article. Thanks for the comment.
I like positional chess engines.
Although you mostly hear me talk about violent, aggressive, craaaazy attacking engines –
I really do love positional engines.
Watching them play gives you a sense that […]
Brendan J. Norman commented on the post, OpenTal: A Chess Engine Reignites the Legend of Mikhail Tal 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi Chris, You know what? That’s actually not a bad idea! I’ll put it on my todo list for early in the new year. Stay tuned. 😉
OpenTal was a rebirth…
A rebirth of that cool, cigarette smoking 21-year old, with dark glaring eyes, supreme confidence and ultra deep concentration – the guy who left veteran chess grandmasters red-faced a […]
Brendan J. Norman commented on the post, Chess Engine Challenge: Chess System Tal 2 (Game 3) 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Weak color complexes are one of the most important, yet poorly understood elements of chess strategy.
So what made me want to teach you about Color Complexes today? Well, funnily enough, it was a chess lover […]
The training video above has chess strategies that’ll help you improve your chess.
Like all chessplayers, you’re sometimes in need of a few tricks up your sleeve for those times when the position turns against […]
I learn chess openings a little differently to most players…
The average club player learns chess openings by getting a book or course, learning the main lines, and then parroting them in their own […]
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