Monthly Archives: May 2023

MinStrength: An Alternative to Performance Rating

Perfection is fine, but it might cause problems. Performance ratings are also fine, but perfect scores can cause problems in calculating appropriate performance ratings. Matthew Wilson, a chess player, mathematician and economics teacher at the University of Richmond, has found a way to solve these problems. | Pictures: Sinquefield Cup 2014, a top level tournmanent, […]

Brand new: Fritz on the XBox

Do you own an XBox? Then you will want to play against Fritz. The new program offers you a spectacular visual experience with 2D and 3D graphics. It is easy to use, with comfortable console operation that give you only really important functions that are needed for playing against Fritz. During the game the AI […]

Norway Chess 2023, round 1: Live!

With players such as Magnus Carlsen, Alireza Firouzja, Hikaru Nakamura, Fabiano Caruana, Anish Giri, Wesley So, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Nodirbek Abdusattorov, Gukesh D and Aryan Tari the Norway Chess Tournament 2023 in Stavanger is one of the strongest and most exciting tournaments of the year. The first round of the classical tournament starts at 17.00 CEST […]

New: CBM Extra 213

For the first time the CBM Extra comes with three opening videos: Nico Zwirs (Najdorf Variation with 6.Bg5), Sipke Ernst (3.h4 against the Gruenfeld), Romain Edouard (“Critical Lines in the Dragon” Part II) – total playing time over an hour. Plus the “Lucky bag” with analyses by Anish Giri, Spyridon Kapnisis, Adrian Mikhalchishin and many […]