I recently purchased a chess book on the Amazon Kindle. I’m preparing for my first team match in a 45/45 league on ICC and I’m actually playing the top board. I want to do well, and I want to do my team proud. I’m actually doing a bit of preparation for the first time in a long time for this game. I play black against an opponent that is arguably weaker than myself based on ratings, but we all know that really isn’t much of a factor when you are 100-150 points away from your opponent. Needless to say, I’m a bit nervous. I’m used to 30 minute time controls, and the 45 / 45 time control (45 minutes, plus 45 seconds for each move) means that my opponent will not make the mistakes you might make in other areas. It also means that my weakest area, the opening, will be exploited. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Analyze. Tablet, Android, Chess Book, PDF, PGN, Study, World Chess Championship
Chess Book Study is a versatile android app created by the same person does the official FIDE World Chess Championship App, that not only allows you to have a board in front of you on your tablet or phone in conjunction with your favorite Chess PDF, but also uses free chess engines to have the computer analyze positions on the board as well!
Tags: Experience, FIDE World Chess Championships, India, Magnus Carlsen, Norway, Vishy Anand, Youth
For the first time in a long time, I’m seriously interested in chess at the higher levels. This year we have the challenger, 22 year old Magnus Carlsen, taking on 5 time champion Vishy Anand. It seems 99% of everyone I’ve talked to think Magnus Carlsen should absolutely destroy Anand. After all, he has Gary Kasparov, one of, if not the best chess player of this generation, as well as loads of innate talent. He’s also the highest rated player in FIDE. Ever. Even higher than Gary Kasparov and people thought his rating was unheard of. Read the rest of this entry »