Archive for the ‘Computer Chess’ Category

The Chess Engine that Died So AlphaGo Could Live

March 15, 2016

The Burning Giraffe (Salvador Dali)

AlphaGo, a computer program designed by Google DeepMind, has just one more game to go against top-ranked Go player Lee Sedol in Seoul, South Korea, in a five-game match reminiscent of the 1997 showdown between Deep Blue and Garry Kasparov….

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Velocity Chess

August 9, 2014

 

Are you tired of the suspicious lag and disconnects on Chess.com? Don’t want to pay to play like on the ICC? Has FICS not been stable enough to meet your needs? There is a new contender for the title of best online chess server. Meet Velocity Chess!

On Velocity Chess you won’t have to worry about any of the problems listed above. Until recently, Velocity Chess’ only weakness was the lack of a large enough player pool to allow the die-hard chess players(like me) the ability to get a game of chess on at any hour. Apparently, the word has gotten out about the advantages of playing on VC and now it is full of players!

Velocity Chess has a state-of-the-art interface.

Velocity Chess has a state-of-the-art interface.

 

Velocity Chess offers several options that blow its competition out of the water. Below is a list of some of my favorite reasons for playing on Velocity Chess:

 

  • Free chess play for everyone who signs up
  • Being able to use Virtual Chips to wager on your games
  • The ability to cash-out Virtual Chips for cool prizes and gift cards
  • Honest game play
  • A stable platform
  • Velocity Chess is its own social network
  • Sharing games across multiple platforms is easy
  • The highest level of customer service I have ever experienced on a chess server.

 

 

No wonder so many top chess players are upgrading to Velocity Chess.

 

*I am not employed by or receiving any payment from Velocity Chess for this review. I simply want to share the best online chess server with my friends and fans.

 

Open Source Chess Engine Reigns Supreme

June 22, 2014

The free and open source chess engine, Stockfish, is now ranked number 1 on the Computer Chess Ratings List. Stockfish is also the Grand Champion of season six’s Thoresen Chess Engine Championship. Congratulations to the Stockfish Team and the open source movement.

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