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Let's make a little survey ;)
For my part I got the quality chess puzzle book, but hot and cool chess by motwani are on the way :) (wasn't that easy to get)
I got the strongest chess program that can run on a pc
> I got the strongest chess program that can run on a pc
w! That's great. So did I.
>> I got the strongest chess program that can run on a pc
> Wow! That's great. So did I.
Now! Is that right!
Without sneaking around-why don't the both of you kid's come right out and share with everyone what program that would be?
Or, is the price for doing so too high to pay?!
Nothing is free!
One can be the strongest in the middlegame, another in the endgame, third in closed positions, etc. So, what is the definition of the strongest chess program anyway? The one that has the best overall score against other engines? But if such a program is, for example, weak in middlegames or endgames, is it really the strongest?
my laptop died, so i got a new for xmas.
I now have 4 threads instead of 2, more ram , and enough hard disk space for the tablebases.
although i did buy my self chess strategy for club players by Herman Grooten.
Hope everyone has a good xmas and new year
The current standing is:
2 strategy books
1 tactics book
0 opening books
I think you go out the opening books you will ever need.
> 2 strategy books
> 1 tactics book
That was for all books posted here at that moment :)
3 strategy books
1 tactics book
0 opening books
0 strategy software
1 tactics software
1 opening software
A book, Chess Blueprints, Planning in the Middlegame, by Nikolay Yakovlev.
Looks interesting, didn't hear about the book or it's author, but just read an excerpt that didn't look too bad :)
I got Opening lab and Encyclopedia of blunders from Chessok. Also Art of attack book from Vukovic. Very nice Xmas, I'm happy.
Hope the same for you all.
in late but 2 days ago, I got a wonderfull book from Paata Gaprindashvili named "Critical moments".
Quite difficult but very interesting about key moments in a game.
i got nothing.like Felix i am an atheist so i find his question rarther cynical
well, don't you know christians who make you presents? ;)
> well, don't you know christians who make you presents? ;)
I got a calendar for Christmas- from my landlord!
(Actually, it's kind of cute, Called DOGMA
- A Dog's Guide to Life. It's probably more for Liza then for me-seeing that there are pics of dogs for each month.)
> I got a calendar for Christmas- from my landlord!
Nice! That made me laugh.
I got a beard groomer from my parents....I guess that was a hint for me from them.
I have not seen "A Dog's Guide to Life", but I am familiar with A Dog's Philosophy of Life. Sniff it and if you can't eat it or screw it, then piss on it!
1- Renewed my subscriptions to Chesspublishing.com, Chess today, New in Chess Yearbook and Opening Master. I had taken a long break and needed to catch up on published opening theory.
2- Bought Chessbase 11 mostly to be able to use the new Megabase 2011.
3- Hiarcs 13 mp (I only had the sp until now) and Hiarcs opening book.
4- Santa also brought me hardware: an i7-980x.
I don't physically have many of these items yet but feel blessed anyway.
Please send me the address of this Santa... I need one of those
My wife cooked a great dinner for me on christmas eve
just looked in one of my bookcases and found. NEW IN CHESS 1.1984A hardback published by ELSEVIER AMSTERDAM.
I got nothing chess related for Christmas. BUT while on Winter break I am going to treat myself to m,y first OTB tournament in well over a year!!
I got a 27inch 2ms monitor. Yea baby!
hehe, you make me jealous ;)
First and foremost I wish you a very exciting 2011 !
And now this sad remark: so many don' t get anything for Xmas and have to buy their own presents !
I did when downloading R4 !
at least you know what you wish yourself most when you make yourself a present ;)
That's true my friend. Life goes on, however challenging it is, and chess is the best way to forget about the worst !
I got a free update of the best chess GUI aquarium. I also got engines like komodo and the world strongest engine
Sorry to destroy your daydreams but Arena is the best chess GUI. I bought the new HIARCS 13.2 because it's the best engine for what I want to do with it. I also downloaded a strong free engine out of curiositiy. After ~20 moves it squashed me like some annoying little fly. That's no fun, dammit.
You don't know what you are talking about :)
Chess engines are used for analysis mainly and Aquarium is the best interface for that :)
Maybe Aquarium is for the hard core engine enthusiast, but I want a nice interface where I can battle against my beloved engine and Arena is the way to go for me.
It's no hardcore engine GUI, that is rather a good description for Arena :) I'm talking about analysis.
Have you actually ever tried Aquarium?
I had a look at the screenshots and there was too much information overload. Mainly I want to play against my engine and use it as a kiebitz in the playchess frontend when watching grandmaster games. I used Fritz 8 for several years and Arena 3.0 is way better.
The only drawback I find is not being able to read CTG books. I use Fritz and just love the simplicity of the interface.
Arena is a great GUI for some with no money!
I got a very special present from my Queen in my everyday's game...
Happy and prosperous 2011!!
Edit: someday's game ;-)
Will you also change your footer next year?.
It's still painful to read.
I will see... Another alternative is not to change it until next championship...
Happy new year! (already in Spain?) y feliz noche vieja
Your signature is SO 2010
Happy 2011 everyone
If you can win WBCCC I, you could chance it to World Blitz Corr Chess Champion 2011
. I would say that would be worth a change.
You can be sure I will do it in such a case. I am not very optimistic, though, since the level is going to be very high and I still don't have a lot of experience.
In any case I won't be an easy opponent...
I got myself a Zagreb '59 Seris Chess Set-3.875 inch King. Made of Boxwood and Genuine Ebony!
I got some programming help with my chess program from my son!
I tried to get silman's reassess your chess 4th edition but it was sold out everywhere. :)
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