Sunday, December 27, 2015

39th Zurich Christmas Open 2015 - after round 2

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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Combination: "Qatar Masters Open 2015"

Game: Saiyn, Zhanat-Sanal, Vahap. White move, 22. ?

correct move:

Qatar Masters Open 2015 - interesting game: Swiercz-Karjakin

Swiercz-Karjakin (foto: source)

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas,  Frohe Weihnachten,  Joyeux Noël,  ¡Feliz Navidad,  feliz Natal,  Wesołych Świąt, Buon Natale

Qatar Masters Open 2015 - interesting game Korobov-Swiercz

Dariusz Swiercz (photo: source)

Monday, December 21, 2015

Arena 3.5.1 - best chess GUI. New version!

Most important changes compared to last public versionArena 3.5.1:

Issues with large fonts or large caption bars fixed (Engine Management, Search)
Dual monitor support improved: Maximizing to secondary monitor now works
Tournament with ponder on does no longer halt if engine is resigning
Tournament with ponder on: Arena book moves during pondering no longer lead to game abort
Tournament with ponder on: Possible truncated principal variations and invalid moveerror messages in log removed
Arena restarts in tournaments now always after at 20 games or less
Tournament dialogue: Set filenames button takes path of .at-file into account
Linux/Mac: Wine support improved: Redrawing is now clean
Scroll Mainlines horizontally with Shift+Ctrl+Mousewheel
Gaviota tablebase engine updated
engines.ini updated
Rare castling bug in Chess 960 removed: If a rook is captured and then replaced by the other rook, it was falsely allowed to castle
Variation board: Engine's refutation moves now correctly marked in list
Variation board: Mouse wheel now always goes through moves, shift+mouse wheel scrolls list
DGT: Move display on DGT clock time was too short in some cases
DGT board: If position on DGT board is the same as in Arena, you can continue game, the board is not automatically cleared
Marks with very thick frames on board can no longer exceed square
Optimizations for very small board sizes

Arena 3.5.1 - zip file download    Arena 3.5.1 setup file download

Qatar Masters Open 2015 - beauty and chess: Marta Bartel

Photo: source

Qatar Masters Open 2015 - beauty and chess: Sopiko Guramishvili

Photo: source

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Female chess player



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Round 1 Friday 4 Dec
Veselin Topalov  0-1  Anish Giri
Alexander Grischuk  ½-½  Hikaru Nakamura
M Vachier-Lagrave  ½-½  Magnus Carlsen
Fabiano Caruana  ½-½  Levon Aronian
Viswanathan Anand  ½-½  Michael Adams

Friday, December 4, 2015

IM Daniel Sadzikowski wins Heusenstamm Sparkassen Open 2015

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