Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Teaching Chess

An excellent method to teach chess that has been adopted by many chess clubs and schools in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Saros Vitruvius: works in progress

Carotino is working on a more human-like chess engine starting from Deep Saros and its name will be Saros Vitruvius.
Here's a link to an interesting discussion for the english speaking friends
and this is a link to a similar discussion in italian language
I can't wait to see an official release of Saros Vitruvius!
THANKS Carotino!
Sept. 11th Update
Vitruvius 0,82b is downloadable at
"This is still an experimental version still keeping a strong positional feature. It is not an engine devoted to play against other engines, but if you choose to let it play against other chess engines, he needs some time of reflection.. The analysis and the need to check possible positional sacrifices require more time than a standard tactical analysis" says its author, in italian language, on

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

”Play Like Mikhail Botvinnik” training course released for free!
This is what we can read at the above mentioned link:
"This year we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 6th World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik. In honor of World Champion, ChessOK releases a free training course ”Play Like Mikhail Botvinnik” in Peshka interface.Learn to play like the 6th World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik in 350 most interesting and instructive positions from his games!
This course also features 1.069 games played by Botvinnik from 1924 till 1970. The games are deeply annotated by GM Alexander Khalifman, FIDE World Champion’1999 and IM Sergey Soloviev."