Chess

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Chess is a fascinating game. MediaWiki has a great template for creating chess boards. Below are 2 examples of chess positions:

Chess positions[edit]

Chess Starting position        White to move, Mate in 2
8 rd nd bd qd kd bd nd rd
7 pd pd pd pd pd pd pd pd
6 Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png
5 Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png
4 Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png
3 Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png
2 pl pl pl pl pl pl pl pl
1 rl nl bl ql kl bl nl rl
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8 Chess l40.png Chess d40.png nd Chess d40.png kd Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png
7 Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png nd Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png rl
6 Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png nl Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png
5 Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png nl Chess d40.png Chess l40.png
4 Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png kl Chess l40.png Chess d40.png
3 Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png
2 Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png
1 Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png Chess d40.png Chess l40.png
a b c d e f g h

Clubs[edit]

I have been the chairman of LSG (Leidsch Schaak Genootschap), an illustrious chess society in Leiden. LSG is one of the largest chess clubs of the Netherlands and organizes the largest not sponsored tournament Daniel Noteboom.

Internet,[edit]

top Chess can be played on the internet. What you need is basically is a chess server. They are normally hosted by chess internet clubs. The most famous are: Chess can be played on the Internet there are 2 clubs:

To play a GUI is necessary. Also more choices:

  • Babas Chess, the most sophisticated Windows based version.
  • Winboard, Winboard and XBoard on Tim Mmann is GNU based chess program
  • JinChess, Java version, available as Applet version and run alone version.

PGN Viewers[edit]

Chess Database[edit]

ChessBase 15[edit]

ChessBase (commercial) is a personal, stand-alone chess database that has become the standard throughout the world. Everyone uses ChessBase, from the World Champion to the amateur next door. It is the program of choice for anyone who loves the game and wants to know more about it. Start your personal success story with ChessBase and enjoy the game even more.

Scid[edit]

SCID (Shane's Chess Information Database) is an open application to view, edit, and manage collections of chess games. SCID is multi-platform: it runs on Unix/Linux, OSX, Windows, and Android.
Study Chess Like You Mean It. Manage databases with millions of games, analyze using UCI or Winboard engines, prepare for your next opponent, and much more.
And it's Free and Open Source (GPL Licensed).

  • ChessBase Live Database is an online Database made by the mother of the Chess Database App and Chess engine Fritz. Also available as installable program on your PC (Windows only). To download PGN files you need an account (Prices are from € 34.90/year).
  • scid, Sourceforge entry to the SCID source code and installation.

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Reference[edit]

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