Archive for the ‘chess’ Category

chess fen plugin for anki

Monday, June 27th, 2011

After I discovered anki, a tool to assist in remembering facts, I started to actively use it. Among other uses, I want to keep in memory some important chess positions. To display these positions in anki, I have written a plugin.


Fritz und Fertig (= and Chesster) works in Wine under Mac OS X

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Frintz and Fertig (english version: “Learn to Play Chess with Fritz and Chesster”, russian: “Большое шахматное путеше?твие”) is a great children game. I found it works stable under Wine.


chess diagrams on A6 cards using LaTeX – 2/2

Friday, December 4th, 2009

In the first part I wrote: “put to a template in your favourite text processor”. Attached is a template (class-file) for LaTeX and an example, the explanations are below.


chess diagrams on A6 cards using LaTeX – 1/2

Friday, November 27th, 2009

As a part of improvement in chess, it is often recommended to analyze positions. The idea is good, but how to find time to do it? One option is to use otherwise unproductive time: walking, in bus, queues etc. I have printed positions with me, and always can analyze something.


running Fritz&Fertig (eng: Fritz and Chesster) in the parental control mode (Mac OS X)

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

I purchased “Fritz und Fertig: Schach lernen und trainieren (“Fritz and Chesster: learn to play chess“, other languages also available). My opinion is simple: it’s a masterpiece and the best ever computer game for children.

Unfortunately, I got technical problems. Fortunately, solved them.


chess publishing in latex, starting

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

I’m experimenting with LaTeX and chess. As there is no “for dummies” information in internet, my notes (even if incorrect) could be useful for beginners.

So, the step 1. Print some game or some position.


chess tournament checklist

Monday, December 8th, 2008

In addition to the conference checklist, I now need a checklist for local chess tournaments.


Exeter Chess Club

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

I’ve impressed by the site Exeter Chess Club, and especially Coaching page. A lot of useful resources.

Quicklinks for myself:

* Playing Black after 1.e4
* Playing Black after 1.d4
* The Italian Game for beginners

how to analyze FICS games

Sunday, December 16th, 2007

I play chess on Sometmes I like how I play. But the sad truth is that my good play is illusion. Thanks computers to reveal me a lot of mistakes.

Here is how I feed the games to the computer.