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Mittens vs Stockfish. Who can be the greatest bot of all times?

The chess world is fascinated by a mysterious feline: has launched a new set of bot profiles to play against, and one of them is obviously different from the others. In terms of behavior, Scaredy Cat with rating 800, Angry Cat having 1000, Mr. Grumpers incredible 1200, and funny Catspurrov with 1400 all follow expectations. Then there is Mittens, rated 1; nevertheless, there is more to her than first appears.

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French revolution in the French defense chess opening

The French Defense is a chess opening characterized by the moves: 1. e4 e6. It is a solid and flexible opening that can be used by both Black and White, although it is more often played by Black.

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The magic of Sicilian Defense or one of the most effective openings of all times

The Sicilian Defense is a chess opening played by Black, characterized by the move 1...c5. It is the most popular and best-scoring response to White's first move 1.e4. The Sicilian is a sharp and dynamic opening that often leads to complex, unbalanced positions where both sides have chances to win.

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Is Ruy Lopez the strongest chess opening? Find out from Opening Master

The Ruy Lopez is a chess opening that is named after the Spanish bishop Ruy López de Segura, who wrote one of the first books on chess in the 16th century. It is a popular opening that is often seen at all levels of chess, from casual games to grandmaster tournaments.

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New release of OM - 03/2022 with 9.3 millions OTB games

Dear chess partners, players. We are happy to announce our newest release of Opening Master Chess Databases as of March 2022. We have been working hard the past few months and collected, de-duplicated, indexed, and cleared the games for you.

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Top 5 Hottest Chess Openings to learn accoring to Opening Master

You are itching for a game now that you understand how the board works, the value of each piece, and how to play it. Stop, we at Opening Master know some secret. It's crucial to understand the various chess openings and how to respond against them.

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Chess engines vs. chess databases. Which one to use?

One of the most important things that you could do to improve your knowledge and skill in the game of chess is to analyze how other people play in general – and how you play in specific. If you take the old-school approach, you can put a board with chess figurines in front of you and retrace the moves from your last game, taking notes during the process.

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Tata Steel 2022 - Tournament of the Grandmasters

This was a match! Bravo Magnus. The year 2022 could not have started better for the World Champion Magnus Carlsen. Take a look at the highlights and download a free chess database.

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56 openings you need to know how to play. Gold collection

Imagine your openings were as strong as top FIDE players. Imagine you know them by heart. How? Well, you need to study them first. But don't you worry, we got you covered. Now the opportunity for the first time (AND FREE) is to learn openings easily by downloading our 56 openings and opening each individually and start studying them. The openings have been carefully selected by our team of senior grandmasters who consider them as TOP TO KNOW.

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