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The Unstoppable Chess Academy is for anyone who is interested in mastering the art of chess with wide range of resources and tools that can help you improve your game and develop your skills.

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Check our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and see if you don't find answers to your questions. We collected the questions from chess players asked over a period of 18 years. If not contact us.

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Evolution or cheating?

In our information society, everything changes so fast; could chess be an exception? An article on chess and time will be herein presented but now the changes in correspondence chess will be the matter of discussion. Until, let's say, twenty years ago, most correspondence chess was dependent on the postal system.

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The history of Chess Databases

The history of chess as such goes to medieval times and we can write several books about it. The oldest chess board was found in Uzbekistan and goes back to 7th century but when you try to look for information about the history of chess databases you suddenly have no articles to read. So why don't we have a look where does it come from?

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Chess Novelties

One of the very important and leading contributors to advance chess these days are chess novelties. The authors of Opening Master databases since very beginning of the creation thought about chess novelties and how to best approach them using the chess database system. The game is all about the “right” opening.

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Elementary schools chess

September 2015 is here, the summer is over, children and students return to their schools to learn something new. Believe it or not some elementary schools have chess classes part of their syllabus. Only three hours per week but the children who sign up for this class will be somehow different to their class mates who don't.

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Do we need chess databases?

It may seem obvious that chess players do need chess databases but did you stop for a second to wonder why? And, namely, for education purposes, is it so important? Well, let's try to answer. Education may be defined as the process of learning. And how can we learn? An old teacher told me, recently, that education is, simply, to pose questions! And the teacher role is to lead the student to these questions, to give him that uncomfortable feeling one experience until the answer is found! And an answer, obviously, will lead to more questions...

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Sinquefield, Cardiff and OM OTB

The summer is almost over and we are in front of the autumn doors. Just recently we were watching probably the most prestigious and important chess tournament - Sinquefield Cup 2015 in St.Luis, USA. Nakamura went up 2 places and Anand 2 down. Well, chess is a game after all. Our co-founder Dr.Jan Helbich, SIM went to Cardiff, Wales to represent Slovakia on ICCF world congress and worked on new September release of OM OTB. Wow, August was a busy month.

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Summer Lovin

July and August are two months of the year when Earth (or western part of it) slows down. The heat wave comes to us and hit us to the face. The outside temperature is increasing to the levels where it is no longer possible chill out. Aircondition inside and swimming outside are two possibilities. Or moving to the polar circle.

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OM CORR 06 2015

Opening Master is proud to publish new release of its OM Correspondence chess database with 1,573,419 games. This month we focused on quality increase.

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OM Power 2015

Welcome to the most powerful (and free) chess database - OM POWER 2015. It is offered as freebie from us. All chess friends can download it for free and test it.

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New OTB April 2015 version

We have important announcement to make. We just released the new version of OM OTB Database - April 2015 version. Bigger, better and stronger. With 7 561 818 unique human over-the-board games, we have again topped ourselves and proved to be the strongest player on chess database market. I would like to invite all chess database lovers to come and test it.

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