Eric Ruch (Director ICCF) Interview

Most of the ICCF National Delegates know Eric Ruch very well and have met him during the last 20 years, but for those who do not know Eric, let's start some brief bio data:
Eric has started his correspondence chess activities thirty years ago, in 1984 playing in various promotional tournaments organized in France by the magazine Europe Echecs while he was student in Paris and became member of AJEC in 1989.

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The negative influence of technology on playing chess

These days, everything is computerized, and we are living in an information technology world where everything you need to find is on Google. Although this world has made everything easy for us, it has also made us lazy. This laziness has allowed us to close our minds to many logical and smart games such as chess and use only computers to decide for us. Is it worth it?

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Valentines chess days are coming and special sales too

The 14th of February is celebrated all over the world as Valentine's Day. While many of the chess players prefer sitting at the board and enjoying the tactics and strategy of this royal game, there are a few romantics! For you chess romantics we created lovely sales and sets of chess databases that will fulfill your heart. Shop and fall in love!

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Smart alogrithms to predict the result of a chess game

Artificial intelligence is a significant part of the computing field, and it has been applied to the creation of numerous smart applications. Chess computing is one of the lead uses of AI in the information technology world. Because of the logic and the considerable number of moves that are involved in a chess game, it is only logical that there is so much interest in the computing aspect of the game.

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HO HO HO...Christmas 2020. Discount 50%

HO HO HO, Santa is in the town and brings super trooper chess database deals to you. As every year we are giving out freebies and super discounts which you cannot get anywhere during the year. 50% is what we are talking about.

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The most effective way to learn chess openings

Most chess players hate to remember the numerous opening variants written in chess books and magazines, and yet, sadly, this is the most popular way to master openings for chess players. What is the most effective way to learn chess openings?

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History of Opening Master - the chess database company

The original name Opening Master was born in 2004 when the website was also registered. The founder and creator Alexander Horvath, SIM (1954 - 2013) was a big fan of collecting data since the origin of correspondence chess back in the 80s. I personally remember him writing down all the games in a big red notebook, studying the opponents from the older notes, and having thousands of books on different openings.

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Queen's Gambit review history with Netflix

As the story of a girl who ascends from finding the game in an orphanage house cellar to the top of the chess world, Netflix's new miniseries The Queen's Gambit can't generally fall flat. At the point when it depends on the book of a similar name by unbelievable short story essayist and writer Walter Tevis, upon whose work the movies The Hustler, The Man Who Fell to Earth, and The Color of Money were additionally based, the chances of progress appear to be much higher. But what about the history of Queen's Gambit? Are we all familiar with it?

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How playing chess helps with Alzheimer's Disease?

Almost everybody has a close relative or a friend that is distressed by mental dementia or Alzheimer's. Temporary treatment techniques combine drugs and behavioral approaches to deal with the effects and growth of Alzheimer's Disease (AD), but there is no complete cure. Perhaps chess can help.

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