Chess Problems
February 16, 2008 9:03 AM   Subscribe

Chess Problems has hundreds of problems in six difficulty classes from novice to fiendish [java]
posted by Kattullus (10 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
It's sistersite, Go Problems, has been previously posted to MeFi.
posted by Kattullus at 9:05 AM on February 16, 2008

The Go Problems might be a repeat, but I loved it. Pretty hard!

I felt the chess ones were easier, and I think these days I'm a better Go player than chess player.
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 9:33 AM on February 16, 2008

I saved a long list of useful chess links, once upon a time. Here is the list. (there are a few websites I use now that aren't here.) Maybe someone will find some of these useful as well.

Also, a note. There is a small group of users on youtube who post videos about chess. Search for the name "GreenCastleBlock", "JrobiChess", or "jj32768" on youtube for some of the more active users. Not bad players, not great so if you are a good chess player they might not be so useful, but the games are often interesting to watch.

The links previously mentioned.,1,1,1 - crazy russian guys - Free Chess online
posted by JokingClown at 9:38 AM on February 16, 2008 [4 favorites]

Good stuff, but why, when I switch to "Fiendish" level, do all the pieces suddenly have either blue or green eyes?
posted by gwint at 9:39 AM on February 16, 2008

Seems like a great site, but the Java chess engine rarely returns a move for me. Is anyone else having this problem?
posted by suckerpunch at 9:49 AM on February 16, 2008

The Java crashes both Safari and Firefox on either site if I play them too much.

On consideration, this is probably a good thing.
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 10:29 AM on February 16, 2008

The java just earlier went wonky on me but I figured it was just Firefox being silly so I closed and reopened it which made everything hunky dory.
posted by Kattullus at 10:54 AM on February 16, 2008

A good site for chess videos: Includes alot of game analyses from 2200+ ranked players.

Dennis Monokroussos's videos, in particular, are very good. He follows a game, exploring many of the variations at key moments. The videos often run to about 40 minutes long.

This has replaced TV for me.
posted by mammary16 at 7:15 PM on February 16, 2008 [1 favorite]

I should make a clickable link. Shameful shit.

Chess Videos.
posted by mammary16 at 7:17 PM on February 16, 2008

Thanks, Mate! :D
posted by ossobo at 3:17 AM on February 17, 2008

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