This category contains posts related to chess books, boards, sets, clocks, and other chess equipment: the “stuff” you need to play chess. For the “stuff” you need in your head, see the other categories. :-)

Garry Kasparov’s View of Chess Computers

Of all the top grandmasters who could give their views of chess-playing computers, Garry Kasparov is probably the best qualified. He has played several matches against computers at a time when programmers were trying with all their might to make a computer that would defeat a world champion. In his review of Chess Metaphors: Artificial …Continue reading: Garry Kasparov’s View of Chess Computers

Which Chessboard Should I Buy? – Which Way Does It Go?

I’m going to put together a series of videos to teach the absolute beginner about how to play chess. I’m not going to assume any chess knowledge, so I’ll be covering all the basics, with some tips and advice I’ve gathered from 50 years of playing chess. I hope to answer two questions in this …Continue reading: Which Chessboard Should I Buy? – Which Way Does It Go?