Saturday, December 30, 2023

Komodo vs Novag Citrine

Komodo vs Novag

Below is a link to my second video for Chess Tech. Hopefully I can keep improving.

 Komodo vs Novag Citrine

I finally was able to get the analysis from to rate the play. Komodo came in at 2450 while the Novag citrine rated 2050. Komodo as you might expect outplayed the Novag in all three phases of the game.

Friday, December 22, 2023

Christmas Gift

 I wanted to play online at So I looked at a membership. I also wanted to update my Fritz 16. So I looked around for the best deal on Fritz 19 because I knew it comes with 6 months of The prices were pretty much the same everywhere. So I went to The Chess House. Where I bought my first chess books and computer. Many years ago when it was located in Kansas City. The Honey (by Paypal) came up with a coupon. So I got Fritz 19 download version and 6 months of for under $70!!! 

Monday, December 18, 2023

How Deep?

People ask how many moves ahead can I look. I say one. Mostly it's true. I'm looking at positional elements unless I see some tactical element to trigger a deeper dive. In this position I was losing badly until my opponent made the mistake Kg2. Right away I saw Nh4 and Ne8 as double checks. White would only have one reply. The King must move. Can you solve the mate in 5? I did but didn't realize both Knight moves work.

Here is the whole game. The position occurs at move 42.

Sunday, December 17, 2023

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Chessboard Displays

 A recent game against the computer Komodo on level 10. Four different displays. Which is your favorite? Have another you recommend? These websites generate the HTML to display on a webpage. It's just cut and paste to put them on your site.



GameKnot - A game played on their site.

Tuesday, December 12, 2023




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