Friday, October 19, 2012

Play like a Grand Master, update

New update with some corrections and additions. It is now included one of the greatest attacking chess players, Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov.

Adams, Michael+ 51100Akobian, Varuzhan+14378
Akopian, Vladimir+16627Alburt,L=295
Alekhine, Alexander-11477Alekseev, Evgeny+13373
Almasi, Zoltan+ 3684Anand, Viswanathan=1148
Anderssen, Adolf=361Andersson, Ulf+ 7733
Andreikin, Dmitry+23361Areshchenko, Alexander+10498
Aronian, Levon+18631Ashley, Maurice=177
Averbakh, Yuri L=286Avrukh, Boris+ 6537
Azarov, Sergei+ 4303Azmaiparashvili, Zurab=516
Bacrot, Etienne+16765Baklan, Vladimir+ 6579
Balogh, Csaba+ 1368Bareev, Evgeny=780
Bartel, Mateusz+ 9392Bauer, Christian+420427
Becerra Rivero, Julio=176Beliavsky, Alexander G+151287
Benjamin, Joel+ 1688Benko, Pal=456
Berkes, Ferenc+ 8506Berliner, Hans Jack=20
Bernstein, Ossip=110Bird, Henry-2201
Bisguier, Arthur Bernard=411Blackburne, Joseph-8562
Blatny, Pavel+ 4753Bogoljubow, Efim=456
Boleslavsky, Isaak=225Bologan, Viktor+211001
Botvinnik, Mikhail-28630Bronstein, David I=718
Browne, Walter S=631Bruzon, Lazaro=300
Bu, Xiangzhi+16481Byrne, Robert Eugene=339
Capablanca, José Raúl-2649Carlsen, Magnus+34670
Caruana, Fabiano+24475Cheparinov, Ivan+39543
Chiburdanidze, Maia+ 3440Chigorin, Mikhail=506
Christiansen, Larry Mark=636DeFirmian, Nick+ 2756
LaBourdonnais, Louis de=58Denker, Arnold S=143
Ding, Liren+34108Dominguez Perez, Leinier+ 9116
Dreev, Alexey+121054Dzindzichashvili, Roman=272
Efimenko, Zahar+13350Ehlvest, Jaan+12950
Eljanov, Pavel+ 7483Euwe, Max-1833
Evans, Larry=325Fedorchuk, Sergey A.+29656
Fedorowicz, John+ 4561Feller, Sebastien+ 2174
Fine, Reuben=163Finegold, Benjamin+ 5334
Fischer, Robert James=566Fishbein, Alexander=187
Flohr, Salo=391Fressinet, Laurent+26668
Fridman, Daniel+ 9779Ganguly, Surya Shekhar+23560
Gaprindashvili, Nona+ 3478Gareev, Timur+14147
Gashimov, Vugar=457Gelfand, Boris+20858
Geller, Efim P=825Georgiev, Kiril D+311175
Gharamian, Tigran+ 5179Giri, Anish+16223
Gligoric, Svetozar=1214Goldin, Alexander=381
Grachev, Boris+10365Granda Zuniga, Julio E+17720
Grischuk, Alexander+35749Gulko, Boris F+ 2631
Gunsberg, Isidor=118Gupta, Abhijeet (new)+369369
Gurevich, Dmitry=435Gurevich, Mikhail=547
Gustafsson, Jan+ 4558Gyimesi, Zoltan+ 4296
Harikrishna, Pentala+17495Hort, Vlastimil+ 31128
Horwitz, Bernhard=43Huebner, Robert+ 3694
Ibragimov, Ildar+ 7682Illescas Cordoba, Miguel+10508
Inarkiev, Ernesto+18373Ivanchuk, Vassily+301292
Ivanov, Alexander+43335Ivanov, Igor Vasilievich+22353
Ivkov, Borislav+ 1828Jakovenko, Dmitry+17461
Jobava, Baadur+14517Jussupow, Artur=741
Kaidanov, Gregory=575Kamsky, Gata+23588
Karjakin, Sergey+29607Karpov, Anatoly+ 51678
Kasimdzhanov, Rustam+ 5532Kasparov, Garry=1520
Kavalek, Lubomir=451Keres, Paul-11087
Khalifman, Alexander+11664Khenkin, Igor (new)+2020
Khismatullin, Denis+21434Kholmov, Ratmir D=579
Kobalia, Mikhail+ 2238Koneru, Humpy+22449
Korchnoi, Viktor+ 72314Korobov, Anton+15450
Kosteniuk, Alexandra+27531Kotov, Alexander=288
Kramnik, Vladimir+ 9928Krasenkow, Michal+231018
Krush, Irina+21520Kryvoruchko, Yuriy+17237
Kudrin, Sergey+ 2501Kurnosov, Igor+14379
Lahno, Kateryna+20334Larsen, Bent=1267
Lasker, Emanuel=636Lastin, Alexander-2365
Lautier, Joel=673Laznicka, Viktor+11444
Le, Quang Liem+32481Leko, Peter+ 8544
Levenfish, Grigory=121Li, Chao+248255
Lilienthal, Andre=225Ljubojevic, Ljubomir=695
Lputian, Smbat G=600Lysyj, Igor+13208
MacKenzie, George-3153Malakhov, Vladimir+16570
Mamedov, Rauf+16283Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar+32609
Maroczy, Geza=322Marshall, Frank James=430
McDonnell, Alexander=47McShane, Luke J+ 6468
Mecking, Henrique=201Meier, Georg+14305
Mikenas, Vladas=175Miles, Anthony J=1151
Milov, Vadim+ 3763Miroshnichenko, Evgenij+ 3516
Moiseenko, Alexander+ 6567Morozevich, Alexander+24729
Morphy, Paul-1246Motylev, Alexander+ 2483
Movsesian, Sergei+15894Naiditsch, Arkadij+15749
Najdorf, Miguel=902Najer, Evgeniy+ 1605
Nakamura, Hikaru+23750Navara, David+32638
Negi,Parimarjan+33334Nepomniachtchi, Ian+12425
Nezhmetdinov, Rashit (new)+157157Nguyen, Ngoc Truongson+127260
Ni, Hua+14486Nielsen, Peter Heine+ 8784
Nikolic, Predrag+240704Nimzowitsch, Aron=351
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter+17580Novikov, Igor A=420
Nunn, John=643Nyback, Tomi+ 4400
Olafsson, Fridrik-1394Oll, Lembit=408
Onischuk, Alexander+11564Pachman, Ludek=512
Paehtz, Elisabeth+13611Panno, Oscar=738
Pashikian, Arman=215Paulsen, Louis=221
Petrosian, Tigran Vartanovich-303682Philidor, Francois=16
Pillsbury, Harry=366Pilnik, Herman=358
Polgar, Judit=593Polgar, Sofia=286
Polgar, Zsuzsa=271Polugaevsky, Lev=697
Ponomariov, Ruslan+10497Portisch, Lajos+ 71200
Postny, Evgeny+26399Potkin, Vladimir+ 8267
Psakhis, Lev=720Quinteros, Miguel A-6503
Radjabov, Teimour+25452Ragger, Markus+14265
Reshevsky, Samuel Herman=483Reti, Richard=286
Riazantsev, Alexander+ 4469Ribli, Zoltan+ 6610
Rodshtein, Maxim+ 8270Rohde, Michael A=203
Roiz, Michael+ 7330Rowson, Jonathan+ 1241
Rubinstein, Akiba-4498Rublevsky, Sergei+ 1588
Saemisch, Fritz=161Sakaev, Konstantin=538
Salov, Valery=255Sargissian, Gabriel+17396
Sasikiran, Krishnan+ 7701Savchenko, Boris+ 6413
Schlechter, Carl=279Seirawan, Yasser+12628
Serper, Grigory=317Shabalov, Alexander+24928
Shamkovich, Leonid=343Shirov, Alexei+101317
Short, Nigel+181041Shulman, Yuri+ 9485
Smeets, Jan+12460Smirin, Ilia+ 7771
Smyslov, Vasily=1072So, Wesley+17245
Socko, Bartosz+15556Sokolov, Ivan+301117
Soltis, Andrew=113Spassky, Boris-1926
Speelman, Jonathan+ 2710Spielmann, Rudolf=414
Stahlberg, Gideon=363Staunton, Howard-1203
Stefanova, Antoaneta+20738Stein, Leonid=300
Steinitz, William-1533Suetin, Alexey S=441
Sutovsky, Emil+ 7611Svidler, Peter+18869
Szabo, Laszlo=698Taimanov, Mark=988
Tal, Mikhail-11531Tarrasch, Siegbert=460
Tartakower, Savielly-6660Teichmann, Richard-2249
Timman, Jan+111342Timofeev, Artyom+14467
Tiviakov, Sergei+201103Tkachiev, Vladislav+12474
Tomashevsky, Evgeny+ 6268Topalov, Veselin+22750
Turov, Maxim+26331Uhlmann, Wolfgang=1011
Unzicker, Wolfgang=370Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime+32478
Vaganian, Rafael A=882Vallejo Pons, Francisco+18669
Van Wely, Loek=563Vitiugov, Nikita+13372
Volokitin, Andrei+13454Waitzkin, Joshua=148
Wang Yue+73607Wang, Hao+21330
Winawer, Szymon=110Wojtaszek, Radoslaw+13538
Wojtkiewicz, Aleksander=684Wolff, Patrick+ 3248
Xie Jun=242Ye Jiangchuan=231
Yermolinsky, Alex=565Yudasin, Leonid=558
Zhigalko, Sergei+14368Zhou, Jianchao+16215
Zhu Chen+ 6364Zukertort, Johannes Hermann=126
Zvjaginsev, Vadim+12422

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Director


New in version 6.4, is the ability to manipulate the  board, using a separated window.


To display this window, you have to press the D key or choose option Director from the menu of the umbrella (top-left of board).


It appears a window with the next elements :


  • A main toolbar that lets you add new arrows, boxes and pictures and give them a name. In addition there are two options for copying main board to the clipboard or to save as a image file.
  • Below are two toolbars, to be configured by the user and used to drag and drop to work  board.
  • The work board, where it is possible to move/remove all elements. To remove right-mouse.
  • Pieces to drag and drop to work board.
  • A button to "Clean main board" of new elements.
  • A button to copy position of main board in work board.
  • "Boards coordinated" : a check box to select if each change in work board must have an immediate effect in main board.
  • An script zone, where all changes are noted.
    • Column 0 = main board
    • Column 1 = work board
    • Double click on Information to change values
    • Can be saved/restored with a name







In addition to using drag and drop, you can work with the keyboard and mouse combination. 

The process is: 
  1. First note two squares on the board with the mouse, using a mouse click on each. 
  2. Second pressing a function key from F1 to F10, corresponding to the position of the elements in the user tool bars.

Example 1 :




1. Click on d5
2. Click on e4
3. Press key F7








Example 2 :



1. Click on b1
2. Click on c3
3. Press key F1
4. Click on d5
5. Press key F1
6. Click on c7
7. Press key F1





If function keys are assigned in this way, it can be used with this window closed and directly over main board, only it is necessary to remember which visual element is assigned to each function key.
Also two additional function keys :

  • Ctrl-F1 : to remove last visual element added.
  • Ctrl-F2 : to remove all visual elements added.


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Play like a Grand Master-2012

New update of data to this training: added some games and some GMs.


Adams, Michael+511095Akobian, Varuzhan+26364
Akopian, Vladimir+27611Alburt,L=295
Alekhine, Alexander+ 51478Alekseev, Evgeny+24360
Almasi, Zoltan+30681Anand, Viswanathan+351148
Anderssen, Adolf+ 2361Andersson, Ulf+15726
Andreikin, Dmitry+63338Areshchenko, Alexander+60488
Aronian, Levon+39613Ashley, Maurice+ 8177
Averbakh, Yuri L+ 2286Avrukh, Boris+42531
Azarov, Sergei (new)+299299Azmaiparashvili, Zurab+ 4516
Bacrot, Etienne+87749Baklan, Vladimir+81573
Balogh, Csaba (new)+367367Bareev, Evgeny+ 2780
Bartel, Mateusz (new)+383383Bauer, Christian (new)+ 77
Becerra Rivero, Julio+ 2176Beliavsky, Alexander G+241272
Benjamin, Joel+216687Benko, Pal+ 1456
Berkes, Ferenc+61498Berliner, Hans Jack+ 120
Bernstein, Ossip+ 1110Bird, Henry=203
Bisguier, Arthur Bernard+ 7411Blackburne, Joseph+ 6570
Blatny, Pavel+ 8749Bogoljubow, Efim=456
Boleslavsky, Isaak=225Bologan, Viktor+72980
Botvinnik, Mikhail+15658Bronstein, David I+ 2718
Browne, Walter S+ 5631Bruzon, Lazaro+ 2300
Bu, Xiangzhi+46465Byrne, Robert E+ 3339
Capablanca, José Raúl+ 1651Carlsen, Magnus+38636
Caruana, Fabiano+74451Cheparinov, Ivan+83504
Chiburdanidze, Maia+ 6437Chigorin, Mikhail+ 1506
Christiansen, Larry Mark+ 6636DeFirmian, Nick+11754
LaBourdonnais, Louis de=58Denker, Arnold S+ 2143
Ding, Liren (new)+7474Dominguez Perez, Leinier+38107
Dreev, Alexey+591042Dzindzichashvili, Roman+ 2272
Efimenko, Zahar+295337Ehlvest, Jaan+18938
Eljanov, Pavel+28476Euwe, Max+ 4834
Evans, Larry+ 1325Fedorchuk, Sergey A.+143627
Fedorowicz, John+11557Feller, Sebastien+141172
Fine, Reuben+ 1163Finegold, Benjamin+19329
James Fischer, Robert+ 2566Fishbein, Alexander+ 3187
Flohr, Salo+ 1391Fressinet, Laurent+101642
Fridman, Daniel+155770Ganguly, Surya Shekhar+81537
Gaprindashvili, Nona+25475Gareev, Timur (new)+133133
Gashimov, Vugar+42457Gelfand, Boris+22838
Geller, Efim P+19825Georgiev, Kiril+2501144
Gharamian, Tigran+167174Giri, Anish+149207
Gligoric, Svetozar+ 11214Goldin, Alexander+ 6381
Grachev, Boris+69355Granda Zuniga, Julio E+43703
Grischuk, Alexander+42714Gulko, Boris F+ 5629
Gunsberg, Isidor+ 1118Gurevich, Dmitry+ 1435
Gurevich, Mikhail+ 1547Gustafsson, Jan+75554
Gyimesi, Zoltan (new)+292292Harikrishna, P.+36478
Hort, Vlastimil+201125Horwitz, Bernhard=43
Huebner, Robert+20691Ibragimov, Ildar+ 5675
Illescas Cordoba, Miguel+10498Inarkiev, Ernesto+77355
Ivanchuk, Vassily+601262Ivanov, Alexander+ 5292
Ivanov, Igor V+ 1331Ivkov, Borislav+19827
Jakovenko, Dmitry+39444Jobava, Baadur+99503
Jussupow, Artur+29741Kaidanov, Gregory+11575
Kamsky, Gata+43565Karjakin, Sergey+36578
Karpov, Anatoly+ 41673Kasimdzhanov, Rustam+33527
Kasparov, Garry+211520Kavalek, Lubomir+ 2451
Keres, Paul+ 21088Khalifman, Alexander+31653
Khismatullin, Denis+104413Kholmov, Ratmir D=579
Kobalia, Mikhail+203236Koneru, Humpy+18427
Korchnoi, Viktor+712307Korobov, Anton+130435
Kosteniuk, Alexandra+74504Kotov, Alexander+ 3288
Kramnik, Vladimir+26919Krasenkow, Michal+40995
Krush, Irina+38499Kryvoruchko, Yuriy (new)+220220
Kudrin, Sergey+ 9499Kurnosov, Igor+74365
Lahno, Kateryna+50314Larsen, Bent+ 31267
Lasker, Emanuel+ 2636Lastin, Alexander+43367
Lautier, Joel+ 3673Laznicka, Viktor+83433
Le, Quang Liem+94449Leko, Peter+15536
Levenfish, Grigory+ 1121Li, Chao b=7
Lilienthal, Andor+ 1225Ljubojevic, Ljubomir+10695
Lputian, Smbat G+ 1600Lysyj, Igor (new)+195195
MacKenzie, George+ 1156Malakhov, Vladimir+22554
Mamedov, Rauf+229267Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar+43577
Maroczy, Geza+ 3322Marshall, Frank James+ 3430
McDonnell, Alexander=47McShane, Luke J+34462
Mecking, Henrique+14201Meier, Georg+69291
Mikenas, Vladas=175Miles, Anthony J+ 21151
Milov, Vadim+12760Miroshnichenko, Evgenij+68513
Moiseenko, Alexander+92561Morozevich, Alexander+39705
Morphy, Paul=247Motylev, Alexander+23481
Movsesian, Sergei+58879Naiditsch, Arkadij+159734
Najdorf, Miguel+ 3902Najer, Evgeniy+36604
Nakamura, Hikaru+57727Navara, David+69606
Negi,P+51301Nepomniachtchi, Ian+54413
Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son (new)+133133Ni, Hua+76472
Nielsen, Peter Heine+48776Nikolic, Predrag=464
Nimzowitsch, Aron=351Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter+40563
Novikov, Igor A+ 1420Nunn, John DM+ 2643
Nyback, Tomi+379396Olafsson, Fridrik+ 5395
Oll, Lembit+ 2408Onischuk, Alexander+22553
Pachman, Ludek+ 1512Paehtz, Elisabeth+50598
Panno, Oscar=738Pashikian, Arman+48215
Paulsen, Louis+ 1221Petrosian, Tigran+114985
Philidor, Francois=16Pillsbury, Harry+ 1366
Pilnik, Herman=358Polgar, Judit=593
Polgar, Sofia+ 2286Polgar, Zsuzsa+ 1271
Polugaevsky, Lev+ 1697Ponomariov, Ruslan+46487
Portisch, Lajos+ 81193Postny, Evgeny (new)+373373
Potkin, Vladimir+240259Psakhis, Lev+ 2720
Quinteros, Miguel A+ 4509Radjabov, Teimour+20427
Ragger, Markus (new)+251251Reshevsky, Samuel Herman+ 1483
Reti, Richard+ 2286Riazantsev, Alexander+79465
Ribli, Zoltan+10604Rodshtein, Maxim (new)+262262
Rohde, Michael A+ 1203Roiz, Michael+64323
Rowson, Jonathan (new)+240240Rubinstein, Akiba+ 1502
Rublevsky, Sergei+35587Saemisch, Fritz=161
Sakaev, Konstantin+ 6538Salov, Valery=255
Sargissian, Gabriel+63379Sasikiran, Krishnan+65694
Savchenko, Boris+88407Schlechter, Carl+ 2279
Seirawan, Yasser+18616Serper, Grigory+ 1317
Shabalov, Alexander+52904Shamkovich, Leonid+ 2343
Shirov, Alexei+471307Short, Nigel D+611023
Shulman, Yuri+20476Smeets, Jan+77448
Smirin, Ilia+41764Smyslov, Vasily+ 11072
So, Wesley+57228Socko, Bartosz+491541
Sokolov, Ivan+611087Soltis, Andrew E=113
Spassky, Boris+ 1927Speelman, Jonathan S+19708
Spielmann, Rudolf+ 3414Stahlberg, Gideon+ 2363
Staunton, Howard+ 3204Stefanova, Antoaneta+68718
Stein, Leonid=300Steinitz, William+ 2534
Suetin, Alexey S=441Sutovsky, Emil+43604
Svidler, Peter+38851Szabo, Laszlo=698
Taimanov, Mark+ 1988Tal, Mikhail+ 31532
Tarrasch, Siegbert+ 1460Tartakower, Savielly+ 3666
Teichmann, Richard+ 1251Timman, Jan+151331
Timofeev, Artyom+63453Tiviakov, Sergei+761083
Tkachiev, Vladislav+21462Tomashevsky, Evgeny+28262
Topalov, Veselin+22728Turov, Maxim (new)+305305
Uhlmann, Wolfgang+221011Unzicker, Wolfgang+ 2370
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime+48446Vaganian, Rafael A+ 8882
Vallejo Pons, Francisco+65651Van Wely, Loek=563
Vitiugov, Nikita+77359Volokitin, Andrei+54441
Waitzkin, Joshua=148Wang Yue+52534
Wang, Hao+36309Winawer, Szymon+ 2110
Wojtaszek, Radoslaw+58525Wojtkiewicz, Aleksander+ 4684
Wolff, Patrick G+ 1245Xie Jun=242
Ye Jiangchuan=231Yermolinsky, Alex+15565
Yudasin, Leonid+ 5558Zhigalko, Sergei+119354
Zhou, Jianchao+86199Zhu Chen+38358
Zukertort, Johannes Hermann+ 1126Zvjaginsev, Vadim+41410

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Version 6.2a


Update : version 6.2a, only solved some bugs (reported by Francesco Dall'Aqua) 


Monday, April 2, 2012

Version 6.2

New version :


News :


  • New tool, when playing in menu Utilities, Tree moves that is a system to document positions.
  • Consult books Polyglot, changed view.
  • Boards
    • New pieces : Montreal, NikNak, Regular, Pirat, Magnetic, Alpha,AlfonsoX,Leipzig,Maya
    • Menu in the top-left of all boards, custom resize, themes, pieces,...
    • New possibilities to configure boards.
    • Colour themes, made by
      • Felicia
      • Mohammed Abadalazez
    • Ctrl-mouse wheel : resize board.
    • Direct option to maximize window.
    • Flip board : with key F (scott idea)
    • Copy board : with key C (felicia idea)
    • Save board to png file : with key S (felicia idea)
    • Arrow keys can be used in all boards (scott idea)
    • Board design, added option to change size of inner border (felicia idea)
  • Mate in two from Eduardo Sadier, reduced from 120000 to 50000, but included information of origin of each position, and all moves are precomputed.
  • New training, Resistance test, other way to fight against engines.
  • New training positions : tactics collected by Uwe Auerswald
  • Engines:
    • Updated Critter - 1.4
    • Updated Stockfish - 2.2.2