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Which chess websites would you recommend and why?

Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:46 pm
by Adam Raoof
Which would you bookmark?

I'll start with

http://www.nowinchess.com

for links to all tournaments that have online coverage and usually live commentary

and

http://www.chessbites.com

for a regular supply of games and tournament results by email, including clickable crosstables - haven't seen that elsewhere

and of course

http://www.theweekinchess.com

for everything else!

Re: Which chess websites would you recommend and why?

Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:17 pm
by Paolo Casaschi
From my own bookmarks:

http://www.chessgames.com

For a game database of good quality; I find particularly useful the opening explorer that gives you a good idea of what is being played in given positions. Free accounts are somehow limited but still useful.

http://www.shredderchess.com/online-che ... abase.html

For endgame tablebases up to 6 pieces.

http://www.chessbomb.com/

For live games.

https://chess24.com/en/read/news/
http://www.chessdom.com/

For general worldwide chess news.

Re: Which chess websites would you recommend and why?

Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:30 pm
by Niall Doran
I spend a lot of time on Chesstempo.com (tactics training)

Not sure if it's making a difference though!

Re: Which chess websites would you recommend and why?

Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:37 pm
by Roger de Coverly
http://www.chesspub.com for a reasonably serious discussion on opening theory and practice. Beware the Kings Gambit and Blackmar Diemar fans though.

Re: Which chess websites would you recommend and why?

Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:45 pm
by Barry Sandercock
ChessBomb is very good for live games, if you like computer assessments ( by Stockfish.)

Re: Which chess websites would you recommend and why?

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:09 pm
by Tristan Clayton
Tim Krabbé's chess records site at

http://timkr.home.xs4all.nl/records/records.htm

is infrequently updated, but a fun way to while away an hour.

Re: Which chess websites would you recommend and why?

Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:38 am
by Laurie Roberts
I suggests the following:

Tactics: Chess Tempo at http://chesstempo.com/

Personal Database: Chess microbase at http://chessmicrobase.com/

I think this is a really great tool for those who want to store their games, or favourite openings, (privately) in the cloud and then access them whatever device they are using (rather than updating a pgn file on your pc, your phone, your tablet etc). I tend to play through a few openings before a game on my phone. It allows graphic and text commentary to be added to games in a similar way to chessbase, and even has an inbuilt engine to analyse positions with. It also has a presentation function for those who want to use it to demonstrate games when teaching etc.

While it is not as powerful as chessbase, and certainly not a substitute, it would be an ideal tool for someone new to the game who wanted to simply store their games, analyse them, and then share them with friends for analysis or comment.

Games database: http://database.chessbase.com/js/apps/onlinedb/

Instructions: http://en.chessbase.com/post/introducin ... e-database

The entire chessbase database is available online for free but not widely publicised. It even has the "let's check" analysis of positions published in the bottom right hand corner. Great again for those new to the game who haven't yet decided to fork out for chessbase itself but who want access to the latest games

Re: Which chess websites would you recommend and why?

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:56 am
by MJMcCready
I recommend the English Chess Forum

www.ecforum.org.uk