Archive for November, 2009


November 6, 2009

Unfortunately, I came across FlashChess3 a while ago. It’s a fairly decent online chess engine, and I enjoy it alot. I mostly play the ‘casual’ level because I beat it most of the time without too much effort (not the best way to get better, I know). Some nice features are the possibility to play both colours (I used to play another online engine where I was always white; I got better white white, but am still terrible with black) and the possibility to undo moves such that I can keep playing games even though I do stupid mistakes I’d never do ‘for real’ (I hope). It also annotates the games, which is nice; I guess the feature is more developed in the download-version. What I don’t like is the irrationally aggresive pawns several online engines seem to feature on low levels of difficulty.



Quote of the Day

November 4, 2009

Buck up. Irrational cheerfulness is hard to teach but good to have for any work .
-Deirdre N. McCloskey, Economical Writing, Second Edition, 2000, p. 21