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Fritz13 “Let’s Check” chess software – writing and submitting chess position commentary

One might think that all of the new “Let’s Check” features of the Fritz13 chess playing program revolve around positional analysis generated only by chess engines, but that’s definitely not the case. Fritz13 users can contribute written textual positional analysis, too – and that’s what we’ll learn about in today’s blog post. Continue reading

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One last chance…

Last week I said that time was running out. The reason why I’m blogging a day early is because the time for you to complete your holiday shopping is now a cat’s whisker away from running out – Chanukah is this week and Christmas is this weekend – and I have some potentially helpful information for you.

We’re down to “last minute” status and you know what that means: if you find that perfect gift online and need to get it in time for the holiday, you’ll likely need to use some form of expedited shipping — two-day or overnight.

Here at uscfsales.com, we’re understand time has a bad tendency to slip away from us, and we want to help you out. That’s why this week we’re offering our BIGGEST SALE EVER – 20% off any purchase from uscfsales.com with the use of coupon code BIGSALE when you checkout an order now through Saturday December 24th, 2011 EXTENDED DATE — SATURDAY DEC. 31st, 2011! We understand that you’re likely going to have to spend extra on shipping at this point in the game, so we’d like to make things easier for you by offering the added discount. Just type BIGSALE in the “Coupon Code” box when you finalize your online order and you’ll receive 20% off the purchase price of your order (excluding shipping and taxes where applicable). Also please be aware that the code has to be entered at the time of purchase to claim your savings.

Uscfsales.com has literally thousands of chess items in our inventory: chess boards, chessmen, clocks, books, instructional videos, computer software, even t-shirts and jewelry! Please pay us a visit and take advantage of our biggest sale ever now through December 24th.

As for me, I’ll be taking the holiday off this year to spend some time with my sons (who are home for the holidays). There will be a new video this Wednesday on our YouTube video channel, but no blog post or video during the week between Christmas and New Year. I’ll be back with a new ChessBase/Fritz tip in this blog on January 3rd. Until then, Happy Holidays, stay safe, and…

Have fun! – Steve Lopez

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Time is running out…

It’s a nightmare scenario. There’s a very particular chessplayer on your holiday list, one who is very selective about his or her choice of chess clock or set, one who is nearly impossible to shop for – and time is running out! There are less than two weeks to go until Christmas and Chanukah is only a week away – what will you do???

OK, I’m being deliberately dramatic, just having fun. But the holidays are almost upon us, sneaking up behind us like a stealthy, deadly ninja, ready to strike…

All right, I’ll stop now. But this next part is no exaggeration – USCF Sales has a knowledgeable staff of professionals who are happy to answer your questions and help you find the perfect holiday chess gift for the chessplayer on your holiday list (or even for yourself, for that matter).

And because we know time is running out, we’re going to make things ever easier for you: from now until Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, you can receive a 15% discount (excluding shipping and tax where applicable) on your next purchase from USCFSales.com – just type the coupon code CHRISTMAS in the box provided when you check out, and your order placed between now and Sunday will receive the discount plus count toward the USCF Sales MyRewards program!

So don’t be caught unaware like a drowsy teller when the holidays suddenly burst through the door like the James and Younger brothers pulling a bank job – get that shopping done with the help of our friendly, professional sales staff and a 15% discount from USCF Sales!

Have fun! – Steve

P.S. I’ll be back here soon with more Fritz & ChessBase chess software tips. In the meantime, check out my new Fritz13 video tip tomorrow on USCF Sales’ YouTube channel!

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Enjoy these Holiday Savings from USCF Sales!

USCF Sales knows how hard it can be to find just the right holiday gifts for chessplayers. That’s why we’d like to call your attention to our massive inventory of thousands of chess-related items like boards, chessmen, books, software, clocks — you name it! And to further help you with your holiday shopping, we’re holding a special sale now through December 11th! Continue reading

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Fritz13 – The “Let’s Check” LiveBook

There are quite a few unique aspects to the new Fritz13 chess program’s “Let’s Check” features, all of which center on an online server to which the worldwide community of users are contributing analysis around the clock. One of the “Let’s Check” features is an opening book which is being constantly updated by new analysis, one which every Fritz13 owner can access as the opening book used by our own chess engines (Fritz13 or any other compatible chessplaying program) when we play against them. Continue reading

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Fritz13 chess software – Contributing an engine to “Let’s Check”

In last week’s post we learned how to submit positions for analysis to the worldwide community of Fritz13 users. Each time you submit a position, it costs you a credit – which obviously leads to a followup question: how do you earn more credits? That’s the question we’ll answer today… Continue reading

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Fritz13’s “Let’s Check” – Submitting a position for analysis

Every player has run into knotty chess positions from time to time. I recall a variation from the Encyclopedia of Chess Openings that used to baffle me; the evaluation said that White had a “won” game, but I just couldn’t find it. I remember sitting in a local pub with the position set up on an analysis set, just staring at the board for so long that the barmaid thought I’d passed out or fallen asleep with my chin on my chest; a couple of my chessplaying friends soon showed up and we had a lively debate about the merits of the position.

One of the benefits of today’s chessplaying computer software, like Fritz13 from USCFSales.com, is that you can use the chess engine to analyze any position anytime you choose. And the plethora of available engines allows you to get multiple “opinions” and evaluations. But analysis by multiple engines takes time, though, which is why the Fritz13 “Let’s Check” distributed computing features are so revolutionary – many, many players are ausing a variety of chess engines to analyze positions and are then storing those analyses on a central server, accessible by other Fritz13 users in mere seconds. Continue reading

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