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Help me plan a chess roadmap

I'm looking to step up my chess game, but right now I can't commit to traditional chess clubs or similars because of reasons. So, I'm looking to plan ahead using every other available resource. Special considerations inside. [more inside]
posted by andycyca on May 16, 2016 - 11 answers

Giant numbers (Ex: how many primes are smaller than the largest known?)

Many sites say that the largest known prime is "2^57,885,161 − 1, a number with 17,425,170 digits." Given this and well known research about the density of primes, I think it's at least possible to estimate the number of primes between 1 and 2^57,885,161 − 1. But I don't know how to do this myself. I really want the answer to this one (the order of magnitude at least), but I've got lots of these, and I'd ideally like more cool ones. :) [more inside]
posted by ch3cooh on Feb 7, 2015 - 15 answers

What books or resources would you use to teach a kindergartner chess?

My question is twofold:
  1. What books, websites, or other resources do you recommend?
  2. Any tips for teaching a very young player?
He already knows all the basic moves and rules. [more inside]
posted by axoplasm on May 28, 2014 - 15 answers

This game doesn't have immanuel.

Did Immanuel Kant ever say anything about chess? What about other board games? [more inside]
posted by matkline on Feb 11, 2014 - 7 answers

What's a lightweight, hassle-free site for playing Go

Is there any site which is as awesome for playing Go with a friend as lichess is for chess? "Awesome" means more specifically lightweight (dial-up friendly), browser-based, ad-free, no registration required.
posted by Wolfdog on Apr 6, 2011 - 6 answers

Mac "vs" puzzle games please!

I'm looking for some decent "vs" puzzle games that I and my 3 young boys (10 and under) can play against each other on my mac (a fun and silly chess game would be a plus, too). We have 2 macs in the house, so any online options would be welcome too! TIA.
posted by Brocktoon on Oct 14, 2009 - 4 answers

Recommend a chess program that runs in window rather than full-screen mode.

Looking for a decent chess program that runs in a window rather than full-screen mode. [more inside]
posted by Pontius Pilate on Feb 15, 2008 - 5 answers

Free chess game?

Hi, does anyone know where to find a network chess game that is open source (free basically)? I'm a teacher and I want my class to play each other at chess during an ICT lesson.
posted by mooreeasyvibe on Nov 16, 2007 - 8 answers

ChessFilter: Help me with my chess dilemma

ChessFilter: Help me with my chess dilemma [more inside]
posted by gregb1007 on Jul 18, 2007 - 13 answers

How can I transform chess from a solitary to a social activity?

How can I transform chess from a solitary to a social activity? [more inside]
posted by gregb1007 on Feb 4, 2007 - 26 answers

Chess on the computer for a 6-year-old

My 6-year-old daughter has recently developed an interest in playing chess. We have a blast playing together, but I think it would be fun for her to play against the computer (or other novices) during her "screen time." What are some good computer chess games/websites that would develop the game of a young novice? Free is best, but I'd be happy to buy something (Win XP) if needed. Pretty graphics would be a bonus, but aren't necessary.
posted by nixxon on Jul 23, 2006 - 6 answers

Books on Chess?

What are some good books for me to get better at playing chess? [more inside]
posted by whatitis on Aug 14, 2005 - 14 answers

How to play chess on linux?

Linux and Chess: Looking for something with a painfully simple UI that still allows me to enter custom board positions. [check] [more inside]
posted by bingo on Dec 16, 2004 - 20 answers

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