This is the first world championship that will be broadcast in virtual reality. Watch Magnus Carlsen take on Sergey Karjakin in a stereoscopic live video using Google Cardboard or any other VR device
Google cardborad: https://vr.google.com/cardboard/
The match will take place in New York, USA November 11–30, 2016
Follow the games using Sesse a supercomputer.
1. Arena, Stockfish and Komodo
First of all note that chess engines like Stockfish and Komodo just calculates moves and relies on other programs like Arena, a GUI (Graphical User Intrface), to display the chessboard. Arena assists you in analyzing and playing games as well as in testing chess engines.
Today, november 22 2016, I clicked the
Arena 3.5.1 setup link on the site: http://www.playwitharena.com/
and installed Arena on my computer in less than a minute. Then I was able to play chess and choose among 8 engines from the engines menu and load the engine of choice. If you want to stop a game, you go to the Game menu and choose the Resign option. If you want to play black, you go to the files menu where you also choose a new game and choose the New Rated Games option.
I have not tested it, but Arena or other GUI's may be used to set up a game between two different chess engines. More about that in this
https://www.chess.com/forum/view/genera ... -computer3
2. Installing Stockfish 8 and using that engine in Arena.
But since I wanted to play against one of the world's best free engines, I downloaded and unzipped Stockfish 8 from the stockfish site.
I renamed the folder to Stockfish8 and copied it to the programs file folder of my c drive. Then I clicked the engines menu of Arena and installed stockfish_8_x_64 from the Stockfish 8 folder just created. Now I can play against Stockfish 8 or one of the other engines from the load engine option of the engines menu of Arena.
More about how to install Stockfish:
http://support.stockfishchess.org/discu ... or-dummies
https://www.chess.com/forum/view/help-s ... -stockfish
Since the last version of Komodo is not free, I did not install that engine. There are enough engines to choose from for me in my current November 2016 version of Arena.
Play around in the different menus and options of Arena and learn how to get most out of the software. I am impressed only after a few hours. With arena and 9 engines it is up to you how good you will be.
Is this the best English speaking chess site for kids https://www.chesskid.com/ ?
It is interesting to learn how the different engines make their move, not least during the opening and end games. You can even change engine during a game. If you use more than one computer, you can compare different engines during a game.
3. Chess engine ratings.
Put the following query into a search engine:
chess engine ratings 2016
The best computer chess engines rated by chess.com:
https://www.chess.com/article/view/the- ... ss-engines
YouTube search: top chess engine competition
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... ompetition
This is a never ending race. Here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3hMIIS ... freload=10
is a relatively fresh YouTube video. See blow for additional information.
4. Chess games
http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chesscol ... id=1001601 Best chess games of all times.
http://www.mark-weeks.com/aboutcom/pal4 ... zbstix.htm Classic Chess: View 64 Great Games
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPOYFsPivVs Most brilliant chess move all time?
http://www.chessgames.com/player/sergey_karjakin.html The chess games of Sergey Karjakin
http://www.chessgames.com/player/magnus_carlsen.html The chess games of Mangnus Carlsen
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCDOQr ... TCKzqarxLg
https://www.chess.com/forum/view/chess- ... llet-1m-1s
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... hess+games
5. Online chess
https://www.quora.com/Where-are-the-bes ... ess-online
6. Chess training
http://cty.jhu.edu/ctyonline/courses/ma ... chess.html
https://www.chess.com/forum/view/genera ... t-websites
https://www.chess.com/forum/view/chess- ... ics-course
7. Other GUI's and alternatives to Arena.
8. Chess Engine Championship (engien versus another engine)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_Chess ... ampionship
https://en.chessbase.com/post/komodo-is ... s-champion
https://chessdailynews.com/stockfish-ho ... mpionship/
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/5412 ... al-master/
http://support.stockfishchess.org/discu ... mpionships
Interesting Norwegian article about the subject:
http://www.aftenposten.no/100Sport/sjak ... 2435_1.snd
9. More about the Sesse supercomputer
https://chessprogramming.wikispaces.com ... +Gunderson
http://rybkaforum.net/cgi-bin/rybkaforu ... ?tid=31067
10. Other links
http://chessboardjs.com/ The easiest way to embed a chess board on your site.
https://komodochess.com/installation.htm Installation instructions
http://dinspillside.no/#spenningen-stig ... kk-vm-2016
https://www.nrk.no/sport/hvem-er-sergej ... 1.12876250
https://www.nrk.no/sport/sjakkverdenen- ... 1.13238849
https://www.nrk.no/sport/carlsen-tapte- ... 1.13238795
https://www.nrk.no/sport/fide-bekrefter ... 1.13239193
http://www.aftenposten.no/100Sport/sjak ... 9836_1.snd
http://www.sjakknytt.no/tcec-vm-for-sja ... -favoritt/
http://vgd.no/sport/sjakk/tema/1824088/ ... hess-2016/