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Chess Administration

Fédération Internationale des Échecs (World Chess Federation)

FIDE brings together chess federations from 158 member nations. The body is responsible for organizing the World Championship, organizing the Chess Olympiad, maintaining the international rating system, awarding master titles and defining the rules of chess.



Australian Chess Federation

The ACF is recognized by FIDE as Australia's governing body for chess. The Federation is comprised of affiliated Australian state and territory associations.



Chess News


The most comprehensive and up-to-date source for all chess news, with detailed pictorial reports on all major events. ChessBase is also the world's most well-known makers of chess software.



The Week In Chess

Free online weekly database of chess games by Mark Crowther of the London Chess Center. Includes tournament reports but the main highlight is the downloadable game collections.


Playing Chess Online

Internet Chess Club

A place to play chess online and watch broadcasts of live events. Unlimited rated play in the world's largest premium chess community with opponents at all levels. Tune in to world chess events relayed live with Grandmaster commentary. Challenge Grandmasters in simultaneous exhibitions. Watch and learn from 1,200 Grandmasters and International Masters competing on ICC. Take private lessons from world-class players, selected by ICC for quality of instruction and service.

Free Internet Chess Server

The Free Internet Chess Server, with over 300000 registered users, is one of the oldest and one of the largest internet chess servers. And it is absolutely free!

Pogo Chess Server

Do you have what it takes to be a Chess champion? Pogo.com™ – the leader in free online board games – presents a an opportunity to play against thousands of other players online.


More than 5000 players online every night. 200,000 games per day. Top grandmasters playing, free chess training, live events with audio commentary, free chess tournaments with prizes every day, simultaneous exhibitions, special beginners and computer chess rooms.



Chess Software


Enhanced and improved chess engine developed especially for the 2006 Kramnik vs. Fritz match; extended openings book; updated database; dynamic graphic tips for attack and defence; improved graphics and move entry on the 2D board; new high resolution 3D piece sets in classical wood; live display of the thinking process on the chessboard; more efficient position analysis.


Rybka is a standalone UCI chess engine programmed by International Master Vasik Rajlich. Rybka is in front of ChessGenius and Fritz on the SSDF rating list with a rating of 2962 and also leads the CEGT rating list with a rating of 3045 (the latter is updated more frequently and probably is more accurate).


ChessGenius made headlines all around the world by beating the human World Champion, Garry Kasparov, at the Intel World Chess Grand Prix in London. Compact, powerful and fast. Written by Richard Lang, ten times Computer Chess World Champion.


Chess Websites

Ichessu Ichessu.com

Ichessu.com is an international chess university. They provide full interactive live chess courses, online. They provide chess lessons by real teachers and grandmasters online and teach chess in a real classroom-setting environment.




Poodlespit's website

Pencak Silat: Defenders of the Motherland


Road Runner

Talk with Bif

Posted by Proabffmm on Thursday, August 20, 2009.


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