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RA Chess Club Links

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The internet is a huge boon to chess players. With thousands of chess-related sites it would be easy to make this page a list of hundreds of links.

Instead, here are a few excellent sites and free resources, each of which can direct you to other good sites.


Canadian Chess
Chess Federation of Canada
ChessTalk (Discussion board)

Eastern Ontario Chess Association (tournaments in Eastern Ontario)

LEO - Mat Outaouais (Gatineau Chess Clubs)

Canadian Chess (history)


World Chess News and Games

chess.com - News, videos, reviews, interviews.

chess24 - Live games with chat and computer evaluations.

The Week in Chess - everybody uses TWIC: the essential site for the latest games.




Play Online

Lichessa free alternative to chess.com, ICC, and ChessBase


Tactics Practice (java enabled on-line tactics exercises)

ChessTempo  - Tactics, endgames, problems.

Database and Playing Programs

SCID - Shane's Chess Information Database allows you to play against your computer or search and manipulate databases. Supports every major OS.

SCIDonTheGo - Android version of SCID for phones and tablets.


Free Chess Engine
Stockfish - Super-strong, open-source engine for Windows, Linux, Mac, Android, or iPhone.
           Runs in SCID as well as commercial GUIs from Chessbase and Convekta.


Searchable Database
Chesslab.com - Set up a position on its Java board and it finds games, which you can click through online or download.

Endgame Tablebases

Shredder Endgame Db- Set up an endgame position of up to six pieces and it shows best play.


Video Lectures 
ChessVideos.TV - Titled players explain games, openings, and strategy.


Chess Books

The Ottawa Public Library System has an excellent selection of chess books. Recommended are: 



Chess From First Moves to Checkmate - King, Daniel

Chess for Children - Chandler, Murray

Chess Tactics for KidsChandler, Murray



Discovering Chess Openings, Building Opening Skills from Basic Principles - Emms, John

Capablanca's Best Chess Endings - Chernev, Irving

Learn Chess From the Greats - Tamburro, Peter J.



Simple Chess - Stean, Michael

Chess Strategy for Club Players: The Road to Positional Advantage - Grooten, Herman

Timman's Titans, My World Chess ChampionsTimman, Jan

The Shereshevsky Method - Shereshevsky, Mikhail



Chess Structures: A Grandmaster Guide Flores Rios, Mauricio

Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors Part 1: Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca, Alekhine - Kasparov, Gary

Chess Evolution: 3 Mastery - Artur Yusupov

Learn from the Legends - Mihail Marin

Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual - Dvoretsky, Mark



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