ChessBase Account - Video overview of Playchess

by Albert Silver
3/21/2016 – Whether you are watching a live broadcast on multiple boards , or playing a game, the web app for Playchess offers the complete experience. You can play a quick bullet game to scratch that chess itch, watch some top players play, or open up eight boards or more all directly in your browser, even running an engine! Here is a video overview.

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Although you no doubt know there is a version of Playchess for the browser, you might not have realized just how complete it is. Sure you can play blitz games, but you can also tailor the time control to what you prefer. Sure you can watch a live blitz game by masters or grandmasters, but did you know you can run an engine to get immediate evaluations to know what is going on. Furthermore, if you are watching a broadcast, you can fill your screen with 8-9 boards and also get statistics on the opening moves, as well as run an engine, and all that directly in your browser without any software to download.

In the following video presentation you will be able to see all this in action and more.


We hope you enjoy it!


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Born in the US, he grew up in Paris, France, where he completed his Baccalaureat, and after college moved to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He had a peak rating of 2240 FIDE, and was a key designer of Chess Assistant 6. In 2010 he joined the ChessBase family as an editor and writer at ChessBase News. He is also a passionate photographer with work appearing in numerous publications, and the content creator of the YouTube channel, Chess & Tech.

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