Thanks for visiting my site. I am a student of chess so this site is party a record of what I have been studying and how I am doing at this game. I also have a background in software, so I have documented some of my experiments using technology along with chess.

Below I have listed some of the main topics that I cover on this site. You can also use the Search feature or browse the Archives. You can also subscribe using RSS.

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Chess Playing

Chess Learning

๐Ÿ“˜ Study Plans

I started writing down my study plans each month to share what I am working on and to keep myself accountable.

๐Ÿ“‹ Progress Reports

Mostly so I remember what I have done, I do weekly reviews of things that have gone well, and things I want to try to do differently.

Technology Projects

๐Ÿฅง Raspberry Pi Cluster

I networked together 4 raspberry pi mini computers to make a stockfish cluster. This combines the power of the individual raspberry pis to make one more powerful chess engine.

๐ŸŒฉ Stockfish Cloud Engine and Supercomputer

After I found my raspberry pi cluster was not as powerful as I was hoping, I moved my efforts to running stockfish using a cloud service instead. For me, this was a better balance of performance and on-demand pricing.

๐Ÿ“ž Connecting To Remote Engines

For both my raspberry pi cluster and my cloud computers, I needed a way to connect from Chessbase. I ended up creating my own SSH proxy.

๐Ÿ“€ Free Large Chess Game Database

Something that people find interesting is using a free large (millions of games) database.

  • You can see how I setup Caissabase to use with Chessbase