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.
You can always find me on twitter.
- If you are interested in see my current ratings, you can find them here.
- You can also read about any tournament recaps
📘 Study Plans
I started writing down my study plans each month to share what I am working on and to keep myself accountable.
- My current study plan can be found here
- For all my study plans, see my study plan series
📋 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.
- I write weekly updates with some highlights of each week.
- I also have quarterly reports with a self-evaluation of how I have been doing.
🥧 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.
- Start with my Stockfish Cluster Overview
- See all the posts in my series on my Raspberry Pi Stockfish Cluster
🌩 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.
- Start with my post on Running Stockfish in the Cloud
- I also made a cluster of cloud computers to make one cloud supercomputer
- See my other posts on cloud engines
📞 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.
- Read about my SshEngine software
📀 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