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Correspondence Chess(Free Internet Correspondence Games Server)
FICGS is a fast-growing organization, player community and an international correspondence chess server. Here you can play chess online for free in rated class tournaments, two players matches, advanced chess and a unique correspondence chess world championship in a big knockout tournament. The winner will play current world champion in a 12 games match.
We also organize special events, thematic chess, big chess, chess 960, poker texas holdem heads up tournaments, some with money prizes. Check the waiting lists.
At last on FICGS, you can play Go (围棋, 바둑, 囲碁, Cờ vây, Го) tournaments and world championship. Even if computers are now able to beat the very best human players from China & South Korea, its complexity still makes it one of the most interesting board games. Play this fascinating game at FICGS.
Last move : Re8 2019 May 25 8:30:20
White clock - 13 days 06:22:36
Black clock - 83 days 12:17:28
[White "Bernal Varela,Nelson"]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.d3 Bc5 5.Bxc6 dxc6 6.Nbd2 O-O 7.Nc4 Re8 8.a4 Nd7 9.Be3 f6 10.O-O Bf8 11.Re1 Nb8 12.Nfd2 Be6 13.Qe2 Bf7 14.Kh1 Nd7 15.Nb3 a6 16.h3 b6 17.Qf1 c5 18.Nbd2 Be7 19.f3 c6 20.Nb3 a5 21.Nc1 b5 22.Nd2 Nf8 23.Ne2 Ne6 24.Ng3 Bg6 25.Qf2 Nd4 26.Rec1 Bd6 27.Ndf1 Bc7 28.Nd2 Qd6 29.Qg1 Red8 30.Qe1 Bf7 31.Bg1 Rab8 32.b3 h6 33.Ngf1 Qd7 34.Ne3 Be6 35.Bf2 Kh7 36.Qd1 b4 37.Rab1 Qe7 38.Qe1 Rg8 39.Nec4 Bf7 40.Bxd4 cxd4 41.Kg1 Be6 42.Qf2 h5 43.Kf1 g5 44.g4 Rh8 45.Ke1 Kg7 46.Ke2 Rh7 47.Rh1 Rbh8 48.Qg3 Kg8 49.Rbf1 Qc5 50.Qg2 h4 51.Kd1 Re7 52.Kc1 Kf7 53.Rd1 R7e8 54.Rhe1 Kg7 55.Kb2 Ra8 56.Ka2 Qe7 57.Qe2 Rhe8 58.Qg2 Kf8 59.Qe2 Kg7 60.Rf1 Rh8 61.Kb2 Rhf8 62.Rde1 Rfd8 63.Ra1 Rg8 64.Rab1 Rab8 65.Rfc1 Ra8 66.Rd1 Rgf8 67.Ka2 Kf7 68.Rbc1 Ra7 69.Ra1 Bb8 70.Rf1 Bc7 71.Rae1 R7a8 72.Rg1 Kg7 73.Rd1 Rfe8 74.Kb2 Kf7 75.Qg2 Kg6 76.Rh1 Rad8 77.Qe2 Ra8 78.Rb1 Qf7 79.Qe1 Qf8 80.Rh2 Ra6 81.Re2 Kf7 82.Rf2 Kg8 83.Ka2 R6a8 84.Re2 Rad8 85.Qf1 Qc5 86.Kb2 Kf7 87.Qg2 Qe7 88.R2e1 Qc5 89.Qe2 Rb8 90.Qf1 Red8 91.Rbc1 Kg7 92.Qg2 Kg6 93.Rb1 Qf8 94.Rbd1 c5 95.Rf1 Kh7 96.Qe2 Kg7 97.Qf2 Rbc8 98.Qe2 Qe7 99.Qf2 Kf8 100.Qe2 Kg7 101.Rb1 Ra8 102.Ra1 Re8 103.*
Eros Riccio is new FICGS chess champion...Eros Riccio won the final match of the 16th cycle, his challenger kindly accepted to answer a few questions and shared his views on correspondence chess and the influence of chess engines such as Stockfish, Houdini or Komodo, and the AlphaZero AI. You can read the complete interview in the forum.
Although many say that it seems quite impossible to beat such a correspondence chess champion in a 12 games match nowadays, you'll probably find some tips in the previous answers by former champions & finalists. Always playing the best move according to the strongest chess engines may not be the solution. Ideas from the famous "Art of war" by Sun Tzu still can be used in this modern chess era, and maybe in other games as well like Go & poker holdem, now all dominated by machines.
Yen-Wei Huang is FICGS Go champion...After his win in the Go world championship final match, Yen-Wei shared his analysis on the games and his views around the world of Go (Weiqi, Baduk) and particularly computer Go in the forum.
Freestyle chess...Dear chessfriends, the very best centaur (human/machine) teams produced a bunch of great games more, and the winner of the 4th FICGS chess freestyle cup is Alvin Alcala, congratulations to him! Thanks to all players who participated.
Play games on your mobile phone...FICGS applications for Android are now available to download. Install it from Google Play Store, then you'll be able to play chess online, Go (weiqi) & Poker Holdem on your phone.
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Chess, poker & casino games...Online gaming isn't all about chess, which is considered itself as a chancy game according to the country, there are also casino games such as Blackjack and slot machines, thus you can play games for real money.
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Casino guides will allow you to read a bit more on strategies and how to find the best casino bonuses that can give you extra money and free spins. Gamblers from the United Kingdom in particular can find the latest released casinos very easily. Undoubtly we will see a growing number of new online casino sites with UK license next year.
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Correspondence chess & blitz apps...Finally, this oldschool chess website now has Facebook apps to play blitz and rapid chess games, added to the Android applications for correspondence chess, Go (baduk) & poker. Unfortunately, still no app for Iphones but this could be a next step. You'll find all links inside as soon as you're registered and connected, or you can just enter as guest. Another next step could be to offer a fully free Go server playable through a Facebook app as well, just wait and see.
AlphaZero masters Go, chess & shogi...Even if the conditions of the first chess match AlphaZero vs. Stockfish were not really fair to compare the efficiency of both engines, it is no doubt that a new step has been made in artificial intelligence this year. AlphaZero (and its incredibly fast hardware) was able to master chess, shogi & Go in a few hours, beat the most famous human masters and already taught us with new strategies and views in chess openings & joseki at Go (weiqi).
Will Google Deepmind envisage to make its so-called A.I. master Poker Holdem next? We'll probably have an answer within a few months. However, it seems that we're not so close to see an artificial consciousness that could be compared to the human one, that is probably our very last privilege. Meanwhile, let's play!
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