Features: My Great Idea
A TV guide for chess – 19 May 2020
A lot of chess is happening on Twitch these days: Tournaments are broadcast, we see new streamers every day, and the audience is growing rapidly. But Twitch is not very accessible to new viewers. There is nothing like a TV guide that tells you what chess is going on and where to watch amazing chess content. That gave Lennart Ootes the idea to create POGChess.
Martin Bennedik’s automated puzzle machine – 08 May 2020
In 2016 Martin Bennedik hesitated to put his latest project online. “The algorithm was not yet perfect.“ Friends persuaded him to make chesspuzzle.net public nevertheless, but Bennedik put a “beta” symbol on top of his page – “in development”. Four years later, the “beta” is still there, and Martin Bennedik still thinks it’s not perfect. It is good enough for Magnus Carlsen however.