Norfolk County Chess Association


Houdini Chess Engine

Welcome to the Houdini Chess Engine home page. Houdini is a state-of-the-art chess engine for Windows, the current version Houdini 1.5a is widely considered to be the strongest chess engine on the planet.
Houdini is free for non-commercial use. It can be downloaded, installed and freely used for playing chess games and analysis of chess positions without commercial purpose.
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NCCA League Competition Rules

You can download the NCCA competition rules here in PDF format.
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Norfolk Individual Championship Rules

You can download the Individual Competition Rules here also.
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En Passant

You can download tthe FREE trial of the Norfolk En Passant Magazine.
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En Passant is the monthly Norfolk chess magazine. It is immensely popular – nearly 100 subscribers for a single county must be some kind of record, and it is probably read by far more than that number. It is also highly acclaimed, having been named BCF Magazine of the Year in 2004 and ECF Magazine of the Year in 2007 and 2009, the only years in which it entered the competition. (External Site)more information on subscribing here.

Free Chess Books in PDF

The 1899 London International Chess Congress.
The Book of the London International Chess Congress 1899 Published in London in 1900, this book - one of just 500 copies printed - is now in the Public Domain.
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J. R. Capablanca "Chess Fundamentals"
Let us introduce to you this classic chess book by Jose Raul Capablanca, the most clear player in the chess history. It'll be very useful especially for young players and those who make the first steps in chess education.
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Kasparov - Karpov. New York - Lyon 1990
The fifth World Chess Championship match between Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov (New York - Lyon, 1990) was one of the most complicated in the chess history. The opponents presented the highest level of chess mastership and notable grandmasters hardly discovered the plans and ideas of the world champion and his challenger for title in the press center. You can find all of 24 annotated games in this ebook.
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British Chess Magazine 1892
The British Chess Magazine Vol. XII, 1892, Edited by Robert Frederick Green. Games by Alapin, Bardeleben, Mieses, Tarrasch, Bird, Blackburne, Marshall, Lasker, Morphy, Burn, Showalter, Zukertort, Mason, Tschigorin, Winawer, etc. Includes tournament & match reports, games, opening analysis, endgames, problems, editorials, etc.
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January / February edition of Chess Moves from the ECF
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