Friday, April 8, 2011

We have started a new Starchess website:

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Checkmate in 6 moves

Try to solve this problem! White to move and checkmate in 6 moves.
Hint: The queen promotion 1.34Q? is wrong (black is in stalemate)!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Polgar Superstar Chess World Championship

The third Starchess WCh will be held in Pardubice (Czech Republic) on 16th July! The tournament is open for every starchess player.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Starchess training and tournaments in Budapest

Starchess training and tournament every Saturday starting from 14:00 at the "Polgár Kulturális Központ és Múzeum" (V. Aranykéz Street 7)! The results of the first tournament (02.19.): Group A: 1.Bence Papp 2.Viktória Hámori 3-4.József Kuti, Balázs Papp Group B: 1-2.Károly Bodgal, Adél Erdei 3-4.Andi Flores, Anna Lipovics The results of the second tournament (02.26.): Group A: 1.Bence Papp 2-3.Viktória Hámori, Balázs Papp Group B: 1.Károly Bogdal 2.Dániel Lipovics 3-4.Péter Hegedűs, Rachel Lipovics The results of the third tournament (03.05.) Group A: 1-2.Bence Papp, Árpád Rusz 3.Viktória Hámori Group B: 1.Tamara Erdei 2.Károly Bogdal 3.Adél Erdei The results of the fourth tournament (03.12.) 1.Viktória Hámori 2.Tibor Hegedűs 3.Péter Hegedűs The results of the fifth tournament (03.19.) Group A: 1.Árpád Rusz 2.Balázs Papp 3.Bence Papp Group B: 1.Tamara Erdei 2.Károly Bogdál 3.Adél Erdei The results of the sixth tournament (03.26.) Group A: 1.Árpád Rusz 2.Bence Papp 3.Balázs Papp Group B: 1-2.Jonathan Petró, Dániel Lipovics 3-4.Péter Hegedűs, Rachel Lipovics

Sunday, February 13, 2011


The following positions are checkmates in 2 moves. Try to solve them!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The longest win in 5-piece pawnless endgames (DTM87)

Discovered by computer, this position was a big surprise. White needs 87 moves to checkmate! The only winning move is 1.K7!
You can download the analysis here.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

"Marczibányi Sportcentrum" Tournament (Budapest)

The final results:

1.Tamás Pálinkás
2-3.Ákos Indig, Árpád Rusz

1.Viktória Hámori
2.Tamara Erdei
3.Adél Erdei

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

Starchess Tournament - Budapest

On 12th December an open Starchess tournament will be held in "Marczibányi Sportcentrum" starting at 14:00.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Starchess Tournament - Hotel Monte Cristo, Budapest

The final results of the tournament:

I.Árpád Rusz
II.Bence Papp
III.Gábor Tóth

I. Gabriella Pereszlényi
II.Tamara Erdei
III.Judit Molnár

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Starchess in the Variant Chess Magazine

In the last issues of the Variant Chess Magazine some articles were published about Polgar Superstar Chess by John Beasley. You can download those issues in PDF here:

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Mate in three moves

What is the key move which leads to mate in three?
There is a hint on the diagram... :)

Friday, September 3, 2010

Mate in 49 moves!

The very first Starchess Endgame Databases - something like the Nalimov Tablebases for orthodox chess - has been generated few days ago. A nice discovery by computer: the following position is a win for white. (Remember, in Starchess the bishop is stronger than the rook.)

Mate in two moves

Try to solve the following problem!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Photos from the WCh (Pardubice - 2010)

Edit Papp sent us some photos from the World Championship. Here is the link.

The World Champion: Gábor Akóts (HUN)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Hungary-Israel Match (Budapest)

The team of Israel won the match held in the famous Hotel Gellért, Budapest. Hungary was represented by József Kuti, Bence Papp, Balázs Papp and Ádám Uzonyi. The winning team: David Eri, Alon Kosashvili, Joav Kosashvili and Rafael Eri.
Click here for more photos!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Balatonfüred 2010

Main Tournament:
1-2.Csaba Schenkerik, Bence Papp
3.Áron Fuszek

Womens Tournament:
1.Tamara Erdei
2.Gabriella Pereszlényi
3.Adél Erdei

The 6 game match between the 1st and 2nd placed player from the recent World Championship ended draw:
Gábor Akóts - Attila Czebe 3:3
Click here! (Photos by Judith Erdei)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Starchess tournament in Balatonfüred

On 8 august, at 11:00 an open tournament will be held near the Lake Balaton, in Balatonfüred, Hungary. The address is: "MAZSIHISZ üdülő", Liszt Ferenc street 7 (near the Anna-Bella Hotel).

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

XIV Konik Morsky Rewala

Some photos an the results of a tournament held in Poland last year.

Monday, July 19, 2010

World Championship 2010 - Pardubice

The results of the 2nd Polgar Superstar Chess WCh:

I.World Championship
II.Blitz World Championship
III.Computer World Championship Match:
"Starchess 2.0" - "Superstar 2.9" 5-3

Yoav Kosashvili (ISR) and Valery Shemeakin (UKR)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Videos about Polgar Superstar Chess

László Polgár demonstrating a game (in Hungarian):

Tom and Leeam Polgár Shutzman with their Grandfather and Grandmother (László and Klára Polgár):

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Polgar Starchess Event - Jerusalem

In June 2010 a Polgar Starchess Event has been held in Jerusalem with participation of junior players from Israel and Hungary.

Click here for more photos!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

SuperStar 2.9 has been released

Several bugs were fixed. It can be downloaded free here.
Starting from today, the Superstar Server has changed. To play on this new server everybody needs to register again.

10 Starchess problems on 1 diagram!

The stipulations are (by the position of the black King):
Mate in 2: bK16, bK28
Mate in 3: bK33
Mate in 4: bK10, bK12, bK34
Mate in 5: bK26
Mate in 6: bK6
Mate in 7: bK19, bK24

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Starchess for Zillions of Games

Download Starchess for Zillions of Games

You will need the Zillions of Games program to run this.
The Zillions of Games homepage is here.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010