Rybka is a chess-playing computer software engine created by an MIT-trained computer scientist. If you have Windows, you can play this top-ranked chess program.
Step 1: Learn computer chess terms Learn computer chess terms. A "Chess Engine" recommends moves and provides evaluation scores for chess positions; "PGN" is a format that records game moves in ASCII; and "ELO Rating" is a player skill-level rating feature.
Step 2: Download a free GUI for Rybka Download a free GUI, or Graphical User Interface, made to work with Rybka. Tarrasch is a free downloadable GUI recommended by Rybka developers. Beginners should try a free version.
TIP: Free downloadable Rybka engines work with Rybka 2.2n2, not newer engine versions like Rybka 3.
Step 3: Download a free demo of a commercial GUI Download a free demo of a commercial GUI, such as Aquarium, made to run with the more advanced and powerful Rybka 3 engine. A commercial GUI can be bought as a download or DVD.
TIP: Rybka 3 can also be played online for free at RybkaChess.com without a software download.
Step 4: Learn about the Rybka 3 engine Learn about the Rybka 3 engine. While Rybka 2.2n2 serves as a basic computer chess program for beginners, Rybka 3 has an extensive database that can analyze opening game moves in near-infinite permutations.
Step 5: Download the official Rybka 3 book Download the official Rybka 3 book by Jeroen Noomen. This book is downloaded within a Rybka program in .CTG and .HSH formats. It’s particularly recommended for its analyses of opening moves.
FACT: Deep Blue, an IBM supercomputer, played chess against world chess champion Garry Kasparov and won in fewer than 20 moves.