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Live Now: 'Neural Nakamura' Analyzes Top Computer Chess Games

Live Now: 'Neural Nakamura' Analyzes Top Computer Chess Games

pete
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Hikaru Nakamura, fresh off his 2019 U.S. chess championship, is back streaming chess on his popular channel. Today, Nakamura reviews the best games played by neural-network chess engines, helping you understand why these mysterious machine-learning engines like Lc0 and AlphaZero chose the winning moves in some unbelievable games. Watch Hikaru Nakamura live now on Twitch.tv/GMHikaru, and follow some of the games yourself with our list below.  The top 10 neural-network computer chess...

Kashlinskaya Wins European Women's Chess Championship

Kashlinskaya Wins European Women's Chess Championship

PeterDoggers
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IM Alina Kashlinskaya of Russia won the European Women's Championship in Antalya, Turkey. Kashlinskaya had the best tiebreak among a group of five players who all finished on 8/11. The 20th European Individual Women's Chess Championship took place April 11-22 in the Aska Lara Resort & Spa Hotel in Antalya. It was a qualifier for the next FIDE Women's World Cup for the top 14 players. The prize fund was 60,000 euros with a first prize of 10,000 euros. Like the general European Championship...

How To Play Positional Chess

How To Play Positional Chess

GM Illingworth
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What exactly is positional chess?  I find some players get confused by the difference between tactical and positional chess, especially because both skills are needed to play a strong game. Therefore, I prefer to distinguish the two main approaches to a position. Dynamic: The direct and immediate approach to the position, using the energy of our pieces to obtain or increase our initiative (the flow of threats that cannot be ignored), or acquire clear long-term advantages by force. Strategic: The...

How To Take Your Time In Chess

How To Take Your Time In Chess

WGM axvesik
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Time in chess has two meanings: the actual clock you must adhere to, and how quickly your pieces reach their intended destinations. In this lesson, learn how to take your time during an attack and not rush into a position too quickly.

Candidate moves III

Candidate moves III

GM jhellsten
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Good idea, bad execution? This is a common issue in everyday tactics. In order to make our ideas work, we must carefully consider the move order involved. Here are some examples on this topic. Black to move. We immediately spot a motif based on the pinned rook on f2. A first impulse might be 1...fxe4 2.fxe4 Ng4. However, by 2.Nxe4 White ruins this idea. What if we alter the move order, playing 1...Ng4 first? Now after 2.fxg4 fxg4 White can save his rook in many ways, e.g. 3.Be3. But digging...

Keymer Scores 1st Win In Grenke Chess Classic Round 5

Keymer Scores 1st Win In Grenke Chess Classic Round 5

PeterDoggers
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After four losses, two of which were somewhat unnecessary, IM Vincent Keymer scored his first win at the Grenke Chess Classic in Karlsuhe, Germany. The 14-year-old beat Georg Meier while all other games were drawn. Thursday is a rest day. "If he wins this, we have a rest day and a new tournament might start in Baden-Baden!" said an optimistic Peter Leko during the round. Like in Wijk aan Zee earlier this year, the Hungarian grandmaster acts as both a commentator...

The Women's Chess Club of New York

The Women's Chess Club of New York

batgirl
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The famous Ladies' Chess Club of London was organized at their first meeting on January 14, 1895.      Predating that monumental event was the creation of the Women's Chess Club of New York.      In 1893 a small group of women who were meeting at Eliza C. Foot's apartment at 28 East 22nd st. in Manhattan to play chess decided to organize something more formal. This group, which called itself the Women's Chess Association of America, from ""Women in Chess,"...

Anand, Carlsen Lead After Grenke Chess Classic Round 4

Anand, Carlsen Lead After Grenke Chess Classic Round 4

PeterDoggers
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On Tuesday Vishy Anand swapped places with Peter Svidler to join Magnus Carlsen in the lead at the Grenke Chess Classic in Karlsruhe, Germany. Whereas Anand beat Paco Vallejo, Svidler lost to Levon Aronian while Carlsen drew his game with Fabiano Caruana. Peter Svidler called his co-leadership "mystifying" himself, and he could only enjoy it for a day. The Russian grandmaster lost without a serious fight against Levon Aronian, who can now definitely can be called a 1.e4-player these...

How Chess Games Can End: 8 Ways Explained

How Chess Games Can End: 8 Ways Explained

CHESScom
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There are many ways to end a chess game. Sometimes the result is clear. However, there are situations when some players have questions about the result or why the game suddenly finished. To clarify these situations, here are eight typical ways to end a chess game.  Win/Lose: Checkmate Resignation Timeout Draw: Stalemate Insufficient material 50 move-rule Repetition Agreement Win/Lose: There are three main ways to win or lose a chess game: checkmate, resignation and...

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