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AlphaZero: Its Great Predecessors

AlphaZero: Its Great Predecessors

GM Gserper 1 day ago

Garry Kasparov's book My Great Predecessors is one of the best ever written about chess. If I had to take just one chess book with me on a proverbial desert island, that would be my pick. Well, actually I would take all five volumes of the book. The narrative there is both entertaining and educational, so you can learn about history of our game as well as seriously improve your general chess understanding. Kasparov shows how every great chess player brought something unique to further develop chess...

Alleged Cheater Expelled From Spanish Tournament

Alleged Cheater Expelled From Spanish Tournament

PeterDoggers 12 hrs ago

An amateur chess player was expelled from a chess tournament in Benidorm, Spain after an electronic device similar to a TV remote control was found in his pants. The player, who was a participant of the B tournament for players with an Elo below 2000, was checked by arbiters after suspicions of possible cheating. At times his games had shown a level of play much higher than is rating. The arbiters found an electronic device, similar to a TV remote control, hidden in his pants. (See images above,...

How To Watch Karjakin vs Nakamura Saturday: Speed Chess Champs

How To Watch Karjakin vs Nakamura Saturday: Speed Chess Champs

pete 3 days ago

Who will face Magnus Carlsen in the finals of the 2017 Speed Chess Championship? Two of the world's best players face off Saturday for that privilege as the 2016 world championship challenger Sergey Karjakin will take on the online chess legend Hikaru Nakamura in what could be the closest Speed Chess match of all time—the ultimate coin flip, as FM Mike Klein says in his preview.  Follow the action live at Chess.com/TV and Twitch.tv/chess on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 9...

How To Checkmate: Opera Mate

How To Checkmate: Opera Mate

GM Ginger_GM 14 hrs ago

It's a checkmate inspired by the most famous chess game of all time: The Paul Morphy opera house classic. Find out how you can apply Morphy's genius to your own games.

Nakamura Beats Karjakin; Will Play Carlsen In Speed Chess Final

Nakamura Beats Karjakin; Will Play Carlsen In Speed Chess Final

PeterDoggers 1 day ago

Hikaru Nakamura qualified for the Chess.com Speed Chess Championship final on January 3, where he will meet Magnus Carlsen. On Saturday, Nakamura defeated Sergey Karjakin in a tight match with lots of draws. It's not for nothing that Carlsen and Nakamura are known to be the two best speed chess players on the planet. For the second year in a row, the two stars qualified for Chess.com's final—in the 2016 GM Blitz Battle, and now in the 2017 Speed Chess Championship. The final will be on January...

Efim Geller, Killer On The Chessboard

Efim Geller, Killer On The Chessboard

IM Silman 3 days ago

Several years ago I was at a coffee shop in Pasadena, California, and started a conversation with a few young (mid-twenties) Taiwanese people. After we chatted about Taiwan, our talk took a turn into various kinds of pop music. I made it clear that most pop instantly sparks my gag reflex. Then I started raving about the wonders of ZZ Top, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Pink Floyd, and Led Zeppelin. They all were looking at me with glassy eyes and one finally said, “Never heard of any of them.” Lately...

Artemiev Scores At Mind Games, 2nd Behind Carlsen In Blitz

Artemiev Scores At Mind Games, 2nd Behind Carlsen In Blitz

PeterDoggers 2 days ago

GM Vladislav Artemiev jumped to second place in the blitz world rankings after winning 79.2 Elo points at the IMSA Elite Mind Games in China. Alexander Grischuk won no less than 127.2 points. The second IMSA Elite Mind Games championship took place 8-16 December in Huai'an, Jiangsu Province, China. It was organized by the Board and Card Games Administrative Center of the General Administration of Sport, together with the Municipality of Huai’an. The competition included games such...

Karjakin vs Nakamura: The Ultimate Coin Flip

Karjakin vs Nakamura: The Ultimate Coin Flip

FM MikeKlein 4 days ago

Never in Speed Chess Championship history, or really in any of Chess.com's head-to-head matches, have two GMs approached their face-off so soon after an over-the-board meeting. A scant five days after playing a classical game against each other in the final round of the 2017 London Chess Classic, top GMs Sergey Karjakin and Hikaru Nakamura will face off in the second Speed Chess Championship semifinal match this Saturday, December 16. The Russian is seeded number two, the American three, and the...

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