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Can Siri Explain AlphaZero?

FM MikeKlein 8 hrs ago

AlphaZero's technology could be groundbreaking, but is leaving the chess world with so many questions. Maybe AlphaZero's little sister, Siri, can help? An actual conversation I had this morning with Siri on my iPhone... Siri, are you afraid of...

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Russian Championship Stats

Spektrowski 14 hrs ago

The comments for the Russian championship results are closed for some reason, so I'll correct the things a bit in my blog. Both Botvinnik and Tal won six Soviet championships, and the record of most Russian SFSR championship wins in the Soviet t...

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Italian, Two Knights Defense, Ulvestad Variation!?

IndreRe 1 day ago

Sometimes the main line of an opening is really well known, but there is a secondary line that is very dangerous unless your opponent knows the refutation. One example is the Ruy Lopez, Marshall Attack, Steiner Variation which I wrote about here. ...

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London Chess Classic 2017 Round-Up

GM alexcolovic 1 day ago

A round-up of the last classical elite tournament of the year. I am still shocked at what they failed to win... http://www.alexcolovic.com/2017/12/caruana-nepo-carlsen-win-london-2017/

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What we can learn from AlfaZero?

GM Malev212 4 days ago

I like to discuss the fuss about AlfaZero. Some people, even chess players are praising it as something they never saw before and the authors behind AlfaZero wish to convey us that they created something which could learn chess in four hours an...

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Concrete Problems, Part 1

chesster3145 5 days ago

    I have serious mixed feelings about the "two introductory paragraphs" requirement. So many times it keeps me from getting right to the point. But this time it gave me tons of material, so I can forgive it for now.   ...

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Please Join Us For Our 100 Followers Celebration!!!

EOGuel 5 days ago

Hello, guys! First off, I REALLY appreciate your support and enthusiasm for my posts. The comments don't say enough how excited I am. As mentioned earlier, once I get to 100 followers, we will have a bash. All of my followers are invited...

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Levon Aronian Bandwagon

EOGuel 9 days ago

As many of you know, the stage is set for the 2018 Candidates Tournament in Berlin, and all eight players have been selected to participate in this prestigious tournament. It appears that in a field of many strong players (Caruana, So, Mamedy...

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The Secret of Chess?

GM smurfo 12 days ago

A couple of months ago, I received a curious email:   Hello, Mr. Smerdon, I recently published an innovative book on chess knowledge/evaluation, 'The Secret of Chess'.  It is written very much in the vein of Nimzovich's and Kmoch...

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An insider's view on the Fide Grand Prix

GM SultanOfKings 15 days ago

The Fide Grand Prix of 2017 has come to an end, with Grischuk and Mamedyarov earning well-deserved spots in the Candidates tournament. I was lucky to get a spot in the series, and compete against the very best in the world. These are my thoughts o...

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Do You Have This Problem Too?

GM Illingworth 15 days ago

Do you find it difficult to use the range of chess resources effectively? Are you lost and confused for where to begin your chess training?  On Friday 1st December, I (GM Max Illingworth) will be presenting a free webinar on How to ...

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Announcing 100 Followers Online Tournament

EOGuel 16 days ago

Hello, dear followers! I have a (somewhat) special announcement. Once I reach the magic number of chess.com followers (100), I will be hosting a brief online tournament to celebrate. Here is the format in a nutshell: Live chess.com. Fi...


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