Lc0 Wins Computer Chess Championship, Makes History

Lc0 Wins Computer Chess Championship, Makes History

pete
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1 day ago

The machine-learning chess engine Lc0 won the Chess.com Computer Chess Championship last weekend, making history as the first neural-network project to take the title. Lc0, which taught itself how to play chess, is now at the game's pinnacle ...

Lupulescu Wins Reykjavik Open Among 8-Way Tie

Lupulescu Wins Reykjavik Open Among 8-Way Tie

PeterDoggers
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1 day ago

Romanian GM Constantin Lupulescu won the Reykjavik Open with the best tiebreak in a group of eight players finishing on 7/9. The 15-year-old Iranian GM Alireza Firouzja was second. Firouzja had won the European Fischer Random Champi...

Gustafsson Wins 19th Bangkok Chess Club Open

Gustafsson Wins 19th Bangkok Chess Club Open

PeterDoggers
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2 days ago

GM Jan Gustafsson (Germany) edged out GM Deep Sengupta (India) on tiebreak to win the Bangkok Chess Club Open. It was the second victory in Thailand for the 39-year-old German grandmaster. Both Gustafsson and Sengupta finished on an undefea...

Sevian Wins April Titled Tuesday

Sevian Wins April Titled Tuesday

NM SamCopeland
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7 days ago

A day earlier, and the numbers would have been suspiciously good, but Titled Tuesday on April 2 was no joke as it set the record for the largest Titled Tuesday ever with 432 titled participants, including Hikaru Nakamura, Alexander Grischuk, Ian N...

Chess.com To Host Women's Speed Chess Championship

Chess.com To Host Women's Speed Chess Championship

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9 days ago

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Chess.com To Host Women's Speed Chess Championship Palo Alto, Calif., April 8, 2019—As part of an expansion of its Speed Chess Championship series, Chess.com will hold a women's championship tournament starting in ...

Nakamura Wins Chess.com Bullet Championship

Nakamura Wins Chess.com Bullet Championship

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9 days ago

Hikaru Nakamura defeated Oleksandr Bortnyk to win the 2019 Bullet Chess Championship on Sunday. Earlier, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave came third after beating Levon Aronian. This article recaps a full weekend of bullet chess, with the quarterfinals an...

Firouzja Qualifies For Bullet Chess Championship

Firouzja Qualifies For Bullet Chess Championship

NickBarton
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14 days ago

GM Alireza Firouzja of Iran emerged victorious from an unsurprisingly difficult field on Wednesday, which saw some of the best bullet players in the world battling it out for a spot in the Bullet Chess Championship main bracket. You can ...

IM Eva Moser, 1982-2019

IM Eva Moser, 1982-2019

Merlin2017
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14 days ago

IM Eva Moser, Austria's first women's grandmaster, died unexpectedly at the age of 36 last weekend in Graz. The news was confirmed by the Austrian Chess Federation. Further details about the death of the player from the city of Spital ...

Live Now: Bullet Chess Championship Swiss Qualifier 2

Live Now: Bullet Chess Championship Swiss Qualifier 2

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15 days ago

Who's the fastest master on the chessboard? We'll find out in April as Chess.com hosts the Bullet Chess Championship, and all titled players have a chance to qualify for the event.  All titled players are invited to participate in the ...

APRIL FOOLS! Rensch To Leave Chess.com For TBS

APRIL FOOLS! Rensch To Leave Chess.com For TBS

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16 days ago

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Chess.com CCO Daniel Rensch to vacate position effective immediately. Palo Alto, Calif.—April 1, 2019 In a move that he described as "the best opportunity I've ever had," Daniel Rensch announced Monday that he wo...