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  • The Man Who Built The Chess Machine's Thumbnail

    The Man Who Built The Chess Machine

    jimmysoni Aug 16, 2017, 3:08 AM

    By Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni If anyone has a claim to be considered the founder of the information age, Claude Shannon does. In his groundbreaking work at the intersections of mathematics, engineering, and computer...

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    Should We Trust Computers?

    GM Gserper Aug 6, 2017, 12:09 AM

    The question whether to trust computers might sound pointless since we really have no choice in the modern world. Think about it: if a computer of one of the nuclear superpowers goes berserk, then it can potentially...

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    The Chess Guessing Game

    Vik-Hansen Jul 26, 2017, 1:57 PM

    In our previous installment, we discussed the concept of pattern recognition and this time we present a method for developing overall chess skills without having to rely on static generalizations or idealized simplicity...

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  • Kasparov 'Survives' While 4 Others Surge To Top's Thumbnail

    Kasparov 'Survives' While 4 Others Surge To Top

    FM MikeKlein Aug 14, 2017, 6:54 PM

    Never have chess fans been so eager to see all draws. GM Garry Kasparov didn't mind them either. "Unlike 20 years ago, I was happy with three draws," he said at the end of a day that left him tired. Lead Photo:...

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    Awonder Liang Now World's Youngest Grandmaster

    NM SamCopeland Aug 10, 2017, 12:02 PM

    FIDE has confirmed Awonder Liang's grandmaster title by written resolution. This makes the 14-year-old American the 10th youngest grandmaster of all time, and the youngest in the world today. Headline photo from...

  • Anand, Aronian Catch Vachier-Lagrave In St. Louis's Thumbnail

    Anand, Aronian Catch Vachier-Lagrave In St. Louis

    PeterDoggers Aug 9, 2017, 10:40 PM

    With two rounds to go, the Sinquefield Cup has three leaders on 4.5/7. Both Vishy Anand and Levon Aronian won their games, and caught Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in first place. MVL was joined in first place...

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  • Nakamura vs Komodo: The Final Battle's Thumbnail

    Nakamura vs Komodo: The Final Battle

    GM RLH2 Jan 30, 2016, 3:17 PM

    GM Robert Hess, one of the game’s leading authorities on man vs machine chess, is back with game two of the biggest match in decades: Komodo vs Hikaru Nakamura. Find out if Hikaru can save humanity in “the final...

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    Man vs Machine: Komodo vs Movsesian - The Finale

    GM AlexYermo Sep 21, 2015, 6:45 PM

    GM Movsesian goes one more round with the merciless silicon monster in this concluding video of GM Alex Yermolinsky’s series. Find out how the human grandmaster did against the machine, and what strategies GM...

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    This game proves why the draw offer should be abolished

    GM SultanOfKings Aug 13, 2017, 10:54 AM

    In my opinion, this game perfectly illustrates why we should abolish the draw offer. The (much) higher rated player got himself caught in some home preparation, and realized he’s playing against a computer,...

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    Perverse Incentives

    GM smurfo Aug 11, 2017, 9:15 AM

    (Note: I often post about all sorts of things on my own blog, www.davidsmerdon.com, which gets cross-posted here. This is a non-chess post.) One of the cool things about studying economics is that it...

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    The Black Hole of Chess Opening Study and My Hiatus

    Milliern Aug 10, 2017, 9:22 PM

    A friend (1800-ish rated) of mine calls openings a "black hole," because of the massive content of opening ideas and move, and the complete time-suck that studying openings constitutes.  Despite having never really...

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