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  • How Can An Expert Become A Master?'s Thumbnail

    How Can An Expert Become A Master?

    IM Silman Dec 7, 2017, 9:43 PM

    The Chess.com member Animaul7 (his real name is Anthony Maulucci) wrote: “I’m a 16-year-old who has been stuck at an expert rating for some time now, which I know is pretty normal. One question I have...

  • How Many Chess Players Are There In The World?'s Thumbnail

    How Many Chess Players Are There In The World?

    CHESScom Nov 28, 2017, 11:31 PM

    "Nobody knows, even roughly, how many people play chess, and nobody should pretend to know." -- Edward Winter1 Is chess the most popular game in the world? While no one can say for certain, here are some estimates...

  • Chess.com Announces Computer Chess Championship [Updated With Results]'s Thumbnail

    Chess.com Announces Computer Chess Championship [Updated With Results]

    pete Sep 13, 2017, 11:28 AM

    Superfinal Results Superfinal Crosstable # Name Rtg Perf 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 1 Stockfish 051117 3400 3424 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 2 Houdini...

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  • November Quads's Thumbnail

    November Quads

    WCM mkkuhner Dec 10, 2017, 6:59 PM

    Quads, for those who haven't encountered them, are round robin tournaments for groups of four players, generally played in a single day.  I had been nervously avoiding tournaments after two disastrous events in...

  • Andersenn. Some games with the Sicilian Defence.'s Thumbnail

    Andersenn. Some games with the Sicilian Defence.

    simaginfan Dec 10, 2017, 9:48 AM

    The picture is, as you will all know!, of Andersenn and Steinitz. As I have mentioned before, I think that the popular conceptions of Andersenn as a chess player are not entirely accurate. One example of an attempt...

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    Peter Svidler and Sergei Shipov discuss Alpha Zero

    Spektrowski Dec 8, 2017, 4:28 AM

    What do you think of Alpha Zero destroying Stockfish? I'd like to clarify a few things first. For instance, I read that Alpha Zero played on much stronger hardware than Stockfish. But other people write that...

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