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  • Interesting Chess Data: Time Controls And Game Results's Thumbnail

    Interesting Chess Data: Time Controls And Game Results

    erik May 4, 2017, 5:44 PM

    Every chess game starts with a "time control" - how long each player has to move. And every game ends with a "result" - why did it end? A friend asked me about how each time control impacts the result, and I had...

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    Links to the Past III

    batgirl Apr 26, 2017, 11:44 AM

    As in attics where things once used get stored out of sight and mind, old articles have a way of burying themselves under the weight of those that follow, becoming lost and forgotten. Sometimes it pays...

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    The Queen Of Blunders Takes On Tactics

    louisathomas Apr 19, 2017, 1:22 PM

    In the beginning, tactics were a way to waste time. They were something to do while I was impatient, waiting in line or while water boiled. I had never played chess before, but I had watched my boyfriend play it,...

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  • Aronian Beats Carlsen In Dazzling 4th Round Norway Chess's Thumbnail

    Aronian Beats Carlsen In Dazzling 4th Round Norway Chess

    PeterDoggers Jun 10, 2017, 5:02 PM

    Levon Aronian defeated Magnus Carlsen in a brilliant game today at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament. This fight was the focus of attention, but Anish Giri and Hikaru Nakamura also won their games in...

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    Nakamura Wins 3rd Straight Zurich Chess Challenge

    NM SamCopeland Apr 17, 2017, 7:36 PM

    The third time is really quite charmed for Hikaru Nakamura. Today, he won his third Zurich Chess Challenge in a row. Additionally, he won all three formats in Zurich, the opening blitz, the "new classical," and...

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    Carlsen Misses Mate In 3 vs Giri

    PeterDoggers Jan 21, 2017, 1:34 PM

    Today Magnus Carlsen missed a checkmate versus Anish Giri, and with it, a great opportunity to move to "plus three." Wesley So drew his game as well and continues to lead the masters section. It's quite...

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    Why stalemate

    mshenricks Jun 19, 2017, 5:20 PM

    I was playing beginners chess against the computer (level 1) and I had the advantage ( I had my queen, rook, bishop, pawns, etc) and the computer had several pieces left (no queen) and I was trying to put the computer...

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    An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning in modern chess

    FunnyFighter Jun 19, 2017, 6:15 AM

      There is a strong need to re-invent the chess computer, and all (gaming)-computers for that matter, since they are programmed by human beings and not by computers themselves. - Bendix Perschk, M.Sc. Economics, Münster...

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    From AVRO 1938 to Norway Chess and back

    ArnieChipmunk Jun 19, 2017, 2:33 AM

    Last week I went to Norway, to see the strongest chess tournament since AVRO 1938. The legendary AVRO tournament, held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, has captured my imagination ever since my granddad, who taught...

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