There have been many debates, and not only recently, about draws in chess. It is no wonder after the game’s flagship event, the World Chess Championship, saw a record 12 in a row. A lot of different things have been suggested, the most popular being to ban the draw, as a result, to ban the …... click here to read more.
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We’ve all been reading about the AlphaZero, the incredible superior being created by Google’s DeepMind to rule the chess world. Well, it turns out the Artificially Intelligent behemoth of Biblical-proportions is human after all – or at least in a figurative sense. AlphaZero may have destroyed Stockfish and crushed every computer on the planet. But, as …... click here to read more.
When we heard about Erick Zhao we were amazed. Erick, aged 10, is a talented kid who has worked extremely hard. And at the 2018 World Cadets Chess Championship in Santiago that hard work really paid off. Erick finished with the silver medal – just missing out on gold – after racking up a hugely-impressive score in …... click here to read more.
I was lucky to have the opportunity to visit the recently finished match between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana at The College, in London’s Holborn armed with Stockfish. Watching the games where they take place is a unique experience. >> 13 famous chess games from world chess champions & what you can learn This was even …... click here to read more.
Studying famous chess games can raise your overall understanding and feel for the game. Every game is a chance to learn a bit about everything: from tactics and strategy, positional play, opening theory, to endgame technique. You get to see the interplay between different elements in chess (often studied in isolation) and how the master uses them …... click here to read more.
It has been the longest staredown in history – 12 long drawn-out games. But after 50 nerve-shredding hours of play, one black-eye, and an embarrassing data leak, the world chess champion has been crowned in London. Norway’s rock star of chess Magnus Carlsen held onto his title in commanding style on Wednesday as he crushed …... click here to read more.
The World Chess Championship 2018 has been an enormous amount to take in – however much of a superfan you are. By our (rough) calculations, there have been 637 moves and around 48 hours of chess in total. Not to mention novelties, shocks, surprises and the odd celebrity. So to make it easier to get a handle …... click here to read more.
Puzzle Rush is the new feature brought out by our friends over at chess.com – and it is causing a bit of a sensation. The platform’s latest puzzle game been described as the “new chess drug” and it has clearly been a hit. Grandmasters like Hikaru Nakamura, Alexander Grischuk, Peter Svidler and Eric Hansen say …... click here to read more.
Another draw. The final scheduled game, Game 12, of the 2018 World Chess Championship ended in a draw. That’s an incredible TWELVE in a row. Perhaps this is what we expected, with Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana separated by just three rating points going into the match. But while for some today’s game had an air of …... click here to read more.
Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana have draw all 12 of their classical World Chess Championship games – and now the match goes to tie-breaks. The two have been battling away in London for three weeks now and are all-square. We are now entering overtime. The match has been one of the most fiercely contested in …... click here to read more.