How 4 plucky Englishmen held mighty AlphaZero to draw

By Leon Watson / On / In Chess news

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 …

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Erick Zhao: The 10-year-old Chessable user who bagged World Cadets silver

By Leon Watson / On / In Case studies, Chess improvement

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 …

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Watching the World Championship (and Stockfish), by GM ALEX COLOVIC

By Alex Colovic / On / In Fabiano Caruana, Magnus Carlsen, World Chess Championship

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 …

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