How Surya Sekhar Ganguly won the Belt and Road Open 2019

How Surya Sekhar Ganguly won the Belt and Road Open 2019

Ganguly claims US$50,000 first prize The Belt and Road Hunan Open 2019 in China, held from July 29th to August 6th, was one of the strongest chess opens on the 2019 calendar. The one thing that made this tournament absolutely unique was the prize fund. The first prize was a whopping USD $50,000. Just to put things into perspective […]

Titled Ladies – Chess.com

Titled Ladies – Chess.com

     At one time there were no official titles in chess.  In 1950 FIDE created the Grandmaster, the International Master and the International Women Master titles.  The first two sets of titles weren’t based on ratings, which were almost non-existent at that time anyway, but on other criteria:   Of the 27 Grandmasters, one […]

Researchers explore natural language processing to assess chess moves

Researchers explore natural language processing to assess chess moves

Complete pipeline for training the evaluation model. Credit: arXiv:1907.08321 [cs.LG] Chess and AI are in the news again, this time in reports about a team who explore a model for chess via natural language processing (NLP). The learning mechanism was chess chatter—well chosen chatter. They pretrained on commentary sentiments that were associated with chess moves. […]

Chess Rush Launches Co-Op Mode and Teases New Mode and Characters

Chess Rush Launches Co-Op Mode and Teases New Mode and Characters

Tencent Games has announced that co-op mode is officially for auto battler Chess Rush and has also announced that a new patch will be arriving on August 8. In addition to the new patch, Tencent has teased some of the upcoming features that fans will be able to look forward to. Just a few weeks […]

World’s Best Chess Players Gear Up For Speed Chess Championship

World’s Best Chess Players Gear Up For Speed Chess Championship

The top chess grandmasters in the world will come together again this year to battle in the Speed Chess Championship bracket on Chess.com. The tournament is the premier live online chess event of the year on Chess.com, and is the culmination of a growing series of innovative esports chess gaming events. The main event championship […]

Book World: Can chess be bad for your health? | Books and Authors

All the Wrong Moves: A Memoir About Chess, Love, and Ruining Everything By Sasha Chapin Doubleday. 240 pp. $24.95 All the Wrong Moves: A Memoir About Chess, Love, and Ruining Everything The quest memoir is a balky beast. To tame it as well as Canadian journalist Sasha Chapin does in “All the Wrong Moves,” you’ll […]