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Blitz Chess Tournament, Sunday, June 30, 2019 Take part in a fun, casual Blitz Chess Tournament! All levels and ratings welcome. Top prize is £20, with all participants receiving a free copy of the latest Chess Magazine. 10% off purchases instore for all participants on the day. Time control is

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CHESS Magazine - June 2019: Magnus' Masterclass
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CHESS Magazine – June 2019: Magnus’ Masterclass Magazine, 60 pages All the regular features of the UK’s best-selling CHESS magazine and more! Regular features include: How Good is Your Chess? by GM Daniel King, Saunders on Chess, Find the Winning Moves, Never Mind the Grandmasters…, Studies, Home & Overseas News, Forthcoming Events Calendar and Book Reviews. In this issue: Editorial

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Back at the 2018 Pro-Biz Cup, hosted by DeepMind and held during the London Chess Classic,
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Things Will Never be the Same by IM Malcolm Pein from CHESS Magazine March 2019 Issue Chess will never be the same again. There’s been an earthquake and I’ve felt it. AlphaZero, the chess-playing entity that taught itself using deep reinforcement learning algorithms, is now the dominant chess-playing entity. AlphaZero

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Dancing with Algorithms by IM Malcolm Pein from the Daily Telegraph CHESS Magazine editor IM Malcolm Pein together with ECF President Dominic Lawson and subscriber Chris Flowers played AlphaZero months before its ground-breaking games were published in December 2018. The trio had GM David Howell as their advisor. Malcolm annotates

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Say No To Chess Principles by Evgeny Bareev
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Say No To Chess Principles by Evgeny Bareev Chess has very strict, but also fairly simple, rules: rapid development, control of the center with pawns or pieces, timely castling and defense of the king, the creation of various weaknesses in the opponent’s position, attacking those weaknesses, and control of open

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CHESS Magazine - May 2019: David's Delight
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CHESS Magazine – May 2019 David’s Delight: The full story of England’s Astana triumph Magazine, 60 pages All the regular features of the UK’s best-selling CHESS magazine and more! Regular features include: How Good is Your Chess? by GM Daniel King, Saunders on Chess, Find the Winning Moves, Never Mind the Grandmasters…, Studies, Home & Overseas News, Forthcoming

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Book Review: Learn from Michal Krasenkow
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Learn from Michal Krasenkow Paperback, 408 pages, Thinkers Publishing, RRP £29.99 Thinkers Publishing are, just like Elk and Ruby (see below), an innovative publisher working hard to bring fresh new titles to the chess public. They have several titles by players we do not often see in print. Books by

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Grandmaster Repertoire 1.d4: Dynamic Systems by Boris Avrukh
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Grandmaster Repertoire 1.d4: Dynamic Systems by Boris Avrukh When Boris Avrukh released his 1.d4 repertoire books in 2008 and 2010, they caused a sensation. GM Michael Adams remarked that “The high-quality Grandmaster Repertoire series has taken this format to a completely different level.” Avrukh’s newly revamped 1.d4 series has raised

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