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THE Sharjah Chess Club replaced their traditional over-the-board Open with an online invitational, World Stars all-play-all. It was good to see some players involved who are not getting many online invites to the elite events.  The six-player double-round robin was played at a time limit of 10 minutes plus three

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Telegraph Chess

FABIANO Caruana lost narrowly to Magnus Carlsen in last Sunday’s Clutch Chess International final. The world number two inflicted four defeats on the world champion in 12 games; Carlsen won five games and three were drawn. The match was played online at a fast time limit of 10 minutes plus

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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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Chess NewsShopTelegraph Chess

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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Our Executive Editor (left) took on Kasparov Chess Foundation President and fellow
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The 2018 Grand Chess tour kicked off in Leuven, Belgium with the Your Next Move Rapid and Blitz, and then moved to Paris where the tournament was again staged in a TV studio just outside the city. The Paris tournament is supported by the media conglomerate Vivendi and one of

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The meeting in Abu Dhabi. Russian pressure prevented Sheikh Al Nayhan standing for FIDE President
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After much reflection and hard calculation, I decided to throw my hat in the ring and enter the FIDE election process. The game’s governing body has been shambolic for the best part of 25 years and after spending that long being one of FIDE’s most vocal critics and supporting the

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Magnus Film Poster
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Magnus the Documentary I was invited to a private screening of the new documentary Magnus directed by Benjamin Ree, which is being released in UK theatres pretty much on the day you receive the magazine. It may be possible to find it at cinemas in the bigger cities. For everyone

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