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Casual Blitz Chess Tournament
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Sunday, September 15, 2019 Following the success of our last event, Chess and Bridge are pleased to announce our 3rd Casual Blitz Chess Tournament! Top prize is a £30 gift voucher, with a £20 voucher for the runner up. All participants also get a free copy of the latest Chess

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Pro University Chess League
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PUCL is the UK’s first intercollegiate team rapid event. Fixtures are played between teams of 4 students from the same uni, in an all-play-all format, once a month during the academic year. All matches will be hosted at a venue on UCL’s Bloomsbury campus. All relevant tournament information can be

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World Chess London Match Memorabilia Sale
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World Chess London Match Memorabilia– WOMENS T-SHIRTS NOW ADDED– FREE CHOCOLATE AND STICKERS* Own a piece of chess history with these limited edition memorabilia from the World Chess Championship Match held in London. Magnus Carlsen successfully defended his title against Fabiano Caruana in 2018*free chocolate and sticker set with every world chess

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CHESS Magazine - August 2019: Aleksandra the Great
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CHESS Magazine – August 2019Aleksandra the Great – Goryachkina wins Women’s Candidates with two rounds to spare!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 &

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CHESS Magazine - July 2019: The Whisky Immortal
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CHESS Magazine – July 2019The Whisky ImmortalMagazine, 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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Blitz Chess
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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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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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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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