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A sophomore at Auburn High School went undefeated at this weekend's state high school chess tournament in Peoria, earning himself the title of Illinois High School Association State Chess Champion. Vincent Do played a perfect 7-0 on Board 1, the highest level of competition at the state tournament.
Chess.com and Partner Streamer Wouter Bik hosted the first ever co-sponsored arena tournament on January 21, and nearly 600 chess players competed for "prime number glory"! Per the event rules, only those finishing (by a combination of skill and luck) in prime-number slots could win a cash prize.

PanARMENIAN.Net - Chess grandmasters Haik M. Martirosyan and Robert Hovhannisyan will face each other in the final round of the Armenian Chess Championship to determine the champion on Monday, January 22. With 6.0 points overall, Hovhannisyan is half a point behind Martirosyan who drew the ...
MAJOR TALENT: Patryk Brozynski pictured with one of the trophies he won at the tournament. A NORTHSIDE boy got his new year off to a fantastic start when he won three titles at the 2018 Leinster Junior Chess Championships. Patryk Brozynski (9), from Swords, recorded an amazing achievement when ...
Most teenagers seem to think they have the answer for everything. Well, these two 16-year-olds from Johannesburg have certainly proved their wits, after beating four-time world chess champion Hikaru Nakamura in Boksburg. Khanya Mazibuko and Keith Khumalo both emerged victorious against the ...
Nathanael Paul is the new Shropshire chess champion after scoring 2.5 out of five in the very strong Shropshire Open on January 5-7. Nigel Ferrington, Nathanael and Phil Zabrocki were the top Shropshire players in the Open and will share the title, but Nathanael will keep the trophy, in a gentlemen's ...

Shubdeep becomes State Chess champion ... JAMMU, Jan 8: Young and promising 17-year old, Shubdeep Sharma of Kathua district emerged as new Chess champion in the State Chess Championship-2018, which concluded at Nek Hotel, below Gummat, here today. He emerged winner after fighting with ...
The Ukrainian is a double world chess champion, she is the grand master of the sport and knows how to make the right moves, BUT... ...the two time world champion has lost her titles as she refuses to compete at the world championships in Saudi Arabia. Anna's sister Mariya, also a former chess champion, ...
Viswanathan Anand is now World Rapid Chess Champion. The 48-year-old has shown how an attitude of mind can turn back the clock and give ripe old age for chess a competitive edge. Let us now move from ageless Anand to ceaseless chess. Indeed, chess is ceaseless! It gives us the feel of infinity. The 64-square game ...
Viswanathan Anand was crowned the World Rapid Chess Champion in Riyadh on Thursday after the 48-year-old defeated Russian Grandmaster Vladimir Fedoseev 2-0 in the tie-break play-off. Anand, who had defeated world champion Magnus Carlsen in the ninth round, topped the standings with 10.5 ...
Magnus Carlsen, the reigning world chess champion, will play the four-time American champion Hikaru Nakamura in the final of the $50,000 Chess.com Speed Chess Championship, the strongest online chess event ever held. Carlsen, from Norway, will try to claim his second Chess.com title in two years, ...
The world has quietly crowned a new chess champion. While it has now been over two decades since a human has been honored with that title, the latest victor represents a breakthrough in another significant way: It's an algorithm that can be generalized to other learning tasks. It gets crazier. AlphaZero ...
The former World Chess Champion (2000 to 2007) was in good form and had more wins than any other player in the tournament. This week's position is from Kramnik's game against Fabiano Caruana of the United States. Kramnik has the white pieces; Caruana, the black pieces. Kramnik employs a classic ...
Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov holding court at the Paley Center this week. You had to feel for moderator Jason Tanz and academic Francesca Rossi during a panel this week at the Paley Center for Media on how AI is changing the world. Wired's Tanz and IBM Research's Rossi were ...
Four-time national blind chess champion Kishan Gangolli, 26, sees no light at the end of his problem-filled tunnel en route a sporting journey that has seen him pick up numerous accolades. The Shimoga resident, current Asian champion and the only Indian to win two consecutive medals at a chess ...
FORMER national chess champion Della-Marie Walcott is still in a coma, but her family continues to be positive with hope she will awake and resume her life as a normal teenager. He said the family has rallied around her parents to provide support for them in this difficult time. Tragedy befell Walcott in ...
Ukrainian Chess champion Anna Muzychuk lost two world titles last week after opting out of the world speed chess championship, held this year in Saudi Arabia. The 27-year-old chess player refused to defend her titles in the rapid and blitz chess tournament in Riyadh in protest of Saudi Arabia's record on ...

The defending world champion in chess, Anna Muzychuk will be giving up two of her titles in order to stand by her principles. Muzychuk specialises in two disciplines of the game, rapid and blitz. The 27-year-old Ukrainian Grandmaster won her championships in Doha, Qatar in 2016. However, this year, she ...
Magnus Carlsen, the reigning world chess champion, will play the four-time American champion Hikaru Nakamura in the final of the $50,000 Chess.com Speed Chess Championship, the strongest online chess event ever held. Carlsen, from Norway, will try to claim his second Chess.com title in two years, ...
Double World Chess Champion Anna Muzychuck will not defend her titles in Saudi Arabia because of how they treat women. Muyzchuk is the defending world champion in two disciplines of speed chess — rapid and blitz. "[I decided] not to play by someone's rules," she said in an emotional statement. Saudi rules of dress ...
Described as "controversial and trendy", it will be the public symbol of the championship, which takes place in London in November 2018. But it has provoked outrage among players and followers of the game, has been described as a "chess kama sutra" and been heavily criticised by chess champion ...
Dr Ben Karenzi, the former commandant of Rwanda Military Hospital, and Sandrine Uwase, a 15-year old girl from Gikondo, a Kigali suburb, were crowned 2017 male and female National Chess Champions, respectively, on Sunday. They were crowned at the end of a championship tournament played over ...
A fledgling poker league in India has announced a high-profile signing from the world of so-called “mind sports.” The Poker Sports League and former world no. 1 chess champion Viswanathan Anand inked a deal under which the Grandmaster will serve as brand ambassador for the league. Anand, who ...
The world has quietly crowned a new chess champion. While it has now been over two decades since a human has been honored with that title, the latest victor represents a breakthrough in another significant way: It's an algorithm that can be generalized to other learning tasks. It gets crazier. AlphaZero ...
As Wired notes, humans have long been given a run for their money by computer players at several different games. AlphaZero was taught to play three games: chess, Shogi (a Japanese game similar to chess) and Go. According to Wired it took AlphaZero just four hours to become a chess champion, two ...
A 14-year-old Orang Asli student, Lanida Dahlan, is the first local female chess player to have bagged two gold medals, synonymously making history for the country at the 18th Association of Southeast Asian Nation Age Group Chess Championship. The Form Two student of Sekolah Menengah ...
"I greatly underestimated how much time it would take to defeat the world chess champion," he wrote on his blog. "It turns out, not so surprisingly, that this is a pretty ambitious feat after all." Still, he doesn't seem to "get it" when it comes to the complicated nature of chess and the number of positions and ...
Walking in the footsteps of a chess champion. 2 Dec, 2017 10:00am. 6 minutes to read. Odin Bremner, principal Nick Chapman and Noah Gosling perfect the art of chess. Photo / Duncan Brown. Hawkes Bay Today. By: Astrid Austin. Share via email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Show more Bookmark this article.
Vice-President of the International chess Federation (FIDE), Georgios Makropoulos announced London as the venue of the match for the world title in 2018. “London has a history in the organization of cultural and sporting events, but all of this is inherent in chess”, — quotes the Makropulos TASS.
The chess team from Westport Public school are just two wins away from being national champions and yet they are still all hard at work trying to hone their skills. Unbeaten on the Lower North Coast for the last 17 years, the current group of players are the best of the best according to Year 5/6 teacher Craig ...
TOP TWO: Repeat women's national champion Katrina Blackman (left) and second-placed Julissa Figueroa battling away in their final round ...
The Azerbaijani men's chess team has achieved the third victory in the European Championship in recent years thanks to their skills and desire ...
Chess.com and Twitch worked together earlier this month to host the world chess champion, Magnus Carlsen, in his Speed Chess ...
New Zealand produced a stunning all-round show as they beat India by 40 runs in the second T20I at the Saurashtra Cricket Association ...
Roger Langen (left) and Jiaying (Apple) Wang pose with the Newfoundland and Labrador Chess Championship trophy, co-captured by Wang and Langen on Oct. 29 at the Guv'nor Inn in St. John's. - Submitted. She is an excellent player'. Jiaying (Apple) Wang became the first female winner of the ...
Since his nail-biting draw against Magnus Carlsen last month at the Isle of Man Chess Open, 22-year-old Vidit Gujrathi has been on a roll.
... that Ssegwanyi would upset a former World Junior Chess Champion, and a four-time [record] Commonwealth Chess Champion in Gupta.
Originally from Rishra, West Bengal, this chess champion has loved sketching since she was a child and did not give it up despite a hectic ...
But the 19-year-old Iranian chess champion was banned from competing in the name of her home country in February after she refused to wear ...
The 19-year-old Iranian chess champion was banned from competing in the name of her home country in February after she refused to wear a ...
YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 27, ARMENPRESS. President of Armenia, Chairman of the chess federation of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan send a ...
Jovanka Houska is an International Master of chess and is the British Women's Chess Champion, a title she has won a record seven times. Urban myth holds that the world's sexiest game is Twister, devised in the 1960s to get party-goers entwined with each other on a plastic mat. Twister sold three million ...
Garry Kasparov, a previous world chess champion, has documented his insights into his 1997 match with the IBM computer Deep Blue. This match registered Kasparov's quickest defeat in chess tournament. The game has been considered by generations of scientific pioneers to be a key to unlocking the ...
Roger Langen (left) and Jiaying (Apple) Wang pose with the Newfoundland and Labrador Chess Championship trophy, co-captured by Wang ...
The first ever South African Air Force (SAAF) Inter Unit Chess Championship was held in Air Force Base Hoedspruit from October 23-27.
Georgia's chess legend and former World Champion Nona Gaprindashvili claimed the gold medal and first place among women at the ...
Malaysia---Fide Master (FM) Nelson Villanueva topped the 8th Tan Sri Lee Loy Seng Perak Grand Prix Chess Championship 2017 last August ...
Former world chess champion and Kremlin critic Garry Kasparov is briefly coming out of retirement after 12 years. Kasparov, who dominated ...
A Hanwell-based chess champion is hoping for checkmate with his book on how the game is helping to educate and rehabilitate prisoners.
The Sinquefield Cup is underway at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis, and once again, the world's most elite players have ...


 

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