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Chess is solved? (Part 2)

Last Thursday we were discussing AlphaZero, a program which was taught the moves of chess and, after four hours, relying on its self-learning algorithm,...

Chess is solved?

Last October, I went to Thailand on a business trip and on a free day went to the Pattaya Crocodile Farm to watch the...

Torre vs Ribli 1983

Torre vs Ribli Candidates Match Alicante, Spain April 4-26, 1983 1 GM Zoltan Ribli HUN 2595 +3 -1 = 6 2 GM Eugene Torre PHI 2580 +1 -3...

Radjabov misses

Palma de Mallorca Grand Prix Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain Nov. 16-25, 2017 Final Standings 1-2. Levon Aronian ARM 2801, Dmitry Jakovenko RUS 2721, 5.5/9 3-9. Hikaru Nakamura...

The Aronian year

Palma de Mallorca Grand Prix Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain Nov. 16-25, 2017 Final Standings 1-2. Levon Aronian ARM 2801, Dmitry Jakovenko RUS 2721, 5.5/9 3-9. Hikaru Nakamura...

World Senior Championship

World Seniors +50 Championship Acqui Terme, Italy Nov. 7-18, 2017 Final Top Standings 1. GM Julio Granda Zuniga PER 2650, 9.5/11 2-3. GM Rogelio Antonio, Jr. PHI 2431, GM...

The bad and the good

In the Nov. 17, 2017 issue of The Wall Street Journal there is this thing about a chess novice challenging Magnus Carlsen. The novice...

Hugo Villanueva

Three weeks ago we discussed the 2017 Piaya Network Negros Open International Chess Tournament held in Bacolod and I failed to mention who the...

Torre versus Cardoso 1972

Earlier I wrote about the Short vs Torre match held in 1988. It was not in any of the major databases of the world...

Short vs Torre, part 2

Two weeks ago I wrote about a six-game match between grandmasters Nigel Short and Eugenio Torre, dubbed as the Carlsberg Chess Classic, held in...

NCAA Junior wars

93rd NCAA Athletic Season 2017 NCAA Chess Team Championship Juniors 1. Colegio de San Juan de Letran (CSJL), 25.0/36 Bd01 Christian Mark Daluz 8.0/9, Bd02 Melito Ocsan, Jr....

NCAA chess wars

93rd NCAA Athletic Season 2017 NCAA Chess Team Championship Seniors San Beda College (SBC), 30.0/36 Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU), 26.0/36 DLS-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB), 25.5/36 Arellano University...

NCAA chess wars

93rd NCAA Athletic Season 2017 NCAA Chess Team Championship Seniors Champion. San Beda College (SBC), 30.0/36 Bd01 FM Mari Joseph Turqueza 6.5/7, Bd02 McDominique Lagula 6.5/7, Bd03 Marc...

A tale of two Antonios

2017 Piaya Network Negros International Open Ikthus Osbrown Hall, Bacolod City, Oct. 11-19, 2017 FINAL TOP STANDINGS 1. GM Nigel Short ENG 2698, 8.0/9 2-3. GM Karen Grigoryan ARM...

Negros Open 2017

2017 Negros International Open Ikthus Osbrown Hall, Bacolod City Oct. 11-19, 2017 Final Top Standings 1. GM Nigel Short ENG 2698, 8.0/9 2-3. GM Karen Grigoryan ARM 2586, GM...

Short is tall

2017 Negros International Open Ikthus Osbrown Hall, Bacolod City Oct. 11-19, 2017 Final Top Standings 1. GM Nigel Short ENG 2698, 8.0/9 2-3. GM Karen Grigoryan ARM 2586, GM...

The young ones

2017 National Chess Championship Grand Finals Alphaland Makati Place Sept. 6-13, 2017 Final Standings 1. IM Haridas Pascua 2427, 7.5/10 2-3. GM John Paul Gomez 2463, IM Paulo Bersamina...

Philippine National Chess Championship

The FIDE World Cup occupied all our attention last September that we forgot to report on an important event -- the Philippine National Chess...

The hero of Douglas

Isle of Man Masters 2017 Sept. 23-Oct. 1, 2017 Douglas, England Final Top Standings (all GM) 1. Magnus Carlsen NOR 2827, 7.5/9 2-3. Viswanathan Anand IND 2794, Hikaru Nakamura...

All is well Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is a self-governing British Crown Dependency located between Great Britain and Ireland. Its capital city is Douglas, Queen Elizabeth II...

New stars

The Tbilisi World Cup saw some failures. As early as the second round Vishy Anand, Sergey Karjakin and Michael Adams were out. The reigning...

Baadur Jobava reloaded

GM Baadur Jobava was interviewed by New in Chess (NIC) Magazine last year after he won the gold medal on Board 1 for Georgia...

Aronian is 2017 World Cup champion

GM Levon Aronian of Armenia won both active (25 minutes + 10 seconds’ increment) tie-break games to beat China’s Ding Liren 4.0-2.0 and claim...

Aronian vs Ding go to tiebreaks

“Aronian can’t crack Ding” was the title the online chess site chessvibes.com used to describe the heroic defense Ding Liren put up to counter...

Aronian vs Ding in World Cup finals

The FIDE World Cup started with 128 players four Saturdays ago. All the players were linked up according to their FIDE rating and the...

Wesley So enters FIDE World Cup final 4

The FIDE World Cup started with 128 players three Saturdays ago and now, after round 5, there are 4 players left standing. Results of Round...

Wesley So enters World Cup last 8

The FIDE World Cup started with 128 players three Saturdays ago and now, after round 4, there are eight players left standing. Results of Round...

FIDE World Cup Final last 16

The FIDE World Cup started with 128 players two Saturdays ago and now, after round 3, there are 16 players left standing. Here are...

FIDE World Cup after two rounds

The FIDE World Cup started two Saturdays ago in Tbilisi, the Capital City of the Republic of Georgia. This is a Knock-Out (KO) event...

Hard work is a talent

Chess Piece -- Bobby Ang (Part 1) Last June 22, 2017 Ms. Janelle Mae Frayna graduated from the Far Eastern University (FEU) with the degree of...