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Houdini is still perfect in TCEC – Season 7

Houdini is still perfect in TCEC – Season 7

Houdini 4 continues to impress with perfect 7/7 score in the first Stage of the strongest computer engine chess competition TCEC – Season 7. The engine is on top with the same 100% result, as the winner of TCEC – Stage 1a, Gull. Houdini’s “victims” so far were Crafty 24.1, Spark 1.1, The Baron 3.36, [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Eybens, France

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Eybens, France

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar is going to be organized on 20 and 21 December 2014 in Eybens (3km south of Grenoble), France, by the French Chess Federation National Arbiters Commission and the Ligue Dauphiné Savoie, in cooperation with the French Chess Federation and under the auspice of FIDE. The Lecturer will be IA Stephen Boyd [...]

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Palmira, Colombia

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Palmira, Colombia

From 4 to 7 October 2014 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Palmira, Colombia, by the Colombian Chess Federation and the Commission for Women’s Chess, under the auspices of FIDE. The lecturer was IA Barbara Lopez Chavez Marino (CUB), FIDE Lecturer and Assistant lecturer was FA Roquelina Fandino Reyes (CUB). The lectures were in [...]

The teams of “Zagreb” and “Mladost” are 2014 Croatian champions

The teams of “Zagreb” and “Mladost” are 2014 Croatian champions

The 23rd Croatian Team Chess Championships for Men and Women were organized by the Croatian Chess Federation on 3-13th October 2014 at the Bluesun Hotel Elaphusa in Bol on island Brac in Croatia. Men’s Section was convincingly won by Chess Club “Zagreb” (Zagreb) with 18/18 points. The team consisted of GM Vladimir Malakhov from Russia [...]

23rd Midwest Class Championships

23rd Midwest Class Championships

The 23rd Annual Midwest Class Championships were held from October 10-12, 2014, at the Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 North Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling, Illinois. The event consisted of seven sections and the playing format was 5-round Swiss with the time control 40/110, SD/30, d10. The total prize fund was $20,000. The Premier section had [...]

Wesley So is champion of the first Millionaire Open in Las Vegas – Press Release

Wesley So is champion of the first Millionaire Open in Las Vegas – Press Release

Las Vegas, Nevada – After five days of gruelling daily chess matches Wesley So is the champion of the inaugural Millionaire Chess Open. As the top winner he takes home $100,000 from the highest stakes in open chess tournament history. “I am so happy to be the winner of the Millionaire Chess Open. With competition [...]

Houdini maintains perfect lead in TCEC Season 7 – Stage 1b

Houdini maintains perfect lead in TCEC Season 7 – Stage 1b

TCEC Season 7 – Stage 1b is underway and Houdini 4 maintains the lead with perfect 6/6 score after defeating Nightmare in the sixth round. The game started with the Fianchetto Variation of King’s Indian Defence and White gave up on move 93. Komodo outplayed Senpai in the sixth round to obtain second place with [...]

GM Nigel Short convincing winner of PokerStars Isle of Man 2014

GM Nigel Short convincing winner of PokerStars Isle of Man 2014

The PokerStars Isle of Man International Chess Tournament took place on 4-12th October 2014 at the Villa Marina, Isle of Man. The Master Section was a 9-round Swiss FIDE tournament with a time control 100 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes for the remaining moves, with 30 seconds added per [...]

Houdini leads TCEC with perfect 5/5 score

Houdini leads TCEC with perfect 5/5 score

Houdini takes the lead in TCEC Season 7 – Stage 1b. The engine has a perfect 5/5 score defeating Crafty, Spark, The Baron, Senpai and Scorpio. Naum is clear second with 4/5 points, while the rating favorite Komodo is currently third with 3,5/4 points. Follow Arminius 090314 vs. The Baron 3.36 LIVE at the official website or join [...]

GM Ziaur Rahman is 2014 Bangladesh chess champion

GM Ziaur Rahman is 2014 Bangladesh chess champion

The 40th Berger Paints National ‘A’ Chess Championship-2014 was organised by Bangladesh Chess Federation and sponsored by Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited from 20th September 2014 to 4th October 2014 at the Media Center of Bangladesh Olympic Association in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. GM Ziaur Rahman emerged a clear winner with 11 points, leaving the [...]

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