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Stockfish wins the Premier Division, Lc0 qualifies for the Superfinal

Stockfish wins the Premier Division, Lc0 qualifies for the Superfinal

The dominance of Stockfish in the Top Chess Engine Championship continues full steam ahead. The open source engine by Marco Costalba, Joona Kiiski, Gary Linscott and a huge community of contributors, won the Premier Division of Season 14 convincingly, not losing a single game along the way. With the victory Stockfish qualifies for the Superfinal, [...]

First major title for a Neural Network in chess: LC0 wins TCEC Cup

First major title for a Neural Network in chess: LC0 wins TCEC Cup

Neural Network chess fans around the world are celebrating as the first major computer chess title for the self-learning engine Lc0 (Leela Chess Zero) is a fact. Lc0 conquered the golden medal of the TCEC Cup in a 32 player knockout against the best engines in the world. The only NN playing in the competition [...]

TCEC Season 12 – the 12th Top Chess Engine Championship

TCEC Season 12 – the 12th Top Chess Engine Championship

Written by Guy Haworth and Nelson Hernandez Reading, UK and Maryland, USA This is the second in a new series of analytical articles on past TCEC events. The main text can be read below on this webpage, and at the bottom you will find a link to the full layouted article in pdf format, including [...]

Vladimir Kramnik ends his chess career

Vladimir Kramnik ends his chess career

Former world champion Vladimir Kramnik (43) has just announced that he will end his career as a professional chess player. Kramnik was world champion from 2000 until 2007. He dethroned Garry Kasparov by beating him 8.5 – 6.5 in 2000. Kramnik didn’t lose a single game during this world championship match. He has won virtually [...]

Pantsulaia emerges Chennai Open 2019 Champion

Pantsulaia emerges Chennai Open 2019 Champion

GM Pantsulaia Levan (Georgia) with 8.5 points emerged the Champion after the tenth and final round in the 11th Chennai Open International Grandmaster Chess tournament 2019 for Sakthi Group Dr N Mahalingam Trophy at Novotel IBIS OMR Hotel, Sholinganallur, Chennai on Friday 25th January, 2019. In the crucial final round, Pantsulaia drew with top seed [...]

Chennai Open: Akash among leaders, Harshavardhan stuns GM Rozum

Chennai Open: Akash among leaders, Harshavardhan stuns GM Rozum

Former National Champion International Master G Akash shared the lead with 4.0 points after the fourth round of the 11th Chennai Open International Grandmaster Chess tournament 2019 for Sakthi Group Dr N Mahalingam Trophy at Novotel IBIS OMR Hotel, Chennai here today. GM Norm holder Akash scored over Grandmaster Ziatdinov Raset of USA. In the [...]

TCEC Cup 2 brackets and rules

TCEC Cup 2 brackets and rules

The second edition of TCEC Cup, the minor trophy of the Top Chess Engine Championship, is going to start this January 21st. It will be a knockout competition involving the 32 world’s best chess engines. See the announcement article here. TCEC Cup 2 consists of a total of 32 matches divided into sixteenth-final (aka round [...]

TCEC Cup 2 to start 17 January 2019

TCEC Cup 2 to start 17 January 2019

The second edition of TCEC Cup, the minor trophy of the Top Chess Engine Championship, is going to start this January 17th. It will be a knockout competition involving the 32 world’s best chess engines. TCEC Cup 2 consists of a total of 31 matches divided into sixteenth-final, eighth-final, quarter-final, semi-final and final. For an [...]

FIDE bank account in Spanish Caixa Bank

FIDE bank account in Spanish Caixa Bank

In a brief post FIDE announced that a bank account is opened with Caixa Bank, one of the largest banks in Spain. The normal operation is resumed 11 months after the Swiss bank UBS closed the FIDE accounts due to then FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov being on the US sanctions list. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov refused to [...]

Tata Steel 2019

Tata Steel 2019

The first super tournament of the year is about to start

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