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Keymer vs. Carlsen in GRENKE Classic Round 1 Talk about a baptism of fire! 14-year-old Vincent Keymer has been paired to play World Champion Magnus Carlsen in Round 1 of the GRENKE Chess Classic on Saturday. The good news for the kid? He has White. The bad news? If he survives he then has Black vs Anand and White vs Caruana in his next two rounds!

Chess Builds Bridges, Spreads Poll Awareness And Other News Chess can build bridges between different ethnic groups in a war-torn country, and it can even raise awareness for voting. The royal game, with its long history, can give special opportunities to people with disabilities. This, and more, in a new episode of In Other News.

Rookie coaches enjoying chess match that comes in playoffs Rod Brind'Amour does not think what he is doing is anything special. Brind'Amour not only has the Carolina Hurricanes in the playoffs in his first season as coach but has made the necessary adjustments to tie their series against the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals at two games apiece.

Registration open for second annual youth chess tournament Next month, young eyes and minds will come to Auburn Mountainview High School to test their chess chops against peers. To set kings queens and bishops, knights and rooks and pawns in motion over alternating squares of black and white. The Auburn School District's second annual chess tournament rages from 4:30 to 9 p.m., May 23.

Lc0 Neural Network Won the World Chess Championship The grandmasters have already learned to live in a world in which they have repeatedly fought with virtual rivals. Now they are watching how the neural network engines, originally created for completely different purposes, have come to their place.

U.S. in First after Four Rounds at World Senior Teams 50+ team is a perfect four for four after today's fourth round match victory over Armenia. The U.S. team defeated Armenia 2.5-1.5, with Alexander Shabalov providing the key win on board one against Rafael Vaganian. This leaves the Americans in sole possession of first place after four rounds of play at the World Senior Team Championships.

Chess: Gawain Jones shines at Reykjavik and becomes England's new No 1 The 31-year-old was unbeaten in Iceland in a multiple tie for first on 7/9 and raised his rating to world elite 2700 level.

This seven-year-old chess whiz is mastering her moves Last year, she bagged a gold in the 14th Asian Schools Chess Championship organised by the Asian Chess Federation and World Chess Federation in the under-seven girls category, to become the Woman Candidate Master. Alana started professional training in chess about two years ago.

Karpov's last bullet Find the right combination! ChessBase 15 program + new Mega Database 2019 with 7.6 million games and more than 70,000 master analyses. Plus ChessBase Magazine and CB Premium membership for 1 year! More… Strike like the world champions.

Good News Friday: LeBron's school showing great early promise on test results. Some teenage boys make a lonely 5-year-old's life so much better. And a And a Happy Passover and Happy Easter to all of you fine folks out there. I hope you're having a wonderful day, as you read this my wife and I are preparing to host a Passover seder in our home for the first time, as the new rule seems to be "Michael and Shelley have a house now, they can host everything," which is fine by us.

Samadashvili Repeats as NY Girls Champ, Mordens Win K-6 The 3rd Annual New York State Girls Chess Championship was held on April 6-7, hosted by Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in New York City. The event was elegantly timed one week before the All Girls National Championships, and indeed many of the participants in the NYS Championship headed a few days later to Chicago.

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Chess Streamers To Play Komodo Boss Rush In Twitch Rivals Event Chess.com and Twitch are teaming up to bring chess to the esports mainstream with a new man-vs-machine event called Komodo Boss Rush on Wednesday, April 24 at 9 a.m. PDT on www.Twitch.tv/TwitchRivals and www.Chess.com/TV.

Studying openings with the ChessBase Magazine, II: Creating a repertoire database Then we go to "Properties". Entering the shortcut Alt+Enter leads to the same result. The following menu appears:. First we give the database the attribute "Openings", then we check "Repertoire Black" Checking "Repertoire Black" defines this database as repertoire database.

Grenke Chess Classic 2019: Magnus Carlsen-Fabiano Caruana clash after World Championship among encounters in offing While Carlsen is, indeed, a favourite to win the tournament, the field is fierce. So will Caruana successfully defend his title, will Anand score his first big win of the year, or will it be another 'Magnus Opus'? Only time will tell. But the tale will surely be an exciting one.

Learning to Shift Switching gears in life is something like learning to drive stick. You really want a high performance vehicle but, there's a bigger chance of stalling, sliding backwards on a hill or missing a gear if you do your own shifting. My mother thought it was a good idea to know how to drive with a gear shift to ensure I was never stranded.

Fast and Furious: New developments in the Italian More… The live show is free to watch and available on-demand for ChessBase Premium accounts. The Italian Opening has recently gained in popularity.

Giri draws first blood in the Shenzhen Masters Anish Giri has opened the scoring in the 2019 Shenzhen Masters after defeating Harikrishna in Round 2. The Dutch no.

Dota 2: Mobile Auto Chess is here Every Dota 2 player has heard of Dota 2 Auto Chess by now. It is the most popular arcade game ever with over 7 million players worldwide. That's why it was no surprise that the developers wanted to get the game to mobile. After all, everyone has a smartphone nowadays.

New Carlsen-Caruana Clash At Grenke Chess Classic With five players from the world's top 10, the Grenke Chess Classic starts on Saturday in Karlsruhe, Germany. World champion Magnus Carlsen and last year's Grenke winner Fabiano Caruana will play their first classical game since their November title match.

Mind control, levitation and no pain: the race to find a superman in sport The Giants went on to win. Murphy staggered out of the stadium, drained, exhausted and fearing a heart attack. But believing that he had made it happen. Baguio City, the Philippines, 14 years later. Mental combat has begun for the World Chess Championship.

New Mobile Game, "Brain Swaggle," Combines Chess with Scrabble to Sharpen Vocabulary, Strategy and Cognitive Skills Follow Brain Swaggle on Facebook.

Kashlinskaya leads Euro Women's Ch at halfway Alina Kashlinskaya beat Pauline Guichard in Round 6 to take the sole lead before the only rest day in the 2019 European Women's Individual Chess Championship in Antalya, Turkey.

Dove Chess Academy boosted by Uganda Indian Association ahead of 2019 Junior tourney Dove Chess Academy has been boosted by an assortment of trophies and medals from The Indian Association of Uganda prior to the start of the 2019 junior championship slated to pawn off at Nob View Hotel in Ntinda on Good Friday.

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