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by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alpha Zero (redux)
Replies: 28
Views: 4784

Re: Alpha Zero (redux)

Another story to add here: https://en.chessbase.com/post/the-adventure-of-chess-programming-part-3 Frederic Friedel in the third part of his series on computer chess, reaches the AlphaZero era, with sweeping predictions about the future of artificial intelligence and its impact on society and human ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Should the ECF have accepted sponsorship from the Scheinbergs for the World Team Championships 2019?
Replies: 51
Views: 2112

Re: Should the ECF have accepted sponsorship from the Scheinbergs for the World Team Championships 2019?

I wonder if “accept money from anyone” would include taking sponsorship from the software company that publishes “Diana Crash Simulator”. As Streatham Rovers FC have just done. https://twitter.com/streathamrovers/status/1095300111037591552?s=21 That is a parody account: https://museumofjerseys.com/...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Should the ECF have accepted sponsorship from the Scheinbergs for the World Team Championships 2019?
Replies: 51
Views: 2112

Re: Should the ECF have accepted sponsorship from the Scheinbergs for the World Team Championships 2019?

ECF ought to agree sponsorship with anyone I trust you are nowhere near membership of the Governance Committee. I wonder if “accept money from anyone” would include taking sponsorship from the software company that publishes “Diana Crash Simulator”. As Streatham Rovers FC have just done. https://tw...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: What are the safeguards ?
Replies: 15
Views: 867

Re: What are the safeguards ?

You can still bookmark some pages, but not all. In the left-hand menu is a link titled 'bookmark'. If you click this, an URL appears in the browser's address bar, rather than displaying the php URL (someone else will have to explain how php works, something about websites being generated dynamically...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alpha Zero (redux)
Replies: 28
Views: 4784

Re: Alpha Zero (redux)

Interview/article on the Sadler-Regan book Game Changer on AlphaZero:

https://en.chessbase.com/post/interview ... hew-sadler
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Gibraltar 21 to 29 January 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 3433

Re: Gibraltar 21 to 29 January 2019

Impressive victory by 20-year-old Russian GM Vladislav Artemiev to win the tournament (8.5/10, 7 wins, 3 draws, performance rating of 2941). He is now number 20 in the world in the live ratings, and is being touted as "the new Vlad" (a reference to Kramnik's retirement).
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Chess Tour 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 873

Re: Grand Chess Tour 2019

Presumably (see retirement news elsewhere), Kramnik's invitation (if declined as expected) is extended to the first alternate instead, which is Karjakin.
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Live ratings (January 2019)
Replies: 9
Views: 880

Re: Live ratings (January 2019)

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:43 pm
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:36 pm
Howell isn't doing much better.
Only winning three games in a row?
To be fair, at least one (possibly two) of those wins were after I had posted that.
I'll concede that winning three games in a row is going in the right direction... :wink:
by Christopher Kreuzer
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Live ratings (January 2019)
Replies: 9
Views: 880

Live ratings (January 2019)

Couple of questions from looking at the Live Ratings for January 2019: https://2700chess.com/ *Is Carlsen potentially going to pull ahead as undisputed world number 1 again? 16 points clear at the time of writing. *Will Giri finally soon get to the magic 2800 level? (Currently at 2797) *Kramnik has ...
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Regain Control of World Championship Match and Candidates Tournament
Replies: 20
Views: 960

Re: FIDE Regain Control of World Championship Match and Candidates Tournament

Correct link is here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVHmSq4BToM

No closed captions (subtitles). In some videos there is an option to turn on some automatic subtitling, but not here it seems.

Maybe there is a transcript somewhere?
by Christopher Kreuzer
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Regain Control of World Championship Match and Candidates Tournament
Replies: 20
Views: 960

Re: FIDE Regain Control of World Championship Match and Candidates Tournament

Maybe that was a necessary sweetener to get the deal to go through? (I've not watched the interview.)
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2716
Views: 292521

Re: Media comments on chess

Hadn't realised Leonid Stein was only 38 when he died! :shock:
by Christopher Kreuzer
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2716
Views: 292521

Re: Media comments on chess

Feature on Carlsen appears in a 'home, art, design and lifestyle' magazine, courtesy of the chess-playing editor and her husband (chess GM Yannick Pelletier):

https://en.chessbase.com/post/magnus-carlsen-in-yunomi
https://www.yunomimag.com/lifestyle/201 ... nuscarlsen
by Christopher Kreuzer
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF to scrap its grading system
Replies: 267
Views: 12847

Re: ECF to scrap its grading system

J T Melsom wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:01 pm
And besides timely reporting of results isn't necessarily a problem - the list of events received for grading on the ECF website now includes an event from the London Dead. I wonder which membership category they are in?
That's funny. It's a typo for London Deaf. :D
by Christopher Kreuzer
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale
Replies: 36
Views: 4620

Re: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale

Goodness. It might become a collector's item! :mrgreen: