Page 1 of 2
Bit of a mixed bag at the Congress for me. Won a couple and drew a couple and lost one. Will lose a few rating points. Still was an enjoyable tournament overall. Can't wait for next year.
→ posted on October 8, 2018microposts
Only a few more days to the Cork Congress. A good result for me would be to perform to my rating (around 1500).
→ posted on October 2, 2018microposts
Incredible that Carlsen can effectively give piece odds to a strong GM and still win!
→ posted on January 22, 2018microposts
The Deep Mind vs Stockfish result is amazing especially given how the new AI works. I've always felt that the opening/endgame tables used in modern chess engines were kind of cheating - why couldn't Kasparov take his notes into the Deep Blue game? To see a AI learn and dominate the game from scratch is incredible.
→ posted on December 6, 2017microposts
Saw this great video on Boris Spassky by Lucas Anderson. Looks like there is a whole series on all the world champions.
→ posted on October 29, 2017microposts
Started a page on rook endings. Beginning with links on rook + rook pawn vs rook.
→ posted on October 23, 2017microposts
Apparently each month Fide have trainers upload instructional articles (called surveys for some reason) to their site.
→ posted on October 22, 2017microposts
Some great videos on rook and pawn endings covering rook pawn + 3vs3 and rook pawn vs 4vs4.
→ posted on October 3, 2017microposts
Excellent article on Checkers World Champion Marion Tinsley and Jonathan Schaeffer's quest to solve the game.
→ posted on July 25, 2017microposts
The Bongcloud opening. I love this.
→ posted on June 2, 2017microposts
Simon Williams is running a great series on his Youtube channel playing long time control games (15m+10s). Well worth a watch.
→ posted on May 17, 2017microposts
The Pro Chess League was interesting but I didn't watch it often as there was no easy way to just watch one team's games so I couldn't easily track how the Irish team were doing. Hopefully next year each time will have their own page on the site showing just their games.
→ posted on February 25, 2017microposts