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Mark Weeks
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DeepMind Videos
Last week's post, AlphaZero Is Back! ,
ended with a request for more time to understand what had just happened. This is too much new material to digest in the time available for a simple blog post, so I'll come back to the subject as soon as I can. This vid...
DeepMind Videos
DeepMind Videos
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Endgame Studies with Timman
GM Jan Timman is best known as a player. Last year, in 1967 World Juniors (October 2017), I gave a brief overview of his career as a World Championship candidate, stopping just before his ill-fated participation in the 1993 Karpov - Timman FIDE Title Match ...
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2018 Carlsen - Caruana, Wrapup
This is the sixth consecutive post on this blog about the 2018 Carlsen - Caruana title match, and as with past title matches, I'll use it to summarize my other posts about the match.

The first link in the next list contains summaries of pre-match posts and...
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Null Moves
In yesterday's post, Kasparov vs. the Early Engines ,
one of the encounters mentioned by GM Kasparov in his book Deep Thinking was:- 1992-12 Match vs. Fritz 2, Cologne; +26-11=3 (?) Of the two mentions of the match in the book, the first (loc.1880 using the...
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Kasparov vs. the Early Engines
Last week's post, Defending the Human Race? ,
about Garry Kasparov's two matches against IBM's Deep Blue computer,
reminded me that I had an open follow-up from an earlier post this year: Kasparov vs. Hsu (February 2018). That post compared milestones in th...
Kasparov vs. the Early Engines
Kasparov vs. the Early Engines
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Puzzle Rush
Our featured November video on this blog was 'The World Is Watching' ,
about the start of game one of the 2018 Carlsen - Caruana match for the World Championship. For the December video, let's skip ahead to the match tiebreak. Puzzle Rush #1: World Chess Ch...
Puzzle Rush
Puzzle Rush
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Bitcoin in the News : 2018-11 More++
In last week's post, Bitcoin in the News : 2018-11 Price ,
I wrote, 'The month of November 2018 must show the worst chart for bitcoin during nearly two years.' I summarized the post with:- When I look at the chart I see sideways price movement (= no movemen...
Bitcoin in the News : 2018-11 More++
Bitcoin in the News : 2018-11 More++
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AlphaZero Is Back!
Ding, ding, ding!

As I made my way through this morning's reading list on chess topics, the bells were sounding everywhere.

Almost a year to the day after their first shock announcement, Deepmind had just released more news about AlphaZero, by all report...
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Breaking the 2800 Barrier
A few months ago I opened Breaking the 2700 Barrier (June 2018), by saying, No, I'm not talking about achieving a 2700 rating. I'm talking about post no.2700 on this blog. I continued to discuss the history of chess players rated 2700 or more, then closed t...
Breaking the 2800 Barrier
Breaking the 2800 Barrier
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2018 Carlsen - Caruana, PGN
I added the crosstable and PGN game scores to my page on the 2018 Carlsen - Caruana title match, recently concluded. Then I added the event against both names on the Index of players .

Somewhat curiously, the players are next to each other on the list:
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