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Anson Williams enroute to victory at the First Advanced Chess Tournament. Many may not have heard of Anson Williams, but in the world of “advanced” or “freestyle” chess, he is a household name. This form of chess allows each player to bring any amount of chess materials to the game… databases, books, kibitzers, endgame tablebases, […]

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I have just posted an essay dealing with how important chess literacy is in the development of national talent. We often hear of basic literacy being so important, then why do we not speak of chess literacy being important for chess development? What inspired me to write this article was noticing the sparse literary expression of chess […]

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A report has been released that a computer scientist from the University of Alberta has solved the game of checkers (8×8 version). The venerable game which has been a source of entertainment for families has now joined the ranks of tic-tac-toe. This is what Professor Jonathan Schaeffer claims on his website dedicated to his checker […]

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Did someone drop pieces out of the bag onto the board? Just posted an absolute crazy game for “Game of the Week.” I know it’s old now, but what a brutal battle! It was a game between Deep Junior (Israel) and Deep Fritz (Germany) in the match between these two silicon beasts a couple of […]

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