Chess players – Ajedrez En Mexico http://ajedrezenmexico.org/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 22:29:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.2 https://ajedrezenmexico.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/icon-69.png Chess players – Ajedrez En Mexico http://ajedrezenmexico.org/ 32 32 Do female chess players outperform men in Gibraltar? The proof to date … https://ajedrezenmexico.org/do-female-chess-players-outperform-men-in-gibraltar-the-proof-to-date/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 14:38:48 +0000 https://ajedrezenmexico.org/do-female-chess-players-outperform-men-in-gibraltar-the-proof-to-date/ By John Saunders One of the ideas behind the upcoming #GibChess Battle of the Sexes from Gibraltar tournament organizer Brian Callaghan – a Scheveningen-format match tournament between two teams of ten men and ten women, from January 23 to February 3, 2022 – was to test her intuition that the top Female players tend to […]]]>

By John Saunders

One of the ideas behind the upcoming #GibChess Battle of the Sexes from Gibraltar tournament organizer Brian Callaghan – a Scheveningen-format match tournament between two teams of ten men and ten women, from January 23 to February 3, 2022 – was to test her intuition that the top Female players tend to outperform their published scores when meeting top male opponents in her award-winning Gibraltar Masters tournament series.

Brian Callaghan, who received the OBE in the 2012 New Years Honors List for service to chess and tourism – the highest honor bestowed on a British subject for his contribution to chess in decades – has decided to put his hypothesis to the test in this innovative project. organize a men against women event, with teams chosen to be broadly similar in terms of ranking and age.

An equally important intention was to provide plenty of entertainment for the viewing audience.

As always in Gibraltar chess events, competitors are encouraged to play hard and work hard.

It is also fascinating to look back and examine the evidence generated by 18 Gibraltar Masters tournaments and select a few highlights that may have contributed to the tournament organizer’s intuition.

Almost all of the world’s best players in the 21st century have played in Gibraltar, tempted by the hugely generous Top Women Prize (£ 20,000 in 2020) as well as the red carpet reception the female competitors receive on the Rock.

There is no doubt that the healthier proportion of female competitors in Gibraltar, unlike so many open chess competitions where women are vastly outnumbered by men, leads to a more pleasant environment, allowing them to concentrate on their work. play and produce their best form.

Without question, a player’s best performance at the Gibraltar Masters to date came in 2012 by then-reigning women’s world champion Hou Yifan of China.

She came close to winning the main prize, in addition to the first female prize, after finishing tied for first place with England’s Nigel Short on 8/10, then losing a play-off blitz against the old one. vice-world champion. It was a sensational result for a player ranked 25th in the initial lineup.

He rose to a stellar rating performance of 2872 – slightly above Magnus Carlsen’s current rating.
Along the way, Hou Yifan beat no less than four players with scores over 2700 among his seven opponents ranked at this level.

One of her victims was Judit Polgar, universally recognized as the greatest player of all time, who was making her only appearance at the Gibraltar Masters.

The loss to Hou Yifan would have been a disappointment for Judit but despite the loss – her first against a player in 22 years – she also played close to her mark and scored 7/10, ending with a victory over another legend, Viktor Korchnoi, making his last appearance in Gibraltar.

Hou Yifan also achieved what was arguably the second best performance in Gibraltar by a player at the 2015 Masters.

She was unbeaten in 3rd place 7½ / 10 behind Hikaru Nakamura and David Howell but on the same score as former FIDE World Champion Veselin Topalov.

In the process, she claimed another scalp rated at 2700+, that of Richard Rapport.

On his third visit to Gibraltar in 2017, Hou Yifan was in a bad mood, scoring 6/10. She was overshadowed by fellow fit compatriot World Women’s Champion Ju Wenjun, who scored 7/10 for a performance score of 2731, beating Hou Yifan in the penultimate round.

If Ju Wenjun had won her last game against China’s top player Yu Yangyi, she would have tied for first place and tied Hou Yifan’s record score in 2012.

A third Chinese player, Zhao Xue, was also a resounding success in the Masters, equaling Hou Yifan’s second-best score of 7½ / 10 in 2013 and only missing the top female award the following year, 2014, in Mariya. Muzychuk from Ukraine. at the tie-break.

In recent years, seven out of ten points have become the regular score required to win the big check, the last two Masters tournaments to date, in 2019 and 2020, both won by China’s Tan Zhongyi with this score.
In 2020, she was only half a point behind the eventual winner.

The list of female world champions who also won the first female prize in Gibraltar now stands at six: Antoaneta Stefanova, Zhu Chen, Hou Yifan, Mariya Muzychuk, Ju Wenjun and Tan Zhongyi. Nana Dzagnidze in 2009 and 2011, Anna Muzychuk in 2016, and the only British winner, Jovanka Houska in 2007, have also won the first notable female award in recent years.

Finally, we come to the player who has won the first female prize in Gibraltar the most times: the Swede Pia Cramling.

Pia won in 2004, 2005, and then again in 2018, narrowly missing a fourth title in 2009 in the tie-break.

It’s a fair and just reward for the fact that she has never missed a Gibraltar festival, as well as the fact that she will have the honor of leading the #GibChess Battle of Sexes women’s team in 2022. .

Here is what Pia Cramling herself had to say when she was named captain of the women’s team for the 2022 event: “I am so happy and excited to come back to Gibraltar. This has been my favorite tournament over the years, the one I never wanted to miss. Playing Gibraltar is almost like coming home.

“It started almost 20 years ago in 2003. Anna, my daughter, was not even a year old and we, the whole family, Juan, Anna and I have been to every chess festival in Gibraltar since. during. Looks like Anna grew up with the tournament. It was here that she played her first international chess tournament, and where she also learned to complete the scoresheet at a very young age.

“Here we meet chess players from all over the world. Some are the best in the world, others lower rated. I enjoy the mix of players, the fact that the tournament is open to everyone, regardless of the category, and that we meet not only during the rounds but also for the many social events held in the evening after the rounds to get to know each other. and enjoy chess in a good relaxed atmosphere. ”

“We also meet more players here than in any other Open. The effort to bring in and attract female players has been enormously beneficial and it goes without saying that a tournament with a lot of female players makes a big difference! I am very honored to be selected captain of the women’s team in this upcoming 2022 gender battle and proud of my team with strong players from all over the world. I am sure we will make life difficult for our opponents!

GM men’s team captain Sabino Brunello and his colleagues have been warned!

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Liberia: African chess players converge in Monrovia https://ajedrezenmexico.org/liberia-african-chess-players-converge-in-monrovia/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 07:56:04 +0000 https://ajedrezenmexico.org/liberia-african-chess-players-converge-in-monrovia/ Participants in the African Junior Chess Championship have started arriving in Liberia for the championship ahead of the official opening ceremony which will be held on Tuesday evening, December 28, 2021 at Monrovia Town Hall from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. After the official opening ceremony, the matches of the African Junior Chess Championship will […]]]>

Participants in the African Junior Chess Championship have started arriving in Liberia for the championship ahead of the official opening ceremony which will be held on Tuesday evening, December 28, 2021 at Monrovia Town Hall from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

After the official opening ceremony, the matches of the African Junior Chess Championship will start on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 for which 12 African countries have confirmed their participation.

Organizers of the 2021 Africa Junior Chess Championship said Monrovia Mayor Jeffereson Koijee was one of those expected to make the launch along with Youth and Sports Minister D. Zeogar Wilson.

Liberia will host the African Junior Chess Championship from December 28, 2021 to January 5, 2022 at Monrovia Town Hall in Sinkor.

The tournament has two sections which include the open section for players aged 20 and under and a female section for talented African girls aged 20 and under.

Each African federation is allowed to send three participants for each section, but the host country, Liberia, will field five players with the possibility of registering up to seven participants.

The week-long tournament has already started to attract the attention of more than 150 boys and girls from 15 African countries who will compete in the Swiss nine-round tournament.

The organizers informed the participants that the competition will only include players aged 20 and under as participants.

Host Liberia is expected to be joined by several federations from across Africa to include; Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mail, Malawi and among others.

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African chess players converge in Monrovia https://ajedrezenmexico.org/african-chess-players-converge-in-monrovia/ Tue, 28 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://ajedrezenmexico.org/african-chess-players-converge-in-monrovia/ Participants in the African Junior Chess Championship have started arriving in Liberia for the championship ahead of the official opening ceremony which will be held on Tuesday evening, December 28, 2021 at Monrovia Town Hall from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. After the official opening ceremony, the matches of the African Junior Chess Championship will […]]]>

Participants in the African Junior Chess Championship have started arriving in Liberia for the championship ahead of the official opening ceremony which will be held on Tuesday evening, December 28, 2021 at Monrovia Town Hall from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

After the official opening ceremony, the matches of the African Junior Chess Championship will start on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 for which 12 African countries have confirmed their participation.

Organizers of the 2021 Africa Junior Chess Championship said Monrovia Mayor Jeffereson Koijee was one of those expected to make the launch along with Youth and Sports Minister D. Zeogar Wilson.

Liberia will host the African Junior Chess Championship from December 28, 2021 to January 5, 2022 at Monrovia Town Hall in Sinkor.

The tournament has two sections which include the open section for players aged 20 and under and a female section for talented African girls aged 20 and under.

Each African federation is allowed to send three participants for each section, but the host country, Liberia, will field five players with the possibility of registering up to seven participants.

The week-long tournament has already started to attract the attention of more than 150 boys and girls from 15 African countries who will compete in the Swiss nine-round tournament.

The organizers informed the participants that the competition will only include players aged 20 and under as participants.

Host Liberia is expected to be joined by several federations from across Africa to include; Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mail, Malawi and among others.

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Kanpur: U-20 chess players compete for trophy | Kanpur News https://ajedrezenmexico.org/kanpur-u-20-chess-players-compete-for-trophy-kanpur-news/ Mon, 27 Dec 2021 09:51:00 +0000 https://ajedrezenmexico.org/kanpur-u-20-chess-players-compete-for-trophy-kanpur-news/ KANPUR: The Kanpur Chess Association selected up to 8 players, including girls, in the under-20 age group in the District Selection Trial Championship, for the trophy Prabhat which was held on Saturday in the Modwill room of the Prabhat institution. No less than 94 players, including 22 chess players, took part in the selection championship […]]]>
KANPUR: The Kanpur Chess Association selected up to 8 players, including girls, in the under-20 age group in the District Selection Trial Championship, for the trophy Prabhat which was held on Saturday in the Modwill room of the Prabhat institution.
No less than 94 players, including 22 chess players, took part in the selection championship which took place over five rounds. The coaches have chosen the top four players from the boys and girls group to represent the district team at the state championship to be held in Jhansi on December 29-30, said Dilip Srivastava, secretary of the Chess Association of Kanpur.
He informed that the district association will cover the travel and registration costs of all selected players. Earlier, Manoj Srivastava opened the tournament by sending a white coin on the board. The main guest, later that evening, presented certificates and trophies to the top four players in each group. Renu Awasthi thanked the guest of honor. Rajendra Kumar Yadav, sports teacher of the institution, Harish Rastogi and Kamal Khetani, Jitendra Sharma and Pooja Shukla, were present on this occasion.
The selected players are –
Men – Prabhav Saxena (DPS – 5 pts), Avivar Nigam (Prabhat Public School – 4.5 pts), Shivam (Sri Ram Public School – 4.5 pts) Tanmay Tiwari (Prabhat Public School 4.5 pts)
Women-Ananya Srivastava (Vs sch. 4 pts), Tanya Verma (soney lal patel – 4 pts) Sakhi verma (Soney Lal Patel School- 4 pts), Shreya Saxena (DPS Kalyanpur- 4 pts)
Interpreters of the group junior – boys – vidit Srivastava (HarMilap School, Sagarika Patel (HarMilap School)
Sub jr- Chinmay Pal (VSEC) Ananya Mishra (VSEC).
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The Fiji Times “Chess players’ luck looks bright https://ajedrezenmexico.org/the-fiji-times-chess-players-luck-looks-bright/ Sun, 19 Dec 2021 04:26:33 +0000 https://ajedrezenmexico.org/the-fiji-times-chess-players-luck-looks-bright/ Fiji could compete with some of the best chess players in the world in the near future if they continue to improve internationally. Fiji is one of 195 countries affiliated with the International Chess Federation and (FIDE) and is registered in zone 3.6 or the Oceania zone. The area includes the Solomon Islands, Australia, Papua […]]]>

Fiji could compete with some of the best chess players in the world in the near future if they continue to improve internationally.

Fiji is one of 195 countries affiliated with the International Chess Federation and (FIDE) and is registered in zone 3.6 or the Oceania zone.

The area includes the Solomon Islands, Australia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Guam, Nauru and Palau. The last Oceania zonal tournament was hosted by New Zealand in March.

It was won by Australian Temur Kuybokarov. Kuybokarov was fortunate enough to represent Oceania at the 2021 World Chess Cup, but withdrew due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Elmer Prudente of Guam represented zone 3.6 and the 2021 FIDE Chess World Cup was won by Grandmaster Jan-Krzysztof Duda of Sochi,” said former Fiji Chess Federation secretary Krishneel Nair. .

He said Fiji representative Taione Sikivou finished fifth overall in the Oceania zonal event.

“He couldn’t qualify for the World Cup. The winner of the world cup had the chance to play against the candidates and the winner of the candidates challenged the world champion.

“Magnus Carlsen won and defended the world title for the fifth time in a row. In a 14-round event, Carlsen won the title in Game 11, with three games remaining, with a score of 7.5-3.5. At the World Classic Chess Championship, Carlsen has not lost a single game in 27 consecutive rounds. The last time he lost a game was on Matchday 8 of WCC 2016. ”

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Madison’s Chess Players Enter K-12 National Championship – The Madison Record https://ajedrezenmexico.org/madisons-chess-players-enter-k-12-national-championship-the-madison-record/ Fri, 17 Dec 2021 22:42:58 +0000 https://ajedrezenmexico.org/madisons-chess-players-enter-k-12-national-championship-the-madison-record/ MADISON – Seventeen members of the Madison City Chess League deepened their knowledge of the game at the K-12 National Chess Championship in Orlando, Fla. During the first weekend in December. Rainbow Elementary School teachers Maria Adams and Rebecca McDaniel, Coach Jonathan Rasberry, MCCL Executive Director Ranae Bartlett and parents accompanied and encouraged the students […]]]>

MADISON – Seventeen members of the Madison City Chess League deepened their knowledge of the game at the K-12 National Chess Championship in Orlando, Fla. During the first weekend in December.

Rainbow Elementary School teachers Maria Adams and Rebecca McDaniel, Coach Jonathan Rasberry, MCCL Executive Director Ranae Bartlett and parents accompanied and encouraged the students to play seven rounds during three days of competition.

“Playing in a national tournament can be exhausting, but it’s also a great learning opportunity similar to an intensive chess camp where the instructors help our students learn from their games after each round,” said Bartlett. “One of the benefits of membership in the MCCL is having the support of the coaches at state and national tournaments. We thank Alabama Chess Federation President Jonathan Rasberry for coaching our children.

Discovery Middle School’s sixth-grade team with Cooper Meyer, Kate Meyer and Jack Meyer and seventh-grade student Xavier Bruni showed exceptional tournament play. “Some of the longest games have been played by Xavier Bruni, who set a personal best, placing fourth in the country in his grade level,” Bartlett said.

Bruni scored higher than the other MCCL members and finished with 5.5 pts and a clear fourth place with the first place winner of his section rated over 2300.

In other performances, Jimmy Hughes took 15th place in freshman. “Jimmy’s impressive five-point score at his first domestic tournament tied him for sixth,” Bartlett said. “In the tie-breaks, he finished 15th.

The Blitz tournament preceded the three-day main event. Esteban Jerez won first prize in the class among students rated 800-999.

For the other class winners, Alice Zou scored four points and took third place among 600-799 points. Jack Meyer scored three points and won first place among players rated below 600. Isaac Kreusser scored four points and placed third among those rated 600-799.

In the tag team competition, Rainbow’s sophomore team with Annabelle Hsu, Asher Allison and Dennis Lenski placed sixth nationally.

Reaching tenth place, the Horizon Primary School third-grade team included Kylie Zou and Esteban Jerez. Discovery’s sixth-year team reached fifth overall with triplets Cooper Meyer, Kate Meyer and Jack Meyer. “They brought out a nail rodent,” Bartlett said.

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Religious leaders, musicians and chess players also faint from IIT Madras https://ajedrezenmexico.org/religious-leaders-musicians-and-chess-players-also-faint-from-iit-madras/ Sun, 05 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://ajedrezenmexico.org/religious-leaders-musicians-and-chess-players-also-faint-from-iit-madras/ Homepage ” General ” Education ” Religious leaders, musicians and chess players also faint from IIT Madras By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, December 5 (SocialNews.XYZ) It is not just scientists, technologists, industrialists, businessmen and senior executives who have graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M ). Religious leader Nirmalanandanatha Swamiji, Carnatic musicians – guitarist R. […]]]>

By Venkatachari Jagannathan

Chennai, December 5 (SocialNews.XYZ) It is not just scientists, technologists, industrialists, businessmen and senior executives who have graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M ).


Religious leader Nirmalanandanatha Swamiji, Carnatic musicians – guitarist R. Prasanna and singer S. Sowmya – and chess players S. Kailasanathan and M. Ramesh, among others, are also distinguished alumni of this prestigious institution.

Founded in 1959 with assistance from Germany, IIT-M, an eminent institute, is a residential institution with nearly 550 professors, over 10,000 students and over 1,250 administrative / support staff.

Set in approximately 250 acres of lush greenery in the heart of Chennai, IIT-M boasts big names in various fields like its alumni, such as Prem Watsa, Founder-Chairman, Fairfax Holdings; Kris Gopalakrishnan, one of the founders of Infosys; Anand Rajaram and Venky Harinarayanan, co-founders of Cambrian Ventures, Kosmiz, Junglee Corp (acquired by Amazon); Gururaj Deshpande, Founder, Sycamore Networks; TT Jagannathan, Chairman of the TTK Group, and several others.

Here are miniature sketches of well and lesser-known IIT Madras alumni who have distinguished themselves in their respective fields.

S. Kailasanathan, Managing Director, Microsense Group

S. Kailasanathan, 70, Managing Director of Microsense Group, won the Tamil Nadu Chess Championship as an IIT-M student. It also has the distinction of playing chess for West Bengal and Delhi.

Microsense mainly offers WiFi connectivity in large hotel chains and residential apartments, among others. The group will soon enter the Middle East market.

After graduating from IIM-Calcutta in Commerce, Kailasanathan began his career with the Electronics Trade and Technology Development Corporation. In the 1980s, he founded the Microsense Group.

By sponsoring several young chess players, Microsense also organized training camps for future Indian players, involving two chess legends – former GM world champion Vladimir Borisovich Kramnik and GM Boris Gelfand.

Nirmalanandanatha Swamiji, Chief, Adichunchanagiri Mutt

A Tech from IIT-M, Nirmalanandanatha Swamiji – born as Nagaraj Gowda – has been appointed to head the Adichunchanagiri Mutt.

Prior to joining IIT-M, he had graduated from a government polytechnic college and a BE in Civil Engineering from the National Institute of Engineering in Mysuru.

In 1998 he became a “sanyasi” (saint), renouncing worldly life, and in 2013, Nirmalanandanatha became the head of the Adichunchanagiri Mutt.

R. Prasanna, guitarist

He is a pioneer of traditional Carnatic music on the guitar. Popularly known as “Guitar Prasanna”, he had studied naval architecture at IIT-M.

Now based in the United States, Prasanna says he became interested in the guitar at the age of five when he saw his neighbor from Ranipet playing the instrument. He says Carnatic music is in his DNA and thanks his mother for teaching him it.

Later, as a member of rock groups, he toured different parts of India.

Deciding to focus 100% on music, he quit his software profession and majored in jazz and classical composition from Berklee College of Music.

Prasanna has composed music for several films, in addition to performing for the soundtracks of musical directors like Ilaiyaraaja, AR Rahman, Harris Jayaraj and others.

Sridhar Ramaswamy, co-founder, Neeva Inc

If one asks to name the Indian as the head of a search engine company, most of the time the answer will not be Sridhar Ramaswamy, but another Tamil name.

After spending several years as a Google SVP in the United States, Ramaswamy, a passed out IIT-M from 1989, is the co-founder of Neeva Inc, a search engine. That too a paid one. The USP being this will be an ad-free search engine for $ 4.95 / month.

He had partnered up with Vivek Raghunathan, former vice president of monetization at YouTube and IIT Bombay graduate.

Interestingly, Neeva in Tamil “you are coming”. The adventure of the two ex-IITians who cross swords with Google began recently and we have to wait for the results.

Sridhar Vembu, CEO, Zoho Corporation

Padma Shri Sridhar Vembu obtained a B.Tech. electrical engineering degree from IIT-M in 1989 and received his doctorate from Princeton University in 1994.

After working at Qualcomm, Vembu, together with his brothers and friends, co-founded the software products company AdventNet, which was later renamed Zoho Corporation.

Earlier this year, Zoho Corporation launched Arattai, an instant messaging app rivaling WhatsApp.

As a policy, Vembu avoids funding by venture capitalists and the public.

(Venkatachari Jagannathan can be contacted at v.jagannathan@ians.in)

Source: IANS

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The two best chess players in the world are stuck in deadlock hell https://ajedrezenmexico.org/the-two-best-chess-players-in-the-world-are-stuck-in-deadlock-hell/ Thu, 02 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://ajedrezenmexico.org/the-two-best-chess-players-in-the-world-are-stuck-in-deadlock-hell/ It’s starting to get a little awkward.Photo: GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP (Getty Images) the FIDE World Chess Championship currently underway in Dubai is either an almost perfect showdown between two genius players in their prime, or an absolute hellish collision between two stationary monoliths currently showing no signs of progress. Yesterday, the conclusion of Game […]]]>

It's starting to get a little awkward.

It’s starting to get a little awkward.
Photo: GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP (Getty Images)

the FIDE World Chess Championship currently underway in Dubai is either an almost perfect showdown between two genius players in their prime, or an absolute hellish collision between two stationary monoliths currently showing no signs of progress. Yesterday, the conclusion of Game 5 ended in a deadlock between aptly named defending champion Magnus Carlsen and his aspiring usurper Ian Nepomniachtchi … once again. In fact, neither has Single so far something that has somewhat captivated the world of professional chess.

“Although none of the Grandmasters have won a game, their match remains impressive in itself: it seems to be the most precise world chess championship ever played, the closest to achieving Platonic perfection of the game” explains Oliver Roeder from FiveThirtyEight.

Now we’re going to be totally honest with you: Unlike our recent chess coverage, we are not the better chess players over there, we certainly don’t follow professional sport with any regularity. A little further reading reveals that no one has actually “won” a regulation world championship game in more than five years. But that said, this year’s fights between Carlsen and Nepomniachtchi were possibly the most precise in league history.

This is in large part thanks to players who have learned from advances in supercomputers that provide increasingly precise chess strategies and moves. Actual mates, when occurring at this higher level, are usually due to human error, but, as Roeder succinctly puts it, “these players just didn’t make any mistakes.”

Various solutions have been suggested to break the current cycle of chess championships. The simplest change that has been around for years is to shorten the time each player has to complete their move, thus increasing the chances of human error and reaction. For his part, Carlsen supports the amendment, even if his opponent would not agree to such a break with tradition. Either way, Game 6 is scheduled for tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. EST, so that should be a real headache (in the sense that people are expecting something, Nothing at all happen).

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The world’s best chess players are too good to win https://ajedrezenmexico.org/the-worlds-best-chess-players-are-too-good-to-win/ Tue, 30 Nov 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://ajedrezenmexico.org/the-worlds-best-chess-players-are-too-good-to-win/ Since Friday, Norwegian Magnus Carlsen and Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi have been spending their days in a glass box in Dubai, vying for the 2021 World Chess Championship. It is a title that the challenger Nepomniachtchi hopes to snatch from Carlsen, the World No. 1, who has held it since 2013. But neither has given up […]]]>

Since Friday, Norwegian Magnus Carlsen and Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi have been spending their days in a glass box in Dubai, vying for the 2021 World Chess Championship. It is a title that the challenger Nepomniachtchi hopes to snatch from Carlsen, the World No. 1, who has held it since 2013. But neither has given up yet, and Tuesday’s Game 4 ended in a draw of 33 moves in 2.5 hours , the fastest match of the game so far. After four consecutive draws, the score is 2-2. The top 14 game could run until mid-December.

Although none of the Grandmasters have won a game, their match remains impressive in itself: it appears to be the most accurate world chess championship ever played, the closest to Platonic perfection of the game.

Carlsen checked the white pieces on Tuesday, his 31st birthday. After two pawns and two knights entered the fray, mirror images of each other, the Grandmasters found themselves in Petrov’s opening for the first time in the match, to the surprise of many spectators but probably not to Carlsen.

“Magnus has prepared a lot for the Petrov,” said Robert Hess, commenting for Chess.com, noting that Carlsen had faced Fabiano Caruana, the top American and one of the great practitioners of the opening, in the previous championship. of the world.

Checkers were traded early on the chessboard, and the game stayed well in the known database until move 18, when Carlsen attempted a new knight in h4, which was soon accompanied by a boldly thrown pawn. in g4. Maybe an attack was launched!

“It’s a beautiful thing,” said expert Petrov Caruana, commenting alongside Hess.

For a moment it looked like Carlsen was on to something – if something small. “We are talking about microscopic benefits, but there is no one in the world better to experience microscopic benefits than Magnus Carlsen,” former world champion Viswanathan Anand said on the game’s official broadcast.

But the microscopic advantage never multiplied, dying on his lab slide. Nepomniachtchi responded accurately – despite (or because of) the fact that he had both removed his blazer and unfolded his shirt – and the game ended after perpetual control and a triple repetition of position.

“I tried something concrete, and it didn’t work,” Carlsen said after the game. “The state of modern chess, what can I say? “

Exact is the word of the game so far. Inevitably, the series of prints is Dubai’s main narrative; no one has won a regulation game at the world championship for more than five years. But wins at this rarefied level are more often than not due to an opponent’s error, as Nepomniachtchi himself noted earlier in the game, and these players simply didn’t make any mistakes. Many suspect that chess, with a perfect game, is a guaranteed draw.

The Lichess chess website and its community of developers investigated this accuracy this week, using the Stockfish computer engine to analyze every world championship match ever played, comparing the actual movements of players to the calculated movements of the computer. .

Accuracy has increased over the decades and accelerated as superhuman computers passed on their lessons. So far, this year’s world championship has seen the most perfect game in the event’s 135-year history; Sunday’s Game 3 looks like the most accurate league game ever, and Game 4 looked just as strong.

Chess games are often rated by computers using the “average centipion loss” metric – that is, how many hundredths of a pawn on average a player deviates from the strongest move available. Zero represents a perfectly precise game. The graph below shows the combined average loss of centipawns per game, slipping to zero over more than 1,000 games.

Despite near-perfection, the series of draws renewed calls, led by Carlsen himself, to revamp the world championship format. A common suggestion is to cut down on the time allotted to players, giving them less time to think about their computerized preparation and reintroducing – dare I say it – the human element, errors and all. (Nepomniachtchi, for example, suggested on Tuesday that he had gone over all the moves that would occur in Game 4 in his preparation.) It might even – gasp – reintroduce wins and losses. Nepomniachtchi, for his part, said he values ​​tradition.

Game 5 begins Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. EST. We’ll cover the whole game here and on Twitter, and we too will strive for computer perfection, clinging to our centipawns.

Seven games by Oliver Roeder

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Boteler’s chess players face strong opposition https://ajedrezenmexico.org/botelers-chess-players-face-strong-opposition/ Tue, 30 Nov 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://ajedrezenmexico.org/botelers-chess-players-face-strong-opposition/ MEMBERS of the Sir Thomas Boteler CE High School Chess Club in Warrington traveled to Bolton to participate in the English Chess Federation Under-19 Tournament at Bolton School. There were very experienced and older students participating in the event, including a few English juniors and players from the county. After several difficult matches, Boteler had […]]]>

MEMBERS of the Sir Thomas Boteler CE High School Chess Club in Warrington traveled to Bolton to participate in the English Chess Federation Under-19 Tournament at Bolton School.

There were very experienced and older students participating in the event, including a few English juniors and players from the county.

After several difficult matches, Boteler had won 4-2 and the team was smiling, happy to come away on a high note.

Computer science teacher Jonathan Miller, who runs the school’s chess club, said: “The students had a great time, enjoyed both the chess and the cultural experience at Bolton School and in playing against other students.

“Valuable lessons were learned about taking your time and thinking, avoiding partners in six moves, monitoring uncovered attacks, and even the psychology behind chess and the use of chess clocks. “

The pupils of Boteler have the possibility of qualifying for the next round, via an online draft in the coming weeks, which will be played at the school.

The team also has the opportunity to participate in the National School Chess Puzzle Solving Competition before Christmas, so they will be working towards this as well.

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