queen gambit – Tromso Sjakklubb http://tromsosjakklubb.com/ Wed, 09 Feb 2022 13:32:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/icon-16.png queen gambit – Tromso Sjakklubb http://tromsosjakklubb.com/ 32 32 Richmond Chess Club returns after 120 years https://tromsosjakklubb.com/richmond-chess-club-returns-after-120-years/ Wed, 09 Feb 2022 13:32:51 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/richmond-chess-club-returns-after-120-years/ The Richmond and Twickenham Chess Club has returned to the Adelaide Inn on Park Road, Teddington, after 120 years. The club, formerly known as Twickenham Chess Club, reopened on January 4, after decades of moving and two months without a venue. Just over 120 years ago, in October 1901, the Surrey Comet announced that the […]]]>

The Richmond and Twickenham Chess Club has returned to the Adelaide Inn on Park Road, Teddington, after 120 years.

The club, formerly known as Twickenham Chess Club, reopened on January 4, after decades of moving and two months without a venue.

Just over 120 years ago, in October 1901, the Surrey Comet announced that the Richmond Chess Club would play at the Adelaide Inn, then known as the Clarence Hotel. The club described the venue as a “popular, friendly pub” and invited members to weekly social test matches.

Daniel O’Shaughnessy, 58, of Atbara Road, Teddington, is a local chess coach and has been with the club since the 1980s.

He said: “I have been involved with the club for years and we have encountered obstacles along the way, but we are happy to be back in our place of origin.”

According to Richmond Council, chess club membership has doubled since 2020 due to renewed interest in chess during national shutdowns, and the Queen’s Gambit series on Netflix.

The period drama, written by Scott Frank and starring Anya Taylor-Joy, depicts the story of a young girl learning to play chess while dealing with drug addiction and the loss of her parents.

Following the show’s release in 2020, eBay reported a 216% increase in sales of chess-related products.

Maria Prescott, 33, is an administrative assistant and lives on King Street, Twickenham. She joined the Richmond and Twickenham Chess Club in 2020.

She said: “The sport is very mentally demanding, but I feel like I’m getting better every time I play.”

Prescott was inspired by her friend to start performing.

She said: “There are hardly any girls playing chess, so when my friend became interested in the sport, I thought it would be nice to try it with her. We really appreciate it so far”.

The weekly tournaments will take place every Tuesday evening from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

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Richmond & Twickenham Chess Club finds new home in Teddington https://tromsosjakklubb.com/richmond-twickenham-chess-club-finds-new-home-in-teddington/ Wed, 09 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/richmond-twickenham-chess-club-finds-new-home-in-teddington/ The Richmond and Twickenham Chess Club have taken up residence at the Adelaide Inn on Park Road, Teddington, after two months without a venue. The club, which is a merger of the Richmond Chess Club and the Twickenham Chess Club, reopened on January 4, after decades of moves and two months without a venue. It […]]]>

The Richmond and Twickenham Chess Club have taken up residence at the Adelaide Inn on Park Road, Teddington, after two months without a venue.

The club, which is a merger of the Richmond Chess Club and the Twickenham Chess Club, reopened on January 4, after decades of moves and two months without a venue.

It has been around 170 years since the very first chess club in Richmond, which operated in the 1850s.

However, the very first Twickenham Chess Club, which also operated in Adelaide in 1901, eventually merged with the Kingston Chess Club.

The second Richmond Chess Club, which has existed since 1893, took on its present form following the 1958 amalgamation.

According to Richmond Council, chess club membership has doubled since 2020 due to renewed interest in chess during national shutdowns, and the Queen’s Gambit series on Netflix.

The period drama, written by Scott Frank and starring Anya Taylor-Joy, depicts the story of a young girl learning to play chess while dealing with drug addiction and the loss of her parents.

Following the show’s release in 2020, eBay reported a 216% increase in sales of chess-related products.

Richmond & Twickenham Chess Club chairman Richard James, also a chess historian, writes a series of articles about members of chess clubs in the area over the years, which are published by British Chess News in part of the Minor Pieces series.

The weekly tournaments will take place every Tuesday evening from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

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Queen’s Gambit loses bid for checkmate libel suit https://tromsosjakklubb.com/queens-gambit-loses-bid-for-checkmate-libel-suit/ Mon, 31 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/queens-gambit-loses-bid-for-checkmate-libel-suit/ A federal district court in California recently ruled that Nona Gaprindashvili’s lawsuit against Netflix could proceed to the discovery stage. Netflix had filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit from the outset. But the court found that his argument – that he couldn’t be held responsible for a line in a fictional series – didn’t […]]]>

A federal district court in California recently ruled that Nona Gaprindashvili’s lawsuit against Netflix could proceed to the discovery stage. Netflix had filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit from the outset. But the court found that his argument – that he couldn’t be held responsible for a line in a fictional series – didn’t cut it.

For those who haven’t been paying attention, the Netflix series “The Queen’s Gambit” – a fictional depiction of a woman of modest means who rises to the top echelon of the world of competitive chess – has defamed her. The defamation came in voiceover in the final episode, when the narrator described the rise of the fictional hero, Beth Harmon. The voiceover says:

“[The male players believe] Harmon’s level of play was not up to theirs. Someone like Laev probably didn’t spend a lot of time preparing for his match. Elizabeth Harmon is not a major player at all by their standards. The only thing unusual about her, really, is her gender. And even that is not unique in Russia. There’s Nona Gaprindashvili, but she’s the women’s world champion and she’s never faced a man. I guess Laev was expecting an easy win, and not at all the 27 shots Beth Harmon just gave him.

The series was based on a novel of the same name. And in the novel, the passage reads a little differently:

“From what they knew, [Harmon’s] the level of play was about that of Benny Watts, and men like Laev wouldn’t spend much time preparing to play Benny. She was not an important player by their standards; the only thing unusual about her was her sex; and even that was not unique to Russia. There was Nona Gaprindashvili, not at the level of this tournament, but a player who had met all these great Russian masters many times before. Laev would expect an easy win.

The voiceover spoke of an event in 1968. And as early as that year, Ms. Gaprindashvili had indeed faced and defeated men. She claimed the line tarnished her reputation by suggesting her skills were deficient. She also claimed that Netflix acted with real malice because it knew the line was false under the text of the book.

Neflix argued that the line, spoken in a work of fiction, was not intended to be understood as fact. He pointed out the disclaimer he employed saying the series was a work of fiction. The court remained indifferent. He found that the disclaimer had little impact when the show made the decision to refer to a real person and stated an objectively false fact. It really didn’t help that the novel used as the source for the series directly contradicted the line. All of this was enough for the court to dismiss Netflix’s motion to dismiss.

Cases of “defamation in fiction” are rare, but they occur more frequently than one might think. If a TV series wants to be “snatched from the headlines,” it needs to know it’s in danger. There are two solutions it seems to me. Either all fictitious and don’t refer to real people or – and this seems like the common sense solution – GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT.

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Netflix Can’t Checkmate ‘Queen’s Gambit’ Libel Lawsuit https://tromsosjakklubb.com/netflix-cant-checkmate-queens-gambit-libel-lawsuit/ Fri, 28 Jan 2022 03:47:00 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/netflix-cant-checkmate-queens-gambit-libel-lawsuit/ By Dave Simpson (January 27, 2022, 10:47 PM EST) – A California federal judge has dismissed Netflix’s attempt to dismiss a libel suit against Georgian chess champion Nona Gaprindashvili for her performance on the hit show “The Queen’s Gambit,” ruling Thursday that while the show is fictional, the Gaprindashvili reference could be interpreted as a […]]]>
By Dave Simpson (January 27, 2022, 10:47 PM EST) – A California federal judge has dismissed Netflix’s attempt to dismiss a libel suit against Georgian chess champion Nona Gaprindashvili for her performance on the hit show “The Queen’s Gambit,” ruling Thursday that while the show is fictional, the Gaprindashvili reference could be interpreted as a genuine historical detail.

Gaprindashvili’s September trial focuses on a scene from the 2020 miniseries finale, in which an announcer at a fictional 1968 Moscow chess tournament says Gaprindashvili had “never faced men “. Gaprindashvili, who was crowned the first female international chess grandmaster in 1978, said the “grossly sexist” statement belittled her achievements….

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Checkmate: the eagle bet | Manning Live https://tromsosjakklubb.com/checkmate-the-eagle-bet-manning-live/ Mon, 20 Dec 2021 15:12:17 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/checkmate-the-eagle-bet-manning-live/ by Robert Oliver Chess, the game of kings, queens, castles, bishops, knights and pawns, has made a comeback in society as a whole. This game has been around for centuries. The recent increase in popularity is in part due to the play of current world champion Magnus Carlsen who (as this article is printed) is […]]]>


by Robert Oliver

Chess, the game of kings, queens, castles, bishops, knights and pawns, has made a comeback in society as a whole. This game has been around for centuries. The recent increase in popularity is in part due to the play of current world champion Magnus Carlsen who (as this article is printed) is winning against Ian Nepomniachtchi for the FIDE World Championship in Dubai. As well as in the entertainment world with the original Queen’s Gambit from Netflix. An original series for an adult audience on a young female chess phenomenon. Finally, the rise in popularity is attributed to school districts which encourage and enrich the lives of its students with the formation of chess teams and clubs.

One of these school districts is Clarendon County School District 4. At Dr. Rose H. Wilder Elementary School, the Eagles chess team and club were reformed after their hiatus, with Districts 1 and 3 combining to become “Better Together”. At this school, more than 25 students meet after school every Thursday afternoon to learn, strategize and practice this mental sport. Saturday was the first official tournament that has taken place since the reform of the chess team and club at DRWE. 5 intense chess games from SWISS / 30 were observed by parents and chess enthusiasts watching live in the school’s media center. The tournament was broadcast live on FB at Believers Compass one of the event’s sponsors.

Chess is not about your age, gender, economic status, height, or political affiliation. The only thing that is important in chess is the way you play. The motto of the Eagles chess team and club is “Play Your Position”. The benefits of failures in education and in life for the minds of young and old are countless. Chess helps with concentration, memory, logic, IQ, creativity, patience, self-control, mathematical thinking, problem-solving, delayed gratification, and brain growth, to name a few.

The Harold Ehnhuus Fall Classic chess tournament started at 9:00 am. Nathan Hardy Jr., a 3rd grade student, finished in fifth place. 5th grade student Leila Gardenhire took 4th place. Romera James 5th grader and Caden Caldwell 3rd. Grader tied for 2nd place.

The Champion finishes 1st. instead was 5th grade student Jonah Forrest. Take home the 1st. Place the seat and the prize for a glass chess set. Sasaske Schoen and Michael McFadden also each received Honorable Mentions for their participation in the tournament during the competition.

Mr. Ehnhuss is a retired science teacher from Scott’s Branch High School. Mr. Ehnhuus, while working, took the old team to a tournament against the Governor’s School of Science & Mathematics in Hardeeville and won. He now attends the Eagles chess team and club reunion.

Thanks go to Principal Joaquin Brown for his support of the Eagles chess team and club. To Ms. Marcia Forrest Smart and Ms. Stacy Ann-Gooden Blackwin for their assistance in serving lunch during the tournament. To Mrs. Rosy Oliver, Mrs. Special thanks to the local Clarendon County author and Media Specialist Dr Rose H. Wilder Ms Takelia Hammett and the CFO of PPG Media & Business Publishing for their financial contributions to the event. Thank you to all the parents of the students who watched and watched in the tournament area. Everyone made it a spectacular event.

The challenge has been thrown and the Eagles Chess Team and Club look forward to competing with every other school in District 4 and surrounding areas. Maybe even get the opportunity to attend the K-12 Nationals in Orlando, Florida.



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Speed ​​chess championship: Nakamura defeats Ding in spectacular Armageddon finish and advances to final https://tromsosjakklubb.com/speed-%e2%80%8b%e2%80%8bchess-championship-nakamura-defeats-ding-in-spectacular-armageddon-finish-and-advances-to-final/ Fri, 17 Dec 2021 08:40:00 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/speed-%e2%80%8b%e2%80%8bchess-championship-nakamura-defeats-ding-in-spectacular-armageddon-finish-and-advances-to-final/ In the final semifinal match of the 2021 Speed ​​Chess Championship Main Event, GM Hikaru Nakamura defeated GM Ding Liren in the climactic Armageddon match after an unforgettable, two-way, and epic four-hour fight. . The five-time United States champion and number one seed will face GM Wesley So in the final game on Sunday December […]]]>


In the final semifinal match of the 2021 Speed ​​Chess Championship Main Event, GM Hikaru Nakamura defeated GM Ding Liren in the climactic Armageddon match after an unforgettable, two-way, and epic four-hour fight. . The five-time United States champion and number one seed will face GM Wesley So in the final game on Sunday December 19 at 10:00 a.m. PT / 7:00 p.m. CET.

The resilience of the American grandmaster, his ability to retaliate despite unfavorable match situations, was a recurring theme in this heartbreaking match. Winning on demand in the final ball game to send the match into tie-breaks, then pulling the final game of tie-breaks into a precarious position and sending the game into Armageddon, and ultimately winning the final game with the black pieces , Nakamura proved that even when he was knocked down, he never got out.

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Live broadcast of the match.

While no one could predict exactly how this intense match would unfold, there were some pre-match predictions that were oddly accurate. While Ding has dominated Nakamura on several occasions in the late opening or mid-game stages, he has been unable to convert a full point in several key games.

Chess overview

As a result, GM commentator Daniel Naroditsky reiterated a sentiment we’ve heard many times before: “It doesn’t matter how much you win. [against Nakamura]- it really isn’t! ”Nakamura, true to his style, apparently found all the resources available to keep fighting and Ding failed to win many finals in this match.

Blitz 5 + 1: Nakamura-Ding 5-4:

The five-minute portion was perhaps the least dramatic, but also the most precise. During the second match, IM commentator David Pruess observed: “He’s giving me, so far, classic chess vibes in this blitz match … would pretty much sum up the first part of the match.

The two players played a fairly consistent repertoire. Nakamura opted for symmetrical Grunfeld or double fianchetto systems like White. Meanwhile, Ding has played a Catalan in every white game in this section except the fourth game, where we saw a Nimzo-Indian, an opening he didn’t repeat for the rest of the game.

Looking back, the critical moments when Ding failed to convert a decisive advantage, and in some cases even lost, really hurt his chances. Watch how Nakamura quickly grabs a single chance given to him:

Blitz 3 + 1: Nakamura-Ding 4-6:

Due to Nakamura’s renowned strength in the ball segment, many of his opponents lean to gain an advantage in blitz sections and have a lead to fall back on later in ball games. Ding certainly accomplished this by scoring more points in the 3 + 1 portion, but his advantage could have been greater had he not missed some important opportunities, especially in Matches 5 and 10 of this segment.

After the first match, another Catalan, Pruess, observed: “No one has yet touched their electronic pawn with White before the 10th move in this match!

After three draws, Ding convincingly won as Black in Game 4. He really should have won the next game, having played Queen’s Gambit Declined (QGD) with 5.Bf4, but couldn’t put the game aside in the scramble that followed.

Then Ding, after winning as Black in the sixth game, won again as White in the next game, in a HQ with 5.Bf4 again, in one of the best games of the match, and in just 24 moves:

Nakamura won the next match, drew the next and opened a new opening for the first time as White – Ruy Lopez – after which he saved a critical pawn knight ending in the game’s last match. 3 + 1.

At the end of the blitz sections, Ding was leading by one point with an aggregate score of 10-9. For most players, this margin is often not enough to keep the US GM in the bullet segment. But who would have known what to expect?

Chip 1 + 1: Nakamura-Ding 4.5-3.5:

This part of the game was by far the most exciting before the tiebreakers and Armageddon. In a feat few in the world can claim, Chinese GM has stood up to the American in the very segment where it is most feared.

The first surprise was when Ding won the first game. He had a somewhat precarious conversion in a four-knight final, but the victory never slipped.

The next three games were all decided by Whites’ victories, oddly enough, as the players each traded proverbial punches. But then Nakamura won for the second time in a row in Game 5, this time as Black, in an opposing colored bishop midfield. This is usually the time when, once he gains momentum, Nakamura can run away with the ball segment with a few winks.

But then Ding also won as Black! After a draw in the next game, Ding suddenly only needed a draw to win it all. Entering the last match of the 1 + 1 portion in an unavoidable situation, Nakamura scored a sensational victory:

The score was 13.5-13.5, and the match was sent to tie-breaks! Interestingly, in the post-match interview, Ding later admitted that he didn’t realize that a draw here would have ensured the game’s entire victory!

Tie-breaking: Nakamura-Ding 2-2:

Tensions were high because Ding had apparently done the impossible; he competed with Nakamura in the balls segment (and almost won it too!). Now all three outcomes were possible.

Nakamura won the first game as Black in his usual style of playing fast and causing problems for the opponent with every stroke. The next match, an Italian, ended peacefully in a draw.

Ding, in an inescapable situation now, also delivered a victory on demand! He built an impressive attack which resulted in the following amazing combination.

In the final tie-break, a victory for either player would have won the entire match. Just as Ding seemed to have real pressure, but with no obvious plan and with less than 20 seconds remaining, he nodded to a triple repetition of movements.

Armageddon: Nakamura-Ding 1-0:

In the end, a game of Armageddon, the tiebreaker of all tiebreakers, decided the outcome of the game. Ding had the white pieces and five minutes against Nakamura’s four, with no increase this time. As compensation for the extra minute, the US GM had draw odds, meaning he only needed to draw as Black in the final game to win.

As Ding built up significant pressure in the middle of the game, he tragically missed a rally on move 16 and, although he still had compensation, was unable to convert his position to a full point.

In the post-match interview, both players shared compelling ideas and opinions.

Asked by Naroditsky about how he recovered mentally in times of crisis, Nakamura replied, “Yes, I mean, I think the main thing is to keep going, to believe in yourself …” After comparing this match to his with GM Alireza Firouzja in the Bullet Chess Championship earlier this year, he added, “You’re just trying to hang in there, trying to believe that good things are going to happen. But it was obviously a very difficult game and a lot of credit goes to Ding for having so well done. “

Asked by Pruess if he expected the match to be as close as it was, Ding replied, “Of course I didn’t prepare. [for] a tie-break … Today’s match was very tense … I had more better positions than Hikaru, but he defended well and sometimes he played very, very fast in very complicated positions. It’s his skills. “

When asked for his thoughts on playing Wesley So in the final, Nakamura said: “I mean, I don’t know; I have to say, of all the Speed ​​Chess Championship games … I thought it was the toughest game I “had played – and that includes the game I lost to Magnus, by the way. Obviously Ding couldn’t convert to the same degree as Magnus, but after today’s game I’m just going to try to play chess well and hope good things happen. Today was an epic match and it was a lot of fun to play. “

… I thought it was the toughest game I had played — and that includes the game I lost to Magnus, by the way.
—Hikaru Nakamura

All the games

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The 2021 Speed ​​Chess Championship Main Event is a knockout tournament between 16 of the best Grandmasters in the world who will play for a prize of $ 100,000. The tournament will run from November 8 to December 19, 2021 on Chess.com. Each individual match will consist of 90 minutes of 5 + 1 blitz, 60 minutes of 3 + 1 blitz and 30 minutes of 1 + 1 bullet.

Find all the information on the Speed ​​Chess Championship here.


Previous reports:

  • Speed ​​Chess Championship: So Edges Out Nihal, enters final
  • Speed ​​Chess Championship: So Knocks Out Caruana, move to SF
  • Speed ​​Chess Championship: Nakamura defeats Giri and will face Ding in SF
  • Speed ​​Chess Championship: Ding eliminates Aronian and advances to semi-finals
  • Speed ​​Chess Championship: Nihal dominates against Rapport, advances to SF
  • Speed ​​Chess Championship: Caruana surprises MVL and finds herself in the quarter-finals
  • Speed ​​Chess Championship: then rally, eliminate Xiong
  • Speed ​​Chess Championship: Nakamura dominates at Bullet, qualifies for quarter-finals
  • Speed ​​Chess Championship: Nihal and Aronian win and advance to quarter-finals
  • Speed ​​chess championship: Report knockout Sarana in dramatic tiebreaker
  • Speed ​​chess championship: Ding beats Mamedyarov, finishing tight to reach QF
  • Speed ​​chess championship: Giri beats Duda and advances to quarter-finals



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Checkmate: Azul Platform Prime stops Chess.com’s gaming glitches in their tracks https://tromsosjakklubb.com/checkmate-azul-platform-prime-stops-chess-coms-gaming-glitches-in-their-tracks/ Thu, 09 Dec 2021 08:49:00 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/checkmate-azul-platform-prime-stops-chess-coms-gaming-glitches-in-their-tracks/ It’s an axiom of modern application performance: the more advanced an application, the more demands it places on the infrastructure. This is true in big data, commerce, cybersecurity, and a range of other use cases. This is also true in the world of chess, a game that saw a resurgence in popularity a year ago […]]]>


It’s an axiom of modern application performance: the more advanced an application, the more demands it places on the infrastructure. This is true in big data, commerce, cybersecurity, and a range of other use cases. This is also true in the world of chess, a game that saw a resurgence in popularity a year ago following Netflix’s Emmy-winning miniseries, The Queen’s Gambit, which follows the rise of a chess prodigy, world famous basement chess matches.

Today we are talking about online chess, in particular Chess.com, the world’s largest online chess site. The Chess.com app is quite the workhorse; it has over 65 million members and over 250,000 simultaneous users playing over 10 million games online. Everyday.

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Whether face to face or online, the playing experience is everything for chess players. Any disturbance, be it noise, ambient temperature, or (in the case of online chess) slow software, can ruin a player’s concentration and change the outcome of the match.

Chess.com has faced this same problem, the victim of its own massive success and exploding player base. With millions of users, the app often produced delays of several seconds between player turns. This interrupted the flow of the game, made it less enjoyable and damaged user loyalty. Additionally, internal Java developers were unable to resolve the issue, despite their considerable efforts to sort out the code for the Java programming language used to create the Chess.com application.

The cause of these application delays? The so-called “Stop-The-World” garbage collector stops. That is, pauses in Java code resulting from a process that frees memory on the infrastructure running the application. Garbage collection is a responsibility of Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) that are used to run Java application code.

This is where Azul comes in. Chess.com uses Azul Prime platform, a high-performance Java runtime environment used by capital markets companies, manufacturers, e-commerce sites, and digital advertisers – anyone who needs better application and infrastructure performance. Using Azul Platform Prime defeated garbage collection issues in Chess.com’s Java applications and in its Java-based technologies, such as Jetty. In doing so, it has completely removed app locks and improved reliability and gaming experience. Azul’s solution was also a win for developers, increasing productivity by swapping out their underlying JVM without any modification or adjustment to their actual Java code.

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Azul Platform Prime improves the performance and scalability of Java ecosystems with a highly optimized runtime environment that ensures consistent response times, reduces system freezes, and delivers a better customer experience, all with much less infrastructure. It increases the number of transactions from the same hardware and speeds up Java performance even when the loads increase. As a result, it can reduce capital expenditure for servers by up to 50%, reduce operating expenses for cloud services without overprovisioning, and generate continued value.

In the words of Chess.com CEO Erik Allebest: “Since Azul Platform Prime powers our Java platform, we don’t have to worry about application speed or infrastructure costs. We can focus on the experience of our members and rest assured that Azul Platform Prime will handle thousands of hits per second with the best possible performance on the world’s best chess website.


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Chess study finds homeworkers at risk of misstep https://tromsosjakklubb.com/chess-study-finds-homeworkers-at-risk-of-misstep/ Tue, 07 Dec 2021 06:00:00 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/chess-study-finds-homeworkers-at-risk-of-misstep/ Workers who stay at home are at risk of making the wrong move that leads to errors, according to a recently published study that looked at the impact of remote play on top chess players. Researchers in the Netherlands analyzed nearly 215,000 movements made by players in digital and in-person tournaments, using artificial intelligence to […]]]>


Workers who stay at home are at risk of making the wrong move that leads to errors, according to a recently published study that looked at the impact of remote play on top chess players.

Researchers in the Netherlands analyzed nearly 215,000 movements made by players in digital and in-person tournaments, using artificial intelligence to check each against optimal play. They found that the quality of the game was significantly worse when the same players competed online rather than face-to-face, a sign that staying away from the desk hurts productivity.

The research, published in the Journal of the Royal Economics Society, said: “Our results show a marked decrease in overall performance in the distance setting, which is particularly pronounced early in the period chess players had to spend. to the new framework … we believe the initial decline in cognitive performance and adjustment time could be even more pronounced for most other workers. “

Researchers found the impact was especially pronounced when major tournaments went digital at the start of the pandemic.

The effect then waned over time, with players adjusting to changing circumstances.

One of the academics involved – Christian Seel of Maastricht University, who holds the international master’s chess rating and is ranked 855th in the world – was inspired to lead the study after being disappointed with his game when Covid forced online events.

The impact on performance was large enough that it would have taken Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen, the world’s highest rated player, to the same rating as the current 20th best player, according to Dainis Zegners of the Rotterdam School of Management. , one of the co-authors.

Mr Zegners said research has shown that workers’ ability to perform mentally intense tasks while being alone can be affected by remote working patterns.

He said, “Perhaps this is an unusual example.

“But this has the advantage of being able to measure the actual type of decision performance, which in other contexts is almost not possible.”

The best chess players may also have been particularly able to adjust due to their comfortable lifestyles, Zegners added.

He said: “They are all men in their twenties and thirties.

“They have no responsibility for child care or anything. They are all rich.

Researchers were unable to determine when the errors were the result of more creative play or simply blunders.

Chess received a publicity boost during the pandemic from The Queen’s Gambit, a popular Netflix show focused on fictional chess prodigy Beth Harmon.


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Checkmate! A new chess club has been a huge success https://tromsosjakklubb.com/checkmate-a-new-chess-club-has-been-a-huge-success/ Wed, 17 Nov 2021 15:50:36 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/checkmate-a-new-chess-club-has-been-a-huge-success/ “You don’t have to be good.” The chess club is open to beginners and expert players. Photo courtesy of Gabby Franzese. The New Paltz Chess Club is the place to be on Wednesday nights. The club already had an impressive number of new members when it first met. This meeting took place on Wednesday November […]]]>


“You don’t have to be good.” The chess club is open to beginners and expert players. Photo courtesy of Gabby Franzese.

The New Paltz Chess Club is the place to be on Wednesday nights. The club already had an impressive number of new members when it first met.

This meeting took place on Wednesday November 3 and over 50 students attended. Roan Martin, a sophomore transfer student major in computer science and club president, was delighted with how the club has gone this semester.

“I started playing when I was a kid when I was in my elementary school chess club, so I always knew the rules of the game, but I never expected to get into it so much for the lockdown, ”Martin said. “I took a year off between college, and without the school regiment I was in desperate need of something to keep my mind stimulated.”

Martin had always planned to join the on-campus chess club when they started dating New Paltz, but was disappointed to learn that he had passed away during the pandemic.

“I heard they needed a new president and decided this would be an opportunity to create the exact environment I wanted when I was just starting out,” Martin explained.

New members said they had a positive experience attending the meetings.

“The club is super inclusive of all types of players, the president has taught lessons for all types of players so there is really a welcoming environment,” said Libby Green, second year psychology major, who has decided to give chess a whirl after watching Netflix’s “The Queen’s Gambit.”

If you were to drop by to one of their meetings, you would be greeted with tables filled with chess boards ready to be used.

“In the previous two meetings, I took a group of newbies apart and taught a lesson on basic chess rules, principles and strategy so they would be better equipped to get into the frenzy. in the center of the room, ”Martin said. “There is a queue if there aren’t enough boards for everyone, but in our previous meeting no one had to wait too long for a new board to open. . “

The club posted colorful posters throughout campus and on social media with the slogan “You don’t have to be good” as the slogan. This makes the club more attractive to new members who are not experts but still want to participate. The president wanted the club to invite everyone.

“Chess really isn’t a game of intellect and fierce competition. Once the curtain is drawn and you find some nice people to play with, it’s a game full of laughter, drama, art. and self-expression, ”said Martin.

Advertisements for the club have proven to be beneficial and the early meetings welcomed a wide range of new members keen to test their chess skills. There were barely enough chessboards to keep up with the number of participants available.

“We rushed to trash neighboring rooms for more chairs and tables,” Martin said. “I desperately wanted to promise that everyone could play the majority of the time, so the following week was a mad rush to triple our inventory before the next meeting.”

As the second meeting unfolded, the club were better prepared for the large crowd. It was just as successful as the first meeting, and the club seems to get more and more elaborate every day.

“I am so excited to continue working on this club, and our members can expect nothing but improvements with every meeting,” said Martin. “We have big plans for the future to make the New Paltz Chess Club experience even better, so if you haven’t stopped by yet, now is a great time to get involved.”

If you’re looking for a new club to join on campus, meet at the Chess Club Wednesdays at 9 p.m. at SUB 414.


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Checkmate for London Stock Market as World Chess Relaunches IPO Plan | Economic news https://tromsosjakklubb.com/checkmate-for-london-stock-market-as-world-chess-relaunches-ipo-plan-economic-news/ Fri, 05 Nov 2021 13:16:59 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/checkmate-for-london-stock-market-as-world-chess-relaunches-ipo-plan-economic-news/ The company that previously ran the World Chess Championship is relaunching its plans to list on the London Stock Exchange after a two-year hiatus. Sky News has learned that World Chess, which is run by Ilya Merenzon, is targeting an announcement in a few weeks that would lead to a public sale of shares on […]]]>


The company that previously ran the World Chess Championship is relaunching its plans to list on the London Stock Exchange after a two-year hiatus.

Sky News has learned that World Chess, which is run by Ilya Merenzon, is targeting an announcement in a few weeks that would lead to a public sale of shares on the AIM junior market.

Sources in the city said Novum Securities had been appointed to work on the listing.

World Chess is majority owned by its management team, but also includes Kaspersky, the cybersecurity service provider, among its minority investors.

The company controls the online gaming platform for the World Chess Championship, which is due to take place in Dubai later this month, with current world champion Magnus Carlsen.

Executives are said to believe that the growing global popularity of the sport, with 600 million people now describing themselves as chess players, has opened up a series of lucrative business opportunities.

The resounding success of the Netflix series, The Queen’s Gambit, has also fueled international interest in chess.

In 2019, World Chess announced its ambition to launch an unusual “hybrid initial public offering” that would have included the issuance of digital tokens before a formal listing of its shares in London.

This did not happen, and more conventional flotation is now seen as the goal of World Chess.

A spokesperson for World Chess declined to comment on Friday.


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