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Monday, March 29, 2010 18:54
In this week's The New Yorker, James Surowiecki calls Apple's launch, next week, of the expensive iPad 'a fundamental gamble, namely that people will pay for quality'. In today's world, free (digital) stuff is indeed so easy to get that it's increasingly difficult for companies to make money with new technology. Think downloading movies and music...
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 5:09
Being able to use a computer has become extremely important for today's professional chess players. This technological development was described in an article at TechRepublic, focusing on the story of Kris Littlejohn, who is not a grandmaster but a successful second of top grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura nonetheless. Screenshot: Debra Littlejohn...
Monday, December 14, 2009 1:06
With the first decade drawing to a close, many sites look back on the past ten years and publish their lists of ‘greatest’ movies and books, most influential people, most important historical events and most significant technological developments. In chess, it’s not difficult to establish the most important change, which is of course the rise of...
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Tuesday, November 17, 2009 22:20
Not one but two events recently took place in Italy which involved computer chess. In both occasions there was a conference on the matter and afterwards a challenge match Human-Machine. Adolivio Capece reports. As part of the Festival della Scienza Futuro, a conference on computer chess was organized in the central "Biblioteca Berio" in Genoa (...
Friday, November 07, 2008 20:21
From time to time on this site I have tried to discuss chess from a philosophical point of view. No wonder: chess is very often the subject of philosophical discussions. In the past, famous philosophers like Rousseau and Wittgenstein have used chess in their thinking. In the recent book Philosophy Looks at Chess (edited by Benjamin Hale) twelve...
Monday, October 06, 2008 18:08
Rybka, universally considered the best computer engine, comfirmed her status once again at the Computer World Championship held in Beijing last week. In a ten-player round robin she finished on 8/9, one point clear of Hiarcs. The 16th Computer World Chess Championship was held September 28-October 5 in the Beijing Golden Century Golf Club in...
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Monday, September 22, 2008 19:41
Ever seen a fish without its fins trying to swim? Probably not, but one can imagine it's not that easy. In a match against an experienced grandmaster, a truncated Rybka was defeated - by a small margin, though. Vadim Milov-poor Rybka: 4?Ǭ?-3?Ǭ?. You tend to come across those games only when you've just bought yourself a copy of Paul Morphy's...
Friday, July 18, 2008 21:56
What chess fans and chess professionals alike have known for a long time already, has been admitted today by Chessbase: Rybka is the strongest chess program in the world by a big margin, also stronger than any Fritz. By Merijn van Delft Rybka programmer Vasik Rajlich and his team (Iweta Rajlich, Larry Kaufman) have made revolutionary progress in...
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Sunday, June 15, 2008 0:00
[lang_nl]ICC kondigt een nieuwe samenwerking aan met Chess Tigers, de organisatoren van de populaire, jaarlijkse Mainz Chess Classic in Duitsland. Voor de tweede maal wordt er een Chess960-kwalificatietoernooi georganiseerd voor het FiNet en Ordix Open.[/lang_nl][lang_en]ICC is pleased to announce they're collaborating again with Chess Tigers,...
Wednesday, April 02, 2008 16:45
[lang_nl]Vanmiddag begint om 14.00 in Enschede een bijzonder evenement. Voormalig wereldkampioen Vladimir Kramnik speelt in het kantoor van DGT Projects een simultaan tegen IGM Jan Werle en WGM Marie Sebag.[/lang_nl][lang_en]This afternoon, at 14:00 CET, in Enschede, the Netherlands a special event takes place: in a simultaneous exhibition, former...

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