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  • Big AI impact on Go play – 22 Mar 2023

    An analysis of games by professional go players, published in PNAS, shows that the appearance of DeepMind’s AlphaGo in 2016 led to novel strategies, accelerated innovation and generally improved decision-making in the game of go.

  • WorldQuant sponsors online chess – 21 Mar 2023

    The Connecticut-based hedge fund WorldQuant becomes partner of the Champions Chess Tour and the world championship broadcast to promote financial education and its own World Quant Championship.

  • Nakamura promotes chess variants – 21 Mar 2023

    Streamer king and live rating nr 5 Hikaru Nakamura together with Misfits Gaming announced the Decathlon series of 10 online events featuring different chess variants, including King of the Hill, Crazyhouse and a quiz, with altogether $46,500 in prizes, starting on 27 March with Chess960.

  • Crédit Suisse collapse doesn’t hit chess – 21 Mar 2023

    The meltdown and takeover of Crédit Suisse, Switzerland’s biggest chess sponsor in the 1980s and 1990s, will not hit chess as its Accentus Foundation that invests in youth and school chess projects is told that they can keep going.

  • Firouzja returns to board in Stavanger – 15 Mar 2023

    The Norway Chess 2023 lineup has been announced with then former world champion Magnus Carlsen, first timers Nodirbek Abdusattorov and Gukesh as well as, after a long classical chess break, Alireza Firouzja. The event takes place in Stavanger from 29 May to 9 June.

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