News Articles 2022

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    General Atlantic invests in Chess.com – 15 Jan 2022

    General Atlantic, a US equity form with early investments in Slack, Airbnb and TikTok, is financing further growth in Chess.com.

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    Chess.com announced $650,000 rapid series – 14 Jan 2022

    Chess.com’s answer to the Champions Chess Tour is their own series of online elite events starting six days earlier than the competitor on 12 February. Only the top 100 rated players, top 10 juniors and top 10 women are eligible to compete for $500,000 in the qualifiers and $150,000 in the final.

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    Maia can guess the player from anonymous games – 14 Jan 2022

    Maia, an AI by University of Toronto researchers Ashton Anderson and Reid McIlroy-Young, was trained on hundred games each of 3000 different players. It was then fed portions of hundred anonymous games not in the training sample and guessed correctly who played these in 86% of the cases. They told Science magazine that the code wasn’t published due to privacy concerns.

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    Giri and Esipenko (re-)join Bundesliga – 13 Jan 2022

    Germany’s top team is getting even stronger. Anish Giri joins the OSG Baden-Baden and so do Alexander Donchenko and Georg Meier who used to play for the second placed team SF Deizisau. Even though no agreement with Alireza Firouzja could be reached, winning a 16th championship title in this Bundesliga season starting in March is highly likely, as the Russian youngster Andrey Esipenko alone will not transform Turm Kiel into a title contender.

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    Yuri Milner to invest $10 million in PMG – 12 Jan 2022

    The Russian-Israeli tech investor and billionaire Yuri Milner offers to buy $10 million worth of shares in Play Magnus Group at the average prize of the last 90 trading days NOK 18,49, which is driving up the share prize that was near its all-time low at NOK 13,50 when trading closed on Tuesday. An extraordinary shareholder meeting is called for 19 January to decide on this private placement. Milner is a personal friend of Magnus Carlsen and has sponsored the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour through its Breakthrough Foundation.

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    Nakamura wins restarted Agadmator event – 10 Jan 2022

    The tournament promoted by youtuber Antonio Radic that had to be interrupted before Christmas after forty minutes when a server crashed was restarted by Lichess. Hikaru Nakamura defended his lead till the end and won ahead of Andrew Tang and David Paravanyan. Magnus Carlsen ended on 14th place.

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    Chesspecker tactic training launched – 07 Jan 2022

    A free, open-source tactic training in connection with Lichess and based on repetition drills has launched on Chesspecker.com.

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    US Chess moves to St. Louis – 06 Jan 2022

    The board of US Chess has unanimously voted to move its headquarters from Crossville, Tennessee, to the unofficial American chess capital Saint Louis even without any inducements, citing central location, reachability and better prospects to hire office staff.

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    German league starts on 5 March – 04 Jan 2022

    The Schachbundesliga has postponed its season with the first round on 5 March instead of 15 January. The last five rounds are planned to be held centrally in Berlin on 16–19 June. The clubs have agreed on new rules to promote the participation of players who have grown up in Germany. Teams who line up more foreign players can compensate with junior and school chess programmes.

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    Wijk aan Zee without amateur events – 04 Jan 2022

    The Tata Steel Chess Tournament will only feature the Masters and Challengers with 14 participants each on 14–30 January. All amateur events have been canceled, the children tournament will take place online.

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    Gabor Kallai (1959–2021) – 04 Jan 2022

    The Hungarian grandmaster, coach, author and arbiter Gabor Kallai passed away at age 62 on New Year’s Eve.