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Gambit: Computer (Chess) Pioneer Wins Prize

Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie, the inventors of the Unix operating system and C programming language more than 40 years ago, have been awarded the Japan Prize, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The prize goes each year to people whose work “aims to promote the advancement of science and technology for the peace and [...]

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Anand to face Nakamura in Tata chess tourney

WIJK AAN ZEE(THE NETHERLANDS): World Champion Viswanathan Anand will take on Hikaru Nakamura of United States in the ninth round of the 'A' group of 73rd Tata Steel Chess tournament. After the first eight rounds of the category-20 super tournament, both Anand and Nakamura share the lead on 5.5 points, a half point ahead of [...]

By |January 25th, 2011|news|Comments Off on Anand to face Nakamura in Tata chess tourney

So battles Li as Corus chess action resumes

Filipino Grandmaster (GM) Wesley So hopes to further distance himself from his opponents when play resumes in the 73rd Tata Steel-Corus Group B chess championship in Wijk Aan Zee, The Netherlands. After taking part in a day-long cultural tour in the picturesque town of North Holland's province, So will face GM Li Chao of China [...]

By |January 25th, 2011|news|Comments Off on So battles Li as Corus chess action resumes

Recap: The Cape, 'Scales On A Train' shows Jones' mad skills

Synopsis: The Cape tips off Scales that Fleming (Chess) has betrayed him in business dealings, which leads to a confrontation at a costume party aboard a train, the same train that The Cape and Orwell discover Max and the Carnival crew plan to rob. Synopsis: The Cape tips off Scales that Fleming (Chess) has betrayed him [...]

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Bobby Fischer's Chess Genius, Descent Into Madness, Shown in Sundance Film

A photo from "Bobby Fischer Against the World," a documentary on the chess legend at Sundance. Photographer: Harry Benson/Donna Daniels Public Relations via Bloomberg Chess champion Bobby Fischer in "Bobby Fischer Against the World," a documentary that is playing at the Sundance Film Festival. Source: Donna Daniels Public Relations via Bloomberg While flying to Utah [...]

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