FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk

Photo ©  Super GM Hou Yifan  wins the Gold at The FIDE Women’s Grand Prix  in Khanty-Mansiysk Russia.The tournament was held April 9-21 2014RankSNo. NameRtgFEDPtsRes.IRat-ØWnWeRtg+/-RaRp16GMHou Yifan2618CHN8½024848,5117,38112484269524WGMGirya Olga2450RUS7025007,0114,752325002602312GMKosteniuk Alexandra2527RUS6½024936,5115,99524932558410GMLagno Kateryna2543UKR6½24916,0116,26-32491252755GMMuzychuk Anna2560SLO6½24906,0116,51-52490252669GMDzagnidze Nana2550GEO5½124915,5116,37-92491249171GMStefanova Antoaneta2489BUL5½024965,5115,3712496249683GMZhao Xue2552CHN5½24905,0116,38-142490245492GMUshenina Anna2501UKR5½24955,0115,57-6249524591011WGMMuminova Nafisa2321UZB4025114,0112,841725112409117GMKosintseva Tatiana2496RUS3½½24963,5115,47-2024962363128WGMBatchimeg Tuvshintugs2340MGL3½½25103,5113,11625102377Olga Girya who represents Ugra and Russia won the Silver.  Bronze medal went to Russian Alexandra Kosteniuk … Continue reading

Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2014

Vugar GashimovGashimov passed away January 11, 2014.   A memorial tournament is being held in Shamkir, Azerbaijan, from the 20th to 30th of April.Carlsen has set a fast pace by winning his first two games.  All other games have been drawn by the other participants – except against Carlsen. #NameELOPtsS-B1Carlsen, Magnus2881212Karjakin, Sergey277211 Caruana, … Continue reading

Chess robots/Science Daily

Next time you play a computer at chess, think about the implications if you beat it. It could be a very sore loser!A study just published in the Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence reflects upon the growing need for autonomous technology, and suggests that humans should be very … Continue reading

Bill Wright STL OPEN/Final

The Bill Wright Saint Louis Open /FinalTop 10  OPEN   1| WESLEY SO                      |4.0  |W  18|W  12|L   6|W  20|W  11|   MO | 13145890 / R: 2755   ->2752    |     |     |     |     |     |     |—————————————————————————-    2 | GEORG MEIER                    |4.0  |W  23|W   5|D   4|D   8|W   6|   TX | 14508324 / R: 2697   … Continue reading

GO and Buddhism

GO and Buddhism:Understanding Go as a path to enlightenment begins with four fundamental Buddhist principles, usually denoted by the Sanskrit terms: sunyata (emptiness), pratityasamutpada (dependent co-arising, or interconnectedness), anitya (impermanence), and anatman (no-self). Each of these is present in a straightforward way in Go, and by playing the game one … Continue reading