Tiny spy cam for chess

No. Not for any nefarious intent but chess broadcasting. Why tiny? Because something like below is too obstrusive (and I have done it before). I was particularly impressed with how tiny the camera was in the recent Candidates tournament in Toronto, Canada. It made the setup less cluttered compared to other high level chess competitions … Read more

Malaysian Chess Festival 2024 is back!

The 19th IGB Malaysian Chess Festival will be back from the September 12 to 23, 2024. It’s the biggest chess event in Malaysia as one of the major tournaments of the year in South East Asia. Like in previous years, there will be a potpourri of events – nine in total. All category of chess … Read more

Learning Bytes

I am surprised at how much I think I have learnt from YouTube videos of Gotham Chess and Sagar Shah when they navigate and narrate top level chess games which I would never have come close to understanding the nuances and the ideas of certain moves or maneuvers. Perhaps that is the attraction of such … Read more

Help needed – Tamil Song

Can any Tamil speaking viewers here tell me if this Gukesh song is weird or sounds correct in Tamil ? Of course it’s because I used Google Translate and we all know how quirky the translation can be 🙂

Siddharth – Singapore 5th GM

He is 16-year-old. He was born in India but is now a Singaporean. Siddharth Jagadeesh rose to become Singapore’s fifth Grandmaster. With a decisive victory over Andrey Esipenko, he gained his last GM-norm. The Early Days Sidat’s chess adventure began under the guidance of his father, who was an ardent chess enthusiast. At the tender … Read more

No engine, Cowboy Gukesh

In an age of teenage prodigies emerging almost on a monthly basis from India, Gukesh’s upbringing in the sport was slightly different than that of most others. He was deliberately kept off chess engines till he had crossed a rating of 2500 in his career https://indianexpress.com/article/sports/chess/gukesh-wins-candidates-17-year-old-raised-without-chess-engines-ding-liren-world-chess-championships-9283580/ The above confirms an interesting fact about Gukesh. Engine … Read more

FIDE ChessMom Initiative

Focus Chess Moms: FIDE’s Progressive Initiative The Commission for Women’s Chess (CWC) has launched the ChessMom pilot initiative, aiming to provide essential support to professional female chess players who are also mothers of infants under one year old. This initiative recognizes the unique challenges faced by women in the chess world and seeks to create … Read more

Chess Digital Twin

In AI, digital twin refers to virtual or digital replicas of physical objects, people, processes, or systems that help businesses make model-driven decisions. In the domain of chess can serve as a powerful tool for a human player aiming to elevate their game. This virtual replica of the player’s style, strategies, and moves can provide … Read more

AI Chess Profiler (CPLM)

In the late 80s, Chessbase changed a chess professional’s workflow in that he or she needed to study the opponent – their opening preference, their latest choice variation etc. It was an essential preparation tool. Of course, chess masters still did that in the past by getting bulletins, Informators, magazine to sift thru their opponent … Read more