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August 26, 2015 96

HOW CHESS COMPUTERS BECAME LOGISTIC MASTERMINDS

UNITED STATES When Victor Allis helped found the software firm Quintiq in 1997, not many people shared his belief that artificial intelligence could plan a company’s production and distribution better than humans. Twenty years later, Quintiq is a global company with nearly 1,000 employees—and it’s just one part of the $10 billion, fast-growing supply-chain optimization sector. That’s because the mix of raw materials, factories, markets, and shipping routes that get products to your doorstep has become so complex that it’s outpacing humans’ ability to see the big picture. Software like Quintiq’s has become an essential, if rarely-seen, part of our globalized economy, helping big enterprises… Read More...
Aug 25, 2015 96

CHAMPION SHARES TIPS FOR BOOSTING CONFIDENCE DURING STRESS

UNITED STATES Garry Kasparov and his long-time rival Anatoly Karpov — two of the greatest chess players of all-time — took their respective seats around the chess board. The 1990 World Chess Championship was about to begin. The two men would play 24 games to decide the champion with the highest scoring player being declared the World Chess Champion. In total, the match would stretch for three… Read More...
Aug 24, 2015 202

MOST IMPORTANT CHESS TOURNEY IN U.S. HISTORY IN ST.LOUIS

UNITED STATES America is not exactly a chess-mad country, but it's about to host a chess tournament that could redefine the landscape of competitive chess for a generation. The Sinquefield Cup will kick off on Sunday and run for a full two weeks. It's second installment and the centerpiece of the new Grand Chess Tour, a three-tournament series that started with Norway Chess in June and will… Read More...
Aug 18, 2015 373

4-REASONS I AM GOING TO THE 61ST IOWA OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

WCM Claudia Munoz www.claudiamunoz.com Last week I announced in both my Facebook Fan Page and Twitter that I will be attending the 61st Iowa Open Championship (Aug 29, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015), which will be held in Coralville, Iowa (links to the individual sections provided below). Question – Why is a Texas girl like me going all the way to Iowa to play in this event? Let me give you 4-Awesome… Read More...
Aug 16, 2015 74

RISING CHESS STARS WIN ALABAMA ANNUAL TOURNAMENT

UNITED STATES Alabama's high school chess champion, Jonathan Rasberry emerged as winner of the 11th Annual Chris Bond Memorial Chess Tournament. The tournament was held on August 8 at Frazer UMC, in Montgomery. With very strong competition, Rasberry's three wins and one draw clearly put him on top in the Premiere Section. Nine-year-old Rochelle Wu, a fourth-grader from Hoover, came in second… Read More...