Saturday, December 08, 2018

News from Alphazero, an AI playing chess

AlphaZero: Shedding new light on the grand games of chess, shogi and Go

Here is the link :

Friday, July 27, 2018

Chess software

If you are interested in chess software, that is computer programs running in your computer and solving chess problems or presenting databases of chess compositions, then this page of WFCC (World Federation for Chess Compositions) will be useful for you:

As you will observe, some "chess machines" (ie Alybadix), after a successful presence during many years, are "replaced" by newer software.

Some software products are free (ie Fancy for entering definitions and Popeye for solving the composition), while others must be bought (ie WinChloe, which is a solving program, it can create problem databases for the user, and contains a large database with hundreds of thousands problems with solutions and themes).

Saturday, April 14, 2018

17th Greek Champioship on Chess Problem Solving

The event happened on April 14, 2018.

Announcement (in Greek):

The problems (Round 1)

The problems (Round 2)

Solutions (Round 1)

Solutions (Round 2)

(From the Judge Ioannis Garoufalidis) Individual Results:

(From Dimitris Skyrianoglou) Photos from the event:

More photos (from Nikos Mendrinos): 

1) Left to Right, Vangelis Petridis, Dimitris Skyrianoglou, Nikos Mendrinos, Piotr Murdzia (teaching!), Alexandros Kostouros (with a plate!), Panagiotis Konidaris, Stamatis Kourkoulos-Arditis, Marek Kolcak.

2) the cups

3) Mr Murdzia teaching the Greek solvers...

4) ...who pay attention with obvious interest 

5) From the Closing Ceremony: Left to Right, Stathis Efstathopoulos (vice-president of the Greek Chess Federation), Stamatis Kourkoulos-Arditis (3rd Greek), Nikos Mendrinos (Greek Champion for 2018), Maria Ananiadou (vice-Mayor of Alimos), Piotr Murdzia (the winner of the tourney), Dimitri Pletnev (2nd winner), Nikos Sidiropoulos (2nd Greek), Andreas Papastavropoulos (award for 1st place in tourney Greek Cup in January).