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2014-04-17 08:25:06

MOSCOW, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Khanty-Mansiysk, a city in northern central Russia has been successfully leveraging chess to raise the city's and the surrounding region's profile, reports Chess News Agency. A city in Russia's oil and gas patch, Khanty-Mansiysk has been quite a boom town, with population tripling in the past 25 years. Taking advantage of its sub-arctic location and strongly continental climate, with long cold winters, Khanty-Mansiysk has become a Mecca for...

2014-03-31 16:25:34

KHANTY-MANSIYSK, Russia, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Former world chess champion Viswanathan Anand of India has won the Candidates tournament that ended on Sunday, March 30, 2014 in the northern Russian city of Khanty-Mansiysk. Anand overtook favorites Vladimir Kramnik of Russia, another former World Champion ranked by FIDE at No. 3, and Levon Aronian of Armenia, ranked at No. 2. Anand, the oldest competitor in the field at 44, played steadily and took advantage of opportunities...

2014-03-06 08:29:21

ONCHAN, Isle of Man, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Competitive chess and world-ranked players will return to the Isle of Man in October when the PokerStars Isle of Man International Chess Tournament takes place in the Villa Marina in Douglas. The top Grandmaster in the UK - Michael Adams - is scheduled to play, guaranteeing that the chess world's attention will be fixed on the event. Adams, once a World Championship runner-up, is currently among the world's top 20...

2013-12-31 08:22:21

PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SphereChess is a frightening new monster. It has the same 64 squares and pieces set up like Chess, but SphereChess pieces and files A-H are arranged concentrically around opposing poles of a sphere. SphereChess ranks 1-8 extend between these poles. SphereChess has no backlines or sidelines. www.spherechess.com (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131231/PH39016-a )(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131231/PH39016-b )...

2013-12-19 16:24:41

Chess Mob is a revolutionary twist on the age old game of chess SPOKANE, Wash., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Hubbell Games is pleased to introduce the exciting and one of a kind game of Chess Mob. Winning a top five placement in the fall New York Codefest contest, Chess Mob is an intriguing twist on the millennium old game of chess. A revolutionary idea on the historic and most revered game of all time, Chess Mob consists of all the same players found in the game of chess,...

2013-12-16 12:22:25

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Writing in the New York Times in her 2005 Op-Ed, All the Right Moves, 2-time United States chess champion Jennifer Shahade discussed the difficulty facing chess education in America. 10 years later, the U.S. chess champion has teamed up with a group of math educators and engineers from MIT, Caltech, Stanford and Vanderbilt University, to create a math learning aid that will inspire kids to excel in both math and chess education. That new STEM...

2013-11-09 00:21:01

NEW DELHI, November 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- - A unique initiative that enables every Indian to cheer for Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand reaches out to over 20 lakh fans across the globe #Wish4Vishy www.wish4vishy.com [http://www.wish4vishy.com ] - a national movement unveiled by NIIT Limited, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia's largest IT trainer, to enable every Indian to cheer for reigning World Chess Champion and NIIT...

2013-10-29 08:28:30

NEW DELHI, October 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- - A unique initiative to enable every Indian to cheer for Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand as he fights to defend the crown for India at the World Chess Championship, 2013 in Chennai - NIIT [http://www.niit.com ] Limited, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia's largest IT trainer, today unveiled #Wish4Vishy http://www.wish4vishy.com - a national movement to enable every Indian to cheer for reigning World Chess...

2013-10-22 20:20:56

LONDON, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A Russian city of Khanty-Mansiysk has won the bid to host one of the most prestigious chess events in the world, the Candidates tournament that will take place on March 12-30, 2014, Chess News Agency reports. The Candidates tournament traditionally attracts attention of chess enthusiasts around the world as it determines the next challenger to play for the world title against the current champion. This year, London hosted the Candidates...

2013-10-14 23:01:27

NIKOLA super computer chess engine is a new technology that is based on the CUDA technology by Nvidia that is specifically designed to outperform the current solutions of supercomputers which are available now or which could be created in time to come. The AI machine developed by CPUTER runs a huge number of GPU's and uses complex algorithms that have dynamic parallel architecture of computing. Redondo Beach, CA (PRWEB) October 14, 2013 Introduction The earliest versions of chess can...