There’ll be a decision on Wednesday as to whether the club will be open this week or not – keep an eye here for more.
Our own Mel Ó Cinnéide had an article published on chess.com recently about how AlphaZero went from learning chess one day to hammering the strongest computer programme in the world 28-0 the next day; it’s worth a read to get a view on literally one of the most incredible chess results of all time. There’s a part 2 on the way shortly.
The Foxrock/Cabinteely Community Games team are putting a call out for players for their U16 chess team in the upcoming competition.
The Olympiad is only on day 2, but already we have what looks like the best ever result for an Irish player, with Alex Baburin GM drawing against France’s Maxime Vachier-Lagrave GM, the world number 2.
The 42nd Chess Olympiad will start on Friday in Baku, and will run through to Tuesday 13th, with just one rest day next Wednesday.
If you enter a team, post here and I’ll see if there’s a way of working out a Benildus leaderboard for the tournament.