There’s been 23 Blitz Grand Prix tournaments over the past four years – and Ciarán has found a 24th that I wasn’t even aware of (partly because I didn’t play it). Which match has been played most often? Who of the 87 players to have played has drawn the most games? What is your own individual head-to-head record against everyone you’ve played? We have the answers!
The 43rd Olympiad gets underway today in Batumi in Georgia.
The LCU AGM will take place on 13th June. Anyone wanting to submit a motion to the meeting can do so via the club committee before 23 May.
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.