Chess problem solving from the world champ

Multi-time world chess problem solving champion Grandmaster Kacper Piorun,  @kacparov91 of Poland, gives master class at the Tradewinds Open in Gibraltar using examples from the competitions #gibchess

Interview by tournament organizer GM Stuart Conquest, @stuthefox.001

Data analysis of World Championship

danielwhitenackHear from Daniel Whitenack, Data Scientist and Lead Developer Advocate at Pachyderm. He’ll analyze and visualize chess game data from the recent 2016 chess championship, and will use distributed data pipelines, obscure chess engines, and a variety of data science tooling to get the job done. In the end, you’ll gain some per game and championship insights along with some intuition about each of the players’ strengths and weaknesses.

Happening: Thursday, January 19, 2017, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

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Click link here for Google map of location: 1033 West Van Buren St, 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60607

Event Schedule: 
6:30 – 7:00: Arrive, enjoy food & drinks
7:00 – 7:30: Daniel presents
7:30 – 8:00: Q&A + networking

Daniel (@dwhitena) is a Ph.D.-trained data scientist working with Pachyderm (@pachydermIO), where he develops innovative, distributed data pipelines that include predictive models, data visualizations, statistical analyses, and more. He’s spoken at conferences around the world (Datapalooza, DevFest Siberia, GopherCon, and more), maintains the Go kernel for Jupyter, and is actively helping to organize contributions to various open source data science projects.

SIGN PETITION to Invite USA Team to White House

chesslifeolympicgold-492x640SIGN PETITION to Invite USA Men’s Olympiad Chess Team to the White House for winning the 2016 World Chess Olympiad

Click and sign:  


As the US Men’s Olympic Chess team won the gold medal in the 2016 World Chess Olympiad Open event held recently in Baku for the first time since 1976 and for the sixth time overall, and because they truly reflect the diversity and competitive spirit of America they have earned a visit to the Whitehouse in similarity to the NFL , Baseball , or NCAA champions. As Chess has become a national passion among the youth of the country, which passion has helped develop the talent reflected in this amazing achievement, recognition of this will encourage youth everywhere to pursue their dreams of further chess excellence.


Click and sign:  

#chess #olympiad #whitehouse #petition


Chess life lesson videos

If Tim Ferriss wrote a chess improvement book, he might name it “The 4-Hour Chess Master” to match his other 4-Hour books that talk about doing a complete full-time job in just four hours a week.

After befriending Josh Waitzkin (the subject of Searching For Bobby Fischer), and making two long-form podcast with him (along with doing it with other experts), he is converting the lessons from the podcasts into his just released book: Tools For Titans.

For Josh Waitzkin chess fans, two recent promotional videos for the book may be of special interest to chess fans for how chess lessons (among other Josh experiences) apply to life. They’re linked here:

The original two podcasts are here:

Real chess game analysis (with Josh narrating) is also available on YouTube, like this first lesson, in a series:

These videos seek to “maximize output by minimizing input”.


Illinois chess history documentary free

Chess State is now FREE. Use promo code, ChessState, to download or stream for free at #chess #illinois


First released and publicized as the story of high school championship competitions.  Chess State can now be seen as generation after generation building a chess scene, coming south from Arpad Elo in Wisconsin to The Land of Lincoln and prospering through improved chess technology and the personal care of instructors and organizers.


Anyone who has website rights to post a listing of this movie on the Internet Movie Database is encouraged to enter it.


Two more GM Lombardy videos posted.

2016 chess world championship games 3 and 15 discussed: Click for Game 3 (He believes it should have been played out for a possible win.) and Game 15 (He believes there was an obvious draw.).