Chess referee Bayat refuses to return to Iran following hijab controversy – Insidethegames.biz

Women’s World Chess Championship chief arbiter Shohreh Bayat has refused to return home from Iran, after she was criticised for allegedly not wearing a hijab during the tournament.  Photographs were circulated showing Bayat wearing a headscarf around her shoulders while officiating in Shanghai, as reported by BBC News.  Having seen the criticism directed towards her […]

Rook out folks, Chess Club Concordia is here to play – The Concordian

Rook out folks, Chess Club Concordia is here to play – The Concordian

There’s been a number of chess clubs at Concordia over the years, but as it often happens in university, members graduate or move on without passing the club down to other students. Chess Club Concordia is a brand new club that was created and given club-status by the CSU back in October 2019 thanks to […]

Xavier Litt: Chess shows that humans and AI work better together – Irish Examiner

Xavier Litt: Chess shows that humans and AI work better together – Irish Examiner

Chess teams that pair humans with machines beat humans alone and beat unaccompanied machines. The lesson is that workers should not fear being replaced by technology, says Xavier Litt. While Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg hails artificial intelligence’s “potential to make the world better”, many others are far more cautious. Tesla boss Elon Musk has warned […]

Trump likens N. Korea talks to 'beautiful game of chess' – The Korea Herald

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he views the on-again, off-again nuclear talks with North Korea as a “beautiful game of chess.” Trump made the remark during a White House signing ceremony for a phase-one trade deal between the United States and China, giving Beijing credit for “helping us with North Korea.” “China […]

Iran chess ref Shohreh Bayat fears returning home over hijab row – BBC News

Iran chess ref Shohreh Bayat fears returning home over hijab row – BBC News

Image copyright Misha Friedman/FIDE Image caption Shohreh Bayat says she would like to return to Iran: “But I don’t know what would happen to me” For 32-year-old Iranian Shohreh Bayat, the Women’s World Chess Championship was meant to be a career highlight. It is her first time as the event’s chief arbiter – a senior […]

Chess.com Month In Review: December 2019 – Chess.com

Hey, chess fans! We hope you are enjoying a great start to 2020. Before we get too deep into our new year’s resolutions, let’s check out what the Chess.com team did in December 2019. Puzzles Improvements to Puzzle Battle. We also improved server retries in case of interrupted connection during a Puzzle Rush. Your Profile […]