Smarter Chess Blog


    • Candidates Predictions Update Rd 4

      I have been tracking my Candidates predictions from December.  In round 4 I correctly predicted 3 of the 4 games.     SummaryCorrect Predictions:  10/16, 62.5%# of Actual Draws to Date: 12# of Draws Predicted to Date: 12  Round 4 Predict... | Lees meer

    • Candidates Predictions Update Rd 3

      I'm going to try to keep a log of how well my predictions do from December.  Round 3 I predicted 3 out of 4 games correctly, and the overall standings are becoming closer to my standings prediction.  I'll keep this blog post short with just the... | Lees meer

    • Candidates Predictions Update Rd 2

      I'm going to try to keep a log of how well my predictions do from December.  Round 2 I predicted half of the games once again, but the overall standings are becoming closer to my standings prediction.  I was way off in Hikaru through 2 rounds, ... | Lees meer

    • Candidates Predictions Update Rd 1

      I'm going to try to keep a log of how well my predictions do from December. In round 1 I predicted there would be some bloodshed with 3 decisive results out of 4.  I scored 50% in round 1, correctly predicting Anand winning and the draw between G... | Lees meer

    • Early Candidates 2016 Predictions

      The next Candidates tournament will take place in March 2016 to determine who will challenge Magnus Carlsen in the World Championship.  The field is set unless any of the participants decline their invitation to play. Qualification pathPlayerAg... | Lees meer

    • Stockfish 6 takes the Chess Personality Test

      I recommend you first take the test on your own to discover your own chess personality.  A few chess celebrities have already taken the test. Hikaru Nakamura  Danny Rensch  John Bartholomew Take the test for yourself! The test questions are ... | Lees meer

    • Chess.com Rating Comparison 2015

      UPDATED WITH OVER 370 ENTRIES! Many players are curious about how the different chess.com ratings stack up against each other.  This survey is designed to figure out the answer!     At the bottom of the survey there are also a few questions ... | Lees meer

    • MN Blizzard Round 1

      The MN Blizzard have their first match in the US Chess League! Date: Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 Time: 8:00 PM Location: Chess Castle.  1121 Jackson Street NE, Suite #134, Minneapolis, MN 55413     vs All Time Series Record: (This is thei... | Lees meer

    • MN Blizzard joins USCL

      The Minnesota Blizzard had their kick-off meeting tonight and are ready for the 2015 season.  The Blizzard have two Grandmasters, three International Masters, a FIDE Master, and multiple National Masters.  The United States Chess League will ... | Lees meer

    • Norway Chess Predictions After 4 Rounds

      Magnus Carlsen is in last place with only one draw in four games.  Can he come back to make the podium or even win the event?!  To find out I created some framework to pull out a expected score (ES) for each match. ES Criteria History between ... | Lees meer