Alaa Alkhateeb

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Richard Feynman - Session V

Weiner:<p>Let me test the machine by saying that this is Charles Weiner talking once again after a gap of almost seven years with Richard Feynman in his …

Most cancer types 'just bad luck'

<b>Most types of cancer can be put down to bad luck rather than risk factors such as smoking, a study has suggested.</b><p>A US team were trying to explain why some tissues were millions of times more vulnerable to cancer than others.<p>The results, in the journal Science, showed two thirds of the cancer types …

Cancer

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How To Win The Impulse War Inside Your Brain

Your brain is complicated. Understanding how it works can help you make better decisions.<p>What role do our emotions play in decision-making? Some might say it’s a fairly contentious one. Acting on emotions without reason can be dangerous. 17th-century French philosopher Descartes would have you …

The Brain

Endgame cost Viswananthan Anand the world chess title

The world chess championship match between world champion Magnus Carlsen and challenger Viswanathan Anand ended somewhat predictably with the Carlsen …

Cosmology

Magnus Carlsen and a Parade of Chess Champions

The world chess champion Magnus Carlsen turned 24 last Sunday and had many reasons to celebrate: it was the most fruitful year of his young chess career. For nearly four years he has dominated the FIDE rating list as the world's top-rated player. He won two additional world titles in the rapid and …

Cosmology

Next Vishy Anand? Dev Shah wins world schools chess title

The youngest Indian to become a rated chess player, seven-year-old Dev Shah, has become the world champion in the Under-7 category in the World …

Bollywood

RAAK Review by IM Jeremy Silman

Rich as a King By Susan Polgar and Douglas Goldstein Morgan James Publishing (2014) 277 pages Reviewed by IM Jeremy Silman I’ll start out ...

Real game instant chess tactic

Practical chess tactic

Beating a 55 to 1 odd

I give myself 8 out of 10 in 2014: Anand Saturday, December 20, 2014, New Delhi: He may have failed to add to the five world titles in the...

Huge study regarding children & decision making skill

Kids' decisionmaking abilities linked to behavior in adolescence, Oregon State study concludes By Amy Wang on December 23, 2014 at 5:30 AM...

Caruana chess tactic

Black to move. Can you find the best continuation for Fabiano Caruana as Black? 8/5pk1/1p1p2p1/3Pp2r/2P1P1q1/PQ2R1P1/5PKn/2R3Nr b - - 0 1 T...

Special Christmas Eve Brain Teaser

Bondar, 2000 White to move. Is this a win, draw, or loss for White? 4k3/p7/PpPBK3/1Pp5/8/2P5/8/1r6 w - - 0 1

Kings beat Princes 32.5 - 31.5

The battle of the generations “Shchelkunchik-2014″ Chess Tournament is organized by the Russian Chess Federation, businessman Oleg Skvort...

More Christmas Chess Tactic

The All-Time World Chess Champion Bracket: Finals

<b>Who is the greatest world chess champion ever?</b><p><b>Magnus Carlsen</b> defeated <b>Vishy Anand</b> yesterday in the 2014 world chess championship in Sochi to defend …

Cosmology

Our members know it already: @MagnusCarlsen will be the greatest player in history. :-) http://t.co/Xbq36eYxxA

14 Amazing World Championship Blunders, Part 2

The world championship match Carlsen-Anand is over now and it brings some relief to me because I was afraid that I might have to expand this …

Top 10

5 Great Chess Books For Beginners

Like it or not, holiday gift-shopping season is now upon us, at least according to the ubiquitous calendar of commerce.<p>Instead of being trampled by …

Chess

How To Break Fortresses

Dealing with a <b>fortress</b> — especially when you have a significant material advantage — is an infuriating experience.<p>Indeed, what can be more …

Self Control

14 Amazing World Championship Blunders, Part 3

Before we continue our "hit parade" of blunders, I'd like to thank our readers (and especially FritsFritschy) for their active participation in our …

Cosmology

The Paulsen Sicilian: A History

<b>The Open Sicilian can be broken down into four basic systems</b>.<p>In one, the <b>Dragon</b>, the black bishop is fianchettoed on g7.<p>In the <b>Scheveningen</b>, it is …

The Double Attack

<b>The double attack is a devastating tactical weapon.</b><p>A double attack can come out of nowhere, instantly winning the game in a complex position. …

Cybersecurity

Review: The Sicilian Najdorf 6 Bg5

If you were to ask a hundred grandmasters to name the most difficult chess variation about which to write an opening book, my guess is that the 6 Bg5 …

The Four Most Amazing World Championship Blunders

The chess world gasped when in game six of this year's world championship match, both Carlsen and Anand missed a simple tactical shot 26...Nxe5! (see …

Chess

Anand Beats Adams, Wins London Chess Classic On Tiebreak

<b>GM Viswanathan Anand</b> won the 2014 <b>London Chess Classic</b> on Sunday. The 45-year-old Indian grandmaster edged out <b>GM Vladimir Kramnik</b> and <b>GM Anish Giri</b> on …

Cosmology

How I defeated Magnus Carlsen

Here is my story.<br>I got really Lucky!<br>Lucky I even was able to play against Magnus<p>lucky that Magnus did not played his best.<p>Lucky that the game …

Cosmology

Magnus Carlsen Wins 10 But Loses 1 In Chess.com Simul

Playing at amazing speed, <b>GM Magnus Carlse</b>n crushed 10 opponents but was defeated once in a Chess.com simul on Sunday.<p>In what was the first-ever …

Cosmology

A Chess Engine Is NOT Your Friend!

Several years ago I was visiting a friend and he was online looking at live games in a team match event. One game was between a grandmaster (who had …

Engines