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Face Masks Decreases Quality Of Chess Moves But Mostly Among Elite

Face Masks Decreases Quality Of Chess Moves But Mostly Among Elite

Wearing a face mask during a game of chess decreases the quality of chess players’ decisions, an effect that is relatively short and mostly hurts strong players. This is the conclusion of a study about the effect of masks on cognitive performance by behavioral and development economist GM David Smerdon. For his study, published in …

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Young Prodigies FM Tani Adewumi, IM Yagiz Erdogmus Face Off

Young Prodigies FM Tani Adewumi, IM Yagiz Erdogmus Face Off

FM Tani Adewumi is scheduled to play against fellow young chess sensation IM Yagiz Erdogmus at 7 a.m. Pacific Time/16:00 Central European Time on November 20¬†in the next episode of his regular ChessKid series “Tani vs. The World.” Erdogmus is an 11-year-old IM from Turkey who recently won the 2022 ChessKid Youth Speed Chess Championship …

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Nakamura, Nepomniachtchi Break Through To Face Off In RCC Winners Final

Nakamura, Nepomniachtchi Break Through To Face Off In RCC Winners Final

The Winners Semifinals of the 2022 Rapid Chess Championship¬†presented by Coinbase transpired on Friday in two colossal clashes that saw GMs Hikaru Nakamura and Ian Nepomniachtchi progress to the Winners Final. GMs Wesley So and Vladimir Fedoseev both fought valiantly in their respective matches and will have second chances to return to the Winners Bracket …

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