Garry Kasparov, a previous world chess champion, has documented his insights into his 1997 match with the IBM computer Deep Blue. This match registered Kasparov’s quickest defeat in chess tournament. The game has been considered by generations of scientific pioneers to be a key to unlocking the secrets of human and machine cognition.
American Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana emerged winner of the London Chess Classic by registering a playoff blitz victory against Ian Nepomniachtchi. The two had tied for first place and a blitz playoff was required to ascertain a winner. World Champion Magnus Carlsen did not win the London Classic, but he took the overall 2017 Grand Chess Tour. He emerged with the highest number of points during the series.
In local news, former national junior champion and Candidate Master Anthony Drayton won the Inaugural Caribbean Chess Cup recently in Barbados. Drayton dropped his first game to Trinidadian Frank Sears but rebounded to win the tournament. Congratulations.