Chess Sets Used by Jews During the Holocaust – kottke.org – kottke.org

From Yad Vashem, Israels official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust, a collection of chess sets used by Jews during the Holocaust. Some of the sets predate the war while others were made and used in camps and in hiding. Playing chess helped to alleviate the suffering of Jews and allowed them a few brief moments of relief from the hunger, the cold and the fear, temporarily easing their loneliness and sense of isolation.

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Anand Beats Kramnik In No Castling Match – Chess.com

GM Viswanathan Anand defeated GM Vladimir Kramnik 2.5-1.5 in a four-game No Castling chess match in Dortmund, Germany. Anand's win in the first game was decisive in this event where the players were not allowed to castle. The idea for this match originates from DeepMind's latest paper, co-written by Kramnik, in which the self-learning chess engine AlphaZero was used to explore the design of different variants of the game of chess with different sets of rules.

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The Sopranos Brings The Mob To The Monopoly Board – Bleeding Cool News

| Fans of The Sopranos will be happy to see that The Op will be bringing the world of that show to the classic tabletop game of Monopoly. Monopoly: The Sopranos is a brand new version of the game that will bring all of the nostalgia and references you can get from the popular HBO drama over to the classic tabletop game of money and property. The game comes with pieces making reference to the series like Dr

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The most significant contribution AI has made to science: Googles AlphaFold will release the structure of every protein known to science – ZME Science

Its a striking development that could pave the way for discovering many new drugs for treating diseases. The same AI that surpassed humans in games like Go, chess, or Starcraft has now been used to predict the structures of almost every protein made by the human body. DeepMind (an AI subsidiary of Alphabet, Googles parent company) took the world by storm several times.

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