Spurning the morsel – Chessbase News

[Note that Jon Speelman also looks at the content of the article in video format, here embedded at the end of the article.] In the infancy of modern chess, in the mid-nineteenth century, sacrifice was king, and it was supposedly considered ungentlemanly to disdain the tasty bait which the opponent proffered. Later on, as standards rose, pragmatism asserted itself and sacrifices were judged on their merits: you accepted material when this seemed possible (or if there was no choice), but declined otherwise. Personally, I err on the side of the latter, taking pieces when sacrifices look ridiculous, but otherwise, as a first reaction, striving to find a way to create my own threats and maybe take the bait later on, on my own terms.

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Is AI Next in REI Education? – Think Realty

How virtual environments are helping and hurting real estate instruction Over the past year, real estate investment (REI) organizations have scrambled to remain relevant and operative as the pandemic has shut down and altered in-person meetings. Mostly gone are the three-day live bootcamps, the annual conferences in vacation spots like Las Vegas and Orlando, and even the REIA meetings at hotels

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The IBM 305 Ramac: The secret grandfather of Deep Blue? – Chessbase News

A few days ago, while looking for information about the Italian master Mario Monticelli (winner of Budapest 1926 and winner of a famous game against Bogoljubov in San Remo 1930), I found an article about a game that Monticelli played a Ramac 305, an IBM computer, in Milan in 1960 (!). The IBM 305 RAMAC was the first commercial computer to use a moving-head hard disk drive (magnetic disk storage) as secondary storage. The system was publicly announced on 14 September 1956, with test units already installed in the U.S

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Feeding the flames – Chessbase News

[Note that Jon Speelman also looks at the content of the article in video format, here embedded at the end of the article.] When things kick off in a game of chess, the explosion generally lasts for just a few moves or at least, without any real evidence, thats my impression.But there are occasional games in which the violence runs and runs.

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NEW – Andrew Martin: The Grnfeld Formula – Chessbase News

Naturally, a universal approach using ...Nf6, ...g7-g6 and ...d7-d5 as the base would be very useful for players of all classes, saving time and energy and promising a fluid, dynamic position. Ive found Korchnois advice to be mostly true, but there are a few important exceptions when Black can do better than just trot out the Grnfeld Formula. Look out for those differences! This is a course full of opening ideas and suggestions for Black, against all of: Kings Indian Attack QP Systems including London, Torre, Trompowski, Barry Attack, Colle, Stonewall.A comprehensive list! The Grnfeld Formula Naturally, a universal approach using ...Nf6, ...g7-g6 and ...d7-d5 as the base would be very useful for players of all classes, saving time and energy and promising a fluid, dynamic position

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War Of The Wingmen: New Robot Fighters Promise To Transform Aerial Combat – Forbes

Kelley Aerospace of Singapore just unveiled its supersonic Arrow drone: a stealthy, autonomous aircraft capable of flying missions alongside manned jets. This is the latest entry in a long list of new high-performance combat drones known as Loyal Wingmen being introduced by countries around the world. The Arrow is designed to complement manned aircraft and be a force multiplier in aerial battlefield, the company explains in an information sheet.

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Businesses offer help as problems remain in Texas from winter storm – Yahoo News

GeekWire The longtime president of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos Blue Origin space venture, Rob Meyerson, will be joining the board of directors for another pioneering space company in connection with a $130 million funding round. Texas-based Axiom Space says the fresh funding will boost its effort to build the worlds first commercial space station, starting as early as 2024.

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Wet Start To The Weekend – Yahoo News

GeekWire The longtime president of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos Blue Origin space venture, Rob Meyerson, will be joining the board of directors for another pioneering space company in connection with a $130 million funding round. Texas-based Axiom Space says the fresh funding will boost its effort to build the worlds first commercial space station, starting as early as 2024. The Series B funding round was led by London-based C5 Capital, which focuses on cybersecurity and related sectors.

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