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Magnus Carlsen’s Mind-Blowing Memory of Historic Chess Matches

How many historic chess games can Magnus Carlsen recognize just by looking at the placement of chess pieces on the board? It turns out a lot. And that’s partly what makes him the reigning World Chess Champion. Would you like to support the mission of Open Culture? Please consider making a donation to our site. It’s hard to rely 100% on ads, and your contributions will help us continue providing the best free cultural and educational materials to learners everywhere. Also consider foll...
Tags: Facebook, College, New York City, Uncategorized, Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Nabokov, Kottke, Garry Kasparov


Garry Kasparov: ‘Why become a martyr? I can do much more outside Russia’

The chess grandmaster on speaking out against Vladimir Putin and why he cannot choose the best player ever“I haven’t stopped my fight against the regime,” says Garry Kasparov, his words bristling with defiance and quiet rage. “I’m not lowering my voice. Putin is not just a Russian imperialist. He has a much bigger agenda. He is an existential threat to the free world.”It would have been easy for the greatest chess player in history to stay quiet after fleeing Russia in 2013 amid a crackdown on p...
Tags: Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Sport, Chess, Magnus Carlsen, Garry Kasparov, Kasparov


What the MasterClass effect means for edtech

MasterClass, which sells a subscription to celebrity-taught classes, sits on the cusp of entertainment and education. It offers virtual, yet aspirational learning: an online tennis class with Serena Williams, a cooking session with Gordon Ramsay. While there’s the off chance that an instructor might actually talk to you — it has happened before — the platform mostly just offers paywalled documentary-style content. The vision has received attention. MasterClass is raising funding that would value...
Tags: Startups, TC, Education, Microsoft, Entertainment, India, Funding, US, Toronto, Tech, Fundraising, Dell, Gordon Ramsay, Serena Williams, Edtech, Chess


What does it take to create a startup ecosystem?

Say it louder for the people in the back: As tech grows bigger by the minute and venture capital adds dollar signs by the day, a startup hub’s success is not an either/or situation. The next Silicon Valley is a tired narrative, when in reality startups look, innovate and create differently all over the world. On that note, my colleagues spent the past few months digging into the market in Detroit, Michigan: The StockX EC-1 How StockX became the stock market of hype While StockX is the star...
Tags: Startups, TC, England, New York, Wales, Ipo, Tech, Pakistan, Silicon Valley, Cleveland Cavaliers, EC, Detroit, Tiger Global, IVP, Coinbase, Dan Gilbert


Daily Crunch: Google Earth gets an update

Google Earth gives users a new look at a changing planet, Facebook tests new business discovery features and Autodesk acquires Upchain. This is your Daily Crunch for April 15, 2021. The big story: Google Earth gets an update Google is describing this as Google Earth’s biggest update since 2017, though there’s really just one major addition: A time-lapse mode bringing together satellite photos from the past 37 years, in 3D. Beyond just being a novel new feature, this mode can reveal how climate...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Berlin, Toronto, Tech, Google-earth, Autodesk, Detroit, MWC, Ifa, Battery Ventures, Dan Gilbert, Alex Wilhelm, Garry Kasparov, CCPA


Garry Kasparov launches a community-first chess platform

Four years ago, MasterClass, a platform that sells celebrity-taught classes, invited chess legend Garry Kasparov to teach a class. He said yes, but soon realized that creating a message that could satisfy a majority of players was a “struggle throughout the process.” While the class did pretty well, Kasparov found it “a little bit annoying” that he had to downplay concepts and stick to a specific structure. So, now, Kasparov is launching a platform he says has been several years in the making: K...
Tags: Startups, TC, Gaming, Education, Entertainment, Tech, Netflix, Edtech, Chess, Early Stage, Vivendi, Masterclass, Rupaul, Moe, Garry Kasparov, Kasparov


Annie Duke’s Great Lessons For Ambitious Founders

Very grateful to @AnnieDuke for her guest appearance on #StartingGreatness. She offers many great lessons for ambitious founders. Summarizing in the below thread… 1/ There are different types of “games” in business and in life. Some are based almost entirely on skill, like chess. Garry Kasparov will beat me 100 times in a row. Luck won’t rescue me. Some Games involve lots of chance and uncertainty. More like poker. 2/ If I play the world champion for an entire night, I likely lose my mo...
Tags: Business, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Startup, Management, Annie, Garry Kasparov, Annie Duke, Thethreadmill, Threadmill


The people who let Putin get away with persecuting Navalny

Vladimir Putin can afford to get away with the persecution of the Russia opposition leader Navalny because the people and countries that condemn his repressive tactics still are willing to do business with him, writes Garry Kasparov. The Russian president's impunity will only grow unless there are rapid repercussions for his criminal acts, beginning with targeted sanctions, he says.
Tags: Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Cnn, Garry Kasparov, Navalny


Biden promised to get tough on Putin. Start now by saving Alexei Navalny: Garry Kasparov

Putin is an aggressive cancer requiring decisive intervention. After years of bashing Trump's devotion to him, time for Biden and Democrats to deliver.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Putin, Biden, Usa Today, Alexei Navalny, Trump, Garry Kasparov, Putin Start


The Geek in Review Ep. 101 – How Mid-Level Associates Can Thrive at Law Firms – with Jennifer Bluestein

We conclude our discussion with Jennifer Bluestein, author of the book Stepping It Up: A Guide for Mid-Level Law Firm Associates, and talk about how associates mature into their roles as lawyers with law firms. As these second to sixth-year associates begin to take on more substantial legal roles, as well as leadership, mentorship, and allyship among their fellow lawyers, the stress of the job can become overwhelming. Bluestein talks through a number of examples of how mid-level associates can h...
Tags: Amazon, Podcast, Microsoft, Law, Uncategorized, Training, Chicago, Chad, Professional Development, Malcolm Gladwell, Law Firms, Woodstock, Daniel, Jen, Greg, Associates


Garry Kasparov: What happens next

There will be more violence, especially if the Capitol perpetrators and those who incited them -- starting with the President - are not held accountable, writes Garry Kasparov. History shows clearly that the correct response is the dispassionate application of the law--not political persecution, nor politically motivated leniency. Our nation must not be fooled into choosing between unity and justice.
Tags: Cnn, Capitol, Garry Kasparov


How The Band Phish Played Chess Against Its Fans on New Year's Eve

An anonymous reader writes: So on New Year's Eve, the "jam" rock band Phish re-broadcast their legendary 1995 performance on New Year's Eve -- while playing a game of chess against the audience. (Just as they'd done in 1995 -- although during that tour they'd made two just moves during each show.) In a video promoting this year's event, a chess "historian" remembers "No single band in the '90s was playing better chess against their audience" and shares an alleged conspiracy theory that they wer...
Tags: Tech, Madison Square Garden, Gordon, Phish, McConnell, Garry Kasparov, Jon Fishman, Anastasio, Eve Phish, WaterWheel Foundation


In ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ and beyond, chess holds up a mirror to life

If this use of chess to represent life feels familiar, it is largely thanks to the medieval world. As I argue in my book “Power Play: The Literature and Politics of Chess in the Late Middle Ages," the game's early European players turned the game into an allegory for society and changed it to mirror their world. Since then, poets and writers have used it as an allegory for love, duty, conflict and accomplishment. The game's medieval roots When chess arrived in Europe through Mediterranean trade ...
Tags: Psychology, Europe, Television, Obama, Stanford, Women, Spain, History, Sociology, Innovation, Storytelling, Harry Potter, Mediterranean, Isabella, Arthur, Beth


Learn How to Play Chess Online: Free Chess Lessons for Beginners, Intermediate Players & Beyond

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM2fcenx7KU The most desired Christmas gift of 2020? A chess set. It’s certainly desired, at any rate, by the rapt viewers of The Queen’s Gambit, the acclaimed Netflix miniseries that debuted in October. Created by screenwriter-producers Scott Frank and Allan Scott, its seven episodes tell the story of Beth Harmon, an orphan in 1950s Kentucky who turns out to be a chess prodigy, then goes on to become a world-class player. During the Cold War, the intellec...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Games, College, Kentucky, New York City, Earth, Netflix, Seoul, Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Nabokov, Facebook Twitter, Walter Tevis, Allan Scott, Garry Kasparov, Bobby Fischer


Learn How to Play Chess Free Online: Tutorials for Beginners, Intermediate Players & Beyond

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM2fcenx7KU The most desired Christmas gift of 2020? A chess set. It’s certainly desired, at any rate, by the rapt viewers of The Queen’s Gambit, the acclaimed Netflix miniseries that debuted in October. Created by screenwriter-producers Scott Frank and Allan Scott, its seven episodes tell the story of Beth Harmon, an orphan in 1950s Kentucky who turns out to be a chess prodigy, then goes on to become a world-class player. During the Cold War, the intellec...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Games, College, Kentucky, New York City, Earth, Netflix, Seoul, Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Nabokov, Facebook Twitter, Walter Tevis, Allan Scott, Garry Kasparov, Bobby Fischer


3 reasons for information exhaustion – and what to do about it

An endless flow of information is coming at us constantly: It might be an article a friend shared on Facebook with a sensational headline or wrong information about the spread of the coronavirus. It could even be a call from a relative wanting to talk about a political issue. All this information may leave many of us feeling as though we have no energy to engage. As a philosopher who studies knowledge-sharing practices, I call this experience “epistemic exhaustion." The term “epistemic" comes fr...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, News, Learning, Knowledge, Social Media, Mental Health, United States, Innovation, American Psychological Association, Garry Kasparov, Lilliana Mason, James Owen Weatherall, Kevin Vallier, Cailin O Connor, Michael Hannon


3 reasons why you're feeling more exhausted than normal during the pandemic — and what to do about it

Doom scrolling or heated debates online can lead to exhaustion. Cecilie_Arcurs/Getty Images The endless flow of information about the coronavirus and politics can cause many of us to feel depleted as the pandemic wears on, says philosopher Mark Satta.  "Epistemic exhaustion," or the feeling after trying to process knowledge under challenging circumstances, stems from uncertainty, polarization, and misinformation. Satta recommends limiting news consumption and engaging in activities that he...
Tags: Facebook, US, Trends, United States, American Psychological Association, Garry Kasparov, Lilliana Mason, Satta, James Owen Weatherall, Kevin Vallier, Mark Satta Epistemic, Cailin O Connor, Michael Hannon, Mark Satta, Wayne State UniversityThis


On the Authenticity of the Chess in The Queen’s Gambit

Like many of you, I watched and loved The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix (trailer). Part of the reason it’s so compelling is the care the show’s creators took in accurately portraying the chess players, games, and tournaments. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been reading articles by and interviews with chess experts on what the show got right and wrong. I’ll link to some of them below, but this interview with Garry Kasparov, one of the best chess players ever and an advisor to the show, is particular...
Tags: New York, US, Netflix, Jason Kottke, Ny Times, Benny, Alexandra, Wolff, Judit PolgAr, Garry, Garry Kasparov, Chessbase, Linda Diaz, Jennifer Shahade, Patrick Wolff, Vassily Ivanchuk Biel Interzonal


Netflix's 'The Queen's Gambit' is the best sports show on TV right now

Anya Taylor-Joy plays chess prodigy Beth Harmon. Netflix Netflix's "The Queen's Gambit," a limited series about a female chess prodigy in the 1950s and 1960s, has taken the streaming and chess worlds by storm As Beth Harmon, Anya Taylor-Joy's performance is threatening to set off a serious chess boom, the likes of which we haven't seen since Bobby Fischer defeated Boris Spassky in 1972 to win the World Championship. Chess became recognized as a sport, more than just a game, in the 1970s, a...
Tags: New York, London, Kentucky, White House, Russia, US, Sports, Trends, Netflix, Hungary, Jeff Daniels, Nba, Moscow, Manhattan, Jane Austen, Mlb


Garry Kasparov: Win or lose, with Trump, prepare for the unimaginable

After four long years of chaos and lies from the Trump administration, it's time to prepare for the worst, even as we hope for the best. Every time we thought he could stoop no lower, that there were no boundaries of legality or decency left for him to violate, he has outdone himself.
Tags: News, Stories, Trump, Garry Kasparov


Win or lose, with Trump, prepare for the unimaginable after the election

Trump no doubt believes that he has more to lose by leaving office than by fighting -- lawlessly or not -- to stay, writes Garry Kasparov. The oligarchs and thugs he so admires surely agree. We cannot know exactly what Trump will do in these days around the election, only that whatever it is, he will be thinking only of himself.
Tags: Cnn, Trump, Garry Kasparov


Garry Kasparov: Win or lose, with Trump, prepare for the unimaginable after the election

After four long years of chaos and lies from the Trump administration, it's time to prepare for the worst, even as we hope for the best. Every time we thought he could stoop no lower, that there were no boundaries of legality or decency left for him to violate, he has outdone himself.
Tags: News, Stories, Trump, Garry Kasparov


AI ruined chess. Now it’s making the game beautiful again (ars technica)

Enlarge (credit: Dimitri Otis | Getty Images) Chess has a reputation for cold logic, but Vladimir Kramnik loves the game for its beauty. “It’s a kind of creation,” he says. His passion for the artistry of minds clashing over the board, trading complex but elegant provocations and counters, helped him dethrone Garry Kasparov in 2000 and spend several years as world champion. Yet Kramnik, who retired from competitive chess last year, also believes his beloved game has grown less creative. He par...
Tags: News, Wired, Garry Kasparov, Vladimir Kramnik, Kramnik, Dimitri Otis, Getty Images Chess


AI Ruined Chess. Now, It's Making the Game Beautiful Again

Chess has a reputation for cold logic, but Vladimir Kramnik loves the game for its beauty. "It's a kind of creation," he says. His passion for the artistry of minds clashing over the board, trading complex but elegant provocations and counters, helped him dethrone Garry Kasparov in 2000 and spend several years as world champion. Yet Kramnik, who retired from competitive chess last year, also believes his beloved game has grown less creative. From a report: He partly blames computers, whose soull...
Tags: Tech, Garry Kasparov, Vladimir Kramnik, Kramnik, Nenad Tomasev, Shogi Kramnik


The poisoning of critic who exposed Putin regime's corruption

Garry Kasparov writes that Alexey Navalny is the latest critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin to fall victim to poisoning. Western leaders must pay attention to what is happening in Russia, and re-think their relationship with Putin's government.
Tags: Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Cnn, Garry Kasparov, Alexey Navalny


Garry Kasparov on AI: ‘People always called me an optimist’

Garry Kasparov is a political activist who’s written books and articles on artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and online privacy, but he’s best known for being the former World Chess Champion who took on the IBM computer known as Big Blue in the mid-1990s. I spoke to Kasparov before a speaking engagement at the Collision Conference last month where he was participating in his role as Avast Security Ambassador. Our discussion covered a lot of ground, from his role as security ambassador to...
Tags: Security, TC, Tech, Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, Prague, Ibm, Robotics, Chess, Avast, Garry Kasparov, Kasparov, Market Analysis, Vince Steckler, Extra Crunch


Stop trying to shame companies that took PPP loans

Hello, everyone! Welcome to the new edition of Insider Today. Please sign up here. QUOTE OF THE DAY "It was positive for me." — Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro announcing he has tested positive for coronavirus, after months of flouting public health recommendations, rejecting masks, and doubting the seriousness of the pandemic. WHAT'S HAPPENING Donald Trump paid someone to take the SAT for him. That's one of the allegations in Mary Trump's book about her uncle. She also says Fred Trump...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Hong Kong, Europe, David Brooks, Florida, London, Mississippi, Senate, China, US, Trends, Iran, United States, New York Times, Peter Thiel


Garry Kasparov: Russian democracy is a farce. Putin wants the same fate for America

The Kremlin bullied and bribed Russians to the ballot box again on Wednesday, the latest episode of what long ago became a painful mockery of democracy. Democracy means choices, and there has been no real choice in Russia for many years. All roads, all votes, lead to Vladimir Putin.
Tags: News, Putin, Russia, America, Stories, Kremlin, Garry Kasparov


bad moves

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. Lyall Taylor — “Garry Kasparov once said that one of biggest mistakes chess players make is trying to ‘undo’ a bad move, when in reality, once a bad move is played, it is already a whole new game and an entirely fresh mindset is required.” Peter Stoyko — “I think of sunk-cost as being too invested in a wrong path and reluctant to make a change of course. This is acknowled...
Tags: Jack, Tim Minchin, eLearning, Garry Kasparov, Friday's Finds, Lyall Taylor, Peter Stoyko, Gideon Rosenblatt


What We Need Now is 'Universal Basic Internet'

Yes, economist Tyler Cowen and former world chess champion Garry Kasparov (now the chairman of the nonprofit Renew Democracy Initiative) co-authored an opinion piece this week arguing that Covid-19 "is illustrating that some aspects of a Universal Basic Income may be more necessary and more workable than previously thought. But there is one big piece missing: The economic output required to pay for such policies." Their suggestion is to boost "abilities to succeed with major projects" and "to i...
Tags: Tech, Tyler Cowen, Garry Kasparov, Renew Democracy Initiative