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Coronado Public Library To Host Youth Chess Tournament – Coronado Eagle and Journal

The Fifth Annual San Diego-Azerbaijan Youth Chess Tournament for youth ages eight - 18, including a talk by an international chess grandmaster, will go from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 20 in the Winn Room at Coronado Public Library. Check-in for players begins at 9:30 a.m. The tournament is presented by the Coronado Public Library in partnership with the Global Neighborhood Project.

The Grandmaster is Vasif Durarbayli, and the open chess tournament will feature 40 young San Diego County chess players. Durarbayli will present certificates and make closing remarks that afternoon.

Durarbayli, who started playing chess at the age of six, became an international master at the age of 15 in 2007, and three years later became a grandmaster. A native of Azerbaijan, which he represented in several Chess Olympiads, he now resides in St. Louis. The grandmaster designation is the highest designation in chess. Chess titles are awarded by the International Chess Federation. There are 1,721 grandmasters worldwide.

There is no charge to players to participate in the event. The tournament is limited to 40 players, and they must register in advance. To register:

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EVERY Opening Chess Move Ranked! – YouTube

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Hall Of Fame – 21: Veselin Topalov –

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Veselin Topalov was the FIDE World Champion in 2005 and lost World Championship matches against Vladimir Kramnik in 2006 and Vishy Anand in 2010.

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CM pats chess wizard Praneet on GM title, announces 2.5 crore reward – The Hindu

Chief Minister K.Chandrasekhar Rao expressed happiness over Telangana sportsman Uppala Praneet being conferred grandmaster title by the World Chess Federation at the age of 16.

Mr.Rao invited Praneet and his family to the Secretariat on Monday after the latter won the grandmaster title. The teenagers dedication and hardwork enabled him to earn the coveted title, the CM said.

He appreciated Praneets parents for providing him required training and wishing that the new grandmaster scales new heights in his career, Mr.Rao assured the State governments full cooperation in this direction. He announced 2.5 crore reward for Praneet to meet training and other expenses so that he can become a super grandmaster in future.

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Kazakhstans chess player Alua Nurmanova beats current World Champion from China –

ASTANA. KAZINFORM 16-year-old WM Alua Nurmanova of Kazakhstan defeated reigning Womens World Chess Champion Ju Wenjun from China in the final of the Pro Chess League helping her team Gotham Knights to secure the win, Kazinform has learned from the press service of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation.

It is worth mentioning that Gotham Knights team featured the likes of GM Hikaru Nakamura, GM Vladimir Fedoseev and GM Shamsiddin Vokhidov.

The Pro Chess League (PCL) is a global chess event bringing together 16 teams playing rapid gams for a prize fund of $150,000. The event took place from February 1 through May 15.

The final stage of the Pro Chess League featured 16 teams with such prominent chess players as Hikaru Nakamura, Alexander Grischuk, Kateryna Lagno, Anish Giri and many others.

Alua Nurmanova happens to be a member of the Kazakh national womens chess team and many-time Kazakhstan champion, the vice world champion among cadets and the Asian champion among cadets.

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Sharjah 2023 with world class players – ChessBase

Sharjah is the third-most populous city in the United Arab Emirates

Located in this city is theworld's biggest chess club, which covers an area of 34,000 square feet and has a main hall, which can accommodate up to 500 players (click to enlarge).

This year the Sharjah Masters is set to become the strongest open in history, with at least 30 of the top 100 players, and close to 100 grandmasters. Here are some of the young talents participating, with their world rankings:

And the top women players who will be part of the action:

Link: Official web site of the Sharjah Masters

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Bodele wins chess title – The Hitavada

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SHAUNAK Badole emergedchampion in the NagpurDistrict Chess Association(NDCA) organised 71stWeekend Open Rapid ChessTournament at DNC SportsComplex. The tournamentwas organised in associationwith Dhanwate NationalCollege.Bodele garnered 8.5 pointsto emerge clear winner. KunalWahane finished second with7.5 points. He was followed byChetan Deodhagle who collected seven points from thenine-round competition.Sahejveer Singh Maras andKushagra Paliwal securedfourth and fifth spots respectively with seven points eachin their kitty.Bodele won a cash prize ofRs 2,500 while Wahane got Rs2,000 and Deodhagle 1,500 fortheir performance.

The tournament was playedin Swiss League pattern in ninerounds. Total cash prizes of Rs10,000 for first 10 players andmementoes to age categoryplayers of Under-7, 9, 11 and13, best female and best veteran players were given.TM Kawadkar won the bestveteran player award whileAparneeta Jagtap was declaredas best female player of thetournament.KK Barat, Secretary of NDCAwas chief guest of prize distribution function. Other guestspresent were SN Parkhi,Treasurer, NDCA and SheetalPanbude, Assistant Arbiter.The prizes were announcedby the chief arbiter PravinPantawane.

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From chip shortages to global chess: Geopolitical struggles are … – CTech

Roughly every five years in the last three decades, the semiconductor industry has faced notable chip shortages. These were commonly due to external influences like economic downturns or natural catastrophes. But sometimes it "just happened" as a result of increased demand for emerging technologies or the introduction of new digital products or next generation devices. This "routine" cyclicality was disrupted in 2020 by the pandemic which first halted production in the Far East before triggering an unprecedented increase in demand. The supply-demand balancing act of the past (fluctuations between demand, increased production, surplus, slowdown in production, shortage, and so on) was replaced by a more complicated reality. Today, with supply chains finally regaining stability, the market was also expected to steady. But into the picture entered the geopolitical tension between the United States and China, with the semiconductor industry in the line of fire.

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Renana Ashkenazi, General Partner at Grove Ventures.

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The current state of the industry is a good opportunity to review some macro events and trends that have a significant impact on it:

Whats between the US-China mess and the semi industry?

You dont need to be a geo-political expert or a semi enthusiast to have heard about the link between the two.

Key players in the global supply chain: Both the U.S. and China play crucial roles in the global semiconductor supply chain. The U.S. is a leader in chip design and advanced manufacturing processes, while China is the largest consumer of semiconductors and plays a significant role in assembly, packaging, and testing.

Trade restrictions: The trade restrictions imposed by the U.S. government have limited the access of certain Chinese technology companies to American-made semiconductors and software. The U.S. issued embargo regulations over China in 2022, which prohibit the sale to China of advanced chips with high performance and fast interconnect speeds. The provisions also restrict any sale to China of equipment used to manufacture advanced chips. In a rare move, those restrictions target not only companies but also individuals: If an American citizen, green-card holder, or entity wants to assist China in developing its semiconductor industry, they must apply for prior approval. Considering the fact that U.S. companies design more than 95% of the AI chips that are used in China, and produce manufacturing equipment that is used in every single Chinese chip factory, this inevitably is forcing Chine to try to become self-sufficient.

Efforts to boost domestic production: As a result of the tension and the perceived vulnerability of the supply chain, both countries are taking steps to boost their domestic semiconductor capabilities. The U.S. is investing billions in domestic chip production and R&D to reduce dependence on foreign supplies, while China is investing heavily in its semiconductor industry to achieve self-sufficiency. These actions will undoubtedly reshape the global semiconductor landscape.

National security concerns: Semiconductors are critical not only for PlayStations and Teslas, but they are also critical for military and defense technologies. This makes the control over semiconductor technology and supply chains also a matter of national security for both countries a tricky situation even among friends.

Supply chain has increasingly become one of our industry's most significant challenges.

A typical chip might be designed by ARM (Japanese-owned, UK-based) by a team of engineers in California and Israel, using design software from the United States. When the design is complete, it's sent to a fab in Taiwan, using silicon and gas sourced from Japan. Many of the etching tools in the fab are produced by a Netherlands-based company. The chip is then packaged and tested, often in Southeast Asia, before being sent to China for assembly. This is what youd call a global supply chain.

In the wake of the 2020 crisis, organizations have had to alter their approach to supply chain management, enhancing production and material availability capacity in a variety of ways, such as:

Diversifying sourcing options - including dual sourcing and finding new suppliers.

Smart design - modifying designs to reduce component count.

Streamlining supply chains to decrease lead time cycles.

Using express shipping to cut down transportation time.

Companies are also working to expand the pool of available materials, by improving the repair cycle, salvaging more used parts, and enhancing supplier risk management.

Globalization a thing of the past?

While globalization was once encouraged, it now seems we're heading in the opposite direction. As the U.S. and China lock horns, the American congress has allocated $53 billion to move manufacturing from the far east to the USA, and several European nations are also planning to establish local fabs.

The semiconductor industry used to thrive on a complex global supply chain, with each region contributing based on its strengths. The U.S. is known for its superior core IP and chip design, while East Asia leads in wafer fabrication, supported by substantial capital investment and government incentives, and China dominates in assembly.

Not only did this model work well, but it also saved a lot of money. But it clearly suffers from its vulnerabilities as it relies on free trade which can be compromised by geopolitical tensions, mother nature, and the current global virus. Semiconductors have become a critical resource, so having 80% of their supply concentrated in a single region probably should have never made sense in the first place and doesnt make sense now. The only realistic solution is geographic diversification, and we are definitely seeing localization trends which will impact cost but also create plenty of local opportunities.

Some optimism to end with:

Given the ubiquity of digital devices in our everyday lives, the need for semiconductors hasnt shown any signs of stopping, thanks to the growth of cloud computing, cryptocurrency mining, 5G, and AI. Consequently, the long-term growth projection for the industry remains promising. Cutting-edge technologies in fields such as cloud computing, big data, AI, crypto mining, 5G, mobile, medical devices, and electric vehicles demand ever-increasing computing capabilities, further propelling leading industries and the microelectronics sector. It's anticipated that by 2030, electronics will account for 45% of the manufacturing cost of autonomous vehicles.

Renana Ashkenazi is a General Partner at Grove Ventures

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ASX: Second CHESS replacement a case of history repeating: market – The Australian Financial Review

Cboe called on the committee, which has conducted two hearings to determine the causes of ASXs IT failures, to recommend that regulators actually deploy new powers being given to them by the Parliament to break the ASXs monopoly.

The potential competitor wants more rigorous oversight to address the extreme vertical integration of the ASX group and the resulting conflicts of interest, which is the root cause of the failures around the provision of clearing and settlement services in Australia.

Computershare is calling for a more robust governance framework including ensuring future users of the new system get a voice on the revised plans, citing fundamental problems with ASXs current approach to meetings and industry consultation.

For example, Computershare said for two of the three technical committee meetings held by ASX this year to consider the design of the new CHESS, meeting documentation had been shared with participants less than one hour before it commenced. It also criticised the ASX rebate partnership program that was announced at a results briefing without any detail on how it would operate; the ASX then provided just one week for market consultation.

Despite recent scrutiny of ASXs project management and governance processes, we continue to encounter poor engagement by ASX with the stakeholders, Computershare told the committee, which is chaired by senator Deborah ONeill. She called for PwC scalps last week after its tax leak scandal.

Cboe said ASXs apparent examination of new software vendors was not being done transparently. ASX had already conducted a request for information process and was working on a more specific request for proposal process with selected software vendors, it said. But Cboe was not given any meaningful opportunity to contribute to these processes and ASX has refused to provide the RFI or RFP document or summaries to its user stakeholders.

This is clear evidence of ASX failing to change its approach after the initial projects failure, the company said. Rather, ASX is conducting the new process according to its own priorities and in a way that is not appropriately transparent with its users, and does not allow users to contribute to the future CHESS design, it added.

For example, the proposed second CHESS model does not have any regard for using industry-standard APIs and ensuring open access to interfaces, nor will it ensure there can be interoperability with any future clearing and settlement facility that emerges, Cboe suggested.

It has called for the PJC to support the passage of Treasurer Jim Chalmers Competition in Clearing and Settlement Bill, and to recommend that regulators use new powers to promote and enable competition in the provision of clearing and settlement services.

With ASX preparing for an investor day early next month, where it wants to present progress to its shareholders on the development of the new CHESS as it maintains the old one, it is also understood that the PJC is preparing to hold additional hearings next month.

The latest submissions suggest the additional hearings may now turn the focus to the governance of the revised project, adding to pressure on ASX directors and chairman Damian Roche, who faces a second strike at the AGM later in the year, which could trigger a board spill.

Computershare called for ASX to establish an effective governance framework with an industry representative and to be required to communicate its intended guiding principles and core attributes of the new platform. It wants ASX to articulate the impact of changes, and engage in effective consultation and negotiation. Only then should work begin on selecting the technology for the new platform, it says.

Computershare said the move to T+1 settlement in US equities next year would put pressure on all international exchanges, including ASX, to follow suit, lifting the urgency of the new project.

Finclear, which, like Cboe, could also emerge to provide alternative clearing and settlement technology, asked the committee to call for the Council of Financial Regulators to step in and design the new approach.

ASX cannot be relied upon to fix what is critical infrastructure. It would be a mistake to leave it to ASX to design a solution, Finclear said. ASX remains in a highly conflicted position and its competence to deliver such a complex project is highly questionable. At best, it will lead to a piecemeal of disparate technologies, entrenching monopoly, or at worst, to another aborted project.

Lamenting the lack of a clear pathway for competition in clearing and settlement services to emerge, Cboe pointed to ASXs discriminatory margining requirements, whereby ASX Clear can advantage investment products quoted on the ASX market over products quoted on the Cboe market.

CHESS replacement is the latest and largest in a series of escalating failures that have highlighted the high cost-zero competition paradigm that exists in Australia, Cboe told the committee.

It is critical that government and regulators, in this pivotal moment when the future of CHESS is being determined, are relentless in identifying and addressing the root cause of this failure and ensuring that Australia has a fit-for-purpose clearing and settlement model for the future.

No submission from ASX had been published by the committee as of Friday afternoon.

Earlier on Friday, ASX said its chief customer and operating officer, Val Mathews, had announced her intention to resign; she will depart in the coming months after four years on the executive team.

ASX: Second CHESS replacement a case of history repeating: market - The Australian Financial Review

Classic Chess Pie Recipe – The Recipe Critic

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This classic Southern dessert is a delicious combination of sweet, tangy, and buttery flavors all wrapped up in a flaky crust. Its custard-like filling has a smooth and creamy texture that will have you hooked. And the best part? Chess pie is super easy to make and only takes 10 minutes of prep!

With the weather being nice and warm, Ive been wanting to break out my favorite summer desserts. I feel like pie is a must-make for any summer barbecue! Channel your inner Southern baker and try out this chess pie, or make a lemon or peach pie from scratch! Lemon chess pie is another great option if you want a little extra flavor.

Chess pie is a dessert that has its roots in the South, particularly in states like Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia. The exact origin of the name is uncertain, but there are a few theories out there. Some say it comes from the saying just pie. Others believe that it comes from the term cheese pie, as the custardy filling has a similar texture to cheese. No matter what you want to call it, one thing is for sure! This pie is extremely delicious and easy to make.

The filling consists of just a few ingredients sugar, butter, eggs, cornmeal, and vinegar that are mixed together and poured into a pie crust. The result is a sweet and tangy filling that has a lovely golden brown, caramelized outside once its baked. Its the perfect dessert for when youre short on time or dont want to spend hours in the kitchen. Plus, its versatile you can enjoy it on its own, with a dollop of whipped cream, or with a scoop of ice cream. No matter how you choose to serve it, I know youll love its custard-like texture and sweet flavor!

This is a popular dessert recipe because it uses so many simple, pantry staple ingredients. Pick up a refrigerated pie crust from the store, and youll probably have everything else you need ready to go at home! (If youre feeling ambitious, you can also make your own crust! Its a lot easier than youd think.)

Only 10 minutes of prep and then its off to the oven! With how easy chess pie is to make, youll see why its such a popular Southern dessert! Sweet, creamy goodness made with minimal effort.

Chess pie is delicious on its own, but here are a few ways to make it even better! No matter how you customize it (or if you leave it as-is) this dessert is sure to please!

When it comes to storing leftover chess pie, the hardest part is resisting the urge to eat it all in one sitting! But if you manage to save some for later, simply cover it with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and pop it in the fridge.

With potluck season ramping up again, here are a few classic desserts to share with friends and family! You can never go wrong with a sweet homemade pie. Whether youre wanting something fruity, citrusy, or chocolatey, here are a few of my favorite pie recipes to try!

Melt the butter in a saucepan or in the microwave then allow it to cool.

In a small mixing bowl whisk the eggs until blended well and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl add the granulated sugar, cornmeal, flour, and salt. Stir until combined.

Add the milk, vinegar, vanilla, and whisked eggs to the bowl of dry ingredients. Whisk together until incorporated.

Mix in the cooled butter until smooth and combined.

Pour the batter into the prepared crust. Carefully place the pie on a baking sheet and into the preheated oven.

Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour or the until edges are set. It's normal for the center to wiggle slightly. Cover the pie with foil for the last 10 minutes if the edges of the crust are getting too brown.

Allow the pie to cool for 1 hour before slicing and serving. Dust powdered sugar on top of the pie before serving if you desire!

Cover and store leftover pie in the refrigerator.

Serves: 6

Calories525kcal (26%)Carbohydrates68g (23%)Protein6g (12%)Fat26g (40%)Saturated Fat13g (65%)Polyunsaturated Fat2gMonounsaturated Fat9gTrans Fat1gCholesterol151mg (50%)Sodium381mg (16%)Potassium101mg (3%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar51g (57%)Vitamin A641IU (13%)Vitamin C0.02mgCalcium39mg (4%)Iron1mg (6%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Dessert

Cuisine American

Keyword chess pie, chess pie recipe

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