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John Denis Martin Nunn (born 25 April 1955 in London) is an English chess grandmaster, a three-time world champion in chess problem solving, a chess writer and publisher, and a mathematician. [1]

58 relations: Astronomy, Bojan Vučković, British Chess Championship, British Chess Magazine, Candidates Tournament, Chalkidiki, Chess, Chess endgame, Chess Olympiad, Chess problem, ChessBase, Data mining, Doctor of Philosophy, Dots and Boxes, Edward Winter (chess historian), Elo rating system, Elwyn Berlekamp, Endgame tablebase, England, English Chess Federation, Eretria, European Junior Chess Championship, European Senior Chess Championship, Everyman Chess, FIDE titles, FIDE world rankings, Gambit Publications, Graham Burgess, Grandmaster (chess), H-space, Hex (board game), John Emms (chess player), John Horton Conway, Jon Speelman, Jonathan Mestel, Joseph Gallagher, Katerini, Lajos Portisch, Lecturer, List of grandmasters for chess composition, London, Magnus Carlsen, Mathematician, Mathematics, Nigel Short, Oriel College, Oxford, Polymath, Ram Soffer, Tata Steel Chess Tournament, Thomas Wolsey, ..., Vienna Game, Vienna Game, Frankenstein–Dracula Variation, Viswanathan Anand, Wijk aan Zee, World Chess Championship, World Chess Solving Championship, World Senior Chess Championship, Yasser Seirawan. Expand index (8 more) »


Astronomy (from ἀστρονομία) is a natural science that studies celestial objects and phenomena.

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Bojan Vučković

Bojan Vučković (born 1980) is a Serbian chess Grandmaster.

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British Chess Championship

The British Chess Championship is organised by the English Chess Federation.

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British Chess Magazine

British Chess Magazine is the world's oldest chess journal in continuous publication.

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Candidates Tournament

The Candidates Tournament is a chess tournament organized by FIDE, chess' international governing body, since 1950, as the final contest to determine the challenger for the World Chess Championship.

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Chalkidiki, also spelt Chalkidike, Chalcidice or Halkidiki (Χαλκιδική, Chalkidikí), is a peninsula and regional unit of Greece, part of the Region of Central Macedonia in Northern Greece.

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Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an 8×8 grid.

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Chess endgame

In chess and chess-like games, the endgame (or end game or ending) is the stage of the game when few pieces are left on the board.

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Chess Olympiad

The Chess Olympiad is a biennial chess tournament in which teams from all over the world compete.

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Chess problem

A chess problem, also called a chess composition, is a puzzle set by somebody using chess pieces on a chess board, that presents the solver with a particular task to be achieved.

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ChessBase GmbH is a German company that markets chess software, maintains a chess news site, and operates servers for online chess.

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Data mining

Data mining is the process of discovering patterns in large data sets involving methods at the intersection of machine learning, statistics, and database systems.

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Doctor of Philosophy

A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD or Ph.D.; Latin Philosophiae doctor) is the highest academic degree awarded by universities in most countries.

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Dots and Boxes

Dots and Boxes is a pencil-and-paper game for two players (sometimes more).

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Edward Winter (chess historian)

Edward Winter (born 1955) is an English chess journalist, archivist, historian, collector and author.

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Elo rating system

The Elo rating system is a method for calculating the relative skill levels of players in zero-sum games such as chess.

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Elwyn Berlekamp

Elwyn Ralph Berlekamp (born September 6, 1940) is an American mathematician.

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Endgame tablebase

An endgame tablebase is a computerized database that contains precalculated exhaustive analysis of chess endgame positions.

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England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

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English Chess Federation

The English Chess Federation (ECF) is the governing chess organisation in England and is affiliated to FIDE.

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Eretria (Ερέτρια, Eretria, literally "city of the rowers") is a town in Euboea, Greece, facing the coast of Attica across the narrow South Euboean Gulf.

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European Junior Chess Championship

The first chess youth championship in Europe was the yearly European Junior Championship for under age 20.

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European Senior Chess Championship

The European Senior Chess Championship is a chess tournament for senior chess players organised by the European Chess Union (ECU).

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Everyman Chess

Everyman Chess, formerly known as Cadogan Chess, is a major publisher of books and CDs about chess.

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FIDE titles

The World Chess Federation, FIDE (Fédération Internationale des Échecs), awards several performance-based titles to chess players, up to and including the highly prized Grandmaster title.

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FIDE world rankings

The Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) is the organization that governs international chess competition.

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Gambit Publications

Gambit Publications is a major publisher of chess books.

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Graham Burgess

Graham K. Burgess (born 24 Feb 1968 in Liverpool, England) is an English FIDE Master of chess and a noted writer and trainer.

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Grandmaster (chess)

The title Grandmaster (GM) is awarded to chess players by the world chess organization FIDE.

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In mathematics, an H-space, or a topological unital magma, is a topological space X (generally assumed to be connected) together with a continuous map μ: X × X → X with an identity element e so that μ(e, x).

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Hex (board game)

Hex is a strategy board game for two players played on a hexagonal grid, theoretically of any size and several possible shapes, but traditionally as an 11×11 rhombus.

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John Emms (chess player)

John Michael Emms (born 14 March 1967) is a chess player who has earned the rank of International Grandmaster.

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John Horton Conway

John Horton Conway FRS (born 26 December 1937) is an English mathematician active in the theory of finite groups, knot theory, number theory, combinatorial game theory and coding theory.

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Jon Speelman

Jonathan Simon Speelman (born 2 October 1956) is an English Grandmaster chess player, mathematician and chess writer.

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Jonathan Mestel

Andrew Jonathan Mestel (born 13 March 1957 in Cambridge, England) is Professor of Applied Mathematics at Imperial College London.

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Joseph Gallagher

Joseph Gerald Gallagher (born 4 May 1964) is a British-born Swiss chess grandmaster and former British Champion, as well as a chess author.

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Katerini (Κατερίνη, Kateríni) is a city in Central Macedonia, Greece, the capital of Pieria regional unit.

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Lajos Portisch

Lajos Portisch (born 4 April 1937) is a Hungarian chess Grandmaster, whose positional style earned him the nickname, the "Hungarian Botvinnik".

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Lecturer is an academic rank within many universities, though the meaning of the term varies somewhat from country to country.

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List of grandmasters for chess composition

This article gives three lists.

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London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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Magnus Carlsen

Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen (born 30 November 1990) is a Norwegian chess grandmaster and the current World Chess Champion.

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A mathematician is someone who uses an extensive knowledge of mathematics in his or her work, typically to solve mathematical problems.

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Mathematics (from Greek μάθημα máthēma, "knowledge, study, learning") is the study of such topics as quantity, structure, space, and change.

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Nigel Short

Nigel David Short (born 1 June 1965) is an English chess grandmaster, chess columnist, chess coach and chess commentator.

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Oriel College, Oxford

Oriel CollegeOxford University Calendar 2005–2006 (2005) p.323 has the corporate designation as "The Provost and Scholars of the House of the Blessed Mary the Virgin in Oxford, commonly called Oriel College, of the Foundation of Edward the Second of famous memory, sometime King of England", p324 has people — Oxford University Press.

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A polymath (πολυμαθής,, "having learned much,"The term was first recorded in written English in the early seventeenth century Latin: uomo universalis, "universal man") is a person whose expertise spans a significant number of different subject areas—such a person is known to draw on complex bodies of knowledge to solve specific problems.

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Ram Soffer

Ram Soffer (6 September 1965) is an Israeli chess grandmaster with Elo rating 2475 in 2008.

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Tata Steel Chess Tournament

The Tata Steel Chess Tournament is an annual chess tournament held in January in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands.

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Thomas Wolsey

Thomas Wolsey (c. March 1473 – 29 November 1530; sometimes spelled Woolsey or Wulcy) was an English churchman, statesman and a cardinal of the Catholic Church.

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Vienna Game

The Vienna Game is an opening in chess that begins with the moves: White's second move is less common than 2.Nf3, and is also more recent.

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Vienna Game, Frankenstein–Dracula Variation

The Frankenstein–Dracula Variation is a chess opening variation for Black, usually considered a branch of the Vienna Game, beginning with the moves: or it can be reached by transposition from the Bishop's Opening: The opening involves many complications; however, with accurate play the opening is viable for both sides.

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Viswanathan Anand

Viswanathan "Vishy" Anand (born 11 December 1969) is an Indian chess grandmaster, a former World Chess Champion, and the current World Rapid Chess Champion.

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Wijk aan Zee

Wijk aan Zee is a small town on the coast of the North Sea in the municipality of Beverwijk in the province of North Holland of the Netherlands.

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World Chess Championship

The World Chess Championship (sometimes abbreviated as WCC) is played to determine the World Champion in chess.

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World Chess Solving Championship

The World Chess Solving Championship (WCSC) is an annual competition in the solving of chess problems organised by the World Federation for Chess Composition (WFCC), previously by FIDE via the Permanent Commission of the FIDE for Chess Compositions (PCCC).

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World Senior Chess Championship

The World Senior Chess Championship is an annual chess tournament established in 1991 by FIDE, the World Chess Federation.

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Yasser Seirawan

Yasser Seirawan (ياسر سيروان; born March 24, 1960) is an American chess grandmaster and four-time United States champion.

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