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Demis Hassabis
Number of games in database: 111
Years covered: 1988 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2220 (2182 rapid, 2228 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2249
Overall record: +24 -53 =34 (36.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jul-27-1976, 46 years old) United Kingdom

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Candidate Master. Brother of George Hassabis.

Wikipedia article: Demis Hassabis

Last updated: 2021-12-13 10:34:29

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 111  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J B Nielsen vs D Hassabis  1-0241988Lyngby opA46 Queen's Pawn Game
2. T Nielsen vs D Hassabis  1-0341988Lyngby opE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
3. D Hassabis vs K Pilgaard  ½-½221988Lyngby opC24 Bishop's Opening
4. O W Hartvig vs D Hassabis  0-1631988Lyngby opB32 Sicilian
5. D Hassabis vs G Fant  1-0441988Lyngby opC02 French, Advance
6. A Jensen vs D Hassabis  1-0251988Lyngby opE00 Queen's Pawn Game
7. N S Nilsson vs D Hassabis  ½-½811988Lyngby opB33 Sicilian
8. D Hassabis vs L E Johansson  ½-½401988Lyngby opB40 Sicilian
9. D Hassabis vs F Fuglsang  0-1301988Lyngby opB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
10. D Hassabis vs G Ballon  0-1351988Edinburgh OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
11. Robert Viatte vs D Hassabis  ½-½271988Edinburgh OpenE00 Queen's Pawn Game
12. D Hassabis vs L Cooper  ½-½501988Edinburgh OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
13. P M Giulian vs D Hassabis  1-0331988Edinburgh OpenC02 French, Advance
14. I Swan vs D Hassabis  ½-½641988Edinburgh OpenB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
15. D Hassabis vs K Ruxton  0-1461988Edinburgh OpenB10 Caro-Kann
16. J I M Grant vs D Hassabis  ½-½611988Edinburgh OpenA13 English
17. D Hassabis vs A Sommerfeld  0-1301988Edinburgh OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
18. D Bryson vs D Hassabis  1-0601988Edinburgh OpenA43 Old Benoni
19. S Jackson vs D Hassabis  1-042198812th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB33 Sicilian
20. R Hamid vs D Hassabis  0-146198812th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB33 Sicilian
21. E L Stuart vs D Hassabis  ½-½411989Edinburgh opE70 King's Indian
22. D Hassabis vs G Ballon  0-1491989Edinburgh opC24 Bishop's Opening
23. D Lawson vs D Hassabis  1-0381989Edinburgh opB33 Sicilian
24. D Hassabis vs Mervyn J Hughes  1-0681989Edinburgh opB07 Pirc
25. T Clarke vs D Hassabis  1-0291989Edinburgh opB23 Sicilian, Closed
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-21-08  biglo: This is the guy who retired from chess aged 12 and rated around 2300 (then supposedly the strongest rated 12 yr old).
Mar-12-09  JaneEyre: <"It would be very easy not to co-operate, and then it wouldn't work," said Demis Hassabis, who developed the computer programme to read the data. "These kind of scenarios would require a great technological leap.">

Jan-28-14  wordfunph: Demis Hassabis' success story outside chess..

<British chess prodigy sells artificial intelligence software firm to Google for £242million>

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  kingscrusher: Congrats to Demis :)

I beat him in a school match at QE once :)

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  perfidious: Hassabis faced off with some tough hombres as a youngster.
Jan-27-16  Kwesi: "Google achieves AI 'breakthrough' by beating Go champion" (inc. Demis Hassabis interview).

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  MissScarlett: <The superhero of artificial intelligence: can this genius keep it in check?>

<At the ages [sic] of 13 Hassabis reached the rank of chess master, and was the second-highest-rated player in the world under 14 at the time – beaten only by the Hungarian chess grandmaster and strongest female chess player in history, Judit Polgár.>

What was Hassabis's peak rating when he was 13? One assumes this claim of rank/status of chess master refers to the current FM title qualifying level of 2300 ELO, but what was the standard back in 1989?

The biography above claims Hassabis is a Candidate Master, a title that Wikipedia states was only introduced in 2002. Assuming that information is correct, when was this award made?

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  MissScarlett: The only thing I've discovered so far is that Demis, and his younger brother, George, are known to the chess literature of the late 1980s as <Hassapis>. <Hassabis> is a less-common variant:
Mar-14-16  dehanne: <DeepMind Technologies, the developer of AlphaGo, was founded by British Artificial Intelligence researcher Demis Hassabis in 2010, and specialized in building general-purpose learning algorithms. Hassabis, a former chess prodigy in his own right, rated no.2 in the world in the under-14 category just 35 Elo behind Judit Polgar who was no.1, has always had a particular fascination for games, and not just chess. He won the world games championship a record five times, being also an expert in Shogi, poker and Diplomacy to name a few.>

Mar-15-20  SkySports: Interesting interview on BBC World Service:
Apr-25-20  wordfunph: "The reason that I could not become a professional chess player is that it didn’t feel productive enough somehow."

- Demis Hassabis

taken from NICM 2016 June

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