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Demis Hassabis
Number of games in database: 16
Years covered: 1988 to 2001
Last FIDE rating: 2220 (2182 rapid, 2228 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2249
Overall record: +1 -11 =4 (18.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jul-27-1976, 45 years old) United Kingdom

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Candidate Master. Brother of George Hassapis.

Wikipedia article: Demis Hassabis

 page 1 of 1; 16 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Hassabis vs L Cooper  ½-½501988Edinburgh OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
2. D Hassabis vs de Firmian  0-1251990Reykjavik OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
3. Jes Anders Winther vs D Hassabis  ½-½291990Reykjavik OpenB33 Sicilian
4. D Hassabis vs H Steingrimsson  0-1411990Reykjavik OpenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
5. A T Arnason vs D Hassabis  1-0611990Reykjavik OpenE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
6. D Hassabis vs A Karason  0-1421990Reykjavik OpenB50 Sicilian
7. Fedorowicz vs D Hassabis  1-056199014th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB32 Sicilian
8. Leko vs D Hassabis  ½-½28199115th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB32 Sicilian
9. A Galliamova vs D Hassabis  1-0551992Oakham YMA81 Dutch
10. Svidler vs D Hassabis  1-0401992Oakham YMA80 Dutch
11. D Hassabis vs M Hennigan 0-140199317th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
12. M Barth Stanford vs D Hassabis  1-0321997Oxford - CambridgeB32 Sicilian
13. D Hassabis vs Hebden  0-1332000Miercurea CiucA10 English
14. A Harley vs D Hassabis  ½-½1920014NCLB22 Sicilian, Alapin
15. S J Barrett vs D Hassabis  0-14420014NCLD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. D Hassabis vs M Thiruchelvam  0-15420014NCLA25 English
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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.">

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  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.>

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  SkySports: Interesting interview on BBC World Service:
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  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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