Dating rich geniuses
For the first time in many years Chess Genius is available as a dedicated chess computer.
They have won Computer Chess World Championships 10 times.Most new Fellows first learn of their nomination upon receiving a congratulatory phone call.Mac Arthur Fellow Jim Collins described this experience in an editorial column of The New York Times.News July 6 2016 Chess Genius 3.0 for Android released.[More] November 2015 Millennium Chess Genius released.Perhaps Chess Genius's greatest achievement came in August 1994 when it shocked the Chess World and became the first program ever to beat a World Champion (Gary Kasparov) at a non-blitz time level.
Chess Genius also knocked GM Nikolic out of the same tournament, achieving an astounding 2795 ELO rating - all on a mere 100 Mhz Pentium PC!
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The Mac Arthur Fellows Program, Mac Arthur Fellowship, or "Genius Grant" is a prize awarded annually by the John D. Mac Arthur Foundation typically to between 20 and 30 individuals, working in any field, who have shown "extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction" and are citizens or residents of the United States.
According to the Foundation's website, "the fellowship is not a reward for past accomplishment, but rather an investment in a person's originality, insight, and potential." The current prize is $625,000 paid over five years in quarterly installments.
This figure was increased from $500,000 in 2013 with the release of a review of the Mac Arthur Fellows Program. An anonymous group nominates potential Fellows and recommends them to an anonymous selection committee of about a dozen people.
The committee reviews all nominees and recommends recipients to the President and board of directors.