grand master


Definition of grand master

1 : the chief officer of a principal lodge in various fraternal orders (such as Freemasonry)
2 : an expert player (as of chess) who has consistently scored high in international competition

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Many other computer chess programs followed, each a little better than the last, until IBM's Deep Blue computer defeated chess grand master Garry Kasparov in May 1997. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Move over AlphaGo: AlphaZero taught itself to play three different games," 6 Dec. 2018 It could only be explained by some intricate notation, like a long chess game between grand masters. Stefan Beck, WSJ, "An Epic of Human Scale," 20 July 2018 The timed contest will have three divisions: junior — 10 and younger; youth — 11 to 15 years old; and grand masters — 17 and older. Sandy Guerra-cline, star-telegram, "The top 10 list: This weekend is going to be a blast, blast, blast," 27 June 2018 The mix is sure to be a favorite among fans of the grand master. Kat Bein, Billboard, "Sasha Drops Baile Remix, One of Two Unreleased Songs in 'fabric 99' Set: Exclusive," 12 June 2018 Coyle has a diamond ranking which puts her above bronze, silver, gold and platinum but below master and grand master, which are pretty much reserved for the professional gamers, who can earn upward of $15,000 for winning an eSports event. Mará Rose Williams, kansascity, "For teen, playing video games a lot paid off — to the tune of $60,000 toward college," 16 June 2018 The 54 electors on Wednesday tapped Fra' Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto as grand master. Fox News, "Knights of Malta elect Italian leader for life after crisis," 2 May 2018 The 73-year-old Dalla Torre had been serving as the lieutenant grand master since last year — a temporary post that now becomes a life term with his election as the 80th grand master in the order's 900-year history. Fox News, "Knights of Malta elect Italian leader for life after crisis," 2 May 2018 The Knights' governance crisis was sparked by a condom distribution scandal that ended when Pope Francis intervened to oust the Knights' previous grand master. Fox News, "Knights of Malta elect Italian leader for life after crisis," 2 May 2018

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1722, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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: an expert player in chess who has scored very high in international competition

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