The results of the poll on the name of the H release are in. Jon Ludvig Hammer is the winner! Looking forward to all the striking features that will come in the Hammer release :hammer: :hammer: Thanks to all that voted - we had 97 total votes for the H-Release.

The following table shows the final vote tally.

Name % of Votes
Jon Ludvig Hammer 61%
Yifan Hou 20%
Pentala Harikrishna 10%
Robert Hess 7%
Vlastimil Hort 2%

Now a little background information on our winner:

Hammer, Jon Ludvig (June 02,1990 – ) Peak rating 2705 (February 2016) Hammer was Norwegian Chess Champion in 2013 and 2017. He was the main second for Magnus Carlsen in the World Chess Championship 2013. Hammer has been described as taking chess very seriously, playing very often online, in tournaments, or practicing. In 2009, Hammer announced he would not pursue a professional chess career and would study economics. In 2012, he switched to journalism, writing for Science Nordic as part of his degree studies.