It is really an exciting project to build a bot for Chess. I tried creating one, but not using Deep Learning (RL), but using Alpha beta pruning over my own heuristics. I like to play chess, and had an AI course going on in my 3rd year of my BTech, so I thought why not create something using what I had learnt. The Bot isn't a champ, but defeats Novice players. Would really like if we can discuss and collaborate sometime.
PS: I work as a Research Assistant at Video Analytics Lab, IISc, working on Deep Learning Problems, under Dr R Venkatesh Babu.
Seems a really good idea.
I would like to participate in this weekly exercise.