Computer Chess


Computer chess is computer architecture encompassing hardware and software capable of playing chess autonomously without human guidance. Computer chess acts as solo entertainment (allowing players to practice and to better themselves when no human opponents are available), as aids to chess analysis, for computer chess competitions, and as research to provide insights into human cognition.

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Computer Chess - Chronology
... The idea of creating a chess-playing machine dates back to the eighteenth century ... Around 1769, the chess playing automaton called The Turk became famous before being exposed as a hoax ... limited to be useful for playing full games of chess ...
Chess Software - Implementation Issues - Search Techniques
... subject was by Claude Shannon — published in 1950 before anyone had programmed a computer to play chess ... would take about sixteen minutes, even in the "very optimistic" case that the chess computer evaluated a million positions every second ... about forty years to achieve this speed.) Adriaan de Groot interviewed a number of chess players of varying strengths, and concluded that both masters and beginners ...
Larry Kaufman - Background
... A longtime researcher in computer chess, Kaufman has made several contributions to chess-related works ... Kasparov's Gambit, edited the journal Computer Chess Reports, and worked on many other research and commercial chess engines ... He is also known for his work on computer chess engine Rybka 3, and several books and articles, including The Evaluation of Material Imbalances ...
Chess Engine - Comparisons - Ratings
... Chess engine rating lists aim to provide statistically significant measures of relative engine strength ... have no direct relation to FIDE Elo ratings or to other chess federation ratings of human players ... recent man versus machine matches, it is generally undisputed that top computer chess engines should be rated at least in the range of top human performances, and probably significantly higher ...
Mikhail Donskoy
1948 – 13 January 2009) was a Soviet and Russian computer scientist ... USSR Academy of Sciences, where he became one of the lead developers of Kaissa, a computer chess program that won the first World Computer Chess Championship in 1974 ... After the dissolution of the Soviet computer chess initiative in the beginning of 1980s he went into development of databases ...

Famous quotes containing the words chess and/or computer:

    It’s a great huge game of chess that’s being played—all over the world—if this is the world at all, you know. Oh, what fun it is! How I wish I was one of them! I wouldn’t mind being a Pawn, if only I might join—though of course I should like to be a Queen, best.
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832–1898)

    The Buddha, the Godhead, resides quite as comfortably in the circuits of a digital computer or the gears of a cycle transmission as he does at the top of a mountain or in the petals of a flower.
    Robert M. Pirsig (b. 1928)