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That Time When People Thought Playing Chess Would Make You Violent
A sample moral panic about new things: when Chess first started becoming very popular lots of people complained that it was dangerous and was damaging society.
via:Techdirt  chess  technology 
october 2018 by mcherm
Did a Computer Bug Help Deep Blue Beat Kasparov? | WIRED
Apparently the move that surprised Kasparov during the match was randomly selected due to a bug.
chess  ai  history  via:CodingHorror 
april 2016 by mcherm
Deep learning for… chess | Erik Bernhardsson
A simple chess ai that was just trained by watching a corpus of games manages to do decently.
ai  chess  via:HackerNews 
december 2014 by mcherm
Magnus Carlsen's Win in Chess Championship Shows Powerful Role of Computers -
When computers beat humans at chess, it didn't cause everyone to quit playing chess, instead they got MORE interested and started getting better by learning from the computers.
chess  ai  via:DavidMacIver 
november 2013 by mcherm Chess Games Database & Community
A database of games that lets you look at some openings and see how often they were used and what the results were.
november 2013 by mcherm
Chess Tactics
A set of chess tactics problems from Chess Tempo.
august 2013 by mcherm
Thirteen Sigma in a Chess Tournament | Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP
Statistical analysis shows an entire chess tournament was faked.
math  chess  probability  security 
july 2013 by mcherm
Cheating in Chess: Daily Chess Columns
About cheating in chess - some history, an example, and the final conclusion: there is no effective way to prevent it given today's technology.
chess  cheating  security  via:BruceSchneier 
february 2013 by mcherm
The Crown Game Affair « Gödel’s Lost Letter and P=NP
Cheating at chess... and detecting it, not by finding the hidden computer data receiver, but by statistical analysis of the moves made.
personal_net  chess  cheating  via:slashdot 
january 2013 by mcherm
Online Chess Diagram Tool
Not particularly outstanding, but it works and it's the first one I found.
chess  useful 
october 2012 by mcherm
Arimaa - Intuitively simple ... intellectually challenging
A boardgame designed to be played with a chess set, but to be very difficult for computers to play well.
games  ai  boardgames  chess  via:xkcd 
march 2012 by mcherm
A GeekDad’s Daughter Reinvents Chess | GeekDad |
He taught his 8-yr-old chess. She came back the next day saying "here are my OWN rules". Turns out, they were cool and interesting rules.
via:HackerNews  gamedesign  chess 
april 2011 by mcherm
The Chess Master and the Computer by Garry Kasparov | The New York Review of Books
Kasparov talks about the implications of computers in chess. The computer programs use a different approach than the humans. Combining them is even better.
ai  chess 
december 2010 by mcherm
Chess Players Ticketed by NYPD for Using Inwood Hill Park Chess Tables -
Chess players ticketed by police because they played chess near the park at which adults are prohibited unless accompanied by a minor.
chess  kidsrights  freerangekids  via:FreeRangeKids  law  civilrights 
november 2010 by mcherm

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