Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Supercomputers and Chess

One of the most interesting tidbits to emerge out of the recent World Championship match was the challenger's use of a supercomputer. He's also even planning to use it in candidates matches later this year as well as in 2011.

Well, we can't have that! Must even the field.

If, by some chance, one or more of our readers are future World Championship challengers, then this report from the BBC is a must-read. There you'll hopefully find a supercomputer near you. Just going by the chart, it looks like an American challenger will have the best chances, followed by the Chinese and then the Germans!

All they have to do is memorise all the lines and hope that the other bastard plays predictably.

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