Focused

10 August 2020 | By Alyson Gerber | Filed in: chess.

Chess: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners

10 August 2020 | By Cory Klein | Filed in: chess.

The truth about Chess n nFrom the outside, chess seems like a complicated and esoteric game that only a few people with special abilities can play This is not true In fact, chess is accessible and can be played by anyone with a brain, a pair of eyes, and imagination n nThe ultimate guide for beginne

The Death's Head Chess Club

10 August 2020 | By John Donoghue | Filed in: chess.

SS Obersturmf hrer Paul Meissner arrives in Auschwitz from the Russian front After being badly wounded he is fit only for administrative duty and his first and most pressing task is to improve flagging camp morale He sets up a chess club which thrives, as the officers and enlisted men are allowed

Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins

10 August 2020 | By Garry Kasparov | Filed in: chess.

Garry Kasparov s 1997 chess match against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue was a watershed moment in the history of technology It was the dawn of a new era in artificial intelligence a machine capable of beating the reigning human champion at this most cerebral game That moment was than a c

Sjakken eller livet

10 August 2020 | By Atle Grønn | Filed in: chess.

Sjakken eller livet er en annerledes bok om sjakk, en reise i sjakkens historie og kultur og en hyllest til dem som i ulike livssituasjoner er besatt av spillet Atle Gr nn er en av Norges fremste sjakkeksperter og byr p varme m ter med mennesker som n rmest m ta det eksistensielle valget sjakken

Theory of Shadows

10 August 2020 | By Paolo Maurensig | Filed in: chess.

The strange circumstances surrounding the death of the world chess champion and alleged Nazi collaborator Alexander Alekhine, as investigated by a literary grand master n nOn the morning of March 24, 1946, the world chess champion Alexander Alekhine sadist of the chess world, renowned for his eccen

Positional Decision Making in Chess (Grandmaster Repertoire Series)

10 August 2020 | By Boris Gelfand | Filed in: chess.

Positional Decision Making in Chess offers a rare look into the mind of a top grandmaster In his efforts to explain his way of thinking, Boris Gelfand focuses on such topics as the squeeze, space advantage, the transformation of pawn structures and the transformation of advantages Based on example

Game Changer: AlphaZero's Groundbreaking Chess Strategies and the Promise of AI

10 August 2020 | By Matthew Sadler | Filed in: chess.

It took AlphaZero only a few hours of self learning to become the chess player that shocked the world n nThe artificial intelligence system, created by DeepMind, had been fed nothing but the rules of the Royal Game when it beat the world s strongest chess engine in a prolonged match The selection o

Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess

10 August 2020 | By Bobby Fischer | Filed in: chess.

This book is essentially a teaching machine The way a teaching machine works is It asks you a question If you give the right answer, it goes on to the next question If you give the wrong answer, it tells you why the answer is wrong and tells you to go back and try again This is called programm