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  Computer chess - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The prime motivations for computerized chess playing have been solo entertainment (allowing players to practice and to amuse 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.
For this reason, computer chess, (as with other games, like scrabble) is no longer of great academic interest to researchers in artificial intelligence, and has largely been replaced by more intuitive games such as Go as a testing paradigm.
Advanced Chess is a form of chess developed in 1998 by Kasparov where a human plays against another human, and both have access to computers to enhance their strength.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Computer_chess   (4557 words)

 Computer chess   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Chess enthusiasts and computer engineers have attempted to build, with increasing degrees of seriousness and success, chess-playing machines since 1769.
For this reason, computer chess, (as with other games, like Scrabble) is no longer of great academic interest to researchers in artificial intelligence, and has largely been replaced by more intuitive games like igo as a testing paradigm.
Therefore, the fact that the best efforts of chess masters and computer engineers are as of 2003 so finely balanced should probably be viewed as an amusing quirk of fate rather than the profound comment on thought that many in the past, including some of the early theorists on machine intelligence, thought it to be.
webenglish.com.tw /encyclopedia/en/wikipedia/c/co/computer_chess.html   (3245 words)

 Advance and Be Mechanized » Blog Archive » Computer Chess
Computer chess is one area where the usually disparate worlds of AI and high-performance computing meet.
The slow evaluation scans the chess board one column at a time, computing values for the rest of chess concepts like square control, pins, king safety, pawn structure, development, trapped pieces etc. The features recognized in both evaluation functions have programmable weights, allowing their relative importance to be adjusted.
Chess and computers have also been deeply affected by the advent of the Internet, and the network of networks is changing already the chess landscape.
www.fduran.com /wordpress?p=10   (5069 words)

 Chess Applet - Homeostatic Computer Chess Player Applet
Moves computed on your machine are sent to the chess memory server for storage and possible reuse.
Chess (and other games, such as go) belongs to this class of problems in computer science called "intractable," due to the "combinatorial explosion" of the branching of the chess game tree.
Moves computed by the applet are sent to the server for storage for future use.
chess.captain.at   (3487 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Chess Computers Work"
A computer that is playing chess is not "thinking." Instead, it is calculating through a set of formulas that cause it to make good moves.
As computers have gotten faster and faster, the quality of these calculated moves has gotten better and better.
Computer chess calculators are now the best chess players on the planet, even though they do it totally blindly.
www.howstuffworks.com /chess.htm   (276 words)

 Computer chess
The prime motivations for computerized chess playing have been solo entertainment (allowing players to practice and to amuse themselves when no human players are available), their use in chess analysis, and as research to provide insights into human cognition.
Therefore, the fact that the best efforts of chess masters and computer engineers are as of 2004 so finely balanced should probably be viewed as an amusing quirk of fate rather than the profound comment on thought that many in the past, including some of the early theorists on machine intelligence, thought it to be.
A symptom of this problem is that computers may resign too early because they see that they are being forced into a position that is theoretically dead lost (although they may be thirty or more moves away from the end of the game).
www.mrsci.com /Artificial-intelligence/Computer_chess.php   (4036 words)

 The #1 Computer Shopping Resource Online - Unbelievable Savings!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The original computers were the size of a large room, and such enormous computing facilities still exist for specialised scientific computation - supercomputers - and for the transaction processing requirements of large companies, generally called mainframes.
Smaller computers for individual use, called personal computers,and their portable equivalent the notebook computer, are ubiquitous information processing and communication tools and are perhaps what most non-experts think of as "a computer".
However, the most common form of computer in use today is the embedded computer, a (usually) small computer used to control another device.
www.conseildelamusiqueducanada.ca /dxl/computer-chess.html   (206 words)

 Computer Chess
To the computer, the chess board is an area of memory-64 locations set aside to represent the real board.
It is this calculating power that first frightened human chess masters and still overwhelms the novice to intermediate player when faced with a computer opponent.
The rules of chess are fixed and inviolable, but the principles for good chess play are full of conditions and exceptions.
www.atariarchives.org /deli/computer_chess.php   (1900 words)

 Computer Chess   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
For a computer to play chess it requires a high level of intelligence so that the right moves can be evaluted during a given time period.
The developement of beginner level chess programs to grandmaster level has been due to the improvement and refinement of search methods particularly suited to the capabilities of computers and also because of the increasing complexity in computer hardware.
For a chess tree, the minimax algorithm provides the rule for deciding which move the first player (assumed to be the computer) should make.
www.ccs.neu.edu /groups/honors-program/freshsem/19951996/rsuchak   (1259 words)

 Computer Chess / Chess Engines (Winboard) & Chess Programming Info [Chessopolis > Chess Links]
Computer Chess - Part of a huge HTML document, this section describes the basic architecture of a chess program.
Computer Chess Club - Web-based moderated discussion forum aimed at keeping the posts on-topic (computer chess).
Winboard / Chess Engine FAQ - If you don't know what all this Winboard, Crafty, chess engine, etc. nonsense is all about, this is your first stop to get your questions answered.
www.chessopolis.com /cchess.htm#top   (699 words)

 Daily Chess Columns
He was very interested in chess, but in spite of having a brilliant intellect and putting a lot of effort into learning the game he remained a fairly weak player.
Early computers were able to generate and evaluate about 500 positions per seconds, or 90,000 in three minutes that are available per move in a tournament game.
While computers are gaining a substantial advantage from the vast amount of openings knowledge that has accumulated in the history of chess, they also profit from a research at the other end of the game.
www.chessbase.com /columns/column.asp?pid=102   (2279 words)

 Omid David Tabibi - tabibi.org
I have been a tournament chess player for most of my pre-university life, but when I started studying computer science, I changed sides, forsaking the human intelligence for artificial intelligence.
In World Computer Chess Championship 2003 which was held in Graz, Austria, Falcon reached the 10th place (out of 16 participants).
I also served as a member of Organizing Committees of the 12th World Computer Chess Championship, 9th Computer Olympiad, and 4th International Conference on Computers and Games, which were held in Bar-Ilan University in July 2004.
www.cs.biu.ac.il /~davoudo   (385 words)

 Chess Computer Software   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Chess Computer Software from Chess Games Software is an outstanding collection of computer chess games from throughout the world.
Remember, the Chess computer games range from easy to difficult, providing a challenge for a chess player of any level.
Improve your chess game by playing a variety of chess computer programs set at a various levels of difficulty.
www.sjperry.com /chess   (167 words)

 G13GAM -- Game Theory -- computer chess notes
A famous example was a case where the computer suddenly gave away a rook for absolutely no reason that the assembled grandmasters could see; after the game, they set the position back and made the computer play the `obviously' better move, and were surprised when the computer pointed out a beautiful forced mate.
Some chess problems have different conditions: for example, `helpmates' are problems in which White and Black co-operate in trying to construct a mating position, from a starting position in which any such outcome seems very unlikely.
In the final stages of a game of chess, there are often very few pieces on the board, and the number of configurations is small enough to allow exhaustive analysis and the construction of databases of the outcomes.
www.maths.nott.ac.uk /personal/anw/G13GT1/compch.html   (3724 words)

 Chess Commander
Chess Commander is a next generation chess game for the PC.
Chess Commander comes with access to 'Chess Planet', an exciting online service that connects you to live opponents all around the world.
Chess Commander supports multiple computer opponents, network chess and email chess - all from a single, user friendly interface.
www.chesscommander.com   (266 words)

In 1965 the Russian mathematician Alexander Kronrod said, 'Chess is the Drosophila of artificial intelligence.' However, computer chess has developed much as genetics might have if the geneticists had concentrated their efforts starting in 1910 on breeding racing Drosophila.
Chess programs now play at grandmaster level, but they do it with limited intellectual mechanisms compared to those used by a human chess player, substituting large amounts of computation for understanding.
Rise of the Machines - Chess computers are beating grand masters with ever-greater ease, and even more demoralizing, they're beginning to do it with style.
www.aaai.org /AITopics/html/chess.html   (3987 words)

 14.3 Computer Chess
As discussed in Section 14.1 and the earlier chapters, these synchronous and loosely synchronous problems tend to have regular, homogeneous data sets and the algorithms are usually ``crystalline'' in nature.
One might also ask the question, ``Why study computer chess at all?'' We think the answer lies in the unusual position of computer chess within the artificial intelligence world.
Before going on, let us state that our approach to parallelism (and hence speed) in computer chess is not the only one.
www.netlib.org /utk/lsi/pcwLSI/text/node341.html   (373 words)

 Amazon.com: Playing Computer Chess: Getting The Most Out Of Your Game: Books: Al Lawrence,Lev Alburt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Improve your chess skills and outwit your chess computer, with this step-by-step introduction to the guiding principles of computer chess play.
The secrets you find here are the same ones built into toughest computer chess programs in the world, like IBM's "Deeper Blue." Your biggest asset is the element of surprise--something you can bring to your game that leaves a computer clueless.
As such the book is suitable for individuals with no prior knowledge of the game and particularly appropriate when included with the gift of a chess computer (or chess software) to such an individual.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0806907177?v=glance   (724 words)

 Louis Kessler's Chess and Computer Chess Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Of particular interest to me is the earlier stages of development of computer chess programs, primarily through the 1970's (which I was involved in).
Chess Programmers of the 70's and early 80's.
Professor of Computer Science at McGill University in Montreal, author of Ostrich (1972-1988), and a leader in the promotion of Computer Chess worldwide.
www.lkessler.com /cclinks.shtml   (1983 words)

 ICGA: ICGA Home Page
Final Results from the Word Computer Chess Championship in Turin...
We hope you appreciate it and invite you to contribute to this site through the feedback channels, and consider joining the ICGA if you are not a member.
The 2006th edition of the Arimaa Computer World Championship will be held starting from January 16, 2006.
www.cs.unimaas.nl /icga   (183 words)

 Computer Chess Game, Free Net Chess Game Download
Net Chess has gained popularity among the computer chess fans and respect from the experts.
Computer chess fans will surely appreciate the fact that Net Chess supports all WinBoard compatible chess engines - there are several ten of those with different skill levels and most of them are free.
It means that you can play via e-mail with other chess fans all over the world who have chess software that supports these formats - your opponents don't have to buy Net Chess and your don't have to buy software they use for playing chess.
www.computer-game.us /strategy_war/net_chess.htm   (487 words)

 Computer Chess   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
While most chess games support a single computer opponent, Chess Commander supports an unlimited number.
More computer opponents are available as free downloads if you have the full version.
Chess Commander allows you to save and restore the game at any time, you can even take back an unlimited numbers of moves if you are not doing so well.
www.chesscommander.com /computerchess.htm   (159 words)

 Chess Sets from America's Largest Chess Store, Chess Pieces, Boards, & More
If you are shopping for a chess set, chess board, chess pieces, or anything chess, you have come to the right place.
Also metal chess pieces, crushed stone chess pieces, and polystone chess pieces in an umnatched number of themes.
LCD style chess computers, peg computer chess sets, and pressure and auto sensory table-top chess computers.
www.chessusa.com   (310 words)

 Chess News, Chess Programs, Databases - Play Chess Online
The 19th Ciudad de León rapid chess tournament, which is taking place from June 9th to 11th 2006 and can be watched live on Playchess.com, started with a tough victory by Vishy Anand of India over Lázaro Bruzón of Cuba.
The Armenian chess team is received at home like the conquering heroes they are while the American team may or may not be let back into the country.
Delegates from more than 150 national chess federations cast their ballots on Friday in Turin, Italy, to elect the president of the International Chess Federation.
www.chessbase.com   (1150 words)

 Computer Chess
Introduction to Computer Chess, technical articles on Computer Chess, how does a chess program work, that kind of techinical stuff.
Articles on computer chess at programmer level, very technical stuff, don't bother to read if you failed on the introduction course.
The human aspect in the thin slice world of computer chess, known and unknown stories, insider stuff.
members.home.nl /matador/chess.htm   (166 words)

 Computer Chess - Digital Chess Network - Reloaded   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
We are getting closer to the 9th Computer Olympiad, so an update was needed...
There are many fans out there who enjoy operatings custom Computer Chess tourneys.
This time the Hungarian GM Acs have tasted the chess force of Shredder...
www.digichess.gr   (225 words)

 The chess games of Deep Fritz (Computer)
can't remember--- my theory to that is that if a computer makes perfect moves throughout the whole game, then why isn't it that everytime one computer faces another (both with same cp system) computer, whichever is white wins.
: of course computers don't make perfect moves, anyone who knows the least bit of how these programs works nows that, oh and with best play it is conjectured that chess would end in a draw, not white winning.
The classical World Chess Champion against the world's strongest computer program: In the WORLD CHESS CHALLENGE (WCC) 2006 classical chess World Champion Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) will play a match against the world's leading chess computer program, Deep Fritz (Germany).
www.chessgames.com /player/deep_fritz.html   (877 words)

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