TITLE

Computer gambit

PUB. DATE
July 2004
SOURCE
New Scientist;7/17/2004, Vol. 183 Issue 2456, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
As the world's top players battled for the FIDE world chess title, the best chess-playing computers also faced off across the board at the Computer Chess World Championships in Israel. The winner was a particularly aggressive and daring program called Junior, which had won the title in 1997, 2001 and 2002. It claimed the crown by beating the defending champion, a program called Shredder. Junior is prone to making human-style blunders because, unlike other leading programs, it places less emphasis on the value of individual pieces than factors such as mobility and positional advantage, an approach known as "compensation."
ACCESSION #
13916361

 

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