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Chess and Machines: The Future of the World's Oldest Game

About This Event

There was a time when people were saying that chess engines had ruined the game. Draws were at an all-time high and players adopted a conservative approach that mirrored engines and lacked imagination. Many thought it was time for chess to pivot to alternative versions (i.e. Chess 940). Now, a new crop of players that grew up with the engines is at the forefront of the game, embracing tactics disregarded by engines and traditional wisdom. As algorithms have pointed to new and exciting strategies that keep chess fresh, where is the game heading and what can other sports in need of reinventing learn from chess?

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March 4, 2022
1:45 pm
2:45 pm
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