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posted by mattie_p on Saturday February 22 2014, @03:00PM   Printer-friendly
from the computer-resists-you dept.

andrew writes: "Over the last decade, computers have been able to dominate human chess players. in that time attention has shifted from creating anti-computer strategies to creating computer-resistant chess variants. The inventor of one such game, Arimraa, has an interesting article on about what it takes to make a board game in which it is still possible for the best human players to remain competitive against computer software."

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  • (Score: 5, Informative) by drgibbon on Saturday February 22 2014, @03:55PM

    by drgibbon (74) on Saturday February 22 2014, @03:55PM (#4851) Journal

    Kids will probably appreciate the proper board [] (with the animal shaped pieces). They sell it through Amazon [] for a reasonable price. I'd like a larger board and pieces myself (and some are a bit hard to distinguish from one another), but they're weighted, and not bad at all.

    You could play with a chess set, but that can make playing chess a bit difficult later on (once you start to see chess pieces as Arimaa pieces).

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