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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: 1) by andrew on Saturday February 22 2014, @11:27PM

    by andrew (755) on Saturday February 22 2014, @11:27PM (#5002)

    a3 is a popular move, then if black decides to take ..cxb4, axb4 Bxb4 and then white can put the bishop on b2 and the a file is open for the rook. If black doesn't take the pawn before moving his black bishop white may have the chance after black plays Be7 to play bxc5 forcing the bishop recapture and thus move twice gaining a tempo.

    or just Nf3 which the Wing Gambit Deferred.

    But there are lots of playable moves at the club level. The original point I was trying to make is that openings like this get players out of their comfort zone of opening memorization and study.