RE: Chess and Go study

From: Tomaz Kristan (
Date: Sun Dec 15 2002 - 09:08:04 MST

On Sun, 15 December 2002, "Gary Miller" wrote:

> All is not really that
> cut and dry!

What the openings databases are, except the rules collections, of how to play in the beginning?

Those are quite near to 100% rules, saving computation, but not exactly 100% accurate.

Instead using chess theory, you may calculate at the very begging of the game. If you have enough computing power at your disposal, that is.

Now, how those rules arose in the first place? By human computing in the early days of the game of chess - how else.

Today those rules databases, are further brushed by humans and computers every day. When a position is not completely covered, the more and more massive computing is introduced, to find the best move(s).

And to improve the chess theory, also.

It is dry and clean and it's essential to understand that. No magic anywhere.

- Thomas

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