09 December 2010

Chess of the Future -or- Chess of the Past?

Presenting a probably incomplete history of computer assisted events, stemming from my post on Kasparov's Character, inspired by Authors@Google: Garry Kasparov (YouTube.com) and The Chess Master and the Computer by Garry Kasparov (NYbooks.com). See also 'Computer assistance at the highest level' By Frederic Friedel on The Sunday treat: Garry at Google.

Advanced Chess, Leon, Spain.

  • 1998-06: Kasparov - Topalov
  • 1999-06: Anand - Karpov
  • 2000-06: Anand (KO 1/4)
  • 2001-06: Anand (KO 1/4)
  • 2002-06: Kramnik - Anand (see Kramnik on Advanced Chess and Fritz on Chessbase.com)

Complete Chess, Maastricht, Netherlands.

PAL/CSS Freestyle, Playchess.com.

For some reason, Chessbase.com never reported on the results of the last two events. I found them on Computerschach.de.

PAL/CSS, or at least the PAL side of it, appears to have morphed into Infinity Chess at Freestyle-chess.com; see 'Tournaments' for more about the PAL/CSS series. The outfit organized, or tried to organize, one or more events around end-2008 or begin-2009, but I haven't been able to locate full results: the Infinitychess.com domain is no longer active.

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