Bobby Fisher non-withstanding, chess has never been a huge sporting phenomenon in the Unites States. In the small Republic of Armenia, it is a religion. This country of less than 3 million has given the world two World Chess champions.
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Undefeated, Magnus Carlsen left his nearest rivals two full points behind at the elite Kings tournament in Medias, Romania, last week. It was an amazing display of chess dominance.
Precision, mistake-free play and machine-like calculations were the highest accolades for the top chess players. Nowadays, it seems to be the other way around.
The New York Review of Books
"Chess Metaphors: Artificial Intelligence and the Human Mind"
by Diego Rasskin-Gutman,
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