Saturday, May 01, 2010

Philosophy looks at chess

This looks interesting. But I'm going to wait for Dennis Monokroussos to review it before I decide whether to buy it or not.


Steven Carr said...

Dennis is a better chess player than I am.

I once produced a TN in the opening.

Some Grandmasters looked at it, and after extensive computer analysis, extending over several days, they worked out that the best response to the new move I had come up with, was to ask 'Do you want to take that one back?'

Victor Reppert said...

Steven: In ChessBase I found a game between an S. Carr and a Timothy Brown, which S. Carr won. I have always wondered if that was you. Tim is a former Arizona state champion whom I managed to draw a couple of times, but was at his peak a 2300 master.

Though, my database has S. Carr as a Canadian. But the game was played in London in 1995.

Steven Carr said...

That wasn't me.

Victor Reppert said...

Having looked at the game, it seemed like a real off day for Tim. No brilliancy by whoever S. Carr is.

John W. Loftus said...

Vic, if you play chess at my username is JohnLoftus. Become friends and we'll have a friendly match.