The Continuance Question

Jan 11, 2008, 2:53 AM |
A few years ago, in the distant past for some, a Canadian company by the name of Chanuk used multiple processors in a supercomputer to go through all the possible variations of Checkers (Draughts). By knowing all the possible variations that can result from certain moves, they can effectively always win the game by knowing which moves win and which moves lose. In recent news, I discovered that Chess will undergo a similar study by this company, and will be beaten within the next 10 years.

I have heard many speak of this event with negativity, and some with positivity. How do you feel about a computer successfully "Beating" chess?

Will chess still be played with the passion it is today if the game has been "beaten" by Chanuk?

Will you, personally, continue playing if the game is beaten?

My answer is that I love the game of chess, and will play it despite the supercomputer's involvement, and I hope the game of chess will continue to be played with passion and brilliance.