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Are there any chess books that talk about computer vs computer
dynamics? Could simply be how to create a computer chess program,
stories about the authors of computer chess programs, or an enthusiast
observer waxing poetic. Any such book suggestions would be greatly
appreciated.

Thanks!

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Are there any chess books that talk about computer vs computer
dynamics? Could simply be how to create a computer chess program,
stories about the authors of computer chess programs, or an enthusiast
observer waxing poetic. Any such book suggestions would be greatly
appreciated.



There are quite a few books about computer chess.

In the 80s, David Welsh wrote two very good books on computer chess. These
mostly focused on computer vs. computer. The second book was a lot thicker
than the first, with lots of computer vs. computer games annotated.

"Chess Skill in Man and Machine" by Peter Frey. Old, but a classic.

"Computer Chess" by Monroe (Monty) Newborn.

"How Computers play chess" by Levy & Newbron.

"The joy of computer chess" by David Levy. Thin, not a lot there, but if
you can find it cheap...

All of those are old, being from the 80s. But they can still be fun to
read.

"Behind Deep Blue" by Hsu is a fascinating story of behind the scenes of
Deep Blue's creation.


Just go over to Amazon.com and enter "Computer Chess" in the books section
and see what turns up.



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Are there any chess books that talk about computer vs computer
dynamics? *Could simply be how to create a computer chess program,
stories about the authors of computer chess programs, or an enthusiast
observer waxing poetic. *Any such book suggestions would be greatly
appreciated.


There are quite a few books about computer chess.

In the 80s, David Welsh wrote two very good books on computer chess. *These
mostly focused on computer vs. computer. *The second book was a lot thicker
than the first, with lots of computer vs. computer games annotated.

"Chess Skill in Man and Machine" by Peter Frey. *Old, but a classic.

"Computer Chess" by Monroe (Monty) Newborn.

"How Computers play chess" by Levy & Newbron.

"The joy of computer chess" by David Levy. *Thin, not a lot there, but if
you can find it cheap...

All of those are old, being from the 80s. *But they can still be fun to
read.


Another good one from that period is David Levy's Computer Chess
Compendium which is decently thick and meaty and includes important
papers desribing the chess programs by Shannon, Greenblat, upto Chess
4.5 and Cray Blitz. There is an extensive list of references too.

"Behind Deep Blue" by Hsu is a fascinating story of behind the scenes of
Deep Blue's creation.


Another really nice online description of th eocmputational hardware
and tricks used is online at the IBM research site - called
deepblue*.pdf as I recall. A quick google finds one mirrored at:

http://www.math-info.univ-paris5.fr/...R/DeepBlue.pdf

Just go over to Amazon.com and enter "Computer Chess" in the books section
and see what turns up.


Regards,
Martin Brown
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Another one is:

"Computers, Chess and Cognition" by Schaeffer & Marsland

It's got some papers about Deep Thought, HiTech, CrayBlitz, along with some
general articles on computer chess.



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"pialogue" wrote in message
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Are there any chess books that talk about computer vs computer
dynamics? Could simply be how to create a computer chess program,
stories about the authors of computer chess programs, or an enthusiast
observer waxing poetic. Any such book suggestions would be greatly
appreciated.



There are quite a few books about computer chess.

In the 80s, David Welsh wrote two very good books on computer chess.
These mostly focused on computer vs. computer. The second book was a lot
thicker than the first, with lots of computer vs. computer games
annotated.

"Chess Skill in Man and Machine" by Peter Frey. Old, but a classic.

"Computer Chess" by Monroe (Monty) Newborn.

"How Computers play chess" by Levy & Newbron.

"The joy of computer chess" by David Levy. Thin, not a lot there, but if
you can find it cheap...

All of those are old, being from the 80s. But they can still be fun to
read.

"Behind Deep Blue" by Hsu is a fascinating story of behind the scenes of
Deep Blue's creation.


Just go over to Amazon.com and enter "Computer Chess" in the books section
and see what turns up.





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Another good one from that period is David Levy's Computer Chess
Compendium which is decently thick and meaty and includes important
papers desribing the chess programs by Shannon, Greenblat, upto Chess
4.5 and Cray Blitz. There is an extensive list of references too.


I didn't know any details about that one. A lot of Levy's computer chess
books are pretty easy stuff, with not a lot of meat in them. This one
sounds different.

I already have papers on Chess 4.5 (plus the source for v4.6), CrayBlitz
(plus the source for it), and so on.

But I do like books on old computer chess programs... I guess I'm going to
have to hunt up a description of the contents to see if it's worth the
Amazon price.

Thanks Martin.





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