Thursday, January 13, 2005

On chess databases and preparation

The New York Times follows the development of chess databases and how it has impacted tournament game preparation at all levels:
Mr. Bonin is much more active than most elite players, but he is doing what most serious players have long thought is necessary: playing frequently to stay in peak form. Now, however, because of the widespread availability of databases of games and the growing strength of chess software, such activity may actually be making it easier to beat him.

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