Chess Computers

A critical descriptive analysis of the currently available commercial chess computers
  • Danny Kopec


During the past few years, computer professionals and laypeople alike have often asked me: “How well do chess computers play? Can you beat them?”


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Danny Kopec
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  1. 1.University of EdinburghUSA

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