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The World Computer Chess Championship IFIP Stockholm 1974. Jean Hayes, David Levy.

The World Computer Chess Championship IFIP Stockholm 1974.

Edinburgh Univ. Press, 1976; 105 pages, glossary, appendices, tables, references.
Condition: Very Good gray cloth hardcover in Very Good illustrated dustjacket & clear acetate glassine jacket protector; prev. owner's name on endpage, jacket with some wear & creasing along top edges, corners a bit bumped. Binding sound, pages clean & unmarked.
Price: $25.00
Item no. C8806
Item Description
A Short History of Computer Chess; The Stockholm Championship; Concepts and Mechanisms of Computer Chess; Glossary of Chess and Computer Chess Terms; Notes on the Competing Programs; Chess Thinking; Bibliography; Appendix -- Man Against Machine 1974; Appendix -- Computer Chess Challenge 1978

'In 1974 IFIP, the International Federation for Information Processing, organized the first large-scale world chess tournament for computer programs, and this book is first and foremost a full record of the games with comments by David Levy (International Chess Master and author of many books on chess).

Chapters by Jean Hayes (of Artificial Intelligence Research Unit of the University of Edinburgh) display the historical background, describe the basic concepts, provide detailed notes on the competing programs, and show the direction that (current 1970's) work is taking and the attendant benefits to cognitive psychology, computer programming and artificial intelligence... In 1950 Claude E Shannon published a paper on computer chess that forms the basis of all existing chess programs. It is becoming obvious that the problem cannot be solved by super calculating powers, and that some way of building the Chess Master's knowledge into a program must be found...' (from the jacket flap).