[Sequence] Decision Making In Chess

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Designed for people who know little more than how the chess pieces move, this series introduces the game, and scans its results for lessons we can apply to how we understand life more generally.

  1. An Introduction To Chess.  Surveys chess culture and illustrates chess evaluation, bringing attention to the often-subconscious nature of the latter.
  2. Decision Trees In Chess. Explores how the decision trees and the minimax algorithm can capture the entirety of chess gameplay.
  3. The Chess SuperTree. Having exploring single-move decisions, this post zooms out to consider the game of chess as a whole – its complete game tree.
  4. The Psychology Of Chess. Compares these computer science & game theoretic approaches to chess with hints on how the brain uses somatic markers & heuristics to decide more efficiently.
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