Do you need to be a genius to be
good at chess? What does it take to become a Grandmaster? Can computer
programmes beat human intuition in gameplay?
The Psychology of Chess is an insightful overview of the roles of
intelligence, expertise, and human intuition in playing this complex and ancient
game. The book explores the idea of ‘practice makes perfect’, alongside accounts
of why men perform better than women in international rankings, and why chess
has become synonymous with extreme intelligence as well as madness.
When artificial intelligence researchers are increasingly studying chess to
develop machine learning, The Psychology of Chess shows us how much it
has already taught us about the human mind.