Watching all those options before the move

Before move
Options for action/reaction

I think there’s always an advantage to having the ability to see your opponents way of thinking. If you can see how they react to a move, the ability to predict their reaction to your action increases. Keeping that in mind, Thinking Machine 4 shows a beautiful progression of chess movement once you make a move. Lines dance around the computer’s options for the next move. It goes by so fast that it’s hard to make any analytical decisions though. It’s more like taking the information in on a “feel” basis as opposed to a “think” basis. On a almost parallel level it reminded me of some of the soccer diagrams out there like Twenty- four steps to heaven. It plots out the movement and the eventual goal.

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  • Adam Schilling

    That’s awesome — I think it beat me in one move. 😉