By M. M. Botvinnik (auth.)

Mihail Moiseevich Botvinnik is an electric engineer by way of career; in the course of global battle II he headed a high-tension laboratory within the Urals and was once embellished via the USSR for his accomplishments. at the moment, he's the top of the alternating-current computing device laboratory on the Moscow Institute of strength Engineering. he's additionally a world-renowned chess participant. He used to be born in 1911, and through 1935 had turn into a Grandmaster of Soviet chess. In 1948 he gained the area chess championship and held the name till 1963 (except for a two-year break). His chess variety has been characterised as deep, target, critical, and brave. during this publication, the standard of his pondering is published in his examine of the fundamental proposal tactics of grasp chess gamers, and his relief of those techniques to mathematical shape. This formalization of notion techniques is a contribution to technology at 3 degrees: on the quick point, it offers a foundation for a working laptop or computer software that turns out prone to achieve taking part in chess; on the center point, game-playing courses support us to check and rationalize the procedures of making plans and decision-making; and, on the maximum point, the learn of the brain in motion, as within the online game of chess, ends up in an figuring out of human inspiration and of the human psyche.

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1, that is 9 > 1 and the variant is unfavorable for Black. 1... Ktf6:dS There are no new values. Formula (9") yields IjPdS I - I QdS I < 0, 1 - 9 < 0, and the variant 1. Q: dS Kt:dS is unfavorable to White; the move 1. Q:dS is refuted. Thus, on the basis of the map for one half-move, all the variations are in favor of Black! We therefore develop the map for two halfmoves. The values: QeS - jKtf6'0 (1)·1 (eS) [1 (f6) + (0 - 1)'1 I(j~~;~) ·1 (f6)] ·1 - jPdS'O (1)'1 (eS)· [1 (dS) + (0 - 1)·1 OKtf6)'I (dS)] jQe7 - Pe6'0 (2)'1 (e7)·1 (e6)· [1 - 0 (e7)] jKtb3 - Pd4'O (2) ·1 (b3) ·1 (d4) .

The numbers in the other square·s of the table indicate the number of moves necessary to move the King from the square numbered 0 to the given square. We shall assume that the King is located on the square b2 and that it is necessary to determine the number of moves and the path of the King in going to the square at f7. To this end we locate the square b2 of the board at the zero square of the coding table in Fig. 4, in the way shown in Fig. 5. In this case the square f7 coincides with a square in the coding table containing the number 5.

For a negation path the quantity t/lli [see Formula (5)] is defined by Formula A Mathematical Representation of Chess 23 (2). Here the value of nir corresponds to the value of nrk in Formula (3 '). If nrk has a value such that Pn=O, the negating piece falls into the mathematical model of play for annihilation. If Pn=l, we know that nir is large enough so that the negating piece is out of the game. But can the negating piece still take part in the combat? We broaden the set of negating pieces under consideration by including those one half-move further away, compared to the number of half-moves required to take part in play for annihilation.