Think Like a Machine
248 pages, hardback, Quality, 1. edition 2020
With the ascent of computer technology, humans have a chance to develop their thinking process based on hard evidence. Think Like a Machine explores human limitations and proposes new avenues for human thinking, inspired by computer engines.
In positions taken almost exclusively from modern tournament play, the authors present jaw-dropping continuations which humans struggle to find, not due to lower human computing power, due to conceptual and perceptual limitations. In this book these “crazy” moves are analysed and categorised. If you want to expand your chess imagination, understanding and intuition, Think Like a Machine is the book is for you.
Think Like A Machine is the second chess book co-written by Noam Manella and Zeev Zohar . Manella is a digital and Social Networks Researcher; Zohar is an accountant and businessman. Their previous book, Play Unconventional Chess and Win, was a highlight in chess publishing in 2014.
004 Key to symbols used
005 Personal Notes by the Authors
013 Foreword by GM Sam Shankland
017 Introduction by GM Ram Soffer
023 Preview Diagrams
037 1) Against the Instinct
095 2) Total Chess
117 3) Beyond the Horizon
135 4) Spectacular Attacks
151 5) Cold-Blooded Defence
177 6) Endgame Fantasy
203 7) Machine at the Board
211 8) Twist it!
240 Name Index
244 Index of Games