Millennium – chess computer from Munich
Playing chess – then and now
Chess, the game of kings, has fascinated and connected people of all countries and cultures for many centuries. But humans have also longed for an artificial partner for a long time, when no human player was available. While the so-called “Schachtürke” 1769 by Wolfgang von Kempelen was only a trick, today there are no limits to our possibilities: We can compete offline against the artificial intelligence of a chess computer or play online against other people from all over the world via online platforms.