2021-07-29 15:49:48 UTC
collection of stories in the mid 60s. It was about a chess playing AI
that had improved to the point that it looked like it was going to be
unbeatable by human players (this was back when it was in question
whether that could ever happen). The story mostly covers a big game
between the current human chess champion and the AI.
The plot point I remember, was during a series of games, the human
player's supporters realize that the AI's openings are all based on book
openings from one specific book of openings. They get to work on the
resource in question, and find a misprint that, when followed is a
blunder, that allows the human player to win.
Also trying to remember which SF stories contained the funny names
"Banjo Freeko" and "Wilhelm Stuzzicadenti". Two different stories. I
think they were funny stories - Harrison? Laumer? Don't recall anything
Lee K. Gleason N5ZMR