Vladimir Kramnik, AI and new chess variants 10.10.2020

Judit Polgar talks to former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik about his new project with DeepMind, Alphabet’s Artificial Intelligence company famous for their revolutionary computer chess program AlphaZero. They are researching the effect (and viability) of 10 changes to the chess rules. Is chess a more exciting game if you are not allowed to castle? And what if the movement of the pawns is altered? Anyone for Torpedo Chess, in which pawns can move up to two squares at a time throughout the game, instead of only on their first move?

This program was part of the 6th Global Chess Festival 2020. More program videos here:

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