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Mathematics and Chess

Lecture no. 11 from the course: The Mathematics of Games and Puzzles: From Cards to Sudoku

Mathematics and Chess

Taught by Professor Arthur T. Benjamin | 45 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Mathematics Courses

Chess is more like doing real mathematics than almost any other game out there. You’ll get a quick overview of how the game is played; learn how to draw connections between math and chess; explore some classic chess puzzles and problems; tap into the power of strategies and tactics for the opening, middle, and end game; and get some insider tips that are sure to improve your game the next time you sit down in front of a chess set.


September 14, 2015
Rivetting! Maths is not my best subject, but Professor Benjamin's explanations are lucid, and I'm delighted with my refurbished Sudoku technique! He has a dynamic style that carries you along with it... highly recommended!