Computer chess game unbeatable in 10 years
BRIAN CHURCH IN SOFIA
CHESS computers will be almost unbeatable in ten years' time and may bring about radical new rules for the ancient game, the world champion, Veselin Topalov, predicts.
"At the present moment I don't fear humans. Computers I think are very strong," the Bulgarian grandmaster said in an interview.
"Probably they will be better than 99.9 per cent of human beings" in a decade from now, he said.
Mr Topalov, 30, also raised the possibility that today's version of chess could give way to "Fischer Random Chess" - invented by the eccentric former champion Bobby Fischer - which sets back-row pieces randomly to narrow the importance of rehearsed openings.