The Next Spectator Sport Isn’t What You Think

The Next Spectator Sport Isn’t What You Think

MIT scientists examine making chess matches more interesting with graphs, analysis, and a scoring system

Jason Brick
  • 30 april 2015

MIT scientists are working with data in an attempt to make chess the next big spectator sport.

Greg Borenstein wants to give people a new perspective on chess, putting it on par in popularity and passion with football and mixed martial arts. He announced his plan with a prototype system showing algorithms, leaderboards and visualizations of matches and players delivered in real time.

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