The Game of Kings: Chess

Stewart Gordon writes: “Chess is warfare, as much psychology as strategy. To win, one must understand the mentality of the opponent, hinted at in each new move. It is a game of information, false and true, derived from what the opponent ‘should’ do, based on his own past play or that of others, and on what the opponent actually does. The earliest literary reference to chess is in a 7th-century Persian romance, Deeds of Ardashir, Son of Papag. The John G. White Collection at the Cleveland Public Library is the largest library in the world dedicated to chess.”…

Saudi Aramco World 60, no. 4 (July/August): 18–23

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About repplinger

John has served as a Reference Librarian at Willamette University since 2002. He is the liaison to the Science Departments, and is responsible for maintaining the collections related to the life & physical sciences. His research interests range over the entire spectrum of libraries and information sciences, but includes: - Google and its influence on information & society - The Internet's influence on information seeking & sharing behaviors - Trends of scholarly communication - Electronic learning environments - Traditional pedagogy - GIS use in academic libraries

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