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Nostos University 2021 Sneak Peek


June 27, 2020, 19:30 - 20:30, Online

Nostos University 2021 Sneak Peek

Legends of Chess – How has Technology Transformed Competition?

The Summer Nostos Festival is honored to welcome back Russian chess legend Garry Kasparov —widely considered to be the greatest chess player of all time. He is joined by Hungarian chess grandmaster Judit Polgár, the youngest of the renowned Polgár sisters, known as the greatest female chess player of all time.

In this sneak preview of next year’s Nostos University, Kasparov and Polgar will examine how technology has transformed competition in chess and beyond. This topic is inspired by the 2021 SNF Conference’s theme of Humanity and Artificial Intelligence.

Learn how these two legendary players embraced chess as children in a world so different from the one chess players know today. Find out about the barriers they broke through on their way to success and their contributions to major advances in competitive sports.

This stimulating discussion will be hosted by former professional football player, mathematician, and chess super-fan, John Urschel. You will also meet ChessBase co-founder and chess journalist Frederic Friedel, who explains surprising historical details from the early days when chess met computers. Finally, Greek grandmaster Hristos Banikas will bring questions from some of his top young students.

Watch the video here.