That is the $64,000 question! Now that the entire world is going online, and given that the chess world has been so for quite a while already, the next big step is to make online chessaccessibleto everyone–especially those who know next to nothing about the game– by making it ‘spectator-friendly’. Enter Maurice Ashley and a team from MIT, who have created DEEP VIEW.
‘Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Media Lab are trying to turn chess into a spectator sport like American football or poker.
The group wants to make the game more accessible to the uninitiated, by presenting complex information on matches in a simple, visually appealing way and give an expert insight into the state of a game.’