The Immortal Game

October 24, 2006

Almost everyone has played chess at least once in their lives. It has influenced fields from artificial intelligence to military strategy to literature. Today on Focus, we talk to writer David Shenk about the game that has been embraced by cultures the world over for centuries and the roles it has played in history, as he further discusses in his new book, The Immortal Game: A History of Chess, or How 32 Carved Pieces on a Board Illuminated our Understanding of War, Art, Science, and the Human Brain.