Letter: Draughts to make humanity shiver

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The Independent Online
SO a computer is now playing in the world draughts championship ('Computer heralds draughts of change', 23 August). Let us suppose that Chinook (the computer) beats Dr Tinsley and becomes World Draughts Champion - then what?

Next year another computer may challenge for the title, and we may see computer versus computer in the final. What is left for human endeavour in the game of draughts? Do we really want computers to take over our traditional games to the exclusion of real people?

Damian Kenny