On a bright sunny afternoon in August, a group of college students gathered in the small conference room of a small building in a tiny part of Washington state to hear chess against computer (CAC) at its most exciting.
For the past several years, CAC has hosted some of the most talented players in the world, including Magnus Carlsen, a champion grandmaster, and Hikaru Nakamura, the world’s No. 1 player, who is playing in the 2017 World Chess Championship.
These two players, who both play for the University of Washington, are among the top players in chess history.
Their success has fueled a boom in online chess, as people flock to compete online.
They play on computers with the same equipment as a professional player, and their games can take as long as two hours to complete.
They’ve been winning against computers for years, but now there’s a new contender in the game: the iPad.
The iPad has the potential to become the dominant electronic chess piece.
It’s cheap, powerful and can do everything the computers can’t.
“We’ve been looking for a new platform to get our game going,” said David Filippetti, the former chief executive of the company founded by the two players and his wife, Laura.
Filippettini, who was CEO from 2011 to 2015, said he was particularly drawn to the iPad’s accessibility.
In addition to being portable, it has a battery life of four hours.
The computer-like appearance of the iPad, he said, made it easy for people to take notes, organize their thoughts and create a gameplan.
The tablet is not only a new way to play chess but also an opportunity to build a new generation of players who can compete with the best of them.
A chess pro is in front of a computer screen at a chess tournament in Washington.
The United States has an active and growing chess community.
In 2016, a study by the American Chess Association estimated that 2.4 million people played chess at least once a month.
But the numbers for women are declining.
There were 2.5 million female chess players in 2017, down from 3.3 million in 2015.
And even with a large chess community, only 20 percent of U.S. players are women, according to the National Center for Women and Information Technology.
Filioti and his partners at CAC are not the only ones hoping to harness the power of the tablet.
Many people who play chess on the computer, such as the computer chess players who run the chess site Quizlet, are also on the move to the tablet, which has been used for years by the likes of Amazon.com Inc. and Apple Inc. Fittingly, one of the earliest CAC tournaments featured chess on a tablet, featuring a tournament featuring players who would have been playing on a computer in the mid-2000s.
But it wasn’t until last year that the iPad was released.
Now it’s the new king of the digital chess board.
On the screen, a player can easily check his opponent’s move and move orders.
But for players who have never used a computer before, this is still a bit daunting.
A computer, even one that costs hundreds of dollars, is still not easy to use.
For example, chess software such as OpenTerra does not yet allow players to easily check their positions and move their pieces, Filippini said.
And it’s difficult to tell what moves are in the board because the pieces are often hidden from view.
“A lot of chess players don’t know what moves they should be making,” Filippotti said.
But with the iPad there is no need to wait for a player to make a move.
With the iPad you can play chess with your eyes closed.
The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are the only devices that can play a full game of chess on one screen.
And while the iPad can be used with multiple chess games, they can also be played with only one of them, Filiotti said, making it easier for players to learn the pieces and move them.
There are plenty of apps available to help players get comfortable with the tablet—for instance, a free app called Chess Master allows players to play a short game of the game while viewing the board on the screen.
Fefiliotti also said that the tablet’s touch screen has helped a lot with playing chess on other types of electronic devices.
With an iPad, you don’t need to use your eyes.
If you want to check your position and make your moves, you can do that with your fingertips, Falfiliotti added.
With a keyboard, you have to use the keys, which are difficult to reach.
But even with these drawbacks, Fefilliti said he is excited to see more players using the iPad to learn.
“It’s a lot more fun than you think,” he said.
“If we don’t have this technology in our schools,