Opinion | In the US vs China fight, chess is winning over Go right now
In a tactical move, US President Donald Trump is attacking Beijing from various directions
Americans play chess, which is principally a tactical game that almost exclusively uses the left (analytical) brain. The Chinese play Go, a vastly more complex and strategically intricate game that uses the left and right (intuitive) brains equally. IBM’s Deep Blue program beat the then chess world champion Garry Kasparov in 1997. It took 20 more years before a program (Google’s AlphaGo) could beat the Go world champion.