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Paulo Brum,
a Brazilian computer scientist at Escola Brasileira de Administração Pública e de Empresas, Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV), Rio de Janeiro, who contributed along with Alexandre Linhares on cognition in chess, and the nature of chunking.

The Nature of Chunks

There is a debate about the nature of chess chunks. One possibility states that chunks are built by encoding particular combinations of pieces-on-squares (POSs), and that chunks are formed mostly by “close” pieces (in a “Euclidean” sense). A complementary hypothesis, as proposed by Alexandre Linhares and Paulo Brum [1] , is that chunks are encoded by abstract, semantic information such as given in following positions, the Fool's mate and its “most economical” representation, as given by Ban [2] :
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See also

Selected Publications



  1. ^ Alexandre Linhares, Paulo Brum (2007). Understanding our understanding of strategic scenarios: What role do chunks play. Cognitive Science, Vol. 31
  2. ^ Jenő Bán (1997). The tactics of endgames. Dover Publications, ISBN-13: 978-0486297057, amazon.com
  3. ^ DBLP: Paulo Brum

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