Chess has never had any appeal to me, but recently my brother bought a chess set, and I realized that the board can be represented as an 8x8 matrix, and each type of of piece as a number from 0 to 6, the 6 pieces, and the empty square. So I've been looking for some info on the internet, but I haven't found too much. Do you know if anybody has made some research on this, or published books, or articles. Matrices have applications on stochastic processes, optimization, best-decision taking, so wouldn't it be possible to create models for best moves according to a situation, and such?
What do you think?