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Modern AI chatbots like ChatGPT and Bing Chat can mimic human conversation to a surprising extent. And if that wasn’t enough, the latest language models also boast impressive logical reasoning abilities. GPT-4, for example, ranks in the 90th percentile of test-takers in exam topics ranging from biology to world history. So with these impressive credentials, you may wonder: can ChatGPT play chess? And if so, what’s the best way to challenge one of the world’s most capable chatbots to a game?

Here are two different ways to play chess with ChatGPT. Later, we’ll also recommend some alternative chess AI you can try instead.