Data-art challenge: visualize millions of chess moves

Chess Moves White Bishop3

What will be your next move? Steve Tung visualized all the chess pieces movements recorded in a database of more than 2 million games (MillionBase). The result is not entirely surprising, but it aesthetic is stirring.


White Knight moves

White Knight moves



Black Queen moves

Black Queen moves



White Bishop moves

White Bishop moves


See the complete “Chess Piece Journeys” collection here:

Full gallery on Imgur

See also his dynamic “Chess Piece Locations

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