Chess Music

You can translate chess (algebraic) notation into music using a clever method and play chess games as if they were music pieces. MP3s are available for download.

Here’s how he did it:

Here’s how he described the games’ musical versions:

“The Immortal Game”:

“The Opera Game”:

Game 6 of the World Chess Championship 1972 (Fischer beats Spassky):

To top it off, he reverses the process to play Ode to Joy on a chessboard.