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  • Computers

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    The first chess effort on the part of a computer is a mate in 2 programmed in 1949 on a Ferranti digital machine. The first computer program that played proper chess was written at MIT by Alex Bernstein in 1959. The Massachusetts Amateur Champions... Read More »

  • CHESS 4.6

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    Chess computer program written at Northwestern University by David Slate and Larry Atkin.  In February 1977, it won the Minnesota Open Championship.  In August 1977, it won the second World Championship.  In September 1977, it achie... Read More »

  • Agnel, Hyacinth

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    Hyacinth R. Agnel (1799-1871) was a professor (taught French) and Army Colonel at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a chess problemist.  In 1845, he formed the first chess club at West Point.  He is the author of a chess book w... Read More »

  • Anderson, Frank Ross

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    Frank Ross Anderson (1928-1980) was a three-time Canadian Champion (1953, 1955, 1958) from Toronto and International Master (1954).  In 1948 he won the U.S. Junior Championship.   In 1954 and  1958 he won the gold medal on 2nd ... Read More »

  • Allgaier, Johann

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    Johann Baptist Allgaier (1763-1823) was the author of the first chess book published in German, Neue theoretisch-praktische Anweisung zum Schachspiel.  It was published in Vienna in 1795.  Johann Baptist intended to become a Catholic pri... Read More »

  • BELLE

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    In 1980, BELLE won the World Computer Chess Championship in Linz, running on a PDP 11/23.  In 1981, BELLE won the 12th annual North American Computer Championship.  Ken Thompson and Joe Condon, both of Bell Labs, created BELLE.  In ... Read More »

  • Kudrin, Sergey

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    Sergey Kudrin, born September 7, 1959, is a Grandmaster (1984) who has won the National Open 7 times, the New York Open twice, and the North American Open twice.  He has a B.A. in computer science and an M.B.A. in finance.  Kudrin grew u... Read More »

  • Benjamin, Joel

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    Joel Lawrence Benjamin, born March 11, 1964, was the winner of the National Elementary (1976), Junior High School (1978), and High School  Championships (1980-81), U.S. Junior Championship (1980, 1982), U.S. Open Championship (1985), and U.S.... Read More »

  • Values

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    Each of the pieces in chess has a different value indicating its usefulness relative to other pieces. Under most systems, including that used in the "Details" section of Chess.com games, a pawn is worth one point, a knight is worth three points, a... Read More »

  • Curdo, John

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    John Anthony Curdo was born on November 14, 1931 in Lynn, Massachusetts and now lives in Auburn, Massachusetts.  He is a FIDE master (current Elo rating  2275, maximum Elo rating 2305).  He has won the Massachusetts state championship 18 times ... Read More »