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  • Greenblatt, Richard D.

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    Richard D. Greenblatt, born in 1945, is a computer programmer.  In late 1966, as an MIT undergraduate, he began to develop a computer chess program of his own.  He had been challenged by Hubert Dreyfus, who criticized the usefulness... Read More »

  • de Firmian, Nicholas (Nick)

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    Nicholas (Nick) Ernest DeFirmian, born July 26, 1957, is an American Grandmaster (1985).  In 1986, he won the World Open and first prize of $21,000.  He was U.S. chess champion in 1987 (tied with Joel Benjamin), 1995, and 1998. ... Read More »

  • Almasi, Zoltan

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    Zoltan Almasi, born Aug 29, 1976, was a Hungarian Grandmaster (1993) at the age of 17.  He has won the Hungarian championship six times.  In 2000 he was ranked #23 in the world.  In 1993, he won the World Junior Championsh... Read More »

  • Gipslis, Aivars

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    Aivars Gipslis (1937-2000) was a Latvian grandmaster (1967).   He won the Latvian championship 8 times (1955, 1956, 1957, 1960, 1961, 1964, 1966).  He took 3rd place in the USSR chess championship in 1966/67.  At the Sousse Int... Read More »

  • Adjournment

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    First introduced at Paris in 1878,  adjournment is a time out between playing sessions, generally overnight.  The side that is on the move seals (writes on a piece of paper and seals it in an envelope) a legal move, sight unseen by his o... Read More »

  • Cell phone

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    In 2003, former world champion Ruslan Ponomariov was kicked out of a chess tournament because his cell phone rang during the course of a match.  As per article 13.4 of the laws of chess, he was disqualified when his cell phone rang during a g... Read More »

  • Fredkin Prize

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    A $100,000 prize created in 1980 by computer science professor Edward Fred kin, for the first computer to beat a reigning world chess champion.  The prize was awarded to the inventors of the Deep Blue machine in 1997.  Deep Blue beat wor... Read More »

  • Berliner, Hans

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    Dr. Hans Berliner, born Jan 27, 1929, is a computer scientist specializing in Artificial Intelligence and winner of the 5th world correspondence championship (1965-68).  His 3-point margin of victory (14-2) was the greatest margin of victory ... Read More »

  • Cray Blitz

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    The first computer to win a state championship (Mississippi in 1981).  It won with 5 wins and no losses.  Its first rating was 2258, running on a Cray-1 computer.   At the time, it was the world’s fastest computer (80 mil... Read More »

  • 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 »