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  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »