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by Sergei S. Markoff
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The mystery of Alex Bernstein
Replies: 36
Views: 9048

Re: The mystery of Alex Bernstein

See also quotes from an article in the journal "Problems of Cybernetics" No. 15, 1965, which was written by E.A. Evgrafov and I.B. Zadyhailo: “Only small isolated groups work on the creation of a chess machine, and not all the time, but from time to time. <...> This article contains the results of ...
by Sergei S. Markoff
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The mystery of Alex Bernstein
Replies: 36
Views: 9048

Re: The mystery of Alex Bernstein

See also quotes from an article in the journal "Problems of Cybernetics" No. 15, 1965, which was written by E.A. Evgrafov and I.B. Zadyhailo: “Only small isolated groups work on the creation of a chess machine, and not all the time, but from time to time. <...> This article contains the results of ...
by Sergei S. Markoff
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The mystery of Alex Bernstein
Replies: 36
Views: 9048

Re: The mystery of Alex Bernstein

So it seems the program mentioned in Tomanov's 1961 article was not "Shura-Bura's Program" but likely a forerunner of the ITEP chess program by Georgy Adelson-Velsky et al.. Sorry for GoogleTranslate, but I want to bring some clarity on the Shura-Bura program. From the article by Tumanov it is obvi...
by Sergei S. Markoff
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The mystery of Alex Bernstein
Replies: 36
Views: 9048

Re: The mystery of Alex Bernstein

Yep, Shura-Bura's Program, as mentioned in V. Tomanov (1961). The best move in 58 seconds. in the 8th Bulletin of the Botvinnik Tal 1961 revenge-match , was elaborated in Jaap van den Herik's Ph.D. thesis with some evaluation details and that it had no search. https://www.chessprogramming.org/Shura...
by Sergei S. Markoff
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The mystery of Alex Bernstein
Replies: 36
Views: 9048

Re: The mystery of Alex Bernstein

Great, keep us informed, Sergei. Also on the Gunter Sсhliebs engine. Do you have some information about early Soviet programs by Shura-Bura or Butenko? Thanks & Best regards, Gerd As to Shura-Bura program the only source is: 1. В. Туманов. «Лучший ход» — за 58 секунд // Таль—Ботвинник: матч-реванш ...
by Sergei S. Markoff
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The mystery of Alex Bernstein
Replies: 36
Views: 9048

Re: The mystery of Alex Bernstein

Great, keep us informed, Sergei. Also on the Gunter Sсhliebs engine. Do you have some information about early Soviet programs by Shura-Bura or Butenko? Thanks & Best regards, Gerd As to Butenko's program («Эврика» — "Evrika") I see five major sources: 1. Бутенко В. И. Первая Сибирская шахматная про...
by Sergei S. Markoff
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The mystery of Alex Bernstein
Replies: 36
Views: 9048

Re: The mystery of Alex Bernstein

Hi Sergei, thanks for your efforts to find some information on Bernstein. McCarthy's quote from The Dartmouth Workshop--as planned and as it happened is interesting: Alex Bernstein of IBM presented his chess program under construction. My reaction was to invent and recommend to him alpha-beta pruni...
by Sergei S. Markoff
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Widely unknown pioneering chess "paper machine" by Gunter Sсhliebs
Replies: 9
Views: 2562

Re: Widely unknown pioneering chess "paper machine" by Gunter Sсhliebs

How long must we wait until someone makes a Winboard or UCI port? I think it's easy to do using PyTuroChamp Shannon's program as the base, it will take not more than few minutes, but I want to examine the original Schliebs's article to be sure in details. For example mobility terms and search routi...
by Sergei S. Markoff
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Widely unknown pioneering chess "paper machine" by Gunter Sсhliebs
Replies: 9
Views: 2562

Widely unknown pioneering chess "paper machine" by Gunter Sсhliebs

Turochamp, Machiavelli, SOMA, SOMAC, Shannon's programs — we know a lot about them, even there are several reconstruction attempts especially by Chessbase team (Frederic Friedel, Martin Feist). However with a German attempts it is known a little. Zuse's first works on Plankalkül provides us with som...
by Sergei S. Markoff
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The mystery of Alex Bernstein
Replies: 36
Views: 9048

The mystery of Alex Bernstein

It is well-known fact that the first fully functional chess-playing program was created by the team led by Alex Bernstein in 1957. It's surprisingly little known about him personally. No birth year, no bio, almost nothing. What I'm managed to discover: 1) He was one of the guys hired by IBM in 1956....