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X Colossus (Computer)
  
Number of games in database: 2
Years covered: 1985 to 1988


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X COLOSSUS (COMPUTER)
(born 1958) United Kingdom

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Martin Bryant was its programmer and he also developed a draughts playing program (again called Colossus) which had used a couple of concepts called principle variation search and also had a relatively strong opening (checkers) book search functionality during the 1980s. A fellow programmer named Jonathan Shaeffer of the University of Alberta computer science group made a friendly exchange of 6-man draughts endgame database solutions for his opening books, which contained about 10x as many positions had as its rival chess playing Chinook program at the time (1).

Reference: (1) One Jump Ahead, Jonathan Schaeffer (book); (2) http://www.colossusgames.co.uk/ches... (Colossus chess website).


 page 1 of 1; 2 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Hopewell vs X Colossus  0-13219859th Howick - Pakuranga OpenB03 Alekhine's Defense
2. C Super vs X Colossus 0-17719885C32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
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