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Bruce Moreland [1]

Bruce Moreland,
an American computer scientist, former Microsoft employee and computer chess programmer, author of Ferret, one of the strongest chess engines at its time [2] . Bruce published the open source chess program Gerbil for educational purpose, and maintained a great computer chess programming site. The Gerbil site [3] and programming topics are archived by the Wayback Machine [4].

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WCCC 1999: Bruce Moreland, Frans Morsch, Matthias Wüllenweber, Ferret - Fritz [5] [6]

[Event "WCCC 1999"]
[Site "Paderborn, Germany"]
[Date "1999.06.19"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Ferret"]
[Black "Fritz"]
[Result "1-0"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e5 7.Nb3 Be6
8.f3 Be7 9.Qd2 Nbd7 10.g4 h6 11.h4 b5 12.O-O-O Nb6 13.Be2 b4 14.Nb1
Nfd7 15.Qxb4 d5 16.Qa5 d4 17.Bf2 Qc7 18.f4 Bxb3 19.axb3 Rc8 20.c3 Nc5
21.Kc2 Nxe4 22.Bg1 f6 23.Bd3 Nc5 24.Bg6+ Kf8 25.fxe5 fxe5 26.b4 Ncd7
27.Qa2 Qc4 28.Qxc4 Nxc4 29.Kb3 a5 30.Bf5 Ke8 31.bxa5 Nxa5+ 32.Ka2 Nc6
33.cxd4 Nb4+ 34.Kb3 Rb8 35.Nc3 Nd3+ 36.Kc2 Nxb2 37.Ra1 Nc4 38.Ra7 Rd8
39.Nb5 Nf8 40.Kc3 Nd6 41.Nc7+ Kf7 42.dxe5 Nxf5 43.gxf5 Kg8 44.Bd4 Rh7
45.e6 h5 46.Kc4 Rc8 47.Kd3 Rd8 48.Ke4 g6 49.fxg6 Rxd4+ 50.Kxd4 Rg7
51.Nd5 Nxe6+ 52.Ke5 Bd6+ 53.Kxd6 1-0


Still more Chess Computer Memories. pp. 34
Chess Life as Consumer Reports. pp. 34
The Computer Strength and Weakness. pp. 69
The Art of Tweaking. pp. 69
The Value of Computers vs Computer Results. pp. 71
Computer Problem Solving. pp. 86

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