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Craig Barnes,
an American computer scientist, US and FIDE master in chess who won the 4th US National High School Chess Championship 1972 in New York [2] [3], and professional software developer and former professional computer chess programmer. He started chess programming in the early 70s as undergraduate at University of California, Berkeley, where he co-authored the program Ches along with David Barton and Peter Rowe, competing the ACM 1973. From 1982 until 1995 Craig Barnes was senior programmer at Julio Kaplan's Heuristic Software [4] and author and co-author of various chess programs for dedicated units. Their 6502 based program Turbostar played the WMCCC 1985 in Amsterdam with three incarnations [5] .

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