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Ludwig Zagler with Daja [1]

an early chess program written in 1974 by Siegfried Jahn and Ludwig Zagler from Technical University of Munich as part of Jahn's Master's thesis. Co-author and thesis supervisor Ludwig Zagler continued the development on Daja, which evolved to Elsa, the program which participated at the WCCC 1977 in Toronto. Daja was written for a Telefunken TR 440 [2] from Leibniz-Rechenzentrum. Since the computer was too busy otherwise, Daja was restricted to play test games during the night [3] . Daja was runner up at the First GI Computer Chess Tournament 1975 in Dortmund after losing the playoff versus Tell [4] [5].


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  1. Schach: Die Zugmaschine Der Spiegel 16/1976, April 12, 1976 (German) pdf hosted by Hein Veldhuis
  2. Leibniz-Rechenzentrum 1974 by Gerd R. Sapper (German)
  3. Karsten Bauermeister (1995). Aufbruchstimmung in Deutschland. Computerschach und Spiele Heft 6, 1995 (German)
  4. Tells Geschoß: Schachmatt, October 17, 1975, Computerwoche 42/1975 (German)
  5. Monroe Newborn (1979). Recent Progress in Computer Chess. Advances in Computers, Vol. 18, pp. 59-117. Academic Press, New York, N.Y. Reprinted (1988) in Computer Games I (ed. David Levy), pp. 226-324, Springer
  6. Nathan the Wise; a dramatic poem in five acts by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing at Project Gutenberg (English translation by William Taylor)
  7. Gotthold Ephraim Lessing: Nathan der Weise

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