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Eric van Riet Paap [1]

Eric van Riet Paap,
a Dutch Blockchain developer involved in the Blockchaingers innovation program [2], freediver, and former professional computer games and multimedia programmer with focus on Draughts, Chess, and Awari, who also went to create the first Dutch PlayStation title Dodgem Arena, a futuristic racing game [3]. His Draughts program DIOS won the gold medal at the 1st Computer Olympiad in 1989 and the silver medal at the 7th Computer Olympiad in 2002, his Awari program MyProgram won silver at the 3rd Computer Olympiad in 1991.

Computer Chess

In chess, Eric van Riet Paap is famous for his Zen program running on a microcontroller with only 4 KiB ROM and 128 Bytes RAM, which was later commercialized via Hegener & Glaser as Mephisto Mini [4], Fidelity Marauder [5], Fidelity Tiny Chess [6] and other dedicated chess computers. Van Riet Paap is author of the PC chess program Genesis, the shared gold medal winner of the 4th Computer Olympiad 1992, also participating the DOCCC 1992, and co-authored by Huib-Jan Imbens as Genesis 2 the DOCCC 1993, where it also played as a parallel incarnation under the name Petunia running on a 486 PC controlling three Intel i860 processors [7]. Van Riet Paap's next chess program Turning Point [8] played the Aegon 1996.

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