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Helmut Weigel [1]

Helmut Weigel,
an Austrian trade unionist and educationist [2]. As early chess and computer chess expert and aficionado, he was member of the Mephisto team at the WMCCC 1988 in Almería [3], and as expert of educational, and later multimedia software, he was involved in the design and development of chess tutorials of dedicated chess computers by Hegener & Glaser such as Mephisto Polgar and Mephisto Academy [4] [5], Mein erster Mephisto [6], and the Kishon Chesster [7] [8]. Weigel wrote for Modul, and was associate of the First Vienna Computer Chess Club (Nimzo Wekstatt) around Chrilly Donninger [9] and involved in early Nimzo marketing and distribution [10]. He represented and operated Nimzo at the WMCCC 1996 in Jakarta. Around 2007, Heli Weigel set up an own multiple brain chess system called Gecko, using Rybka, Zappa and Naum as its basic engines [11].

Selected Publications

Forum Posts


  1. Chessprogramming - Helmut Weigel (Wayback Machine, November 11, 2017)
  2. fsg goed servicebroschuere.pdf
  3. László Lindner (1989). Die wiederauferstandene Mikro-Weltmeisterschaft - 8. Mikroschachcomputer - WM 1988 in Almeria. Europa-Rochade, 01/02-1989 (German) pdf hosted by Hein Veldhuis
  4. Mephisto Academy, Schachcomputer.info Wiki (German)
  5. Helmut Pfleger, Gerd Treppner, Helmut Weigel (1989). Academy, Buch für Mephisto ... . Schachversand Niggemann (German)
  6. Thomas Mally, Helmut Weigel (1991). Spielend Schach lernen - Mein erster Mephisto. Hegener & Glaser, pdf hosted by Alain Zanchetta
  7. Ron Nelson & Talking Chess Computers by ChessChallenger, Hiarcs Forum, January 02, 2016
  8. Ron Nelson and H & G Projects by ChessChallenger, Hiarcs Forum, January 02, 2016
  9. Chrilly Donninger (2000). Christomannos Jünger - Womit Schachprogrammierer ihr Geld verdienen. CSS, 6, 2000, pdf hosted by Lars Bremer (German)
  10. Re: NIMZO 3 ist out now! by Peter Schreiner, rgcc, July 19, 1996
  11. Re: I know something of Dr.Donninger by Harvey Williamson, Hiarcs Forum, October 16, 2007
  12. Mein erster Mephisto, Schachcomputer.info Wiki (German)

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