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Ilan Vardi [1]

Ilan Vardi,
a Canadian mathematician at École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France, with a B.Sc. in mathematics from McGill University in 1978, and a Ph.D. in mathematics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1982. He was postdoc at Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, and had multiple research and visiting appointments at Stanford University, Wolfram Research, INRIA, Rutgers University, IHÉS, California Institute of Technology, Macalester College, Oklahoma State University System, and MSRI. In the late 70s, as one of Montreal's better chess players, he contributed as opening book author to Monty Newborn's chess program Ostrich 81 [2] .

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Ilan Vardi losing to future grandmaster Kevin Spraggett in the final round of the 1975 Montreal Open [3] [4] [5]

[Event "Ch. Ouvert Montreal"]
[Site "Montreal"]
[Date "1975.??.??"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Ilan Vardi"]
[Black "Kevin Spraggett"]
[Result "0-1"]

1.d4 f5 2.Bg5 Nf6 3.Nd2 d5 4.Bxf6 exf6 5.e3 c6 6.c4 g6 7.Qb3 Bh6 8.g3 dxc4 9.Bxc4 Qe7 
10.Ngf3 Nd7 11.O-O Nb6 12.Bd3 Be6 13.Qc2 O-O 14.e4 fxe4 15.Nxe4 Bd5 16.Rfe1 Qc7 17.Nh4 Bg7
18.Nc3 Bf7 19.Rad1 Rae8 20.Bf1 Qd8 21.Nf3 Kh8 22.Bg2 Nd5 23.a3 Nxc3 24.Qxc3 Qb6 25.Qb4 Qxb4
26.axb4 a6 27.Rxe8 Rxe8 28.Re1 Bf8 29.Rxe8 Bxe8 30.Ne1 Bxb4 31.Nd3 Bd6 32.Nc5 b6 33.Nxa6 Kg7
34.f4 Kf7 35.Kf2 Bd7 36.Ke3 Ke6 37.b3 Bc8 38.Bh3+ f5 39.Bf1 Bb7 40.Be2 Ba3 41.Bf1 Kd6 42.Be2
Bc1+ 43.Kf2 Bd2 44.Bd3 Kd5 45.Ke2 Bc1 46.Nc7+ Kxd4 47.Ne6+ Kc3 48.Nf8 Kxb3 49.Nxh7 c5 50.Kd1
Ba3 51.Bc2+ Kb2 52.Ng5 Bd5 0-1

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