Jan Derksen

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Jan Derksen, (1942 - August 2018 [1])
was a Dutch computer scientist, chess player and chess programmer. While affiliated with Delft Institute of Technology in the early 80s, he co-authored the chess program Pion. Along with Harry Nefkens and Jaap van den Herik, he represented Pion at the ACM 1982 in Dallas, and was involved in porting the program to ran on a VAX 11/780 of Purdue University.



Pion team: <?>, Jan Derksen, Jaap van den Herik, Harry Nefkens (center), Roger Hünen
back of head of Sito Dekker sitting in front of the board [2]

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  1. Jan Derksen (1942-2018)
  2. Image from Peter van Diepen (1983). Toernooibulletin van het Nederlands kampioenschap computerschaak 1982. pdf hosted by Hein Veldhuis » DOCCC 1982

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