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Larry Wagner [1]

Larry Wagner,
an American computer scientist, programmer, inventor and entrepreneur, from 1959 to 1964 graduate and undergraduate student in CS and mathematics at University of California, Berkeley, software & systems architecture member and chess programmer at Atari in the 1970s, researcher at VLSI Technology, consultant to Intel, and founder and president of Wagner DSP Technologies [2] in 1990 with expertise in DSP, algorithms, software, and chip design [3].

Computer Chess

In March 1978, already affiliated with Atari, Larry Wagner served as tournament director of the First Microcomputer Chess Tournament during the Second West Coast Computer Faire in San Jose, California. Soon later, he co-authored Video Chess along with Bob Whitehead, released in 1979 for the Atari 2600, where Wagner wrote the game AI [4] with the help of Julio Kaplan [5], a revised version for the Atari 800 was released soon later as Computer Chess (Atari Chess).


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