Ludwig Zagler

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Ludwig Zagler, (September 26, 1938 - November 30, 2007) [2]
was a German computer scientist at Technical University of Munich, chess player, member of the German chess problem association Die Schwalbe [3] and computer chess researcher and programmer. Along with Siegfried Jahn, he was co-author of the chess programs Daja, which already played the first German computer chess tournament, the First GI Computer Chess Tournament, 1975 in Dortmund [4] , and author of the chess program Elsa [5] [6] , which competed at the 2nd WCCC 1977 in Toronto. In cooperation with Thomas Ströhlein, Ludwig Zagler researched on three and four piece chess endgames and did a complete retrograde analysis to construct endgame databases of KRK and KRKB [7] .

Selected Publications

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References

  1. Schach: Die Zugmaschine Der Spiegel 16/1976, April 12, 1976 (German) pdf hosted by Hein Veldhuis
  2. BAYERISCHER SCHACHBUND e.V., Bundesversammlung, June 28, 2008, (pdf)
  3. Schwalbe - deutsche Vereinigung für Problemschach
  4. Karsten Bauermeister (1995). Aufbruchstimmung in Deutschland. Computerschach und Spiele Heft 6, 1995 (German)
  5. Elsa's ICGA Tournaments
  6. II. Europäische Schachcomputermeisterschaft: "Parwell" und "Elsa" als elektronische Vertreter Deutschlands, September 14, 1979, Computerwoche 37/1979 (German)
  7. Thomas Ströhlein, Ludwig Zagler (1978). Ergebnisse einer vollstandigen Analyse von Schachendspielen: König und Turm gegen König, König und Turm gegen König und Läufer. Report, Institut für Informatik, Technical University of Munich (German)
  8. ICGA Reference Database (pdf)

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