a mainframe chess program written by Jeff Rollason in Assembly at Westfield College. Rasputin, beside Merlin Rollason's second chess program, was apparently a Swapping Off Material Analyzer (SOMA) approach with a static lookahead that allowed the program to play with tiny search trees . Rasputin entered international competition in 1979 in participating the Second European Computer Chess Championship in London.
[Event "ECCC 1979"] [Site "London"] [Date "1979.09.27"] [Round "?"] [White "Rasputin"] [Black "Parwell"] [Result "0-1"] 1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 Nc6 4.c4 Nb6 5.c5 Nd5 6.Bc4 e6 7.Nf3 d6 8.Bxd5 exd5 9.cxd6 cxd6 10.Bg5 Qa5+ 11.Bd2 Qc7 12.Bf4 Bg4 13.Nc3 Bxf3 14.gxf3 dxe5 15.Nxd5 Qa5+ 16.Kf1 Qxd5 17.dxe5 Qc4+ 18.Qe2 Qxf4 19.e6 Be7 20.exf7+ Qxf7 21.Rg1 O-O 22.Rg3 Nd4 23.Qe4 Nxf3 24.Qxb7 Nxh2+ 25.Kg2 Qxf2+ 26.Kh3 Nf1 27.Rd3 Qh4+ 28.Kg2 Qh2# 0-1
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- Jeff Rollason (2000). SUPER-SOMA - Solving Tactical Exchanges in Shogi without Tree Searching. CG 2000
- Partie: Rasputin - Parwell (SMS 201), Computerwoche, November 02, 1979 (German)