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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 [2]. Rasputin entered international competition in 1979 in participating the Second European Computer Chess Championship in London.


ECCC 1979, Rasputin - Parwell [3]

[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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  1. This image was created and released by the Imperial War Museum on the IWM Non Commercial Licence. Photographs taken, or artworks created, by a member of the forces during their active service duties are covered by Crown Copyright provisions. Faithful reproductions may be reused under that licence, which is considered expired 50 years after their creation, Wikimedia Commons
  2. Jeff Rollason (2000). SUPER-SOMA - Solving Tactical Exchanges in Shogi without Tree Searching. CG 2000
  3. Partie: Rasputin - Parwell (SMS 201), Computerwoche, November 02, 1979 (German)

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