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a chess program by [[Alan Turing]] and [[David Champernowne]] developed in [[Timeline#1948|1948]] as chess playing algorithm, implemented as "paper machine". Since there was no machine yet that could execute the instructions, Turing acted as a human CPU requiring more than half an hour per move. One game from 1952 is recorded, which Turochamp lost to one of Turing's colleagues <ref>[http://www.chessbase.com/columns/column.asp?pid=102 A short history of computer chess] from [[ChessBase]]</ref>, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alick_Glennie Alick Glennie]. It won an earlier game versus Champernowne's wife, a beginner at chess <ref>Chapter 16, Introduction on 'Chess', in [[Alan Turing]], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Copeland Jack Copeland] (editor) ('''2004'''). ''The Essential Turing, Seminal Writings in Computing, Logic, Philosophy, Artificial Intelligence, and Artificial Life plus The Secrets of Enigma''. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford_University_Press Oxford University Press], [http://www.amazon.com/Essential-Turing-Philosophy-Artificial-Intelligence/dp/0198250800/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1324659595&sr=1-1 amazon], [http://books.google.com/books?id=RSkxnKlv1D4C&lpg=PP882&ots=VOWmiIm_lD&dq=Turochamp%2C%20chess&pg=PP881#v=onepage&q&f=true google books]</ref>.