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Arthur,
a Chess Engine Communication Protocol compatible, portable chess engine written by Walter Ravenek in the 90s, with an own graphical user interface for the Apple Macintosh computer.

Arthur played various Dutch Open Computer Chess Championships with strong results, for instance becoming third at the DOCCC 1998 behind The King and CilkChess. It further played multiple Aegon Tournaments in the 90s, the IPCCC 1994, the WMCCC 1997 in Paris and the WCCC 1999 in Paderborn.
Statue of King Arthur [1]

Descriptions

from the ICGA tournament site [2]

1997

Arthur is an amateur chess program that has been developed as a literate program, i.e., with description and source code integrated in a single document. The complete print-out is some 500 pages. The program uses conventional search techniques, with some specific extensions developed by the author. The program is knowledge intensive and plays mainly positional games. Arthur has been a regular guest in the AEGON Man vs. Machine tournaments and the Open Dutch Computer Chess Championships. Over the last three years it has finished between the top amateur programs.

1999

Arthur is a strong Dutch amateur program. It has finished as the best amateur program in the Open Dutch Computer Chess Championships for the last three years, performing reasonably well against commercial programs. The program consists of a platform independent chess engine, which is connected to a graphical user interface for the Macintosh. A WinBoard version will be available in the near future. Arthur is quite capable tactically, but it tends to play a positional game, when given the chance.

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References

  1. ^ Statue of King Arthur, designed by Albrecht Dürer and cast by Peter Vischer the Elder, early 16th century, Arthur from Wikipedia
  2. ^ Arthur's ICGA Tournaments

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