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Bernhard Walter,
a German chess endgame researcher and programmer, who according to Karsten Bauermeister implemented compact endgame tablebases and endgame analysis tools for the Atari ST [1]. Along with Ingo Althöfer as published in ICCA Journal, Vol. 17, No. 2 in 1994, Walter defined weak zugzwang, which does not require a drastic change on the won-draw-lost value of a position, but in won endgames, a longer distance to mate for the side to move, and represented statistics concerning weak zugzwang in KQK, KRK, KBBK, and KBNK [2].

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  1. ^ Schachcomputer Geschichte von Karsten Bauermeister (German)
  2. ^ Ingo Althöfer, Bernhard Walter (1994). Weak Zugzwang: Statistics on some Chess Endgames. ICCA Journal, Vol. 17, No. 2

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