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Bogol,
a series of exclusive dedicated chess computers, developed and manufactured in the early 80s by the German Omikron Electronic GmbH [1]. It was Germany's second chess computer in 1981/82 after the Mephisto by Hegener & Glaser, and was supported by the West German Federal Ministry of Education and Science [2], but only released in small quantities and prototypes. The computer's name was in remembrance to chess grandmaster Efim Dmitriyevich Bogolyubov.

The 6502 processing unit with a program by Olaf Schinkel and the sensory chessboard were seperate units, connected via cable. The Bogol 5.0 prototype, which had reversed square colors, played a strong European MCC 1982 represented by the Omikron team of Martin Suhl and Gerd Krey. Despite missing the first round and losing by default, Bogol managed 4 out of 7 [3] [4] . According to Hans-Peter Ketterling, the Bogol 5.0 was never realeased to the market, apparently due to its close relation to another chess computer [5] .
Efim Bogolyubov [6]

Photos

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Bogol 5.0 Prototype with reversed square colors [7] [8] [9]

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European MCC 1982, Bogol - La Regence operated by Kevin O’Connell [10] [11] [12]

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References

  1. ^ OMIKRON ELECTRONIC GMBH HALLERSTR. 70 20146 HAMBURG
  2. ^ 10-1982 Omikron - Bogol ASB 5.5 (Prototyp), pdf hosted by Hein Veldhuis, Source: Zeitschrift Schachcomputer (Herausgeber Florian Piel) Edition 3, 10-1982
  3. ^ Tony Harrington (1982). Advance to the fore. Personal Computer World, December 1982, pdf hosted by Mike Watters
  4. ^ Tony Harrington (1983). The third European Microcomputer Chess tournament. Creative Computing, Vol. 9, No. 1
  5. ^ Hans-Peter Ketterling (1987). Zehn Jahre Mikroschachcomputer. Europa Rochade, in 09-1982 Omikron - Bogol ASB 5.0 (Prototyp), pdf hosted by Hein Veldhuis
  6. ^ Efim Bogoljobow, 1925, during USSR-championship, Reproduction of a reproduction in a book, Efim Bogolyubov from Wikipedia
  7. ^ Flickr: Fotostream by Chewbanta
  8. ^ 09-1982 Omikron - Bogol ASB 5.0 (Prototyp), pdf hosted by Hein Veldhuis
  9. ^ Hans-Peter Ketterling (1982). Jetzt kommen die Kings. DM 11-1982
  10. ^ Flickr: Fotostream by Chewbanta
  11. ^ Photo in: Tony Harrington (1983). The third European Microcomputer Chess tournament. Creative Computing, Vol. 9, No. 1
  12. ^ Re: Back from Brazil by Steve Blincoe, Hiarcs Forum, September 12, 2007

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