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Chaturanga,
a chess program by John Poduska, Jr. written in Pascal. In 1981 it searched about 1000 Nodes per second on a 68000 based Apollo workstation [1] . It competed twice at ACM North American Computer Chess Championships, ACM 1981 and ACM 1982.

The name Chaturanga was derived from the ancient Indian game which is presumed to be the common ancestor of the games of Chess, Shogi and Chinese Chess [2] .
Krishna and Radha playing Chaturanga
on an 8x8 Ashtāpada [3] [4]

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References

  1. ^ The Twelfth ACM's North American Computer Chess Championship, pdf from The Computer History Museum
  2. ^ History of chess from Wikipedia
  3. ^ Chaturanga from Wikipedia
  4. ^ Chessays - Ashtapada and cosmology by Prof. Rangachar Vasantha, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, India

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