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Douglas L. Penrod, († November 1978)
was an American chess player, early computer chess promoter, and in 1977 editor of the two issues of the Computer Chess Newsletter. It was the forerunner of the ICCA Newsletter and Journal [1]. In March 1978, the first competition exclusively for microcomputers was held at the Second West Coast Computer Faire, San Jose, California - a suggestion of David Levy which was implemented thanks to Douglas Penrod [2] [3]. Douglas Penrod died from cancer in November 1978. In early 1979, The Penrod Memorial Microchess Tournament was held, won by Chess Challenger 10 [4] [5].


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  1. ^ Monroe Newborn (1997). Kasparov versus DEEP BLUE: Computer Chess Comes of Age. Springer, ISBN 0-387-94820-1. pp. 59
  2. ^ Computer Chess Tournaments in David Levy, Monroe Newborn (1982, 1983). All About Chess and Computers. Springer, amazon, 2nd edition
  3. ^ Jim Warren (1978). Microcomputer Chess Tournament Announcement. Silicon Gulch Gazette, Vol. 2, No. 2, January 24, 1978, pg. 4, Silicon Gulch Gazette from bitsavers.org
  4. ^ Gerue and McNeil (1979). Chess Challenger-10 Wins Microchess Tourney. Personal Computing Magazine, February 1979
  5. ^ Sidney Samole (1980). Genius Offspring. Changing Times, refers Personal Computing Magazine, February 1979

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