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Enrique Irazoqui,
a Catalan professor of literature, expert in information technology, artificial intelligence and computer chess, and actor - most famous for his role as Jesus Christ in The Gospel According to St. Matthew (Il vangelo secondo Matteo), Italy 1964 by Pier Paolo Pasolini [1], and Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ [2] [3] .

Enrique Irazoqui was editor of the annual Computer Chess Digest, and organizer and arbiter of various tournaments and matches. Well known are his Cadaqués Computer Tournaments [4]. In 2002, he was the arbiter during the Kramnik vs Deep Fritz chess match in Bahrain, which ended in a tie. At the Man vs Machine Team Championship 2004 in Bilbao, Enrique Irazoqui served as co-organizer and computer chess advisor [5] .
Enrique Irazoqui [6]


Enrique Irazoqui and Pier Paolo Pasolini 1964, during filming of The Gospel According to St. Matthew [7]

Enrique Irazoqui and Alex Kure, Kramnik versus Deep Fritz 2002 [8]

Man vs Machine Team Championship 2004 in Bilbao, dinner after game one [9]

Selected Publications

External Links


  1. ^ The Gospel According To St. Matthew (1964) from guardian.co.uk
  2. ^ Enrique Irazoqui from the Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ 'It made no difference if I'd been playing Christ or a cowboy' from Times online
  4. ^ Enrique Irazoqui – Cadaqués Tournament 2001
  5. ^ Man vs Machine Team Championship starts, ChessBase News, October 6, 2004
  6. ^ The gospel according to Enrique Irazoqui! Interview with Enrique Irazoqui by Mariano Sigman, ChessBase News, April 18, 2003
  7. ^ The Wild Reed: Pasolini's "Wrathful Christ"
  8. ^ The gospel according to Enrique Irazoqui!, ChessBase news, April 18, 2003
  9. ^ Machines attack, humans strike back, ChessBase news, October 08, 2004

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