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Eric van Riet Paap,
a Dutch former professional computer games and multimedia programmer with focus on Draughts, Chess, and Awari, who also went to create the first Dutch PlayStation title Dodgem Arena, a futuristic racing game [1]. He now teaches Freediving in The Netherlands [2] [3]. His Draughts program DIOS won the gold medal at the 1st Computer Olympiad in 1989 and the silver medal at the 7th Computer Olympiad in 2002, his Awari program MyProgram won silver at the 3rd Computer Olympiad in 1991. In chess, he is famous for his Zen program running on a microcontroller with only 4 KiB ROM and 128 Bytes RAM, which was later commercialized via Hegener & Glaser as Mephisto Mini [4], Fidelity Marauder [5], Fidelity Tiny Chess [6] and other dedicated chess computers. Van Riet Paap is author of the strong PC chess program Genesis, the shared gold medal winner of the 4th Computer Olympiad 1992, also participating the DOCCC 1992, and co-authored by Huib-Jan Imbens as Genesis 2 the DOCCC 1993, where it also played as a parallel incarnation under the name Petunia running on a 486 PC controlling three Intel i860 processors [7]. Van Riet Paap's next chess program Turning Point [8] played the Aegon 1996.
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References

  1. ^ Dodgem Arena for PlayStation (1998) from MobyGames
  2. ^ Eric van Riet Paap - Just an intermediate step: Freediving courses
  3. ^ Links to Friend's Pages, Photo of Eric van Riet Paap
  4. ^ Mephisto Mini from Schachcomputer.info Wiki (German)
  5. ^ Fidelity Marauder from Schachcomputer.info Wiki (German)
  6. ^ Fidelity Tiny Chess (1991) by Eric van Riet Paap, from The Spacious Mind
  7. ^ Peter van Diepen (1993). Report on the 13th Dutch Computer-Chess Championship. ICCA Journal, Vol. 16, No. 4
  8. ^ Re: Unsubstantiated claim in the Diep homepage by Ed Schröder, rgcc, January 20, 1997
  9. ^ Eric van Riet Paap from QuadGames

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