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Harm Geert Muller (HGM),
a Dutch physicist and since 1976 computer chess programmer. He wrote a blitz program for the PDP-11 and programs for the 6800 and 6502 8-bit µ-Processors, released under the name Usurpator, which competed in several Dutch Computer Chess Championships. In 1986 HGM came up with a matchbox computer with a 65SC816 CPU for the purpose of running Usurpator [1], competing three times until 1990 [2].
HGM [3]

Comeback

After 15 years "out of business", HGM is back with his minimalist chess engine Micro-Max, the closed source programs Joker and Spartacus [4], the Chinese Chess engine HaQiKi D, which won the silver medal at the 14th Computer Olympiad and bronze at the Games Tournament 2013, and the Shogi engine Shokidoki, which won silver in 5*5 Shogi at the 15th Computer Olympiad [5], and gold at the Games Tournament 2013 [6]. HGM is also involved in extending the Chess Engine Communication Protocol specification to Version 2 [7], also addressing various chess and chess like game variants, and further covering Checkers, Go, Amazons, and Othello [8].

Photos

DOCCC 2005

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Harm Geert Muller and Stan Arts, DOCCC 2005 [9]

CPT 2008

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Harm Geert Muller and Vincent Diepeveen, CPT 2008 [10]

Yokohama 2013

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Yokohama 2013, Mini Shogi, Gold for Shokidoki, Silver 1/128 Rigan, Bronze Mattari Yucha [11]
Jaap van den Herik, Nakamichi Takashi, Harm Geert Muller, Yoshiyuki Kotani [12] [13]

Selected Publications


Forum Posts

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014


HGM's pages


External Links


References

  1. ^ Jaap van Oosterwijk Bruyn (1986). Nona retains her Title. ICCA Journal, Vol. 9, No. 3
  2. ^ Harm Geert Muller (1990). A Matchbox Chess Computer. ICCA Journal, Vol. 13, No. 4
  3. ^ Homepage of H.G.Muller
  4. ^ Re: Any joker1114w Updates? by Harm Geert Muller, CCC, November 06, 2011
  5. ^ Shokidoki wins silver at ICGA Olympiad for 5x5 Shogi by Harm Geert Muller, CCC, September 28, 2010
  6. ^ Shokidoki wins gold medal in Yokohama by Harm Geert Muller, CCC, August 15, 2013
  7. ^ Chess Engine Communication Protocol by Tim Mann & H.G. Muller
  8. ^ WinBoard, exotic version by Harm Geert Muller, CCC, January 15, 2011
  9. ^ 25th Open Dutch Computer-Chess Championship 2005, Photo Gallery
  10. ^ 1st Programmers Tour - Photos
  11. ^ Games Tournament 2013 - Shogi 5×5
  12. ^ Re: Shokidoki wins gold medal in Yokohama by Harm Geert Muller, CCC, August 17, 2013
  13. ^ Photos 2013 Events: day 4, ICGA
  14. ^ Attophysics from Wikipedia
  15. ^ Eine Stoppuhr für den Tunneleffekt by Samuel Schläfli, ETH-Life, ETH Zurich, June 25, 2008 (German)
  16. ^ Quantum tunnelling from Wikipedia
  17. ^ Der Tunneleffekt unter Beschuss by Samuel Schläfli, ETH-Life, ETH Zurich, December 05, 2008 (German)
  18. ^ Current world's smallest chess program by Oscar Toledo G., CCC, February 20, 2009
  19. ^ Seirawan chess from Wikipedia
  20. ^ Chu Shogi, the ancient super Chess game by Harm Geert Muller
  21. ^ New version of HaChu released by Harm Geert Muller, CCC, June 16, 2013

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