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a chess program by Y. Kubinov, which played the First Soviet Computer-Chess Championship 1988 in Ulan-Ude. The tournament report mentions Intellect ran on a special processor at 2MHz, written in assembly to perform an alpha-beta search with 20 pos/sec [1].


During the championship, the Soviet Computer-Chess Federation was founded, to support computer chess and to establish a cooperative for producing chess computers. The dedicated chess computer Intellect-02 with KR580VM80A processor [2], a Soviet Intel 8080 clone, was released the same year, 1988.

Intellect-02 cover [3]

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  1. ^ Mikhail Donskoy, Jonathan Schaeffer (1988). Report on the 1st Soviet Computer-Chess Championship or re-awakening a sleeping giant. ICCA Journal, Vol. 11, Nos. 2/3
  2. ^ Soviet Digital Electronics Museum - Intellect 02 - Image Processor board by Sergei Frolov
  3. ^ Intellect -02 from Chess Computer UK by Mike Watters

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