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Jan Derksen,
a Dutch computer scientist and former chess programmer. While affiliated with the Delft Institute of Technology in the early 80s, he co-authored the chess program Pion [1]. Along with Harry Nefkens and Jaap van den Herik, he represented Pion at the ACM 1982 in Dallas, and was involved in porting the program to ran on a VAX 11/780 of the Purdue University [2].


Pion team: <?>, Jan Derksen, Jaap van den Herik, Harry Nefkens (center), Roger Hünen
back of head of Sito Dekker sitting in front of the board [3]

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Selected Publications

External Links


  1. ^ The Fourth World Computer Chess Championship (labeled 22nd ACM), pdf from The Computer History Museum, pdf from Danny Kopec
  2. ^ CSVN PAGINA2 - Schaakcomputers achterna by Tom Fürstenberg (Dutch)
  3. ^ Image from Peter van Diepen (1983). Toernooibulletin van het Nederlands kampioenschap computerschaak 1982. pdf hosted by Hein Veldhuis » DOCCC 1982

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