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Konstantin Kosteniuk, (Russian: Константин Костенюк) [1]
a Russian chess master, and father and coach of Alexandra Kosteniuk, Women's World Chess Champion from 2008 until 2010. Konstantin Kosteniuk is involved in designing an industrial robot [2] to play chess, dubbed The Chess Terminator and later ChessKA [3] [4], able to play against three opponents simultaneously. At the opening ceremony of the The 60th Russian Women's Championship in Moscow [5] , November, 2010, The Chess Terminator drew a blitz game against Vladimir Kramnik, demonstrating its ability to move lightning fast and to press the clock. Terminator does not really "see" the board, but has a sensory board to recognize the pieces. Therefor Terminator was not (yet) able to shake Kramnik's hand when he offered a draw [6] . The controlling PC may run any chess program using standard protocols like UCI.
Konstantin Kosteniuk [7]

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  1. ^ Due to different, but equally valid ways of transliterating Cyrillic, also Konstantin Kostenyuk
  2. ^ Russia-InfoCentre : First Russian Industrial Robot Presented
  3. ^ World Chess Blitz Championship among Chess Robots - ChessKA versus KUKA Monster from chessblog.com - Alexandra Kosteniuk's Chess Blog, May 2012
  4. ^ Robot Blitz Chess! CHESSka vs. KUKA Monster - Game One by Steve Lopez, Chess King, May 25, 2012
  5. ^ Alisa Galliamova wins Russian Women's Superfinal ChessBase News, November 28, 2010
  6. ^ Physics Inventions » Chess Terminator – Robotic Hand that Rivals Ex-World Champ Kramnik, posted February 5, 2011
  7. ^ World’s first chess-playing robot defeats its creator from RIA Novosti

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