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La Dame Blanche,
a WinBoard compliant chess engine written by Marc-Philippe Huget in C [1]. La Dame Blanche played two French Computer Chess Championships, the FCCC 1997 and FCCC 1998, and was first released in January 1999 [2]. La Dame Blanche applies Alpha-Beta with killer heuristic, and uses rotated bitboards to determine sliding piece attacks.

Marc-Philippe dedicated his program to Alan Turing and Mikhail Botvinnik, who inspired him to write a chess program, and further used GNU Chess and EXchess for his first ideas [3]. Along with La Dame Blanche, Marc-Philippe realized a Book Builder as open source program, to convert a PGN file into an opening book [4].
Alice "a-dressing" the White Queen [5]

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  1. ^ C or C++ for chess programming: speed by Marc-Philippe Huget, CCC, October 20, 1999
  2. ^ La Dame Blanche 2.0b released by Marc-Philippe Huget, CCC, January 08, 1999
  3. ^ La Dame Blanche hosted by Thomas Mayer
  4. ^ Web site updated and new program Book Builder by Marc-Philippe Huget, CCC, February 24, 1999
  5. ^ Illustration for the fifth chapter of Lewis Carroll's Through The Looking Glass (1865) by John Tenniel

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