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Lawrence (Larry) Charles Kaufman, born November 15, 1947
is an American chess Grandmaster [1] , chess writer, Shogi player, chess teacher, opening book author, and professional computer chess programmer with focus on evaluation. In 1965, while already a chess master and top rated U.S. Junior player and began to study Economics at MIT, he started his computer chess career as opening book author of Richard Greenblatt's Mac Hack VI [2]. In the 80s and 90s, Larry Kaufman collaborated with Don Dailey and Julio Kaplan. Kaufman is well known for his research on material [3] [4] and his work and publication on The Evaluation of Material Imbalances [5] and doubled pawns [6] based on statistics. In 1993 as editor of ICD's Computer Chess Reports he had proposed a 25 problem test suite for chessplaying programs [7]. Larry Kaufman was a member of the Rybka team around Vasik Rajlich, and successfully improved the evaluation of Rybka 3. He worked again with Don Dailey on Doch [8] and since 2010 on Komodo [9] [10]. After Don Dailey's death in November 2013, the work on Komodo is continued with Mark Lefler.
Larry Kaufman [11]

Chess Programs

Larry Kaufman was/is involved in the development of following chess programs [12] :

Senior World Champion

In 2008 Larry won the FIDE Senior World Championship in Bad Zwischenahn, Germany [13] [14] , also receiving the Grandmaster title [15].

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References

  1. ^ Larry is senior world champion and GM! from the Rybka Forum November 11, 2008
  2. ^ Richard Greenblatt, Donald Eastlake, Stephen D. Crocker (1967). The Greenblatt Chess Program. Proceedings of the AfiPs Fall Joint Computer Conference, Vol. 31, pp. 801-810. Reprinted (1988) in Computer Chess Compendium
  3. ^ The joys of chess – and the value of the pieces, ChessBase News, December 21, 2011
  4. ^ Christian Hesse (2011). The Joys of Chess - Heroes, Battles & Brilliancies. New In Chess, ISBN: 978-90-5691-355-7
  5. ^ Larry Kaufman (1999). The Evaluation of Material Imbalances. (first published in Chess Life March 1999, online version edited by Dan Heisman)
  6. ^ Larry Kaufman (2005). All About Doubled Pawns. (first published in Chess Life, May 2005, p.22)
  7. ^ Kaufman test suite in SAN/FEN post from Steven Edwards in rec.games.chess
  8. ^ A question to Larry Kaufman, Rybka Forum, December 30/31, 2009
  9. ^ Komodo chess engine by Don Dailey and Larry Kaufman
  10. ^ Komodo - Rybka in Danger?, Rybka Forum, January 21, 2010
  11. ^ The Rybka Team
  12. ^ rec.games.chess.computer FAQ 3/3
  13. ^ Welcome to the website on XVIII. Senior World Championship 2008 in Bad Zwischenahn
  14. ^ Final Standings Senior World Championship Men 2008 Bad Zwischenahn
  15. ^ The United States Chess Federation - Larry Kaufman World Senior Champion!, November 8, 2008
  16. ^ Re: Engine books: Hiarcs vs. Komodo ... @Larry by Larry Kaufman, CCC, January 13, 2012

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