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Mark Uniacke,
a British computer scientist, and as computer chess programmer author of Hiarcs [1], available for Pocket PC, Palm, Apple iPhone & iPod Touch, PDAs, PC and Macintosh computers [2]. Mark started chess programming in 1979 and the very first Higher Intelligence Auto Response Chess System - HIARCS was already written in Basic in 1980 [3].
Mark Uniacke in Bareev versus Hiarcs 2003 [4]

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WMCCC 1993, Playoff Mephisto vs. Hiarcs (Manufactor vs. Software group),
Richard Lang, David Levy, Mark's father and Mark watching

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Viswanathan Anand playing Hiarcs, Aegon 1997

Hiarcs

Quote by Mark Uniacke from Now Walking, 1982-1983: HIARCS 5 [6]:
The inspiration for the new HIARCS search was sought from the book Chess Skill in Man and Machine and in particular the article "The heuristic search: An alternative to the alpha-beta minimax procedure" by Larry Harris from Dartmouth College [7]. HIARCS was still written in the relatively primitive BASIC programming language and being interpreted it meant the program was rather slow. To compensate for this I developed some heuristics to help guide the search and evaluation in a more targeted way.

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References

  1. ^ Mark Uniacke - the author of HIARCS from HIARCS Chess Software for PC, Mac, Pocket PC, iPhone, iPod and Palm Chess
  2. ^ HIARCS Chess Software for PC, Mac, Pocket PC, iPhone, iPod and Palm Chess
  3. ^ Hiarcs Chronicles from HIARCS Chess Software for PC, Mac, Pocket PC, iPhone, iPod and Palm Chess
  4. ^ Fischer Random World Championship and Chess960 Computer World Championship from ChessBase, May 05, 2005
  5. ^ Hiarcs Fan Page by Thorsten Czub
  6. ^ Now Walking, 1982-1983: HIARCS 5 from HIARCS Chess Software for PC, Mac, Pocket PC, iPhone, iPod and Palm Chess
  7. ^ Larry R. Harris (1974). Heuristic Search under Conditions of Error. Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 217-234. ISSN 0004-3702. Also published (1977) under the title: The heuristic search: An alternative to the alpha-beta minimax procedure. Chess Skill in Man and Machine (ed. Peter W. Frey), pp. 157-166. Springer-Verlag, New York, N.Y. ISBN 0-387-07957-2

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