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Merlin,
a chess program by Jeff Rollason whose developed started in 1976, initially written in Fortran for mainframe computers. Merlin already focused on a Swapping Off Material Analyzer (SOMA) approach of the whole board, which was later refined in Rollason's Shogi program Shotest [1] and his later chess program Treebeard [2]. The micro-processor program Merlin X [3], basically a Z80 Assembly port to run on a Nascom 2, played the 4th European Microcomputer Chess Championship 1983 in London with 4 out of 9.
Merlin [4]

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  1. ^ Jeff Rollason (2000). SUPER-SOMA - Solving Tactical Exchanges in Shogi without Tree Searching. CG 2000, Word preprint
  2. ^ Treebeard - A new way to do Chess - AI Factory newsletter article Summer 2005
  3. ^ Jeff Rollason from Wikipedia
  4. ^ Merlin, from the Nuremberg Chronicle (1493), by Hartmann Schedel (1440-1514)
  5. ^ Merlin Chess Engine
  6. ^ Merlin (TV series) from Wikipedia

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