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Strategist, (Стратег)
a Soviet dedicated chess computer prototype with a program developed by E. Surmin and S. Korbatov, supported by A.S. Morozov from manufacturer NICEVENT, Moscow. The program, written in Assembly, performed alpha-beta and searched about 40-200 positions per second. In 1988, the computer was announced to become commercially available in the Soviet Union at a price of 380 Soviet ruble, roughly 600$ at that time [1].
Стратег (Strategist) [2]

Tournament Play

Three Strategist variants played the First Soviet Computer-Chess Championship 1988 in Ulan-Ude, running on special hardware at 1.8 MHz, 20KiB of code and 1K opening book. Unbeaten Stragegist-1 became runner up with 3½/5 behind Centaur, while Strategist A and Strategist ended with 2 and 1½ respectively. At the First International Chess-Computer Tournament in the USSR 1989 in Moscow, Strategist and Strategist-Natasha finished at the bottom of the field [3].

Selected Games

First Soviet Computer-Chess Championship 1988, round 1, Strategist - Strategist-1 [4]
[Event "First Soviet Computer-Chess Championship"]
[Site "Ulan-Ude"]
[Date "1988.06.27"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Strategist"]
[Black "Strategist-1"]
[Result "0-1"]
 
1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.e3 Bg4 4.d4 e6 5.h3 Bf5 6.g4 Bg6 7.Nc3 Bb4 8.a3 Ba5 
9.b4 Bb6 10.Ne5 O-O 11.Bb5 a6 12.Be2 Nc6 13.Nxg6 fxg6 14.O-O a5 15.b5 Ne7 
16.Bb2 c5 17.g5 Nd7 18.Rf3 cxd4 19.Na4 dxe3 20.Nxb6 Nxb6 21.Rxe3 e5 22.f5 
e4 23.Bd4 Nxf5 24.Bxb6 Qxb6 25.Qxd5+ Kh8 26.Kh1 Nxe3 27.Qxe4 Nf5 28.Qd3 
Qf2 29.Rf1 Ng3+ 30.Qxg3 Qxg3 31.Rxf8+ Rxf8 32.Bd3 Rf2 33.Be4 Rh2# 0-1

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References

  1. ^ Mikhail Donskoy, Jonathan Schaeffer (1988). Report on the 1st Soviet Computer-Chess Championship or re-awakening a sleeping giant. ICCA Journal, Vol. 11, Nos. 2/3
  2. ^ Bust of an unidentified strategos with Corinthian helmet; Hadrianic Roman copy of a Greek sculpture of c. 400 BC, Museo Pio-Clementino, Muses Hall, Photographer: Jastrow, 2006, Strategos from Wikipedia
  3. ^ Alexander Timofeev (1989). Report on the 1st International Chess-Computer Tournament in the USSR. ICCA Journal, Vol. 12, No. 2
  4. ^ Mikhail Donskoy, Jonathan Schaeffer (1988). Report on the 1st Soviet Computer-Chess Championship or re-awakening a sleeping giant. ICCA Journal, Vol. 11, Nos. 2/3

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