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The Sniper,
a chess program written by Ed Trice for the Macintosh SE with 68000 processor. The development started in 1985, and in 1987, after gradual improvements, The Sniper became a member of the United States Chess Federation (USCF), and played various USCF tournaments gaining an USCF rating of 2129 in January of 1990 [1]. The Sniper II has been rewritten to run on PowerPC Macintosh, and was announced with 3D and 2D chess boards, an opening book of over 8,000,000 moves, perfect endgame tactics in a pattern recognition database, and to search 120,000 positions/second on a 40 MHz Quadra 840 AV [2].

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  1. ^ USCF MSA - 12528567: THE SNIPER COMPX Member Details
  2. ^ Welcome to 'The Sniper II' Product Information Page, Wayback Machine

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