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Vladimir L’vovich Arlazarov,
a Russian computer scientist. In 1963 [1] at Alexander Kronrod’s laboratory at the Moscow Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics (ITEP), Vladimir Arlazarov co-developed the ITEP Chess Program, together with Georgy Adelson-Velsky, Anatoly Uskov and Alexander Zhivotovsky, advised by Russian chess master Alexander Bitman and three-time world champion Mikhail Botvinnik [2].

At the end of 1966 a four game match began between the Kotok-McCarthy-Program, running on a IBM 7090 computer, and the ITEP Chess Program on a Soviet M-2 computer. The match played over nine months was won 3-1 by the The ITEP program, despite playing on slower hardware.

By 1971, Mikhail Donskoy joined with Arlazarov and Uskov to program its successor on an ICL System 4/70 at the Institute of Control Sciences, called Kaissa, which became the first World Computer Chess Champion in 1974 in Stockholm.
Vladimir Arlazarov [3] [4]


Vladimir Arlazarov, Ken Thompson and Mikhail Donskoy, 1992 [5]

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  1. ^ "Каисса" - Историю программы рассказывает один из ее создателей Михаил Донской - Kaissa by Mikhail Donskoy, translated by Google Translate
  2. ^ International Grandmaster and World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik in Moscow, 1980, Gift of Monroe Newborn, "Botvinnik served as a consultant to Soviet computer chess developers who developed an early program at ITEP which won a correspondence chess match against a Stanford University chess program led by John McCarthy in 1967. Later he advised the team that created the chess program Kaissa at Moscow’s Institute for Control Science"
  3. ^ Tony Marsland, Monty Newborn (1981). A brighter future for Soviet computer chess? ICCA Newsletter, Vol. 4, No. 1, pdf
  4. ^ Arlazarov in Moscow 1980, Photo by Monroe Newborn from The Computer History Museum
  5. ^ Photos by Monroe Newborn from History of Computer Chess from The Computer History Museum
  6. ^ Method of Analogies?? by Bruce Cleaver, CCC, May 29, 1998

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