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Jan E.F. Kaan,
a Dutch computer chess programmer, author of a gambit chess program Djengis (2001) which was based on Marcel van Kervinck's program MSCP (Marcel’s Simple Chess Program) [1] . He also has been book author of Yace (2000). Debugging and further development of his engine has stopped, but he has done other computer chess work namely in opening theory, in particular developing a repertoire for computer chess; variations have been researched with his own program Bookbuilder [2] . He then wrote a book Better Chess Opening Play published on lulu.com and Amazon. Currently he still is playing with his own -continuously updated- book using the Shredder engine on FICS, and sometimes blogging about opening theory [3]bookbuilder , account 'jefk'. Currently nr 3 in standard rating on Fics.


  1. ^ Participants 22nd Open Dutch Computer-Chess Championship 19, 20, 26, 27 Oct. 2002, Leiden, Netherlands
    Marcel van Kervinck is not involved in the current development of Djenghis. Theo, October 29, 2002
  2. ^ superchess
  3. ^ about computer chess and opening theory

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