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Jan E.F. (Jef) Kaan,
a Dutch physicist, M.Sc. in physics from Delft University of Technology, MBA from Webster University [1], ICCF Correspondence Chess Master [2], part-time computer chess programmer, opening book author of Yace in 2000, and author of the gambit chess program Djenghis in 2001 which was based on Marcel van Kervinck's program MSCP (Marcel’s Simple Chess Program) [3]. Debugging and further development of his engine has stopped, but it has been used in a free chess gambit opening training program of Bookbuilder [4]. Other computer chess work was done in opening theory, in particular developing a repertoire for computer chess; variations have been researched with Bookbuilder. He then wrote a book Better Chess Opening Play published on lulu.com and Amazon [5], and sometimes is still blogging about opening theory [6].
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  1. ^ Jan Kaan (ISOC Netherlands Staff)
  2. ^ Re: Which simple computer software for beginner to Intermediate - Openings training ? by Jef Kaan, rgcc, March 02, 2017
  3. ^ 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 » DOCCC 2002
  4. ^ bookbuilder.nl
  5. ^ Jan Kaan (2017). Better Chess Opening Play. lulu.com, from amazon
  6. ^ about computer chess and opening theory
  7. ^ Jan Kaan at DOCCC 2002 from 22nd Open Dutch Computer-Chess Championship 2002 - Photo Gallery, Photos by Theo van der Storm
  8. ^ Customer Review by Christina Giscombe, October 15, 2015

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