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Rex Kent,
an American computer chess programmer and presumably along with David Lindsay [1], co-author of the dedicated chess computer program Boris for a Fairchild F8 8-bit microprocessor, commercially available from 1978 by Chafitz / Applied Concepts [2]. Rex Kent operated Boris at the PCW-MCC 1978, where Boris lost the play-off versus Mike [3].

However, the later Boris Experimental from 1980, the runner up of the 1st WMCCC 1980 in London, was already a 6502 program by John Aker, based on Boris 2.5 aka Sargon 2.5 by Kathy and Dan Spracklen.
Rex Kent [4]

Photos

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Mike Johnson and Rex Kent in Boris vs. Mike, PCW-MCC 1978 [5]

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References

  1. ^ Collectors Corner.. Chafitz Chess Computers..The Early Years by Steve B, Hiarcs Forum, March 30, 2008
  2. ^ Chafitz Boris from Schachcomputer.info - Wiki
  3. ^ David Levy (1978). The PCW Microcomputer Chess Championships, Personal Computer World 11/78, pdf from Chess Computer UK by Mike Watters
  4. ^ Chess Computers - The UK Story from Chess Computer UK by Mike Watters
  5. ^ David Levy (1978). The PCW Microcomputer Chess Championships, Personal Computer World 11/78, pdf from Chess Computer UK by Mike Watters

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