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Steven James Edwards, (February 7, 1957 - October 1, 2016 [1])
was an American computer scientist, BS and MS in Mathematics, and computer chess programmer. Steven Edwards coordinated and specified the PGN- and EPD-standards and the FEN-Position Description [2]. In 1994 he introduced a distance to mate endgame tablebase format, called the Edwards' Tablebases. He is author of multiple chess programs and toolkits, Spector, Symbolic, the Chess in Lisp (CIL) package [3] [4], a portable ChessLisp interpreter [5], and the Chess for Arduino Mega Myopic [6] and the Chess in Pascal CookieCat [7] projects [8].

Steven Edwards died on October 1, 2016 at age 59 at his home in Raymond, New Hampshire, only a few weeks after his father James Edwards passed away [9], who introduced him to chess [10].

Selected Publications

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References

  1. ^ Obituary For: Steven James Edwards | Kent & Pelczar Funeral Home
  2. ^ Portable Game Notation Specification and Implementation Guide
  3. ^ How common is Common Lisp? by Steven Edwards, CCC, August 2, 2008
  4. ^ CIL Toolkit: code snippets: move generation by Steven Edwards, CCC, August 19, 2008
  5. ^ ChessLisp for everyone! by Steven Edwards, CCC, July 22, 2010
  6. ^ Myopic, a new Creative Commons chess program by Steven Edwards, CCC, May 22, 2010
  7. ^ CookieCat Monday release schedule by Steven Edwards, CCC, December 19, 2011
  8. ^ For a limited time, two sources by Steven Edwards, CCC, January 22, 2013
  9. ^ James Edwards Obituary - Fremont, New Hampshire | Legacy.com
  10. ^ Just a moment of your time, please by Steven Edwards, CCC, August 16, 2016
  11. ^ ICGA Reference Database (pdf)
  12. ^ Wilhelm Barth (1995). Combining Knowledge and Search to Yield Infallible Endgame Programs A study of passed Pawns in the KPKP endgame. ICCA Journal, Vol. 18, No. 3
  13. ^ Written in Cobol - Program Written as Chess Buff's Research Aid by Brad Schultz, Computerworld, April 17, 1978, Page 37
  14. ^ A018214 - OEIS | Alkane (or paraffin) numbers
  15. ^ Courtesy Steven Edwards

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