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by Sergei S. Markoff
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Widely unknown pioneering chess "paper machine" by Gunter Sсhliebs
Replies: 9
Views: 1677

Re: Widely unknown pioneering chess "paper machine" by Gunter Sсhliebs

I never seen [4] (but started some attempts to obtain the scan of this article) <...> 4. Sсhliebs G. (1953). Über die Gründzuge eines Programms für eine Schachspielende Rechenmaschine / Funk und Ton, 1953, vol. 7, pp. 257—265. Hooray!! Here is the paper: https://yadi.sk/d/my7VqYaYaaLc1w And it look...
by Sergei S. Markoff
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The mystery of Alex Bernstein
Replies: 25
Views: 3550

Re: The mystery of Alex Bernstein

The most intriguing part from my point of view is "his flagging interest in mathematics revived by a kind woman who had known his father, a well-known European mathematician". Who was his father?.. Benjamin Abram Bernstein [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Abram_Bernstein]? Felix Bernstein [h...
by Sergei S. Markoff
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The mystery of Alex Bernstein
Replies: 25
Views: 3550

Re: The mystery of Alex Bernstein

Great finding! Pamela McCorduck was married to Joseph F. Traub , whose academic successors were important figures in computer chess history... The most intriguing part from my point of view is "his flagging interest in mathematics revived by a kind woman who had known his father, a well-known Europ...
by Sergei S. Markoff
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The mystery of Alex Bernstein
Replies: 25
Views: 3550

Re: The mystery of Alex Bernstein

MikeB wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:47 am
An article written by Alex regarding his chess program in 1958.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/tpnrylkdr5ahd ... 9.pdf?dl=1
Thank you!
by Sergei S. Markoff
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The mystery of Alex Bernstein
Replies: 25
Views: 3550

Re: The mystery of Alex Bernstein

updated cpw pages with some more links https://www.chessprogramming.org/Alex_Bernstein https://www.chessprogramming.org/The_Bernstein_Chess_Program Finally I've got some progress! :) "Samuel has long maintained that his ignorance of checkers was helpful in getting the program going, that he was nev...
by Sergei S. Markoff
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The mystery of Alex Bernstein
Replies: 25
Views: 3550

Re: The mystery of Alex Bernstein

I guess a big handicap to Soviet research and development in this field was the total embargo and economic sanctions preventing equipment availability. I’m not sure of how reflective of reality was the scene in Deutschland 86 when a DDR agent in NATO HQ sent a vitally important 8” floppy back to DD...
by Sergei S. Markoff
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The mystery of Alex Bernstein
Replies: 25
Views: 3550

Re: The mystery of Alex Bernstein

Thank you both Roman and Sergei for providing that information on Shura-Bura's Program ! Thank you, Gerd! BTW, some small corrections on the role of Smilga. He wasn't a programmer and he never worked in Steklov's institute. He was a physicist and science journalist [1]. He wrote a paper with popula...
by Sergei S. Markoff
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The mystery of Alex Bernstein
Replies: 25
Views: 3550

Re: The mystery of Alex Bernstein

See also quotes from an article in the journal "Problems of Cybernetics" No. 15, 1965, which was written by E.A. Evgrafov and I.B. Zadyhailo: “Only small isolated groups work on the creation of a chess machine, and not all the time, but from time to time. <...> This article contains the results of ...
by Sergei S. Markoff
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The mystery of Alex Bernstein
Replies: 25
Views: 3550

Re: The mystery of Alex Bernstein

See also quotes from an article in the journal "Problems of Cybernetics" No. 15, 1965, which was written by E.A. Evgrafov and I.B. Zadyhailo: “Only small isolated groups work on the creation of a chess machine, and not all the time, but from time to time. <...> This article contains the results of ...
by Sergei S. Markoff
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The mystery of Alex Bernstein
Replies: 25
Views: 3550

Re: The mystery of Alex Bernstein

So it seems the program mentioned in Tomanov's 1961 article was not "Shura-Bura's Program" but likely a forerunner of the ITEP chess program by Georgy Adelson-Velsky et al.. Sorry for GoogleTranslate, but I want to bring some clarity on the Shura-Bura program. From the article by Tumanov it is obvi...