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There exist women working on chess engines?

Post by nanochess » Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:00 pm

This question came at my mind because I recently wrote an e-mail for a computer site, and I received a very kind reply of a women, surprisely first one related about computers.

So what about chess?

I did a slight research on Internet, but I found only general information about women's chess championship and some history about women on chess.

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Post by Rémi Coulom » Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:38 pm

Antonia Jeanrenaud participated in the WCCC in 2006. She is the author of EtaBeta. You can see her on that photo (Gerd: were you drinking water ? I can't believe it ;-) ):
http://www.cs.unimaas.nl/Olympiad2006/f ... rget3.html

Of course there is also Kathe Spracklen:
http://www.ismenio.com/spracklen.html
http://www.computerhistory.org/chess/ma ... 15ccbe7e43#

Linda Scherzer also:
http://www.grappa.univ-lille3.fr/icga/p ... php?id=350

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Post by nanochess » Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:25 pm

Of course! :oops: How could I forgot Kathe Spracklen? On chess she is a great star. 8-)

Now I know two more chess women, thanks you. :)

The video link is great, now most TV programs about computers are too much hype and scandal.

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Post by Gerd Isenberg » Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:37 am

Rémi Coulom wrote:Gerd: were you drinking water ? I can't believe it ;-)
Rémi, what opinion do you have about me? I am a smoker, computer chess and cpw junkie, that is already worse enough. I rarely drink alcohol, except maybe after some social events or during the programmers tournament, where it really is necessary to get some anesthesia to sleep a bit in a shared bedroom with snorring programmers ;-)

In Leiden, when I have to drive by car to the hotel - no drop alcohol druing the tournament!

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Post by Rémi Coulom » Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:51 am

Sorry Gerd. I was somehow led to believe that Germans only drink beer.

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Post by mclane » Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:54 am

most germans do that. but --- more the generation of my parents (i am 42).
the younger germans not.

e.g. i am mostly drinking black tea.
as a result of generation switch in germany, the major breweries all went bancrupt in germany.

at times of my parents, in the 80ties, there were 5 or 7 big breweries
with amazing amounts of beer per german. but those days are gone.
What seems like a fairy tale today may be reality tomorrow.
Here we have a fairy tale of the day after tomorrow....

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Post by Gerd Isenberg » Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:26 pm

Yes, Thorsten, also due to the heavy work in coal mining and steel industry in our former industry area, which has vanished today. But there is still a huge alcohol problem with younger germans, not that related with consuming beer, but harder stuff - "Komasaufen" or Binge drinking.

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