• Mar 14, 1945
    (b.) - ?

Bio/Description

Born, in London, England, he is a Scottish International Master of chess, a businessman noted for his involvement with computer chess and artificial intelligence, and the founder of the Computer Olympiads and the Mind Sports Olympiads. Since 1999, he has been President of the International Computer Games Association. He is an International Chess Master and has developed more than 100 chess programs. He won the London Junior Chess Championship in 1965 and 1966. He won the Scottish Chess Championship in 1968 and tied for fifth place at the 1969 Praia da Rocha Zonal tournament, scoring over two-thirds; thereby obtaining the title of International Master. He played on Board One for the Scottish team at the 1972 Chess Olympiad in Skopje, Yugoslavia, scoring six wins, five draws, and seven losses (47.2%). He became a professional chess writer in 1971, and has been prolific. Several of his books were co-written with English Grandmaster and prolific chess author Raymond Keene. He also married Keene's sister. He has functioned as literary agent for the escaped Great Train robber, Ronald Biggs. In the late 1970s, he consulted with Texas Instruments on the development of the Chess module for the TI-99/4A Home Computer Project. In 1997, he led the team that won the Loebner Prize for the program called "CONVERSE". The prize competition rewards the program that is best able to simulate human communication. He entered the contest again in 2009, and won.
  • Date of Birth:

    Mar 14, 1945
  • Gender:

    Male
  • Noted For:

    Worked with Texas Instruments on the development of the Chess module for the TI-99/4A Home Computer Project
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