Kotok-Mc Carthy - Influence


In 1967 Mac Hack VI by Richard Greenblatt with Donald E. Eastlake III became an honorary member of the United States Chess Federation when a person lost to it in tournament play in Massachusetts. Sadly, Kronrod lost his directorship at ITEP and his professorship because of complaints from physics users that ITEP mathematics resources were being used for gaming. Mikhail Donskoy, Arlazarov and Uskov developed the ITEP program into Kaissa at the Institute of Control Sciences and in 1974, it became the world computer chess champion. Debate continues some forty years after the first test, about whether the Shannon Type A brute force approach, used by ITEP, is superior to the Type B selective strategy, used by Kotok-McCarthy.

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