In 1989, this rather small group was formed. Our current leaders of the group consist of:  Keith W. (head of graphic designs)  and Steven V. (head of engineering).  Former head of engineering, David H., was sadly forced to leave the group due to financial reasons. In late 1993, we finished our first ever chess computer, B Zhao. The name is a reference to a departed friend who was originally in charge of creating this computer.  In 1994 it was one of the highest ranked computers, and even managed to gain a seat accross the table in a 3 game chess match against Garry Kasparov (which B Zhao lost, 2 1/2 to 1/2).

 It should also be noted that the reason the computer’s rank was 786 was due to a glitch in the ranking system, which did not register some of B Zhao’s wins.


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