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Richard Lang

Richard Lang is a a British computer chess programmer.

Born in 1956, Richard Lang started computer chess programming at the end of the 1970s on early home computers, and soon began to play computer chess tournaments. In 1981 he won the European Computer Chess Championship with Cyrus.

He became freelance chess programmer, cooperating with David Levy to write programs for various dedicated chess computers merchandised by Intelligent Software, as well the the Psion program for Sinclair and Apple computers and in 1983 for the IBM PC.

His later. program Chess Genius is still in production for PC's, mobile phones and palm computers - see the Lang Software Limited website. Chess Genius managed to beat Gary Kasparov in 1994.

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