Title: Developers of the Soviet computer chess program Kaissa
Photographer: Newborn, Monroe
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Credit Line: Gift of Monroe Newborn
Two of the Kaissa team's key members: Vladimir Arlazarov and Mikhail Donskoy. Belle's Ken Thompson stands between them. In 1971, Soviet scientists Vladimir Arlazarov, Alexander Ushkov, and Mikhail Donskoy at Moscow’s Institute for Control Science, created the chess program Kaissa. In 1974, Kaissa won all four games at the First World Computer Chess Championship in Stockholm.