International Grandmaster and World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik in Moscow Title: International Grandmaster and World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik in Moscow
Photographer: Newborn, Monroe
Size: 445 KB
Date: 1980
Credit Line: Gift of Monroe Newborn
Accession: 102645357

Botvinnik served as a consultant to Soviet computer chess developers who developed an early program at ITEP (Moscow Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics) which won a correspondence chess match against a Stanford University chess program led by John McCarthy in 1967. Later he advised the team that created the chess prorgram Kaissa at Moscow’s Institute for Control Science.