Developer: Dennis Cooper, Ed Kozdrowicki (Mater: George Baylor, Herbert Simon)
Release date: 1970
Platform: Mainframe (IBM 360/370, UNIVAC)
More info: Chess programming Wiki
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Coko (the Cooper-Kozdrowicki chess program) is a chess program written in FORTRAN. It plays a minimal chess game at the rate of 0.2 sec CPU time per move, with a level close to lower chess club play. It participated in four American computer chess championships (1970, 1971, 1972 and 1973). Later versions included the Mater software which is a dedicated piece of software to detect check-mate situations: both how to cause them and how to prevent them.