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Zappa Chess Engine 2005 Oct 11

In Zappa news… Zappa Chess Engine

Zappa is not named for the great Frank Zappa, or at least not directly. Frank rather quixotically named his daughter “Moon Unit”, and Mike Myers used this in Austin Powers 2: there is a scene where Dr. Evil talks about how he has divided his moon base into “Moon Unit Alpha” and “Moon Unit Zappa”. I had just finished reading a book by Bruce Pandolfini, “Chess Openings: Traps and Zaps”, and I thought that Zappa had a nice sound to it. I have never actually listened to a single song of Frank, although I am quite fond of several of his quotes.

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Joe Crawford blogged this at 8:30pm in 2005 in October. The 11th was a Tuesday. You are reading this 14 years later. Comment. There are 3 comments Tweet. Send email. It has no hastags.

Comments: 3

Ankan Banerjee

February 7, 2006 10:00pm

Where can I get Zappa version 2 chess engine? I want to test it against Toga II and Fruit 2.2.1.
-Ankan

Dude, this isso much a lie 🙂

it’s so big that you need a chicken to measure it!
At least, if it wasn’t for the great Frank, you would not have known the word “zappa” (that’s an Italian word). I don’t think you have the slightest idea of what a zappa is 🙂
As you stated, you are fond of several of with his quotes…

however, nice job.
Vittorix

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