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Amir Banengine programmer
Shay Bushinskyengine programmer
Alon Greenfeldbook author


Chess, 2013, YokohamaWorld Computer Chess Champion67.510
Chess (Software), 2013, YokohamaSecond Place66.510
Chess, 2011, TilburgWorld Computer Chess Champion96.08
Chess (Software), 2011, Tilburg55.08
Chess (Blitz), 2011, Tilburg64.5
Deep JuniorChess, 2010, Kanazawa104.09
Deep JuniorChess (Software), 2010, Kanazawa95.08
Chess, 2009, PamplonaWorld Computer Chess Champion106.59
Chess, 2008, BeijingSecond Place106.09
Chess (Blitz), 2008, Beijing104.59
Chess, 2006, TurinWorld Computer Chess Champion189.011
Chess (Blitz), 2006, Turin148.013
Chess, 2005, Reykjavík126.511
Chess (Blitz), 2005, Reykjavík84.57
Deep JuniorChess, 2004, Ramat-GanWorld Computer Chess Champion149.011
Chess (Blitz), 2004, Ramat-Gan84.07
Deep JuniorChess, 2003, Graz169.011
Chess (Blitz), 2003, Graz96.08
Deep JuniorChess, 2002, MaastrichtWorld Computer Chess Champion187.59
Chess (Blitz), 2002, Maastricht125.09
Deep JuniorChess, 2001, MaastrichtWorld Microcomputer Chess Champion188.09
Deep JuniorChess (Blitz), 2001, Maastricht145.09
Chess, 2000, London145.59
Chess (Blitz), 2000, London106.09
Chess, 1999, Paderborn304.57
Chess, 1997, ParisWorld Microcomputer Chess Champion349.511
Chess (Blitz), 1997, Paris228.0
Chess, 1995, Paderborn346.511
Chess, 1995, Shatin243.55


Description given in 1995:

Junior is a leading Israeli chess playing PC program. It was developed as a hobby by Amir Ban and Shay Bushinsky. Junior's breakthrough occurred during August 1994: The program scored a remarkable equal fourth place (with GM Alon Greenfeld) in the Kfar-Saba Open national chess tournament. The games were conducted under normal tournament time control. In the final round, Junior amazingly defeated GM Leonid Gopstein. During November 1994, Junior participated in the strongest international blitz tournament ever held in Israel. It beat GM Ilya Smirin and drew with GM Lev Psakhis and GM Alon Greenfeld. Amongst others, Junior reached a completely won position against GM Judit Polgar. Since then Junior has established itself as a well respected player in the Israeli chess scene and is the one and only software selected to play in Israel's national chess league. Junior is one of the top chess playing programs on the Internet Chess Server.