|Walter Ravenek||engine programmer|
|Chess, 1999, Paderborn||30||2.5||7|
|Chess, 1997, Paris||34||6.0||11|
- Description given in 1999:
Arthur is a strong Dutch amateur program. It has finished as the best amateur program in the Open Dutch Computer Chess Championships for the last three years, performing reasonably well against commercial programs. The program consists of a platform independent chess engine, which is connected to a graphical user interface for the Macintosh. A WinBoard version will be available in the near future. Arthur is quite capable tactically, but it tends to play a positional game, when given the chance.
- Description given in 1997:
Arthur is an amateur chess program that has been developed as a literate program, i.e., with description and source code integrated in a single document. The complete print-out is some 500 pages. The program uses conventional search techniques, with some specific extensions developed by the author. The program is knowledge intensive and plays mainly positional games.
Arthur has been a regular guest in the AEGON Man vs. Machine tournaments and the Open Dutch Computer Chess Championships. Over the last three years it has finished between the top amateur programs.