Turing Chess Program vs Alick Glennie (Manchester (1952))

Turing Chess Program vs Alick Glennie (Manchester (1952))

As the notes to this game state “This game is of considerable historical interest since it is arguably the first computer chess game. The British mathematician and computer pioneer Alan Turing devised a chess playing program which, for lack of a computer to program, was operated with paper and pencil. This was the result when the program played Alick Glennie, a colleague of Turing’s.”


blurred lock, mechanical finger 
deserts resistive stage and 
exists arithmetic or dropped piano 

cubed temptation or this cord 
deserted sound beyond knightly temptation 

circlet realizes rabbit, the arithmetic 


memorized diagonal below cored wink 
or subtitle or mechanical make-up (make-up)

mineral randomly forgets automatic curiosity 
combined automaton over accidental completion 

the yelping preacher or 
mechanical completion skins this