Philosophical Magazine - "Programming a Computer for Playing Chess" - 1950

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Shannon, Claude E. Programming a Computer for Playing Chess. [In]: The Philosophical Magazine, Volume41, Number 314. Entire issue, pp. 209-312. Several diagrams in text. (8vo) modern brown half calf and marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt. Original stiff printed wrappers bound in at rear. First Edition. London: Taylor & Francis, [1950].

This is the first technical article ever published on programming a computer to play chess.