- Danny Kopec
Danny Kopec Full name Daniel Kopec Country United States Born February 28, 1954 Title International Master Peak rating 2493 (December 1994)
Dr. Danny Kopec (born February 28, 1954) is an international chess master, author, and computer science professor at Brooklyn College. He graduated from Dartmouth College in the class of 1975. Kopec later received a PhD in Machine Intelligence from the University of Edinburgh.
Kopec has achieved the FIDE International Master title and has been a semi-professional chess player since 1976. He lived in Canada for several years during the 1980s, and competed there with success. He has written numerous books on the subject of chess, produced eight chess instructional DVDs, and has run chess camps since 1994. Kopec has also worked to promote his chess opening, "The Kopec System" (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bd3!?).
Kopec has published notable academic pieces in the areas of artificial intelligence, machine error reduction, intelligent tutoring systems, and computer education.
Partial chess bibliography
- (1980) Best Games Of The Young Grandmasters, with Craig Pritchett (non-fiction chess), publisher Bell and Howell, London
- (1985) Master Chess: A Course in 21 Lessons (non-fiction chess)
- (1997) Practical Middlegame Techniques with Rudy Blumenfeld (non-fiction chess)
- (1998) Test, Evaluate, and Improve your Chess co-author Hal Terrie (non-fiction chess)
- (2002) Chess World Title Contenders and Their Styles co-author Craig Pritchett (non-fiction chess)
- (2003) Mastering the Sicilian (non-fiction chess)
- (2004) Winning the Won Game co-author Ľubomír Ftáčnik (non-fiction chess)
- FIDE rating card for Danny Kopec
- Academic Website on Brooklyn College
- Kopec Chess Services: KopecChess.com
- Danny Kopec player profile at ChessGames.com
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