Lawrence C. "Larry" Kaufman (born 1947) is a chess grandmaster. He currently lives in Potomac, Maryland. In 2008, as an International Master, Kaufman won the World Senior Championship (which he later retroactively shared with Mihai Suba) which automatically earned him the Grandmaster title.
A longtime researcher in computer chess, Kaufman has made several contributions to chess-related works. He helped write the opening book for the pioneering program Mac Hack, co-developed Socrates II and its commercial adaptation, Kasparov's Gambit, edited the journal Computer Chess Reports, and worked on many other research and commercial chess engines. He is also known for his work on computer chess engine Rybka 3, and several books and articles, including The Evaluation of Material Imbalances. He currently helps develop the chess program Komodo with Don Dailey, with whom he had worked on the Socrates series of programs.
Kaufman's son, Raymond Kaufman, is an International Master.
- Kaufman, Larry (March 1999), "The Evaluation of Material Imbalances", Chess Life, retrieved 2006-06-21
- Larry Kaufman player profile and games at Chessgames.com
- Larry Kaufman rating card at FIDE
- Larry Kaufman on the merits of various chess variants
- Larry Kaufman's handicap series
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