Vladimir "Vlad" Vlabotnik was a brilliant and fleet-footed Soviet-era chess-coaching bot. Vlad first rose to prominence guiding Aron Nimzowitsch in his win at the 1959 Kiev Open over Alexander Konstantinopolsky. Known for a hyper-offensive style of play, Vlad stumbled badly at the 1963 Leipzig Exhibition, guiding up-and-comer Boris Spassky in his spectacularly ill-fated game-3 queen sacrifice against grandmaster Anatoly Karpov. Vlad was summarily dispatched to a fish cannery on the Baltic Sea. No further records exist.