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The ACM's Eleventh North American Computer Chess Championship (NACCC) was held from October 26 to 28, 1980 at the Opryland Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee, USA [1] .
Cascade Atrium, Opryland Hotel [2]

Final Standing

[3]
#
Program
CC
1
2
3
4
P
SOS
SoDOS
1
Belle
US
6w1
5b1
2w1
3b1
4


2
CHAOS
US
7b1
9w1
1b0
5w1
3


3
Chess Challenger X
US
4w½
7b1
9b1
1w0

9

4
Bebe
US
3b½
6b1
5w0
9w1



5
Cray Blitz
US
8w1
1w0
4b1
2b0
2
11
4
6
MyChess
US
1b0
4w0
8b1
10b1
2
8

7
Ostrich 81
CA
2w0
3w0
10b1
8w½

7
¾
8
Cube 2.0
US
5b0
10w1
6w0
7b½


¾
9
Awit
CA
10w1
2b0
3w0
4b0
1
8
0
10
Clash
US
9b0
8b0
7w0
6w0
0
6
0

Participants

[4]
Program
CC
Team
Hardware
Language
Awit
CA
Tony Marsland
AMDAHL 470V/7
Algol-W
Bebe
US
Tony Scherzer
Bit Slice Chess hardware
Assembly
Belle
US
Ken Thompson, Joe Condon
PDP-11/23, LSI-11
with custom boards
C
CHAOS
US
Fred Swartz, Mike Alexander,
Jack O’Keefe, Victor Berman
AMDAHL 470
Fortran
Chess Challenger X
US
Dan Spracklen, Kathe Spracklen,
Ron Nelson, Ed English, Frank Duason
6502 based System
Assembly
Clash
US
Chris Peters
TI-990
Fortran IV
Cray Blitz
US
Robert Hyatt, Albert Gower,
Dave Darling, Derek Robb
Cray-1
Fortran IV
Cube 2.0
US
Lloyd L. Lank, James A. Lank
Cray-1
Fortran
MyChess
US
David Kittinger
Z80 Cromemco T-2D
Assembly
Ostrich 81
CA
Monroe Newborn
Nova 4
Assembly

Selected Games

In round 4, Chess Challenger X versus Belle, with 48.a4, having delayed mate as long as possible, Challenger finally ran out of checks, but then a bug appeared in Belle ... [5]
[Event "ACM 1980"]
[Site "Nashville USA"]
[Date "1980.10.28"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Chess Challenger X"]
[Black "Belle"]
[Result "0-1"]
 
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Nxe4 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.dxe5 Be6
9.c3 Bc5 10.Be3 Bxe3 11.fxe3 Rb8 12.Nbd2 Nc5 13.Qe1 Nd3 14.Qg3 O-O 15.Rab1
Qe7 16.Bc2 Qc5 17.Ng5 Ncxe5 18.Nxh7 Rfd8 19.Nf6+ Kf8 20.Bxd3 Nxd3 21.Nh5 g6
22.Nf6 Bf5 23.Qg5 b4 24.Nh7+ Ke8 25.Nf6+ Kf8 26.Nb3 Qc4 27.Nh7+ Ke8 28.cxb4
Rxb4 29.Nf6+ Kf8 30.Ng4 Rd6 31.Nh6 Qe4 32.Rxf5 gxf5 33.Qg8+ Ke7 34.Qxf7+ Kd8
35.Nxf5 Rc6 36.h4 Rc2 37.Qf8+ Kd7 38.Qf7+ Kc8 39.Qg6 Kb7 40.Na5+ Ka8 41.Qxa6+
Kb8 42.Qg6 Ne5 43.Qg8+ Ka7 44.Rf1 Rbxb2 45.Kh1 Rxg2 46.Nc6+ Nxc6 47.Qa8+ Kxa8
48.a4 Kb8 49.a5 Ka8 50.a6 Ka7 51.h5 Kb6 52.a7 Rg1+ 53.Kxg1 Qg2# 0-1

See also


Tournament Director


Publications


External Links


References

  1. ^ Ben Mittman (1980). Tournament Notices - The Eleventh ACM's North American Computer Chess Championship, Nashville, Tennessee, October 26-28, 1980. ICCA Newletter, Vol. 3, No. 1
  2. ^ Cascade Atrium, Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, formerly known as Opryland Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee, Photo by Bobak Ha'Eri, October 12, 2007, Wikimedia Commons, Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center - Wikipedia
  3. ^ ACM 1980 CSVN site
  4. ^ Ben Mittman (1980). The Eleventh ACM's North American Computer Chess Championship. ICCA Newletter, Vol. 3, No. 3
  5. ^ Ben Mittman (1980). The Eleventh ACM's North American Computer Chess Championship. ICCA Newletter, Vol. 3, No. 3, game analysis by David Levy
  6. ^ Applied Concepts - Morphy Edition Master Chess (module) (pdf) by Hein Veldhuis

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