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The ACM's Fifteenth North American Computer Chess Championship (NACCC) took place from October 7-9, 1984 at the Imperial Ballroom of the Hilton San Francisco and Tower Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA.
Hilton and Towers Hotel [1]

Final Standing

[2]
#
Program
CC
1
2
3
4
P
SOS
SoDOS
1
Cray Blitz
US
3w1
4b1
2w1
6b1
4
11
11
2
Bebe
US
12b1
10w1
1b0
8w1
3


3
Fidelity X
US
1b0
11w1
9b1
10w1
3


4
CHAOS
US
11b1
1w0
13b1
7w1
3
8
4
5
Belle
US
7b½
6w0
12b1
13w1

6
3
6
Nuchess
US
8w½
5b1
7w½
1w0
2
10½

7
Phoenix
CA
5w½
9w1
6b½
4b0
2


8
Novag X
US
6b½
12w1
10b½
2b0
2


9
Intelligent Chess Software
GB
13b1
7b0
3w0
11w1
2
7
2
10
Schach 2.7
DE
14w1
2b0
8w½
3b0

8
1
11
Ostrich
CA
4w0
3b0
14w1
9b0
1
8
0
12
Awit
CA
2w0
8b0
5w0
14b1
1

0
13
Merlin
AT
9w0
14b1
4w0
5b0
1

0
14
Xenarbor
US
10b0
13w0
11b0
12w0
0

0

Participants

[3]
Program
CC
Team
Hardware
Language
Awit
CA
Tony Marsland
Amdahl 5860/2
Algol W
Bebe
US
Tony Scherzer
Bit slice chess hardware
Assembly
Belle
US
Ken Thompson, Joe Condon
PDP-11/23 + special hardware
C
CHAOS
US
Mike Alexander, Fred Swartz,
Jack O’Keefe, Victor Berman
Amdahl 5860
Fortran
Cray Blitz
US
Robert Hyatt, Albert Gower,
Harry Nelson
Cray X-MP4
Fortran, CAL
Fidelity X
US
Dan Spracklen, Kathe Spracklen,
Boris Baczynskyj
6502 system
Assembly
Intelligent Chess Software
GB
Mark Taylor, Richard Lang,
David Levy, Kevin O’Connell
6502 Apple IIe
Assembly
Merlin
AT
Hermann Kaindl, Marcus Wagner,
Helmut Horacek
CDC Cyber 176
Pascal
Novag X
US
David Kittinger, Scott McDonald
6502 system
Assembly
Nuchess
US
David Slate, William Blanchard
Cray-1
Fortran
Ostrich
CA
Monroe Newborn
8-DG multiprocessing =
1 x Eclipse,
6 x Nova 4, 1 x Nova 3
Assembly
Phoenix
CA
Jonathan Schaeffer
VAX 11/780
C
Schach 2.7
DE
Matthias Engelbach
Burroughs 7800
Algol
Xenarbor
US
Donald Miller
IBM 3081 [4]
Fortran

Photos & Games

ACM1984BebeNovag.JPG
Linda and Tony Scherzer, Bob Henry and David Kittinger, Bebe vs. Novag X [5]
 [Event "15th ACM 1984"]
 [Site "San Francisco USA"]
 [Date "1984.10.09"]
 [Round "4"]
 [White "Bebe"]
 [Black "Novag X"]
 [Result "1-0"]
 
 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O b5 6.Bb3 d6 7.Ng5 d5 8.exd5 Nd4 9.d6 Nxb3
10.dxc7 Qxc7 11.axb3 h6 12.Nf3 e4 13.Re1 Be7 14.Nc3 exf3 15.Nxb5 Qc5 16.Qxf3 Qxb5
17.Qxa8 Qb7 18.Qxb7 Bxb7 19.d4 Kd7 20.c4 Bb4 21.Re2 Rd8 22.d5 Nxd5 23.cxd5 Bxd5
24.Rxa6 Bxb3 25.Re4 Bc5 26.Be3 Kc7 27.Ra1 Bd5 28.Bf4+ Kc6 29.Rea4 Be6 30.Be5 Rd2
31.Bxg7 Bxf2+ 32.Kh1 Bd5 33.Bc3 Rc2 34.Ra6+ Kc7 35.R6a5 Kc6 36.Ra6+ Kc7 37.R6a5 Kc6
38.Ra8 Bb6 39.Rg8 f5 40.Rg6+ Kb5 41.Rd1 Be4 42.Bd2 Rxb2 43.Bxh6 f4 44.Rg5+ Kc6
45.Rc1+ Kd6 46.Bg7 Rf2 47.Rd1+ Kc6 48.Be5 Be3 49.Rg4 Bc2 50.Ra1 Kd5 51.Bb8 f3
52.gxf3 Rxf3 53.Ra5+ Ke6 54.h4 Bf5 55.Rga4 Kf7 56.Kg2 Rf2+ 57.Kg3 Rf1 58.Bf4 Bf2+
59.Kg2 Bd3 60.Rd5 Be2 61.Rd7+ Kg6 62.h5+ Kxh5 63.Rd2 Bb6 64.Rxe2 Rg1+ 65.Kh2 Rb1
66.Rg2 Rb5 67.Ra6 Rf5 68.Kg3 Rf6 1-0

See also


Tournament Director


Publications


External Links


References

  1. ^ Hilton San Francisco & Towers, Downtown San Francisco, Photo by Eric in SF, February 09, 2008, Wikimedia Commons, Hilton San Francisco Union Square
  2. ^ ACM 1984 CSVN site
  3. ^ The Fifteenth ACM Computer Chess Championship, San Francisco California, October 7-9, 1984, pdf from The Computer History Museum
  4. ^ Danny Kopec, Monroe Newborn (1985). ACM's Fifteenth North American Computer Chess Championship. Communications of the ACM, Vol. 28, No. 7, reprinted in The Sixteenth ACM North American Computer Chess Championship, Denver Colorado, October 13-15, 1985, pdf from The Computer History Museum
  5. ^ Peggy Watt (1984). Mainframes checkmate Micros. InfoWorld, November 5, 1984, pp. 18, google books

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