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ACM's Nineteenth North American Computer Chess Championship (NACCC), Orlando, Florida, USA, November 13-15, 1988. The tournament was held in conjunction with the ACM/IEEE Supercomputing Conference with a workshop New Technologies for Chess in the Orange County Convention Center [1] .
Orange County Convention Center [2]

Final Standing

[3]
#
Program
CC
1
2
3
4
P
SOS
SoDOS
1
Deep Thought 0.02
US
2w½
6b1
5w1
3b1

10

2
Chess Challenger X
US
1b½
12w1
4b1
5w1



3
Mephisto X
GB
11b1
4w½
6b1
1w0

9

4
Cray Blitz
US
8w1
3b½
2w0
9b1

9

5
HiTech
US
12b1
7w1
1b0
2b0
2


6
Sun Phoenix
CA
10b1
1w0
3w0
8b1
2
9
3
7
Bebe
US
9w1
5b0
8w0
12b1
2

2
8
Novag X
US
4b0
11w½
7b1
6w0



9
BP
US
7b0
10w1
11b½
4w0

7
2
10
Cyrus 68K
GB
6w0
9b0
12b½
11w1

5

11
AI Chess
US
3w0
8b½
9w½
10b0
1
7

12
Waycool
US
5w0
2b0
10w½
7w0
½
9
¾

Participants

[4]
Program
CC
Team
Hardware
Language
AI Chess
US
Marty Hirsch
IBM PC x86
Assembly
Bebe
US
Tony Scherzer, Linda Scherzer
SYS-10 bit slice hardware
Assembly
BP
US
Robert Cullum
Compaq 386/20
C, Assembly
Chess Challenger X
US
Dan Spracklen, Kathe Spracklen, Ron Nelson
68030
Assembly
Cray Blitz
US
Robert Hyatt, Albert Gower, Harry Nelson
Cray X-MP 4/8
Fortran, C, Assembly
Cyrus 68K
GB
Mark Taylor, David Levy
IBM PC with 68020 card
Assembly
Deep Thought 0.02
US
Thomas Anantharaman, Mike Browne,
Murray Campbell, Feng-hsiung Hsu,
Andreas Nowatzyk
Sun-4
2 special processors
C, Microcode
HiTech
US
Carl Ebeling, Hans Berliner, Gordon Goetsch,
Murray Campbell, Andy Gruss, Andy Palay
Sun-4
special purpose hardware
Assembly
Mephisto X
GB
Richard Lang, Ossi Weiner
68020
Assembly
Novag X
US
David Kittinger
6502 bit sliced micro
Assembly
Sun Phoenix
CA
Jonathan Schaeffer, Marius Olafsson
28 Sun-3 68020
C
Waycool
US
Ed Felten, Steve Otto, Rod Morison, Rob Fatland
nCUBE 10 512 Proc.
C

Photos & Games

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Nelson, Hyatt and Weiner, Mephisto X aka Almeria vs. Cray Blitz [5]
[Event "ACM 1988"]
[Site "Orlando USA"]
[Date "1988.11.13"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Mephisto"]
[Black "Cray Blitz"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
 
1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 Bf5 3.c4 e6 4.Qb3 b6 5.Nc3 dxc4 6.Qxc4 Nf6 7.Bg5 Be7 8.e3 Nbd7
9.Qc6 Bb4 10.Bxf6 gxf6 11.Rc1 a6 12.Be2 Ra7 13.Nh4 Bxc3+ 14.Rxc3 Bb1 15.Qa4
Be4 16.O-O Qb8 17.Rfc1 b5 18.Qa5 Nb6 19.f3 Bd5 20.b3 Ba8 21.Rc5 f5 22.g3 Nd5
23.e4 fxe4 24.fxe4 Ne7 25.Bf3 O-O 26.Rg5+ Ng6 27.Rcc5 Rd8 28.Qc3 Qb6 29.Rg4
Rd7 30.Bg2 Bb7 31.Nf3 Ra8 32.Ne5 Rd6 33.Qe3 Kf8 34.Nf3 Ke8 35.e5 Rd7 36.Ng5
Bxg2 37.Kxg2 h5 38.Re4 Qb7 39.Qf3 Rad8 40.Qf2 Re7 41.Kg1 Red7 42.Rc1 Re7 43.Rf1
a5 44.Qf6 Qb6 45.Rd1 Qc6 46.Re2 Qc3 47.Nxf7 Rxd4 48.Rf1 Qd3 49.Ref2 h4 50.Rf3
Qc2 51.R1f2 Qc1+ 52.Kg2 hxg3 53.hxg3 Qb1 54.Nh8 Nxh8 55.Qxh8+ Kd7 56.Rf7 Qe4+
57.Kh2 Rxf7 58.Rxf7+ Kc6 59.Qe8+ Kb6 60.Qb8+ Qb7 61.Qxb7+ Kxb7 62.Kg2 Rd5
63.g4 Rxe5 64.Kf3 Re1 65.Rf4 1/2-1/2

Selected Games

Round 3, Cray Blitz vs. Chess Challenger X
[Event "ACM 1988"]
[Site "Orlando USA"]
[Date "1988.11.14"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Cray Blitz"]
[Black "Chess Challenger X"]
[Result "0-1"]
 
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.Be3 Nf6 6.Nc3 Bg7 7.Bc4 Qa5 8.O-O O-O
9.Bb3 d6 10.h3 Bd7 11.Qf3 Ne5 12.Qe2 Rac8 13.Rad1 Qa6 14.Qxa6 bxa6 15.f4 Nc4
16.Bxc4 Rxc4 17.e5 dxe5 18.fxe5 Nh5 19.Nf3 Bc6 20.Rd4 Rxd4 21.Nxd4 Bb7 22.e6
Bxd4 23.Bxd4 fxe6 24.Rxf8+ Kxf8 25.Ne2 g5 26.c3 Kf7 27.Kf2 Kg6 28.Bxa7 Nf4
29.Nxf4+ gxf4 30.Bd4 Kf5 31.Bc5 Kf6 32.c4 e5 33.b4 Bc6 34.Bb6 e4 35.Bd4+ e5
36.Bb2 e3+ 37.Kg1 Kf5 38.c5 e4 39.Bc1 Bb5 40.Kh1 Ke6 41.Kg1 Kd5 42.a4 Bxa4
43.g3 e2 44.Kf2 f3 45.Bd2 Kd4 46.g4 Bc6 47.Bf4 Kd3 48.b5 axb5 49.Bh6 b4 0-1

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External Links


References

  1. ^ Tony Marsland (1989). Workshop Report on New Technologies for Chess. ICCA Journal, Vol. 12, No. 1, pdf
  2. ^ The front of the Orange County Convention Center located in Orlando, Florida, by Nehrams2020, July 30, 2007, Orange County Convention Center from Wikipedia
  3. ^ ACM 1988 CSVN site
  4. ^ Monty Newborn, Danny Kopec (1989). Results of The Nineteenth ACM North American Computer Chess Championship. Communications of the ACM, Vol. 32, No. 10, pdf
  5. ^ Photo from The Computer History Museum (wrong text)

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