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ACM's Twentieth North American Computer-Chess Championship (NACCC), Reno, Nevada, USA, November 12-15, 1989. The tournament was held in conjunction with the ACM/IEEE Supercomputing Conference in the Reno Convention Center. For the final winner, see the controversial discussion between Hans Berliner and Feng-hsiung Hsu at rec.games.chess [1].
Reno Convention Center [2]

Final Standing

[3] [4].
#
Name
CC
1
2
3
4
5
P
SOS
SoDOS
1
HiTech
US
9b1
6w1
2w0
4b1
5b1
4
13½

2
Deep Thought
US
7b1
8w1
1b1
5w1
3b0
4
12½

3
Mephisto
GB
10w½
5b0
6b1
7w½
2w1
3
12
8
4
Bebe
US
8b0
9w1
7b1
1w0
10b1
3
10

5
Rebel
NL
6b½
3w1
8b1
2b0
1w0

15

6
Cray Blitz
US
5w½
1b0
3w0
9b1
7w1

12½

7
Phoenix
CA
2w0
10b1
4w0
3b½
6b0

14
3
8
BP
US
4w1
2b0
5w0
10b½
9w0

12½

9
Novag
US
1w0
4b0
10w½
6w0
8b1

12½

10
Zarkov
US
3b½
7w0
9b½
8w½
4w0

10½
3

Photos & Games

Deep Preparation

In round 3, HiTech versus Deep Thought, Hans Berliner had prepared an opening, following a game of Kasparov versus Deep Thought played shortly before [5] [6]:
[Event "Kasparov vs Deep Thought 1989"]
[Site "New York"]
[Date "1989.10.22"]
[Round "2"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Garry Kasparov"]
[Black "Deep Thought"]
 
1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e4 Nc6 4.Nf3 Bg4 5.d5 Ne5 6.Nc3 c6 7.Bf4
Ng6 8.Be3 cxd5 9.exd5 Ne5 10.Qd4 Nxf3+ 11.gxf3 Bxf3 12.Bxc4
Qd6 13.Nb5 Qf6 14.Qc5 Qb6 15.Qa3 e6 16.Nc7+ Qxc7 17.Bb5+ Qc6
18.Bxc6+ bxc6 19.Bc5 Bxc5 20.Qxf3 Bb4+ 21.Ke2 cxd5 22.Qg4 Be7
23.Rhc1 Kf8 24.Rc7 Bd6 25.Rb7 Nf6 26.Qa4 a5 27.Rc1 h6 28.Rc6
Ne8 29.b4 Bxh2 30.bxa5 Kg8 31.Qb4 Bd6 32.Rxd6 Nxd6 33.Rb8+
Rxb8 34.Qxb8+ Kh7 35.Qxd6 Rc8 36.a4 Rc4 37.Qd7 1-0
In the actual game, Deep Thought improved with 6... Nf6, but later played the weak 13... f6. However, instead of 14. Be6!, HiTech, made a terrible mistake, it starts to use its own head [7] [8]:
[Event "ACM 1989"]
[Site "Reno USA"]
[Date "1989.11.13"]
[Round "3"]
[White "HiTech"]
[Black "Deep Thought"]
[Result "0-1"]
 
1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e4 Nc6 4.Nf3 Bg4 5.d5 Ne5 6.Nc3 Nf6 7.Bf4 Nfd7
8.Qa4 Nxf3+ 9.gxf3 Bxf3 10.Rg1 a6 11.Qxc4 Rc8 12.Rg3 Bh5 13.Bh3 f6?
14.Qb4? g5 15.Be3 b5 16.Qd4? c5 17.dxc6 Rxc6 18.Rxg5 fxg5 19.Qxh8 Nf6
20.Bf1 Qa5 21.Bd4 Qb4 22.Bxf6 Rxf6 23.Rd1 Bxd1 24.a3 Qxb2 25.Nxd1 Qxa3
26.Qxh7 Qa5+ 27.Ke2 Rd6 28.Qh5+ Kd8 29.Qxg5 Bh6 30.Qg8+ Kc7 0-1

Round 5 Surprise

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Hans Berliner (rear), Murray Campbell and Feng-hsiung Hsu, ACM '89 [9]
[Event "ACM 1989"]
[Site "Reno USA"]
[Date "1989.11.14"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Mephisto"]
[Black "Deep Thought"]
[Result "1-0"]
 
1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 Bg4 5.Bxc4 e6 6.h3 Bh5 7.Nc3 Nbd7 8.g4 Bg6 9.Nh4 Be4 
10.Nxe4 Nxe4 11.Nf3 Nd6 12.Bb3 Qe7 13.Bd2 h5 14.Rg1 hxg4 15.hxg4 O-O-O 16.Ba5 b6 
17.Bb4 a5 18.Bxd6 Qxd6 19.Qc2 Be7 20.O-O-O Rh3 21.Nd2 c6 22.Rh1 Rdh8 23.Rxh3 Rxh3 
24.Ne4 Qc7 25.Kb1 g5 26.Rc1 Kb7 27.Ba4 Nb8 28.Nd2 Qd7 29.Bb3 Na6 30.Qe4 Nb4 31.a3 Nd5 
32.Qg2 Rh8 33.Ne4 f6 34.Qg3 Rg8 35.Rh1 f5 36.gxf5 exf5 37.Qh3 Rf8 38.Nd2 Bf6 39.Qh7 Rf7 
40.Qh6 Qe6 41.Qg6 Rg7 42.Rh7 Rxh7 43.Qxh7+ Be7 44.Kc1 Kc7 45.Nf3 Kd8 46.Ne5 g4 47.Qh8+
Kc7 48.Kd2 Kb7 49.Nxc6 Qxc6 50.Qe5 Nc7 51.Qxe7 Qg2 52.Qh4 f4 53.exf4 Qe4 54.Qxg4 Qxd4+ 
55.Kc1 Qxf2 56.Qf5 Qf3 57.Kc2 Kc6 58.Qe5 Nd5 59.Qe6+ Kc5 60.Bxd5 Qxd5 61.Qxd5+ Kxd5 
62.Kd3 a4 63.Kc3 Kc5 64.f5 1-0
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Richard Lang playing Mephisto at ACM '89 in Reno, Nevada [10]
4-2.Mephisto_machine.ACM_20_NACCC.Reno.1989-2.102645422.NEWBORN.lg.jpg
8/2k1b2Q/1pp1q3/p2n1pp1/3P4/PB2P3/1P1N1P2/2K5 w - - 3 45 [11]

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References

  1. ^ Aegon Tournament 1990; Hitech best overall by Hans Berliner, rec.games.chess, May 25, 1990
  2. ^ Photo by Visitor7, October 06 2012, Reno-Sparks Convention Center from Wikipedia
  3. ^ Ken Thompson (1989). Results and Games. ICCA Journal, Vol. 12, No. 4
  4. ^ 20th North American CC Championship, Nov. 1989, Reno, USA, from the CSVN Computerschaak History
  5. ^ Ben Mittman (1989). Deep Preparation. ICCA Journal, Vol. 12, No. 4, on Hans Berliner's opening preparation versus Deep Thought, following a game of Kasparov versus Deep Thought
  6. ^ Garry Kasparov vs Deep Thought (Computer) (1989) from chessgames.com
  7. ^ Larry Evans (1989). The Key Game. ICCA Journal, Vol. 12, No. 4, pp. 244, annotated Hitech versus Deep Thought game
  8. ^ PGN Download NACCC from Computerschaak/Downloads/Games hosted by CSVN
  9. ^ Hans Berliner (rear), Murray Campbell (front, left) and Feng-Hsiung Hsu at the 20th annual ACM Computer Chess Championship in Reno, Nevada 1989, Gift of Monroe Newborn, The Computer History Museum
  10. ^ Richard Lang at the 20th ACM North American Computer Chess Championship in Reno, Nevada, Gift of Monroe Newborn, The Computer History Museum
  11. ^ Mephisto X computer chess board at the 20th ACM North American Computer Chess Championship in Reno, Nevada, Gift of Monroe Newborn, The Computer History Museum

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