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ACM's 23rd North American Computer Chess Championship (NACCC) was held February 14-17, 1993, Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Throughout the tournament, Robert Levinson demonstrated his learning program Morph [1]. Tony Marsland served as moderator of a panel discussion entitled "Computer Chess: What Remains?".
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis [2]

Final Standing

[3]
#
Name
CC
1
2
3
4
5
P
SOS
SoDOS
1
Socrates II [4]
US
12b1
6w1
2b½
10w1
7b1

10½

2
Cray Blitz
US
9w1
ACM 1993
1w½
6b½
3b½

14½

3
*Tech
US
5w1
4w½
10b0
11b1
2w½
3
12½

4
B*Hitech
US
11w1
3b½
5w0
8b½
6w1
3
12

5
Zarkov
US
3b0
11w1
4b1
7w0
10b1
3
11½
6
6
ChessMachine Schroder
NL
7w1
1b0
8w1
2w½
4b0

16

7
Kallisto
NL
6b0
12w1
9b½
5b1
1w0

12½

8
BP
US
10w0
9b1
6b0
4w½
12w1

10
4
9
Now
US
2b0
8w0
7w½
12b1
11w1



10
M-Chess Pro
US
8b1
2w0
3w1
1b0
5w0
2
16½

11
Bebe
US
4b0
5b0
12w1
3w0
9b0
1
11½
0
12
Innovation
US
1w0
7b0
11b0
9w0
8b0
0
13
0

Participants

[5]
Program
CC
Team
Hardware
Language
Bebe
US
Tony Scherzer, Linda Scherzer
SYS-10 bit slice hardware
Assembly
BP
US
Robert Cullum
486/50 PC
C, Assembly
B*Hitech
US
Hans Berliner, Chris McConnell,
Carl Ebeling
Sun-4
special purpose hardware
Microcode, Assembly
ChessMachine Schroder
NL
Ed Schröder, Jan Louwman
Laptop with ARM2 ISA card
Assembly
Cray Blitz
US
Robert Hyatt, Albert Gower,
Harry Nelson
Cray Y-MP-8
Fortran, C, Assembly
Innovation
US
Jeff Mallett
Macintosh Quadra 68040
C
Kallisto
NL
Bart Weststrate, Franz van de Eng
486/50 PC
Assembly
M-Chess Pro
US
Marty Hirsch
486 PC
C, Assembly
Now
US
Mark Lefler
486 PC
Pascal, Assembly
Socrates II
US
Don Dailey, Larry Kaufman,
c/o Julio Kaplan
486 PC
C
*Tech
US
Bradley Kuszmaul, Charles Leiserson,
Ryan Rifkin
Connection Machine CM-5
C
Zarkov
US
John Stanback
HP 9000/835
C

Selected Games

Round 2, M-Chess Pro - Cray Blitz [6] [7] [8]
[Event "ACM 1993"]
[Site "Indianapolis, IN USA"]
[Date "1993.02.14"]
[Round "2"]
[White "M-Chess Pro"]
[Black "Cray Blitz"]
[Result "0-1"]
 
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 exf4 4.Nf3 g5 5.d4 g4 6.Bc4 gxf3 7.O-O d5 8.exd5 Bg4
9.Qd2 Na5 10.Bb5+ c6 11.Qxf4 Nf6 12.Re1+ Kd7 13.dxc6+ bxc6 14.Ne4 Nxe4 15.Qxg4+
Kc7 16.Rxe4 cxb5 17.Qxf3 Qd7 18.Rf4 Be7 19.Rxf7 Raf8 20.Bf4+ Kb6 21.Be5 Rhg8
22.c3 Nc6 23.Re1 Qe8 24.Rxf8 Qxf8 25.Qd5 Rg5 26.a4 bxa4 27.c4 Nxe5 28.Rxe5 Rxe5
29.Qxe5 Qd8 30.c5+ Kb5 31.Qe2+ Kb4 32.Qd3 Bf6 33.Qc3+ Kb5 34.Qd3+ Kc6 35.Qf3+
Kd7 36.Qe4 Qe7 37.Qb7+ Ke8 38.Qa8+ Qd8 39.Qc6+ Kf7 40.Qb7+ Kf8 41.d5 Qe7 42.Qb8+
Kf7 43.Kf1 Bxb2 44.g4 Bc3 45.Kf2 Qxc5+ 46.Kf1 Qc4+ 47.Kf2 Qd4+ 48.Kf3 Qd1+
49.Ke3 Bd2+ 50.Kf2 Qe1+ 51.Kg2 Qe2+ 0-1

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References

  1. ^ Robert Levinson, John Amenta (1993). MORPH, An Experience-Based Adaptive Chess System. ICCA Journal, Vol. 16, No. 1, reprinted in The 23rd ACM International Computer Chess Championship from The Computer History Museum, pdf
  2. ^ Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, indianapolis.com
  3. ^ ACM 1993 CSVN site
  4. ^ Larry Kaufman (1993). PC Software. Computer Chess Reports, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 9
  5. ^ The 23rd ACM International Computer Chess Championship from The Computer History Museum, pdf
  6. ^ ACM 1993 23rd CCC game set by Steven Edwards, rec.games.chess, February 20, 1993
  7. ^ Computer evolution, a little game collection by Vincent Lejeune, CCC, April 21, 2014
  8. ^ The M-Chess Pro vs. Cray Blitz game was used by Robert Hyatt for 24 test positions to determine the speedup of Dynamic Tree Splitting, see The DTS high-performance parallel tree search algorithm by Robert Hyatt
  9. ^ Computer evolution from chessgames.com

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