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The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) hosted the first major chess tournament for computers, the 1st ACM United States Computer Chess Championship, in September 1970 in New York. The event was organized by Monroe Newborn, Professor of Computer Science at McGill University. The ACM chess events, in 1975 renamed the ACM North American Computer Chess Championship, and in 1991 the ACM International Computer Chess Championship, were canceled in 1995 as Deep Blue was preparing for the first match against world chess champion Garry Kasparov.

Edition
Event
Origin
Participants
Champion
1st
ACM 1970
New York
6
Chess 3.0
2nd
ACM 1971
Chicago
8
Chess 3.5
3rd
ACM 1972
Boston
8
Chess 3.6
4th
ACM 1973
Atlanta
12
Chess 4.0
5th
ACM 1974
San Diego
12
Ribbit
6th
ACM 1975
Minneapolis
12
Chess 4.4
7th
ACM 1976
Houston
11
Chess 4.5
8th
ACM 1977
Seattle
12
Chess 4.6
9th
ACM 1978
Washington, D.C
12
Belle
10th
ACM 1979
Detroit
12
Chess 4.9
11th
ACM 1980
Nashville
10
Belle
12th
ACM 1981
Los Angeles
16
Belle
13th
ACM 1982
Dallas
14
Belle
14th
ACM 1983
(4th WCCC)
New York
22
Cray Blitz
15th
ACM 1984
San Francisco
14
Cray Blitz
16th
ACM 1985
Denver
10
HiTech
17th
ACM 1986
Dallas
16
Belle
18th
ACM 1987
Dallas
13
ChipTest
19th
ACM 1988
Orlando
12
Deep Thought
20th
ACM 1989
Reno
10
Deep Thought, HiTech
21st
ACM 1990
New York
9
Deep Thought
22nd
ACM 1991
Albuquerque
12
Deep Thought II
23rd
ACM 1993
Indianapolis
12
Socrates II
24th
ACM 1994
Cape May
10
Deep Thought II

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