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The Aegon Man-Machine Tournaments,
were initiated and organized by members of the CSVN, Cock de Gorter et al., and hosted by the Aegon insurance company in The Hague, the Netherlands. An equal number of human players and computer chess programs were playing six (1986 seven, 1989 five) rounds of a swiss system, with the constraint of man playing machines only. The Aegon tournament started almost with local chess players and anti-computer chess specialists. Later more and more International Masters and Grandmasters were invited, with increasing costs for the sponsor. Apparently due to the 1997 Kasparov versus Deep Blue match, the 1997 Tournament was the last edition [1] .

Editions

Edition
Players
Rounds
Man vs. Mach.
Winner
P
Best Program
P
Rank
Aegon 1986
2*11
7
41½
35½
Fred van der Vliet
6
Rebel

5
Aegon 1987
2*13
6
39½
38½
Martin Voorn
6
Mephisto Dallas 16 bit

3
Aegon 1988
2*16
6
53
43
Lex Jongsma
6
Mephisto Mega 4
4
7
Aegon 1989
2*16
5
57½
23
Ad van den Berg
5
Chess Challenger

8
Aegon 1990
2*14
6
47
37
HiTech
5
HiTech
5
1
Aegon 1991
2*20
6


John van der Wiel
6
MChess
4
8
Aegon 1992
2*24
6
84
60
David Bronstein
6
Mephisto 68030
4
8
Aegon 1993
2*32
6


David Bronstein

The King
5
3
Aegon 1994
2*38
6
114
114
Larry Christiansen

Gideon

5
Aegon 1995
2*48
6
132
155
John van der Wiel

Hiarcs
5
2
Aegon 1996
2*50
6
137½
162½
Yasser Seirawan
6
Quest

5
Aegon 1997
2*50
6
148½
151½
Yona Kosashvili
6
Kallisto

4

Location

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Aegon Headquarters in The Hague

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Tournament hall [2]

Tournament Organizers


External Links


References

  1. ^ AEGON tournament disappears, do we let this happen? by Ed Schröder, CCC, November 01, 1997
  2. ^ Aegon 1996-97 by Thorsten Czub

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