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Clash,
a chess program written in Fortran IV by Chris Peters, in 1980 a student at the University of Washington. Clash played the ACM 1980 on a Texas Instruments TI-990 16-bit minicomputer (28k, 16 bits; 200,000 inst/sec). Without iterative deepening there was not much to gain, and Clash lost all of its four games.
Clash cymbals [1]

Description

A brief description is available from the ACM 1980 tournament booklet [2] :
Clash is entering its first ACM tournament. The program is written in Fortran IV by Chris Peters, a student at the University of Washington. It requires 10k for instructions and an additional 4k for the tree search. The program searches a highly selective tree and examines about 1,000 - 2,000 positions per move. It uses the alpha-beta algorithm and the killer heuristic but does not employ iterative deepening.

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References

  1. ^ A pair of clash cymbals, Image by Kovac9478, January 01, 2008, CC BY 3.0, Wikimedia Commons, Clash cymbals from Wikipedia
  2. ^ The Eleventh ACM's North American Computer Chess Championship, pdf from The Computer History Museum

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