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The First European Computer Chess Championship took place August 9-11, 1976 at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Eight (nine?) programs participated, first four to qualify for the WCCC 1977 in Toronto [1]. The three round Swiss tournament was won by Master with Orwell and Tell tying for second place [2] [3].

Final Standing

[4]
#
Program
CC
1
Master [5]
GB
2
Orwell
DE
2
Tell
CH
4
Bs6676 [6]
NL
...



Participants

[7]
Program
CC
Author(s)
Beal
GB
Don Beal
Bs6676
NL
Barend Swets
Charlie
DE
Andreas Keil
Daja
DE
Siegfried Jahn, Ludwig Zagler
Master
GB
Peter Kent, John Birmingham
Orwell
DE
Thomas Nitsche
Papa
HU
George Rajna, B. Almasi
Schach
DE
Matthias Engelbach
Tell
CH
Johann Joss

Booklet


External Links


References

  1. ^ DP Chess Play-Offs Set for Amsterdam, Computerworld, July 19, 1976, pp. 9
  2. ^ David Levy (ed.) (1988). Computer Games I. Springer, pp.167
  3. ^ The Information of the ECCC 1976 so far is incomplete, except first to fourth place. If you have access to the booklet by I. Bakker (Ineke Bakker) mentioned in Computer Games I by David Levy , please provide the information here.
  4. ^ The Fourth World Computer Chess Championship (labeled 22nd ACM), pdf from The Computer History Museum, pdf, European Championships, page 8
  5. ^ II. Europäische Schachcomputermeisterschaft: "Parwell" und "Elsa" als elektronische Vertreter Deutschlands, September 14, 1979, Computerwoche 37/1979 (German), mentions ECCC 1976 and the Master vs. Orwell game
  6. ^ Prehistorie van het Nederlandse Computerschaak (Dutch)
  7. ^ Eight programs mentioned in DP Chess Play-Offs Set for Amsterdam, Computerworld, July 19, 1976, pp. 9, excluding Bs6676

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