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The First GI Computer Chess Tournament took place from October 17-20, 1975 in Dortmund Old Town Hall. It was the very first German computer chess tournament, and was hosted by Gesellschaft für Informatik (abbreviated as "GI" and translated as "German Informatics Society") [1] , organized by Reinhard Zumkeller from the University of Dortmund. Eight programs played a three rounds swiss system. The award ceremony took place at Dortmunder Actien Brauerei [2] .
Dortmund Old Town Hall

Final Standing

[3]
#
Name
CC
1
2
3
P
SOS
Playoff
1
Tell
CH
6b1
3w1
2b½


2w1
2
Daja
DE
7b1
4b1
1w½

5
1b0
3
Schach MV 5,6
DE
5w1
1b0
6w1
2
5

4
Orwell III
DE
8b1
2w0
5w½

4

5
Fischer/Schneider [4]
DE
3b0
8w1
4b½



6
Samiel
DE
1w0
7w1
3b0
1


7
Proscha
DE
2w0
6b0
8w1
1


8
Charlie
DE
4w0
5b0
7b0
0
4


Participants

Name
CC
Authors
Hardware
Charlie
DE
Andreas Keil
Siemens 4004 [5]
Daja
DE
Siegfried Jahn, Ludwig Zagler
TR 440
Fischer/Schneider
DE
Kurt Fischer, Hans-Jochen Schneider
IBM 370/158
Orwell III
DE
Thomas Nitsche
UNIVAC 1106/2
Proscha
DE
Hagen Huwig, et al.
IBM 370/158
Samiel
DE
Eberhard Klein, M. Krüger
IBM 370/168
Schach MV 5,6
DE
Helmut Richter
PDP-10
Tell
CH
Johann Joss
HP 2115 (8 K)

Playoff

A tie-break match between Tell and Daja, both with two and a half points, and drawing each other just before in round three, finally decided the tournament in favor to Johann Joss' program.
[Event "First GI Computer Chess Tournament"]
[Site "Dortmund"]
[Date " 1975.10.10"]
[Round "Playoff"]
[White "Tell"]
[Black "Daja"]
[Result "1-0"]
 
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Nc3 Bc5 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 Ng4 7.Bg5 Nf6 8.Bxf6 gxf6
9.Nd5 Nd4  10.Nxd4 Bxd4 11.Qg4 Kh8 12.c3 d6 13.Qf3 c6 14.Nxf6 Bc5 15.b4 b5 16.bxc5
bxc4 17.dxc4 dxc5 18.Rfd1 Qe7 19.Nh5 Be6 20.Qe2 f5 21.exf5 Rxf5 22.Ng3 Rg5 23.Ne4
Rg4 24.Rab1 Rf8  25.Nd6 Qg5 26.f3 Rgf4 27.Ne4 Qe7 28.Rb2 Kg7 29.Rbb1 Kg6 30.Rd6 Rc8
31.Qe3 Kg7 32.Qxc5 Bxc4 33.Rb2 Kh8 34.g3 Rg8 35.Kf2 Rxe4 36.fxe4 Bd3 37.Ke3 Rg6
38.Rxc6 Qxc5 39.Rxc5 Bf1 40.Rf2 Bh3 41.Rxe5 Be6 42.Ra5 Rg7 43.Rf8 Bg8 44.c4 Rd7
45.Rg5 Rg7 46.Rgf5 Rd7 47.Rc8 Rd6 48.Rf7 a6 49.e5 Rd1 50.Rb8 Rc1 51.Kd3 Re1 52.Re7
Rc1 53.e6 Re1 54.c5 Re5 55.c6 Rc5 56.c7 Rc6 57.c8R Rxc8 58.Rxc8 h6 59.Ree8 Kg7
60.Rxg8 Kf6 61.Rc6 h5 62.Rxa6 h4 63.gxh4 Ke7 64.h5 Kf6 65.h6 Ke5 66.e7 Kf4 67.e8Q
Kf5 68.Qe4# 1-0

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References

  1. ^ Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.
  2. ^ Tells Geschoß: Schachmatt, October 17, 1975, Computerwoche 42/1975 (German)
  3. ^ Karsten Bauermeister (1995). Aufbruchstimmung in Deutschland. Computerschach und Spiele Heft 6, 1995 (German)
  4. ^ So lernte der Computer Schachspielen, February 17, 1978, Computerwoche 8/1978 (German)
  5. ^ Computermuseum München, Siemens
  6. ^ Erstes Computer-Schachturnier der Gesellschaft für Informatik October 17, 1975, Computerwoche 42/1975 (German)
  7. ^ Konrad Zuse (1975). Vom Traum zür Wirklichkeit. Mitteilungen der Universität Dortmund, Sondernummer 12, pp. 4.

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