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The First International Chess-Computer Tournament in the USSR,
held simultaneously with the human qualification tournament of the World Cup, May 16-28, 1989 in Moscow, USSR, sponsored by Hegener & Glaser. There was also an exhibition of Mephisto chess computers, with more than 100 machines shown in the Izmailovo cinema and concert hall [1] to play Soviet chess amateurs. The che
ss-computer tournament was organized by the Chess-Programming Association (CPA) of the USSR.
Five Soviet participants, two PC programs, Centaur and Algir, and three Soviet dedicated chess computers competed with three Mephisto models with programs by Richard Lang (Mephisto Almeria [2] ), Ed Schröder (Mephisto München IV [3] ) and Frans Morsch (Mephisto Europa [4] ). Finally, the Almeria won the tournament, followed by the MM IV and Centaur.
Izmaylovo Kremlin [5]

Final Standing

[6]
#
Program
CC
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
P
1
Mephisto Almeria
GB
X
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
7
2
Mephisto München MM IV
NL
0
X
1
1
1
1
1
1
6
3
Centaur
SU
0
0
X
1
1
1
½
1

4
Mephisto Europa
NL
0
0
0
X
1
1
1
1
4
5
Elektronika IM
SU
0
0
0
0
X
½
1
1

6
Algir
SU
0
0
0
0
½
X
1
1

7
Strategist
SU
0
0
½
0
0
0
X
½
1
8
Strategist-Natasha
SU
0
0
0
0
0
0
½
X
½

Games

Centaur - Mephisto Europa
[Event "First International Chess-Computer Tournament"]
[Site "Moscow, USSR"]
[Date "1989.05.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Centaur"]
[Black "Mephisto Europa"]
[Result "1-0"]
 
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Nxc6 bxc6 7.e5 Nd5 8.Nxd5 exd5
9.Bd3 d6 10.Qh5 dxe5 11.Qxe5+ Qe7 12.Bf4 Qxe5+ 13.Bxe5 Bc5 14.Bxg7 Rg8 15.Be5 Rxg2
16.Bg3 Bb4+ 17.c3 Bc5 18.Bf1 Rxg3 19.hxg3 Bf5 20.Rh5 Bg6 21.Re5+ Kf8 22.Ba6 Rb8 23.Re2
Bf5 24.Re5 Bg6 25.b4 Bd6 26.Re3 Re8 27.Rxe8+ Kxe8 28.O-O-O Kd7 29.Kb2 Be4 30.Be2
Be5 31.f3 Bf5 32.g4 Bg6 33.Kb3 Kd6 34.Kb2 Kd7 35.Bd3 Bxd3 36.Rxd3 Kd6 37.Kb3 c5
38.bxc5+ Kxc5 39.Kc2 Kc4 40.f4 Bg7 41.Re3 Bf8 42.Re5 f6 43.Re6 Bg7 44.Re7  1-0
Game and short analyze on Lichess.org : https://en.lichess.org/j0Vfex0w

See also

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External Links


References

  1. ^ Hotel Izmaylovo (Izmailovo), Moscow, Russia
  2. ^ Mephisto Almeria 68020 from Schachcomputer.info Wiki (German)
  3. ^ Mephisto MM IV from Schachcomputer.info Wiki (German)
  4. ^ Mephisto Europa from Schachcomputer.info Wiki (German)
  5. ^ Kremlin in Izmaylovo, Moscow, Image by Simm, July 01, 2007, CC BY-SA 2.5, Wikimedia Commons, Izmaylovo District from Wikipedia
  6. ^ Alexander Timofeev (1989). Report on the 1st International Chess-Computer Tournament in the USSR. ICCA Journal, Vol. 12, No. 2

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