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Heureka,
a chess program by Gerold Fischer which played the WMCCC 1996 in Jakarta. Heureka was further announced to participate the WMCCC 1997 in Paris [1], when Fischer withdrew in favour to the late registered MChess, as suggested by Fischer's partner and Goliath author Michael Borgstädt [2] . After rumors on Heureka's origins appeared [3], Borgstädt clarified Goliath and Heureka were different programs, possibly sharing ideas but no source code [4].

Heureka, in English the /h/ is dropped for Eureka, is an interjection used to celebrate a discovery, a transliteration of a word attributed to Archimedes [5] . What this discovery was in Fischer's chess program is not traditional.
Heureka [6]

Selected Games

WMCCC 1996, round 8, Heureka - Schach 3.0 [7] [8] [9]
[Event "WMCCC 1996"]
[Site "Jakarta, Indonesia"]
[Date "1996.10.13"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Heureka"]
[Black "Schach 3.0"]
[Result "1-0"]
 
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 c6 3. Bg2 Nf6 4. d4 Bf5 5. Nc3 e6 6. Bg5 Bb4 7. Qd2 Nbd7
8. Nh4 Bg4 9. a3 Bxc3 10. Qxc3 h6 11. Bd2 g5 12. Nf3 Ne4 13. Qe3 Bxf3
14. Bxf3 Nxd2 15. Qxd2 h5 16. h4 g4 17. Bg2 Nb6 18. e3 Nc4 19. Qb4 Nd6
20. Bf1 a5 21. Qb3 f6 22. Bd3 Kd7 23. Qa2 a4 24. O-O Qe7 25. c4 dxc4
26. Bxc4 f5 27. Rac1 Qf6 28. Bd3 Qd8 29. Rc5 b6 30. Rc3 Ra7 31. Rfc1 Rc7
32. b4 axb3 33. Qxb3 Qb8 34. Rb1 b5 35. a4 Rb7 36. axb5 cxb5 37. Rc5 b4
38. Re5 Rh6 39. d5 Ke7 40. dxe6 Rf6 41. Rd1 Rb6 42. Ra1 Rf8 43. Rea5 Rb7
44. Bf1 Rc8 45. Qb2 Rc3 46. Ra8 Qc7 47. Bg2 Ne4 48. Rh8 Nf6 49. Bxb7 Qxb7
50. Rha8 Qe4 51. R1a6 Nd5 52. R6a7+ Kf6 53. e7 Nxe7 54. Re8 Qd3 55. Rexe7
Qd1+ 56. Kh2 Qc2 57. e4 1-0

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References

  1. ^ Re: Missing in action (aka WMCCC) by Michael Borgstädt, rgcc, September 26, 1997
  2. ^ WITHDRAWAL (WMCCC) by Michael Borgstädt, CCC, October 05, 1997
  3. ^ Re: WMCCC by Bruce Moreland, CCC, September 25, 1997
  4. ^ Re: WMCCC by Michael Borgstädt, CCC, October 05, 1997
  5. ^ Eureka (word) from Wikipedia
  6. ^ The Golden Crown (Sources), This illustration and text are from a magazine advertisement for NBC, probably dating from the 1940’s. It was found among the files of the Print and Picture Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia. The word “eureka!” is coming out of Archimedes’ mouth.
  7. ^ WMCCC 1996 | Operators
  8. ^ Jakarta 1996 - Chess - Round 8 - Game 10 (ICGA Tournaments)
  9. ^ Tony Marsland (1996). Experience is a Hard Teacher. ICCA Journal, Vol. 19, No. 4

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