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The Microcomputer Chess Championship took place from September 5 to 7, 1980, in the Le Baron Hotel [1], San Jose, California . The tournament was organized by George Koltanowski, and was won by Champion Sensory Challenger (CSC), at that time the newest chess product from Fidelity Electronics, but not yet on the market. The winning unit was housed in a special attache case which was handcuffed to the wrist of Mike Samole, and which he carried in and out of the playing hall every day and night of the three-day affair. [2]. Up to 100 spectators at a time watched the drama unfold, but the outstanding spectator was Pierre Nolot to report for four French magazines, two chess and two computer magazines [3].
Le Baron Hotel [4]

Final Standing

[5]
#
Program / Unit
R1
R2
R3
R4
P
1
Champion Sensory Challenger
6w1
2b1
4w1
3b1
4
2
MyChess B
9b1
1w0
5b1
4b½

3
Chess Champion Super System III
8w1
5w½
7b1
1w0

4
Boris 2.5
10b1
8w1
1b0
2w½

5
Boris X
7w1
3b½
2w0
9b1

6
Atari A
1b0
10w1
8w½
7w½
2
7
Sfinks
5b0
9w1
3w0
6b½

8
MyChess A
3w0
4b0
6b½
10b1

9
Atari B
2w0
7b0
10b1
5w0
1
10
Lane's Tiny Chess 86
4w0
6b0
9w0
8w0
0

Participants

Program / Unit
Company
Authors / Team
Hardware
Atari A
Atari Corporation
Larry Wagner, Bob Whitehead,
Julio Kaplan
6502 Console
Atari B
Boris 2.5
Applied Concepts [6]
Dan Spracklen, Kathe Spracklen,
John Aker, Terry Fredrick
6502
Boris X
Applied Concepts
Dan Spracklen, Kathe Spracklen,
John Aker [7], Terry Fredrick
6502
Champion Sensory Challenger
Fidelity Electronics
Dan Spracklen, Kathe Spracklen,
Ron Nelson, Ed English,
Frank Duason, Mike Samole
6502 [8]
Chess Champion Super System III
Tryom (Novag/SciSys)
Mike Johnson, David Levy
6502
Lane's Tiny Chess 86

Murray Lane, Jan Kuipers
8086, SDK 86
MyChess A

John Urwin, David Kittinger
Z80, Cromemco
MyChess B
Sfinks

William Fink
Z80, TRS-80

Selected Games

[Event "Microcomputer Chess Championship"]
[Site "San Jose, California"]
[Date "1980.09.06"]
[Round "2"]
[White "MyChess B"]
[Black "Champion Sensory Challenger"]
[Result "0-1"]
 
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Bb7 5.Bg2 Be7 6.O-O O-O 7.Nc3 Ne4 8.Qc2 Nxc3
9.Qxc3 d5 10.Ne5 Na6 11.Bd2 f6 12.Nd3 c5 13.cxd5 exd5 14.dxc5 bxc5 15.Rad1 Rb8
16.b3 Qd7 17.Bf4 Rbe8 18.Rfe1 g5 19.Bd2 Bd6 20.e3 Qf5 21.f4 h5 22.fxg5 fxg5
23.Rf1 Qg4 24.Rxf8+ Bxf8 25.Nf2 Qf5 26.Qd3 Qxd3 27.Nxd3 Bg7 28.Rf1 Rf8 29.Rc1
Rc8 30.Bc3 Bxc3 31.Rxc3 Kf7 32.Kf2 Ke6 33.Bf3 Rf8 34.Ke2 Rxf3 35.Nxc5+ Nxc5
36.Rxc5 Rf7 37.e4 Kd6 38.Ra5 dxe4 39.Rxg5 Rh7 40.Ke3 Bc6 41.Rg6+ Kd5 42.Rg5+
Ke6 43.Rg6+ Kd7 44.Rf6 Kc7 45.Rf5 Kd6 46.Rf6+ Kd5 47.Rf5+ Ke6 48.Rc5 Kd6
49.Kd4 a6 50.Ra5 Bb7 51.Rf5 Ke6 52.Re5+ Kf6 53.Re8 Rd7+ 54.Ke3 Rd3+ 55.Ke2
Bc6 56.Rf8+ Kg7 57.Rf5 Bb5 58.Ke1 Kg6 59.Re5 e3 60.Re4 Rc3 61.Kd1 e2+ 62.Kd2
Rc6 63.Re5 Rd6+ 64.Ke1 Rd1+ 65.Kf2 Rf1+ 66.Kg2 Bc6+ 67.Kh3 e1=Q 68.Rxe1 Rxe1
69.b4 Kg5 70.b5 axb5 71.a3 Re2 72.g4 Re3# 0-1

See also


Publications


References

  1. ^ Le Baron Hotel – Ghostly World™
  2. ^ Harry Shershow (1980). CSC Wins First Microcomputer-Chess Tournament. Personal Computing, Vol. 4, No. 11, pp. 81
  3. ^ Editor (1980). Microcomputer Championship. Chess Voice, October - November 1980, pdf, pp. 84
  4. ^ Le Baron Hotel, 1350 N. 1st St San Jose, CA
  5. ^ Harry Shershow (1980). CSC Wins First Microcomputer-Chess Tournament. Personal Computing, Vol. 4, No. 11, pp. 81
  6. ^ Applied Concepts was mentioned as one of the sponsors of the tournament, on Chafitz vs. Applied Concepts see: Editor (1980). The battle of Boris 2.5 vs Sargon 2.5. Personal Computing, Vol. 4, No. 10, pp. 83
  7. ^ Harry Shershow (1981). Two New Units In Aktion. Personal Computing, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 91
  8. ^ Harry Shershow (1981). The MyChess-CSC Confrontation at San Jose. Personal Computing, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 79

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