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a free chess program, developed by Balázs Csanád Csáji in 2000 until 2002, written in C++ with Microsoft Visual Studio running under Windows with an own GUI. The 32-bit executable plus opening book is available from Balázs' homepage [1] . Pandora opened the box and played two times the Hungarian Chessprogram Open, the MASPV 2001 and MASPV 2002.
Pandora opening her Box [2]

Hector & Pandora

Hector's Defeat

MASPV 2001, round 7, Hector - Pandora [3]
[Event "MASPV 2001"]
[Site "Sopron, Hungary"]
[Date "2001.07.28"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Hector"]
[Black "Pandora"]
[Result "0-1"]
1.d4 d6 2.c4 e5 3.Nf3 e4 4.Ng5 f5 5.Nc3 Nf6 6.h4 Nc6 7.Nh3 g6 8.e3
Bh6 9.g3 Ne7 10.b3 Be6 11.d5 Bd7 12.Bg2 O-O 13.Qc2 c6 14.dxc6 Bxc6
15.Nf4 Bxf4 16.gxf4 d5 17.Ba3 dxc4 18.Rd1 Qe8 19.bxc4 Rd8 20.Bd6 Qf7
21.O-O Qe6 22.Bc5 Rxd1 23.Rxd1 b6 24.Bb4 a5 25.Ba3 Qf7 26.Qb2 Rb8
27.Bd6 Rb7 28.Be5 Nd7 29.Qb3 Nxe5 30.fxe5 Qe6 31.f4 exf3 32.Bh1 Qxe5
33.Nd5 Qg3+ 34.Kf1 Qh3+ 35.Kg1 Qg4+ 36.Kf2 Qxh4+ 37.Kg1 f2+ 38.Kf1
Qxh1+ 39.Kxf2 Qh4+ 40.Kf1 Nxd5 41.Rxd5 a4 42.Qd3 Qh1+ 43.Ke2 Qg2+
44.Kd1 Bxd5 45.Qxd5+ Qxd5+ 46.cxd5 Rd7 47.Kd2 Rxd5+ 48.Ke2 g5 49.Ke1
Rd3 50.Ke2 Ra3 51.e4 fxe4 52.Kf2 Rxa2+ 53.Ke3 a3 54.Kxe4 Ra1 55.Kf3
a2 56.Ke2 Rg1 57.Ke3 a1=Q 58.Kd3 Kf7 59.Ke3 Qe5+ 60.Kd2 Rg2+ 61.Kd3
Rg3+ 62.Kc2 Qe2+ 63.Kb1 Rg1# 0-1

Hector's Revenge

MASPV 2002, Round 3, Pandora - Hector [4]
[Event "MASPV 2002"]
[Site "Sopron, Hungary"]
[Date "2002.04.20"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Pandora"]
[Black "Hector"]
[Result "0-1"]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Be3 Qf6 6.c3 Nge7 7.Bb5 a6
8.Bxc6 Nxc6 9.O-O O-O 10.a4 Nxd4 11.cxd4 Bb4 12.Qb3 a5 13.Nc3 Bxc3
14.Qxc3 Qe6 15.Bf4 c6 16.e5 b6 17.b3 Bb7 18.Rad1 Kh8 19.Rfe1 Qf5
20.Bc1 f6 21.Qg3 Rae8 22.Ba3 Rg8 23.exf6 gxf6 24.Rxe8 Rxe8 25.Qd6
h5 26.Rf1 Rg8 27.g3 Ba6 28.Re1 h4 29.Bb2 Kh7 30.d5 hxg3 31.hxg3 Kg6
32.dxc6 Rh8 33.cxd7 Bb7 34.f4 Rh1+ 35.Kf2 Qc2+ 36.Qd2 Qxd2+ 37.Re2
Rh2+ 38. Kg1 Rg2+ 39.Kh1 Qd1+ 40.Re1 Qxe1# 0-1
Balázs Csanád Csáji and Csaba Jergler, Gyula Horváth (left) and László Lindner watching the revenge [5]


Pandora GUI [6]

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  1. ^ Balázs Csanád Csáji's Homepage - Program Development - Pandora 0.44
  2. ^ Pandora opens the pithos given to her by Zeus, thus releasing all the bad things of the world, by James Gillray, published 1809, Pandora's box from Wikipedia
  3. ^ MASPV 2001 - PGN
  4. ^ MASPV 2002 - PGN
  5. ^ MASPV 2002 photos
  6. ^ Re: Pandora Chess v0.44 by Ruxy Sylwyka, CCC, January 12, 2014

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