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The 1992 QMW Uniform-Platform Computer Chess Championship was held August 3-7, 1992 at Queen Mary and Westfield College of London, initiated and organized by Don Beal. All games were played automatically.
Crest of QMW [1]

Announcement

by Don Beal, May 15, 1992 [2] :
The QMW "uniform platform" or "software intelligence" Computer Chess Tournament will take place 3-7 Aug 1992 in London.

Anyone who has written a chess program can enter. The program has to be sent to QMW prior to the tournament - but attendance of authors at the tournament is optional, as the play will be automated, and the tournament organisers will initiate each game.

Programs will run on identical machines, running at the same clock speed, and with the same operating system underlying the chess program. There will be two divisions (1) programs written for 386 IBM-PC compatibles under MSDOS (will be run as binaries) (2) programs written in C (will be compiled using the same C compiler and run on UNIX machines (68030 cpu)). (The C source will be treated as confidential and compiled without being examined or kept.)

Programmers must incorporate into their programs a simple software interface that enables automatic transmission and reception of moves from the other program. The communications software is provided by the organisers.

C-Language Division

16 MHz 68030 UNIX workstations.

Participants

[3]
Program
CC
Authors
Ares
NL
Frans van Gool, Erik Leenders
GNU Chess 3.1
US
Stuart Cracraft, John Stanback
NotChess
GB
Andy Walker
Phoenix
CA
Jonathan Schaeffer
ProChess
NL
Tom Pronk

Final Standing

[4]
#
Program
CC
_1_
_2_
_3_
_4_
_5_
P
1
GNU Chess 3.1
US
X
2

2
2

2
Phoenix
CA
0
X

2
2

3
ProChess
NL
½
½
X
2
2
5
4
Ares
NL
0
0
0
X
2
2
5
NotChess
GB
0
0
0
0
X
0

PC Division

16 MHz 80386 PC-clones, running MS-DOS.

Participants

[5]
Program
CC
Authors
GNU Chess 3.1
US
Stuart Cracraft, John Stanback
MChess
US
Marty Hirsch
Now
US
Mark Lefler
Pawnder
US
Truman Collins
Schach 3.0
DE
Matthias Engelbach, Thomas Kreitmair

Final Standing

[6]
#
Program
CC
_1_
_2_
_3_
_4_
_5_
P
1
MChess
US
X

2
2
2

2
Now
US
½
X
1

2
5
3
GNU Chess 3.1
US
0
1
X
2
2
5
4
Schach 3.0
DE
0
½
0
X
2

5
Pawnder
US
0
0
0
0
X
0

Tournament Organizer


Reports

  • Don Beal (1992). The 1992 QMW Uniform-Platform Autoplay Computer-Chess Tournament. ICCA Journal, Vol. 15, No. 3

Forum Posts


External Links


References

  1. ^ Queen Mary, University of London from Wikipedia
  2. ^ computer chess tournament by Don Beal, rec.games.chess, May 15, 1992
  3. ^ QMW uniform-platform computer chess tournament by Don Beal, rec.games.chess, August 18, 1992
  4. ^ QMW "Uniform Platform" Computer-Chess Tournament from the old CSVN site
  5. ^ QMW uniform-platform computer chess tournament by Don Beal, rec.games.chess, August 18, 1992
  6. ^ QMW "Uniform Platform" Computer-Chess Tournament from the old CSVN site

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