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The First United States Open Computer Chess Championship was held in Mobile, Alabama, June 21-23, 1985. The rules allowed open hardware and multiple "team" entries.

Final Standing

#
Program
CC [1]
1
2
3
4
5
6
P
1
Fidelity Elite XC
US
17b½
15w1
6b1
9w1
2w1
3b1

2
Bebe
US
12w1
4b1
9b1
3w½
1b0
5b1

3
Novag Y
US
18w1
14b1
5w½
2b½
7w1
1w0
4
4
Novag Quattro X
US
10w1
2w0
11b1
7b0
17w1
8w1
4
5
Belle
US
7b½
17w1
3b½
8w½
6b1
2w0

6
Fidelity Avant Garde
US
15b½
7w1
1w0
10b1
5w0
12b1

7
Mephisto Modular
GB
5w½
6b0
17b1
4w1
3b0
9w1

8
Fidelity Elite XA
US
9b0
16w1
14w1
5b½
12w1
4b0

9
Novag Super Con X
US
8w1
11b1
2w0
1b0
14w1
7b0
3
10
Turbostar Comp X
US
4b0
12w½
13b½
6w0
16b1
14w1
3
11
Mephisto Modular S
GB
16b1
9w0
4w0
14b0
18w1
13w1
3
12
Turbo Kasparov
US
2b0
10b½
15w1
13w1
8b0
6w0

13
Fidelity PC X
US
14w0
18b1
10w½
12b0
15w1
11b0

14
Novag X
US
13b1
3w0
8b0
11w1
9b0
10w0
2
15
Mephisto Exclusive S
GB
6w½
1b0
12b0
16w½
13b0
18w1
2
16
Turbo 640
US
11w0
8b0
18w½
15b½
10w0
17b1
2
17
MyChess II X
US
1w½
5b0
7w0
18b1
4b0
16w0

18
B11 (Baby Belle)
US
3b0
13w0
16b½
17w0
11b0
15b0
½

Photos

BelleBeBe1985.JPG
Ken Thompson seems to be trying to psych out Tony Scherzer in the battle of the titans
Bebe vs Belle. Both early favorites, now just playing for pride after Elite XC clinched 1st place [2]

Team Order

The tournament was structured in such a way that manufacturers had to play their own machines against each other in some rounds. The rules clearly stated that the operators of each computer had the right to resign or offer a draw on behalf of their machines. Apparently the temptation to take advantage of the rules was too much for Fidelity to overcome [3] [4].

[Event "1st U.S. Open Computer Chess Championship"]
[Site "Mobile"]
[Date "1985.06.23"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Fidelity Avant Garde"]
[Black "Fidelity Elite XC"]
[Result "0-1"]
 
1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.d4 e4 5.Nd2 Nxd4 6.Ndxe4 Nxe4 7.Qxd4 Nxc3 
8.Qxc3 d5 9.e3 Be6 10.Qb3 Qd6 11.Qxb7 Qb4 12.Qxb4 Bxb4 13.Bd2 Bxd2 14.Kxd2 
dxc4 15.Kc3 Rb8 16.Rb1 Bf5 17.e4 Be6 18.Bxc4 Ke7 19.e5 Rhd8 20.b3 Bf5 
21.Rbd1 f6 22.Rxd8 Rxd8 23.Re1 g5 24.Re3 Bc8 25.g3 g4 26.Be2 Rf8 27.exf6
Kxf6 28.f4 gxf3 29.Rxf3 Ke7 30.Rxf8 Kxf8 31.Kd4 Kg7 32.Ke5 Bb7 33.g4 a5 
34.Bd3 Bf3 35.g5 Bh5 36.h4 Bg6 {resigned} 0-1

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References

  1. ^ Country of Author
  2. ^ Editors (1985). 1st U.S. Open Computer Chess Championship. Computer Chess Reports 1985, Vol. 3, No. 2
  3. ^ Larry Kaufman (1985). Ethics in Computer Chess Tournaments: A Case in Point. Computer Chess Reports Fall/Winter 1986 Edition, pp. 126-129
  4. ^ Re: Who was Sid Samole? by Bruce Moreland, CCC, November 16, 2000
  5. ^ Re: Who was Sid Samole? by Bruce Moreland, CCC, November 16, 2000
  6. ^ Editors (1985). The US Open Computer-Chess Championship. ICCA Journal, Vol. 8, No. 3

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