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The United States Open Computer Chess Championship was held four times in the 80s. Despite it was an open hardware tournament, it was except the first edition, where Belle and Bebe competed, a commercial micro computer chess tournament. 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 [1] [2] [3].

Editions

Edition
Event
Origin
Participants
Champion
1st
USOCCC 1985
Mobile, Alabama
18
Fidelity Elite XC
2nd
USOCCC 1986
Mobile, Alabama
18
Challenger N
3rd
USOCCC 1987
Mobile, Alabama
14
Private Line
4th
USOCCC 1988
Mobile, Alabama
4
Chessmaster 2100

ICCA Reports


References

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

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