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The Fourth World Computer Chess Championship took place from October 22 to 25, 1983, in the Royal Ballroom A in the Sheraton Center Hotel [1], New York, USA, under the auspices of the ACM, it was simultaneously the 14th ACM North American Computer Chess Championship. It was a five round Swiss tournament with 22 participants. Cray Blitz was the sole winner with 4½ out of 5.
Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers [2]

Final Standing

4th World Computer Chess Championship 1983, New York US [3] [4] :
#
Program
CC
R1
R2
R3
R4
R5
P
SOS
SoDOS
1
Cray Blitz
US
16w1
10b1
8w1
4b½
6b1

14
12¼
2
Bebe
US
11b0
19w1
7w1
10b1
4w1
4
13
10½
3
Awit
CA
14w1
8w0
12b1
17w1
13b1
4
11½

4
Nuchess
US
19w1
11b1
6w1
1w½
2b0

15½

5
CHAOS
US
7b½
21w1
17b1
6w0
8w1

12

6
Belle
US
13b1
9w1
4b0
5b1
1w0
3
17
9
7
Schach 2.7
DE
5w½
12w1
2b0
11b1
10w½
3
15
8
8
Advance 3.0
GB
22w1
3b1
1b0
9w1
5b0
3
15
7
9
Mephisto X
DE
18w1
6b0
15w1
8b0
14w1
3
11½

10
Fidelity X
US
15b1
1w0
18b1
2w0
7b½

15
5
11
Merlin
AT
2w1
4w0
13b½
7w0
17b1

14½

12
Novag X
US
20w½
7b0
3w0
21b1
16b1

12

13
Phoenix
CA
6w0
22b1
11w½
20b1
3w0

11

14
Ostrich
CA
3b0
15w0
19b1
18w1
9b0
2
12
3
15
Pion
NL
10w0
14b1
9b0
16w0
20w1
2
11

16
BCP
GB
1b0
18w0
22b1
15b1
12w0
2
10½
2
17
Patsoc 2.0
US
21b½
20w1
5w0
3b0
11w0

13

18
Conchess
SE
9b0
16b1
10w0
14b0
19w½

11

19
Philidor X
GB
4b0
2b0
14w0
22w1
18b½

11
¾
20
Bobby
DE
12b½
17b0
21w1
13w0
15b0

10

21
Shy
FI
17w½
5b0
20b0
12w0
22b1

9
¾
22
Sfinks X
US
8b0
13w0
16w0
19b0
21w0
0
10½
0

Participants

4th World Computer Chess Championship 1983, New York US [5]
Program
CC
Authors
Hardware, Processor
Language
Nodes/sec
Advance 3.0
GB
Mike Johnson, Dave Wilson
Custom-built 6502 + bit slice
Microcode
1.500
Awit
CA
Tony Marsland
Amdahl 5860/2
Algol W
8 (200 branches)
BCP
GB
Don Beal
Zilog Z8000 system
C, Assembly
20.000
Bebe
US
Tony Scherzer, Linda Scherzer
SYS-10, AMD Am2900 Bit slice
Assembly
20.000
Belle
US
Ken Thompson, Joe Condon
PDP-11/23 + Chess hardware
C
110.000
Bobby
DE
Hans-Joachim Kraas, Günther Schrüfer
IBM 4341-2
Pascal
150
CHAOS
US
Mike Alexander, Fred Swartz, Jack O’Keefe
Amdahl 5860
Fortran
95
Conchess
SE
Ulf Rathsman
6502
Assembly
1.000
Cray Blitz
US
Robert Hyatt, Harry Nelson, Albert Gower
Cray X-MP [6]
Fortran IV
25K-75K
Fidelity X
US
Kathe Spracklen, Dan Spracklen
6502
Assembly
1000
Merlin
AT
Hermann Kaindl, Marcus Wagner, Helmut Horacek
Siemens 7.890 F
Pascal
40
Mephisto X
DE
Elmar Henne, Thomas Nitsche
68000
Macro Language
10
Novag X
US
David Kittinger, Scott McDonald
6502
Assembly
600
Nuchess
US
David Slate, William Blanchard
Cray-1 4Mb
Fortran
2.800
Ostrich
CA
Monroe Newborn
Eclipse + 7 x Nova 4
Assembly
600
Patsoc 2.0
US
Hans Berliner
DEC KL-10
BLISS 36
165
Phoenix
CA
Jonathan Schaeffer et al.
Honeywell DPS 8170
C
n.a.
Philidor X
GB
Mark Taylor, David Broughton,
David Levy, Kevin O’Connell
IBM PC
Assembly
120
Pion
NL
Sito Dekker, Roger Hünen, Gerlach van Beinum,
Jan Derksen, Harry Nefkens, Jaap van den Herik
VAX 11/750
C
1.000
Schach 2.7
DE
Matthias Engelbach
Burroughs B7800
Algol
700 - 1.300
Sfinks X
US
William Fink
TRS-80 with 8088
Assembly
1.000
Shy
FI
Juha Kasanen, Mika Korhonen, Timo Saari
Burroughs B7800/B7900
Algol
350

Photos

[7] [8]

Beal Thompson Newborn Botvinnik

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Don Beal, Ken Thompson, Monroe Newborn, and Mikhail Botvinnik

Spracklens

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Frederic Friedel (?) with Kathe Spracklen and Dan Spracklen

Photos & Games

Cray Blitz - BCP

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Harry Nelson, Robert Hyatt and Don Beal, Cray Blitz vs BCP
[Event WCCC 1983"]
[Site "New York, USA"]
[Date "1983.10.22"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Cray Blitz"]
[Black "BCP"]
[Result "1-0"]
 
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.e5 Nd5 4.Nc3 e6 5.Nxd5 exd5 6.d4 Nc6 7.dxc5 Bxc5 8.Qxd5 Qb6
9.Qd2 O-O 10.Bc4 Re8 11.O-O Nxe5 12.Nxe5 Rxe5 13.Qf4 Qf6 14.Qxf6 gxf6 15.Kh1 d5
16.f4 Rh5 17.Be2 Rh4 18.Bf3 d4 19.g3 Rh3 20.f5 Kg7 21.Kg2 Rh6 22.Bxh6+ Kxh6
23.Bd5 Kg7 24.Rad1 a5 25.Kh1 Ra6 26.Be4 b5 27.Rfe1 Bd7 28.Rd2 Bc6 29.Bxc6 Rxc6
30.Re8 Bb6 31.Rb8 b4 32.Rb7 Kf8 33.Re2 Bc7 34.g4 Rc5 35.Ra7 Bb6 36.Ra6 Rc6
37.Rd2 Rd6 38.Rd3 Kg7 39.c3 Kg8 40.a4 Kg7 41.cxb4 axb4 42.a5 Bc5 43.Rxd6 Bxd6
44.Rxd4 Bc5 45.Rd5 Be3 46.Rd3 Bc5 47.Rd7 Be3 48.a6 h5 49.gxh5 Kf8 50.Rd3 Bc5
51.Rg3 Ke8 52.h6 Bd6 53.a7 Ke7 54.Rd3 Bc7 55.a8=Q Bd6 56.h7 b3 57.Qb7+ Ke8
58.h8=Q+ Bf8 59.Qe4# 1-0

Nuchess - Belle

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Ken Thompson, Frederic Friedel, Joe Condon, David Slate, and William Blanchard
[Event "WCCC 1983"]
[Site "New York, USA"]
[Date "1983.10.23"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Nuchess"]
[Black "Belle"]
[Result "1-0"]
 
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.d4 exd4 6.O-O Be7 7.e5 Ne4 8.Nxd4 O-O 
9.Nf5 d5 10.exd6 Bxf5 11.dxe7 Nxe7 12.Be3 Nd5 13.Qf3 Nxe3 14.fxe3 Bg6 15.Qf4 b5 
16.Bb3 c5 17.c4 Qf6 18.Qxf6 Nxf6 19.Rc1 b4 20.Nd2 Rfe8 21.Re1 Rad8 22.Nf1 Bd3 
23.Rad1 Ng4 24.Ba4 Rf8 25.Nd2 Ne5 26.Bb3 Rd6 27.Nf3 Nxf3+ 28.gxf3 f5 29.Rd2 Re8 
30.Kf2 f4 31.exf4 Rxe1 32.Kxe1 Rd4 33.Kf2 Kf7 34.Ke3 Bxc4 35.Rxd4 cxd4+ 36.Kxd4 
Bxb3 37.axb3 Kf6 38.Ke4 g6 39.h4 Ke6 40.f5+ gxf5+ 41.Kd4 Kd6 42.f4 Ke6 43.Kc5 a5 
44.h5 Kf7 45.Kd5 Kf6 46.Kd6 Kf7 47.Ke5 Ke8 48.Kxf5 1-0

The New Champion

Chess Life

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Chess Life February 1984 [9] Ken Thompson, Joe Condon, Robert Hyatt, and Albert Gower

Cartoons

Cartoons by Jeff Ragsdale from the ICCA Journal 1987, 1988 and 1989 [10] reprinted in King Moves - Welcome to the 1989 AGT World Computer Chess Championship. [11]

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References

  1. ^ An Iconic Times Square Hotel - Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
  2. ^ Looking east across 7th avenue at Sheraton Hotel & Tower at midday, by Jim.Henderson, August 11, 2010, Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers from Wikipedia
  3. ^ ICGA Tournament site
  4. ^ World Computer Chess Championship - 4th WCCC - 1983 New York by Mark Weeks
  5. ^ The Fourth World Computer Chess Championship (labeled 22nd ACM), pdf
  6. ^ Re: hardware of Cray Blitz by Robert Hyatt, CCC, June 13, 1999
  7. ^ László Lindner, A SZÁMÍTÓGÉPES SAKK KÉPEKBEN című melléklete - The pictures of the Beginning of Chess Computers
  8. ^ Gifts of Monroe Newborn from The Computer History Museum
  9. ^ Harold Bogner (1984). The New Champion. Chess Life February 1984, pdf from The Computer History Museum
  10. ^ Two questions for Bob by Carey, CCC, September 30, 2008
  11. ^ King Moves - Welcome to the 1989 AGT World Computer Chess Championship. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Courtesy of Peter Jennings from The Computer History Museum, available as pdf reprint
  12. ^ An interesting book with some insights on Bob's Cray Blitz by Julien Marcel, CCC, June 23, 2011
  13. ^ How fast was the Cray? by Sean Evans, CCC, September 23, 2016

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