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The Seventh World Computer Chess Championship took place from November 23-27, 1992, at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Madrid, Spain. The original El Ajedrecista by Leonardo Torres y Quevedo was an exhibit in the tournament hall [1] .
The Seventh World Computer Chess Championship was a triumph for the RISC architecture - Ed Schröder won the title with the TASC Chessmachine [2] , with a program called Gideon, a port of his Rebel program for an ARM2 RISC Processor, plugged as ISA card into an IBM PC. Runner up Zugzwang played with a grid of 1024 Inmos T800 Transputer [3] . With Kasparov Sparc, under the patronage of Saitek, Kathe and Dan Spracklen played their last tournament, after losing the finish against the Chessmachine. Berliner's HiTech used B*.
UPM, CS Building [4]

Final Standing

7th World Computer Chess Championship 1992, Madrid ES [5] [6]
#
Program
CC
R1
R2
R3
R4
R5
Total
SOS
SoDOS
1
ChessMachine WK
NL
6w½
7b1
10w1
8b1
4b1

15
13½
2
Zugzwang
DE
15b1
3w1
14b1
4w½
5b½
4
15
11½
3
Cumulus 2
FR
19w1
2b0
16w1
14w1
11b1
4
12
8
4
Kasparov Sparc
US
12w1
6b1
9w1
2b½
1w0

17
10½
5
Fritz 2
NL
11w½
8w½
15b1
9b1
2w½

14½

6
RISC 2500
NL
1b½
4w0
20b1
10b1
7w½
3
14½

7
HiTech B*
US
10b½
1w0
18b1
12w1
6b½
3
14

8
Chess Genius
GB
18w½
5b½
21w1
1w0
14b1
3
12½

9
Woodpusher
GB
20w1
21b1
4b0
5w0
17w1
3
11
4
10
MChess Pro
US
7w½
11b1
1b0
6w0
15w1

15
6
11
Hiarcs
GB
5b½
10w0
19b1
13b1
3w0

14

12
Lachex
US
4b0
18b1
13w½
7b0
20w1

11½

13
Pandix
HU
17w1
14b0
12b½
11w0
18b1

10½

14
Kallisto
NL
16b1
13w1
2w0
3b0
8w0
2
15½

15
Ulysses
DE
2w0
22b1
5w0
19w1
10b0
2
12
2
16
Prochess
NL
14w0
17b1
3b0
18w0
21b1
2
10½
3
17
Centaur
RU
13b0
16w0
22b1
21w1
9b0
2
9

18
Nimzo Guernica
AT
8b½
12w0
7w0
16b1
13w0

13

19
Échec
FR
3b0
20w½
11w0
15b0
22b1

10
1
20
Mirage
RU
9b0
19b½
6w0
22w½
12b0
1
10½
1
21
Nightmare
DE
22w1
9w0
8b0
17b0
16w0
1
10½
½
22
Delicate Brute
GB
21b0
15w0
17w0
20b½
19w0
½

½

Participants

7th World Computer Chess Championship 1992, Madrid ES [7]
Program
CC
Team
Hardware
Language
Nodes/s
Centaur
RU
Victor Vikhrev, Alexey Manjakhin
486 PC 66 MHz
Pascal
50
Chess Genius
GB
Richard Lang
486 PC 50 MHz
Assembly
15,000
ChessMachine WK
NL
Ed Schröder
IBM PC + ARM2 32 MHz
Assembly
6,000 - 7,000
Cumulus 2
FR
Jean-Christophe Weill
486 PC 66 MHz
Assembly
15,000
Delicate Brute
GB
Don Beal
SPARCstation 2
C
10,000
Échec
FR
Marc-François Baudot
486 PC 66 MHz
C
5,000
Fritz 2
NL
Frans Morsch, Sjoerd Wiarda (book)
486 PC 66 MHz
Assembly
20,000
Hiarcs
GB
Mark Uniacke
SPARCstation 2
C
3,000
HiTech B*
US
Hans Berliner
VLSI-Sys
C, Microcode
120,000
Kallisto
NL
Bart Weststrate
486 PC 50 MHz
Assembly
10,000
Kasparov Sparc
US
Dan and Kathe Spracklen
SPARC 51 MHz
Assembly
20,000
Lachex
US
Burton Wendroff
Cray Y-MP-2E
Fortran, CAL
40,000
MChess Pro
US
Marty Hirsch
486 PC 66 MHz
C, Assembly
5,500
Mirage
RU
Yuri Shpeer, Vladimir Rybinkin
486 PC 66 MHz
Assembly
-
Nightmare
DE
Reinhold Gellner, Gaby von Rekowski
486 PC 66 MHz
C
6,000
Nimzo Guernica
AT
Chrilly Donninger, Alex Kure (book)
486 PC 50 MHz
C, Assembly
5,000
Pandix
HU
Gyula and Zsuzsa Horváth
486 PC 66 MHz
C, Assembly
4,000 - 15,000
Prochess
NL
Tom Pronk
486 PC 50 MHz
C
10,000 - 15,000
RISC 2500
NL
Johan de Koning
ARM2 28 MHz
C, Assembly
3,000
Ulysses
DE
Ulf Lorenz, Valentin Rottmann
SPARCstation 2
C
5,000
Woodpusher
GB
John Hamlen
486 PC 66 MHz
C
3,500
Zugzwang
DE
Rainer Feldmann, Peter Mysliwietz
1024 x Inmos T805
Occam
250,000

Photos & Games

Round 2


Hitech B* - Chessmachine : 0-1

Game and short analyze on Lichess.org : https://en.lichess.org/e7bBopVr

Round 4

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Richard Lang, Ossi Weiner, Jan Louwman, Ed Schröder, Rob Kemper [8] [9]
Round 4, Chess Genius - ChessMachine WK [10]
[Event "7th World Computer Chess Championship"]
[Site "Madrid, Spain"]
[Date "1992.11.26"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Chess Genius"]
[Black "ChessMachine WK"]
[Result "0-1"]
 
1.d4 Nf6 2.g3 e6 3.c4 d5 4.Bg2 Be7 5.Nf3 O-O 6.O-O dxc4 7.Qc2 a6 8.Qxc4 b5 9.Qc2 Bb7
10.Bd2 Be4 11.Qc1 Bb7 12.Rd1 Nc6 13.Bf4 Nd5 14.Bg5 f6 15.Bd2 Nb6 16.e3 Qe8 17.Qc2 Bd6
18.Nh4 Nc4 19.Bc3 g5 20.Nf3 b4 21.Be1 N4a5 22.Nbd2 g4 23.Nh4 f5 24.a3 Kh8 25.Nf1 Ne7
26.Bxb4 Bxb4 27.axb4 Nac6 28.Qc4 Qd7 29.b5 axb5 30.Qxb5 Rfb8 31.Rxa8 Bxa8 32.Qa4 Ne5
33.Qa7 N5c6 34.Qa3 Bb7 35.Rc1 Ra8 36.Qc5 Ra5 37.Qc4 Nd5 38.Nd2 Ncb4 39.Nb3 Ba6 40.Nc5
Bxc4 41.Nxd7 Ba6 42.Bxd5 Nxd5 43.Nc5 Bc8 44.Nd3 Ba6 45.Nf4 Nxf4 46.gxf4 Bb7 47.f3 gxf3
48.Rxc7 Be4 49.Rc8+ Kg7 50.Rb8 Ra1+ 51.Kf2 Rc1 52.Nxf3 Rc2+ 53.Kg3 Bd5 54.Rb6 h6 55.h4
Re2 56.Ne5 h5 57.e4 fxe4 58.f5 exf5 59.Rg6+ Kh7 60.Rg5 Be6 61.Rxh5+ Kg7 62.Rg5+ Kf6
63.b4 Re3+ 64.Kf4 Rh3 65.Rg6+ Ke7 66.Rh6 e3 67.Nc6+ Kd7 68.Ne5+ Ke7 69.Ng6+ Kd8 70.Rh8+
Kc7 71.Re8 Kd6 72.Ra8 Bc4 73.Ne5 Bb5 74.Nf7+ Ke7 75.Nh6 Rxh4+ 76.Kg5 Rxh6 77.Kxh6 e2
78.Ra5 e1=Q 79.Rxb5 0-1
Game and short analyze on Lichess.org : https://en.lichess.org/4FEPtG5b

The Final

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Back of Sparc operator Günter Niggemann [11] , Ed Schröder and Rob Kemper
Rainer Feldmann, Burkhard Monien and Dieter Steinwender watching [12]
Round 5, Kasparov Sparc - ChessMachine WK [13]
[Event "7th World Computer Chess Championship"]
[Site "Madrid, Spain"]
[Date "1992.11.27"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Kasparov Sparc"]
[Black "ChessMachine WK"]
[Result "0-1"]
 
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d4 Nxe4 4.Bd3 d5 5.Nxe5 Bd6 6.O-O O-O 7.c4 Bxe5 8.dxe5 Nc6
9.cxd5 Qxd5 10.Qc2 Nb4 11.Bxe4 Nxc2 12.Bxd5 Bf5 13.g4 Bxg4 14.Bf4 Nxa1 15.Rc1 c6
16.Be4 f6 17.Nc3 fxe5 18.Bxe5 Rad8 19.Rxa1 Rd2 20.b3 Rfxf2 21.Bg3 Rf7 22.Rf1 g6
23.Rxf7 Kxf7 24.Bf4 Rd7 25.Kf2 Bf5 26.Bxf5 gxf5 27.Na4 b6 28.Nb2 c5 29.Kf3 Kf6
30.Nc4 Ke6 31.Na3 a6 32.Nc4 Rd3+ 33.Ke2 Rd4 34.Ke3 b5 35.Nb2 Kd5 36.Nd3 a5
37.Bg3 Re4+ 38.Kd2 Re8 39.Bc7 a4 40.Kc3 b4+ 41.Kd2 axb3 42.axb3 c4 43.Nxb4+ Kc5
44.Kc3 Re3+ 45.Kd2 Rf3 46.Nc2 cxb3 47.Na3 Kd5 48.Bb6 f4 49.Ba7 Ke4 50.Kc1 Rh3
51.Nb1 Kd3 52.Kb2 Rxh2+ 53.Kxb3 f3 54.Na3 f2 55.Bxf2 Rxf2 0-1
Game and short analyze on Lichess.org : https://en.lichess.org/NlKl0rMI

The Champion

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Ed Schröder just won the Shannon Trophy [14]

Guest of Honour


Tournament Director


Workshop

The last day of the tournament saw the workshop under the title The Impact of Computer Chess on AI Research moderated by Tony Marsland with following contributions [15] , revised versions published in 1993:

See also


Publications


Forum Posts


External Links


References

  1. ^ Jaap van den Herik, Bob Herschberg (1992). The 7th World Computer-Chess Championship. Report on the Tournament. ICCA Journal, Vol. 15, No. 4
  2. ^ ChessMachine from Wikipedia
  3. ^ Zugzwang's ICGA Tournaments
  4. ^ Technical University of Madrid from Wikipedia
  5. ^ 7th World Computer Chess Championship ICGA tournament site
  6. ^ World Computer Chess Championship - 7th WCCC - 1992 Madrid by Mark Weeks
  7. ^ Jaap van den Herik, Bob Herschberg (1992). The 7th World Computer-Chess Championship. Report on the Tournament. ICCA Journal, Vol. 15, No. 4
  8. ^ Photo WCCC 1992 from Ed Schröder's Historic Picture Site
  9. ^ Chessmachine Schroder twenty years later by Javier Ros, CCC, November 06, 2012
  10. ^ Madrid 1992, Chess, Round 4, Game 11
  11. ^ 7. WCCC Madrid 1992 from Schachcomputer.info - Wiki (German)
  12. ^ Image from ChessMachine from Rebel Pure Nostalgica by Ed Schröder
  13. ^ Madrid 1992, Chess, Round 5, Game 7 from the ICGA Tournament Database
  14. ^ Computerschaak pagina 1 (Dutch) Redactie: J. ten Have and Drs. S. Kooi
  15. ^ Tony Marsland (1992). Chess and AI: Workshop Report. ICCA Journal, Vol. 15, No. 4
  16. ^ Richard Greenblatt: "Wedgitude is not an accepted English word. It is a bit of hacker jargon, coined, I believe, by the famous hacker Bill Gosper. We say a system is wedged if there exists a binding, a clashing deep within its bowels, that prevents progress you would otherwise expect. Wedgitude, then, by a well-known English transformation, is the state of being wedged".
  17. ^ Revised version of the paper Comparison and Testing of Six Commercial Computer Chess Programs, presented at the workshop by Tony Marsland
  18. ^ Marion Tinsley vs. Chinook - Wikipedia

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