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The Eighth World Computer Chess Championship took place from May 25-30, 1995, Ho Sin Hang Engineering Building at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong - China.

Fritz on a 90 MHz P5 won the title after a play-off versus Star Socrates, after already winning again Deep Blue Prototype in round five.
Ho Sin Hang Engineering Building, CUHK [1]

Final Standing

8th World Computer Chess Championship 1995, Shatin [2] [3]
#
Program
CC
R1
R2
R3
R4
R5
Total
SOS
SoDOS
Play-off
1
Fritz
NL
11b0
16w1
19b1
14w1
3b1
4
12

2b1
2
Star Socrates
US
3b0
14w1
23b1
9w1
8b1
4
12½
9
1w0
3
Deep Blue Prototype
US
2w1
8b1
12w1
6b½
1w0

16½
11

4
Frenchess
FR
6w½
7b0
17b1
12w1
14b1

12½
8

5
Junior
IL
8b0
15w½
24b1
18w1
11b1

10½


6
WChess
US
4b½
10w1
11w½
3w½
7b½
3
15½


7
Chess Genius
GB
10b½
4w1
9b½
11w½
6w½
3
15


8
HiTech
US
5w1
3w0
16b1
15b1
2w0
3
15


9
Rebel
NL
13w1
11b½
7w½
2b0
15w1
3
14


10
Zugzwang
DE
7w½
6b0
22b½
16w1
17w1
3
11½


11
Schach 3.0
DE
1w1
9w½
6b½
7b½
5w0

16½


12
Cheiron
DE
22b1
24w1
3b0
4b0
13w½

12


13
Virtua Chess
FR
9b0
17w1
14b0
23w1
12b½

10½


14
DarkThought
DE
18w1
2b0
13w1
1b0
4w0
2
16


15
SOS
DE
19b1
5b½
18w½
8w0
9b0
2
13½


16
Ferret
US
20w1
1b0
8w0
10b0
21w1
2
13½


17
Zeus 3.0
ES
21w1
13b0
4w0
19w1
10b0
2
12½


18
Pandix
HU
14b0
21w1
15b½
5b0
20w½
2
11


19
Phoenix
CA
15w0
20b1
1w0
17b0
23w1
2
11
3

20
Ulysses
DE
16b0
19w0
21b½
24w1
18b½
2



21
Nightmare
DE
17b0
18b0
20w½
22w1
16b0




22
Gandalf
DK
12w0
23b½
10w½
21b0
24w½

9


23
LChess
NL
24b½
22w½
2w0
13b0
19b0
1
11


24
Woodpusher
GB
23w½
12b0
5w0
20b0
22b½
1
10½



Participants

8th World Computer Chess Championship 1995, Shatin [4]
Program
CC
Authors
Hardware
Cheiron
DE
Ulf Lorenz
Pentium 90 MHz
Chess Genius
GB
Richard Lang
Pentium 90 MHz
DarkThought
DE
Ernst A. Heinz, Peter Gillgasch, Markus Gille
DEC Alpha
Deep Blue Prototype
US
Feng-hsiung Hsu, Murray Campbell, Joe Hoane
IBM RS/6000 and 14 chess engine processors
Ferret
US
Bruce Moreland
Pentium 90 MHz
Frenchess
FR
Marc-François Baudot, Jean-Christophe Weill,
Jean-Luc Seret, Michel Gondran
Cray T3D 128 DEC Alpha 21064 [5]
Fritz
NL
Frans Morsch, Mathias Feist, Cock de Gorter
Pentium 90 MHz
Gandalf
DK
Steen Suurballe
Pentium 90 MHz
HiTech
US
Hans Berliner, Chris McConnell
Sun-4, special purpose hardware
Junior
IL
Amir Ban, Shay Bushinsky
Pentium 90 MHz
LChess
NL
Lex Loep
Pentium 90 MHz
Nightmare
DE
Reinhold Gellner, Gaby von Rekowski
Pentium 90 MHz
Pandix
HU
Gyula Horváth, Zsuzsa Horváth, Csaba Szûts
Pentium 90 MHz
Phoenix
CA
Jonathan Schaeffer
HP 9000/720
Rebel
NL
Ed Schröder
Pentium 90 MHz
Schach 3.0
DE
Matthias Engelbach, Thomas Kreitmair
Pentium 90 MHz
SOS
DE
Rudolf Huber
Pentium 90 MHz
Star Socrates
US
Don Dailey, Chris Joerg, Bradley Kuszmaul,
Charles Leiserson, Robert Blumofe, Matteo Frigo,
Larry Kaufman, Keith H. Randall, Rolf Riesen, Yuli Zhou
1824 node (2 x i860) Intel Paragon,
Sandia National Laboratories
Ulysses
DE
Ulf Lorenz, Valentin Rottmann
SPARCstation 10 60MHz
Virtua Chess
FR
Marc-François Baudot, Jean-Christophe Weill
Pentium 90 MHz
WChess
US
David Kittinger, James Parker [6]
Pentium 120 MHz
Woodpusher
GB
John Hamlen
Pentium 90 MHz
Zeus 3.0
ES
Gerardo Castaño Recio
Pentium 90 MHz
Zugzwang
DE
Rainer Feldmann, Peter Mysliwietz
GC-Powerplus, 96 x PowerPC 601

Photos & Games

Deep Blue Prototype - Fritz 0-1

[7]
[Event "WCCC 1995"]
[Site "Chinese University HKG"]
[Date "1995.05.29"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Deep Blue Prototype"]
[Black "Fritz"]
[Result "0-1"]
 
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Ndb5 d6 7.Bg5 a6 8.Na3 b5
9.Bxf6 gxf6 10.Nd5 f5 11.Bd3 Be6 12.Qh5 f4 13.O-O Rg8 14.Kh1 Rg6 15.Qd1 Rc8
16.c4 Qh4 17.g3 Qh3 18.Qd2 f3 19.Rg1 Rh6 20.Qxh6 Qxh6 21.cxb5 Bxd5 22.exd5
Nb4 23.Bf5 Rc5 24.bxa6 Nxa6 25.Nc2 Qd2 26.Ne1 Rxd5 27.Nxf3 Qxf2 28.Be4 Ra5
29.Rg2 Qe3 30.Re1 Qh6 31.Bc6+ Kd8 32.a3 f5 33.Rc2 Rc5 34.Rxc5 Nxc5 35.Rf1
Be7 36.a4 f4 37.gxf4 Qxf4 38.Rg1 Nxa4 39.b4 Qxb4 0-1
Game and short analyze on Lichess.org : https://en.lichess.org/vTaSbJj1

Star Socrates - Fritz 0-1

WCCC1995Playoff.jpg
Playoff, Star Socrates - Fritz, Chris Joerg (?), Don Dailey, Frans Morsch, and Mathias Feist @ 26... Nd5 [8] [9]
[Event "WCCC 1995"]
[Site "Chinesse University HKG"]
[Date "1995.05.30"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Star Socrates"]
[Black "Fritz"]
[Result "0-1"]
 
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.O-O Bc5 5.Nxe5 Nxe5 6.d4 a6 7.Ba4 Nxe4 8.Qe2 Be7
9.Qxe4 Ng6 10.f4 O-O 11.Bb3 Bf6 12.Nc3 c6 13.Qd3 d5 14.Be3 b6 15.f5 Ne7 16.Rf3
c5 17.dxc5 d4 18.Rd1 Bb7 19.Bxd4 Bxf3 20.gxf3 Bxd4+ 21.Qxd4 Qxd4+ 22.Rxd4 bxc5
23.Rf4 Rac8 24.Bc4 Rc6 25.Ne4 Rd8 26.Kf2 Nd5 27.Rg4 Kf8 28.Rh4 Nf6 29.Ke3 h6
30.b3 Rd1 31.a3 Ra1 32.a4 Rd1 33.Bd3 Ke7 34.Ke2 Rg1 35.Rh3 Nd5 36.Rg3 Rh1 37.Rxg7
Rxh2+ 38.Kf1 Kf8 39.Rg3 Rh5 40.Kf2 Nb4 41.f6 Nd5 42.Rg1 Nxf6 43.Rd1 Re5 44.Nd2
Nd5 45.Nc4 Rg5 46.Be4 Nc3 47.Bxc6 Nxd1+ 48.Ke1 Nc3 49.f4 Rh5 50.Kd2 Nd5 51.Bb7
Ke7 52.Kc1 Nxf4 53.Bxa6 Rh2 54.Ne3 Ne2+ 55.Kb2 Nd4 56.Bc4 Nc6 57.Bb5 Na5 58.Nc4
Nxc4+ 59.Bxc4 f5 60.a5 Kd6 61.Kc3 h5 62.a6 Kc7 63.Be6 Rf2 64.a7 Kb7 65.Kd3 h4
66.a8=Q+ Kxa8 67.Ke3 Rxc2 68.Bxf5 Rc3+ 69.Kf2 Rxb3 70.Be4+ Ka7 71.Bd5 Rb2+
72.Kg1 h3 73.Be6 h2+ 74.Kh1 Ka6 75.Bd5 0-1
Game and short analyze on Lichess.org : https://en.lichess.org/MAFG0PKl

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References

  1. ^ CUHK SHB, by Tlrmq, August 16 2009, Chinese University of Hong Kong from Wikipedia
  2. ^ 8th World Computer Chess Championship - Shatin 1995 (ICGA Tournaments)
  3. ^ World Computer Chess Championship - 8th WCCC - 1995 Hong Kong by Mark Weeks
  4. ^ The 8th World Computer Chess Championship from The Computer History Museum, pdf
  5. ^ Marc-François Baudot, Jean-Christophe Weill, Jean-Luc Seret and Michel Gondran (1995). Frenchess: A Cray T3D at the 8th World Computer Chess Championship, also as zipped postscript
  6. ^ Re: Hello all by David Kittinger, CCC, May 02, 2012
  7. ^ Shatin 1995 - Chess - Round 5 - Game 4 (ICGA Tournaments)
  8. ^ Image by Jaap van den Herik, ICCA Journal, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 81
  9. ^ Shatin 1995 - Chess - Round 6 - Game 1 (ICGA Tournaments)

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