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The Third World Microcomputer Chess Championship took place from October 13 to 19, 1983 at the SZÁMOK Computer Education and Information Centre, Budapest, Hungary, as a special activity of the 3rd Symposium on Microprocessor and Microcomputer Applications. Tournament Organizer and Director was Dr. László Lindner, the ICCA was represented by Past President Benjamin Mittman. Up to three computers per team were allowed, with the restriction those entries couldn't play each other in the seven round Swiss-system tournament. Elite Auto Sensory by Dan and Kathe Spracklen, supported by Ron Nelson and Boris Baczynskyj became champion with 6/7, while their entry Sensory 9 won the prize of the best commercial available computer, competing with the East German Chess-Master.
King Saint Stephen and Fisherman's Bastion [1]

Final Standing

[2] [3]
#
Program
CC
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Total
SOS
SoDOS
G
1
Elite Auto Sensory
US
10w1
15b1
2w1
3w½
8b1
4w½
13b1
6
26½
21½
7
2
Mephisto X
DE
11b1
6w1
1b0
8w½
5b½
12w1
3b1
5
29
19
7
3
Novag X
US
16w1
9b½
5w1
1b½
10b1
13w1
2w0
5
27
17¼
7
4
Super Constellation
US
12w½
5b0
15w1
9b1
6w1
1b½
10b1
5
26
17
7
5
Prestige Challenger
US
8b1
4w1
3b0
11b1
2w½
10w1
6b0

28½
17
7
6
Chess 2001
GB
14w1
2b0
10w0
7b1
4b0
15w1
5w1
4
26
13
7
7
Gedeon X
HU
-
-
18b1
6w0
16b1
8b1
11w1
4
12½

5
8
Chess 2001 X
GB
5w0
16b1
9w1
2b½
1w0
7w0
15b1

27
10
7
9
Mephisto Y
DE
13b1
3w½
8b0
4w0
14b1
11w0
16b1

24
10
7
10
Mephisto Excalibur
DE
1b0
17w1
6b1
12b1
3w0
5b0
4w0
3
29½
9
7
11
Constellation
US
2w0
12b½
17b1
5w0
15w½
9b1
7b0
3
24
8
7
12
Sensory 9
US
4b½
11w½
14b1
10w0
13b0
2b0
17w1
3
23½

7
13
Superstar X
US
9w0
14b0
16w1
18b1
12w1
3b0
1w0
3
22
5
7
14
Micromurks II
DE
6b0
13w1
12w0
15b½
9w0
17b0
18w1

17½
4
7
15
LogiChess 2.2
DK
17b1
1w0
4b0
14w½
11b½
6b0
8w0
2
26

7
16
Chess-Master
DE
3b0
8w0
13b0
17w1
7w0
18b1
9w0
2
21
2
7
17
65 Cyrus X
GB
15w0
10b0
11w0
16b0
18w1
14w1
12b0
2
15½

7
18
Labirint 64
RO
-
-
7w0
13w0
17b0
16w0
14b0
0
13½
0
5

Participants

[4]
Program
CC
Authors
Company
Organization
Processor
MHz
Nodes
per second
Chess 2001
GB
Richard Lang, Mark Taylor
Intelligent Software
Z80
8
500
Chess 2001 X
GB
Chess-Master
DE
Rüdiger Worbs, Dieter Schultze
VEB Mikroelektronik Erfurt
U880D (Z80)
2.5
12 - 15
Constellation
US/HK
David Kittinger, Scott McDonald
Novag Industries
6502
2 - 3
800
65 Cyrus X
GB
Richard Lang, Mark Taylor
Intelligent Software
6502
3.6

Elite Auto Sensory
US
Dan and Kathe Spracklen,
Ron Nelson, Boris Baczynskyj
Fidelity Electronics
6502C
3
750
Gedeon X
HU
Bela Gedeon

6502B
3

Labirint 64
RO
Viorel Darie

8085
2
1
LogiChess 2.2
DK
Kaare Danielsen, Hartvig Ekner
University of Copenhagen
Z80
4
50
Mephisto Excalibur
DE
Thomas Nitsche, Elmar Henne
Hegener & Glaser
68000
8
5
Mephisto X
Mephisto Y
Micromurks II
DE
Manfred Allers, Dirk Hauschildt,
Alexander Reinefeld,
Jan Roppers, Dieter Steinwender
University of Hamburg
68000
3.5

Novag X
US/HK
David Kittinger, Scott McDonald
Novag Industries
6502C
3.6
1000
Prestige Challenger
US
Dan and Kathe Spracklen,
Ron Nelson, Boris Baczynskyj
Fidelity Electronics
6502C
4
1000
Sensory 9
US
6502
2
500
Super Constellation
US/HK
David Kittinger, Scott McDonald
Novag Industries
6502C
3.6
1000
Superstar X
US/HK
Julio Kaplan
SciSys
6502C
2
400

Photos & Games

Novag vs. Fidelity

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Friendly President Match, Peter Auge of Novag vs. Sidney Samole of Fidelity [5]

Round 3

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David Kittinger and Dan Spracklen, Novag X - Prestige Challenger [6] [7]
[Event "WMCCC 1983"]
[Site "Budapest, Hungary"]
[Date "1983.10.15"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Novag X"]
[Black "Prestige Challenger"]
[Result "1-0"]
 
1.e4 c5 2.c3 d5 3.exd5 Qxd5 4.d4 e6 5.Bf4 Nc6 6.Nf3 Nf6 7.Be2 cxd4
8.cxd4 Bb4+ 9.Nc3 Qf5 10.Be5 Ne4 11.Rc1 f6 12.Bc7 O-O 13.O-O Bxc3
14.bxc3 Rf7 15.Bg3 Nxg3 16.hxg3 Bd7 17.Bd3 Qh5 18.Re1 Rff8 19.Qb3 b6
20.Bc4 Rae8 21.Qb2 Na5 22.Be2 Qh6 23.Bb5 Nc6 24.Qa3 Rf7 25.Qd6 Rc8
26.Bc4 Nd8 27.Bb3 Qh5 28.Qf4 Qa5 29.Qd2 Qh5 30.Rb1 Qf5 31.c4 Qh5
32.Re4 Qg6 33.Qe3 Nb7 34.Nh4 Qg5 35.Qxg5 fxg5 36.Nf3 Nd6 37.Re2 Nxc4
38.Nxg5 Rf6 39.Rbe1 Rf5 40.Nxe6 Rd5 41.Nc5 Bb5 42.a4 Rxd4 43.axb5 Rxc5
44.Re4 Rxe4 45.Rxe4 Kf7 46.f3 a5 47.bxa6 b5 48.a7 Rc8 49.Rxc4 bxc4
50.Bxc4+ Ke7 51.Bd5 Kd6 52.a8=Q Rxa8 53.Bxa8 Kc5 54.Kf2 Kd4 55.f4 h6
56.Kf3 Kd3 57.Be4+ Kc4 58.Ke3 Kc5 59.g4 Kc4 60.g3 Kc5 61.f5 Kc4 62.Kf4
Kc5 63.g5 Kd6 64.gxh6 gxh6 65.g4 Ke7 66.Ke5 Kf7 67.f6 Kg8 68.Bd5+ Kf8
69.Ke6 Ke8 70.f7+ Kf8 71.Kf6 1-0

Round 5

In round 5, Prestige Challenger, operated by Dan Spracklen, played Mephisto X operated by Ossi Weiner and Thomas Nitsche, as reported by Frederic Friedel [8] . At move 40, Mephisto had a big advantage, but started to miscalculate and after 75...Qc7, Weiner could hardly wait for the imminent adjournment and adjudication by the master, and had some arguments with Fidelity Electronics representative Peter Reckwitz [9] :
[Event "WMCCC 1983"]
[Site "Budapest, Hungary"]
[Date "1983.10.17"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Prestige Challenger"]
[Black "Mephisto X"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
 
1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qd6 4.d4 Bf5 5.Qf3 Qe6+ 6.Be3 c6 7.Bc4 Qxc4
8.Qxf5 e6 9.Qe5 Nd7 10.Qg3 Ba3 11.Bc1 Bb4 12.Ne2 Bxc3+ 13.bxc3 g6 14.Qc7
Qa6 15.Rb1 b5 16.Rb2 Ne7 17.O-O Nd5 18.Qg3 N5b6 19.Qf3 Rc8 20.a3 O-O
21.Bh6 Rfe8 22.Ra1 f5 23.Rbb1 Nc4 24.Rb4 e5 25.Rb3 Qa4 26.Qd3 e4 27.Qh3
Na5 28.Rb2 c5 29.d5 Nc4 30.Rba2 Nf6 31.Nf4 Nb6 32.d6 Red8 33.Rd1 Rc6
34.Qg3 Rdxd6 35.Rxd6 Rxd6 36.Nd5 Rxd5 37.Qb8+ Kf7 38.h3 Qc4 39.Ra1 Qxc3
40.Rb1 Qxc2 41.Rxb5 Qa4 42.Rxc5 Rd1+ 43.Kh2 Ne8 44.Re5 Rd3 45.Be3 Nc4
46.Rxe8 Qxe8 47.Qc7+ Kf6 48.Qxc4 Qe5+ 49.g3 a5 50.Qa6+ Qd6 51.Qxa5 Rxa3
52.Qb5 Rd3 53.Qb2+ Ke6 54.Kg2 h5 55.Qg7 Kd5 56.Qb7+ Qc6 57.Qf7+ Qe6
58.Qb7+ Kd6 59.Bf4+ Kc5 60.Qa7+ Kb5 61.Be3 Qc6 62.Qb8+ Kc4 63.Qe5 Kb3
64.Qb8+ Kc3 65.Qb1 Kc4 66.Qa2+ Kb5 67.Qb1+ Ka5 68.Qb2 Ka4 69.Qa1+ Kb4
70.Qb2+ Rb3 71.Qd4+ Ka5 72.Qa1+ Kb5 73.Qe5+ Ka6 74.Qa1+ Kb7 75.Qg7+ Qc7
76.Qxg6 Qd7 77.Qxh5 Rb5 78.Bf4 Qc6 79.Qf7+ Ka6 80.Be3 Ka5 81.Bd2+ Ka6
82.Be3 Rd5 83.g4 Qd7 84.Qg8 fxg4 85.hxg4 Kb5 86.Qg6 Re5 87.Qg8 Qe6
88.Qg7 Rd5 89.g5 Qg4+ 90.Kh2 Qh5+ 91.Kg3 Qf3+ 92.Kh4 Kc6 1/2-1/2

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References

  1. ^ King Saint Stephen and Fisherman's Bastion at Buda Castle, Budapest, Hungary, Photo Battlements and Turrets - Castle Hill - Buda Side, by Adam Jones, Ph.D., November 11, 2009, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons, see also Photo by Ben Mittman in ICCA Journal, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 54
  2. ^ WMCC 1983, CSVN tournament site
  3. ^ 3rd World Microcomputer Chess Championship - Budapest 1983 (ICGA Tournaments)
  4. ^ Frederic Friedel (1984). Move from the East. Report of the WMCCC 1983, Personal Computer World, January 1984
  5. ^ Photo by László Lindner, from Ben Mittman, László Lindner (1983). Third World Microcomputer Chess Championship. ICCA Journal, Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 24
  6. ^ László Lindner, A SZÁMÍTÓGÉPES SAKK KÉPEKBEN című melléklete - The pictures of the Beginning of Chess Computers
  7. ^ Budapest 1983 - Chess - Round 3 - Game 2 (ICGA Tournaments)
  8. ^ Frederic Friedel (1984).Move from the East.Report of the WMCCC 1983, Personal Computer World, January 1984
  9. ^ Budapest 1983 - Chess - Round 5 - Game 9 (ICGA Tournaments)
  10. ^ Publication Archive 1984 from Chess Computer UK by Mike Watters

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