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The Eighth World Microcomputer Chess Championship took place from September 24 to October 1, 1988, Hotel Playadulce, Aguadulce near Almería, Province of Almería, Spain. Just over one week before the scheduled starting date tournament director David Levy was told that the main sponsor had pulled out. Spanish computer chess organizer Amador Cuesta tried in vain to find alternative sponsorship and then resigned from the organizing committee with only two days to go. David Levy managed to find a last minute sponsor to cover the essential costs and it was possible to get the tournament off the ground on time. In the end everyone had an enjoyable time and the idea of a seaside venue proved extremely popular [1]. All three groups played were dominated by Richard Lang's Mephisto Almeria programs.
Hotel Playadulce [2]

Final Standing

Software Group

World Micro Software Champion [3]
#
Program
CC
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
P
SoDos
1
Mephisto Almeria X
GB
4w1
7b1
5w1
2b1
6w1
3b1

6
15
2
Challenger
US

6w1
3b½
1w0
4b1
7w1
5b1


3
Y!88
SE
7w1
5b0
2w½
6b1

1w0
4b1


4
Rebel
NL
1b0

7w1
5b1
2w0
6b1
3w0
3
4
5
Pandix
HU
6b½
3w1
1b0
4w0
7b1

2w0


6
Chat
DE
5w½
2b0

3w0
1b0
4w0
7b½
1

7
Dappet
NL
3b0
1w0
4b0

5w0
2b0
6w½
½
½

Manufacturers Group

World Micro Manufacturers (Team) Champion
#
Program
CC
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
P
SOS
SoDOS
1
Mephisto 4
GB
3w½
4w½
8b½
7w1
3w1
4b1
8w1
7b1

31
15½
2
Mephisto 1
GB
7w1
8b1
4w½
3b½
7b1
8w½
4b0
3w½
5
34½
20
3
Fidelity 4
US
1b½
5b½
6b1
2w½
1b0
5w0
6w1
2b½
4
36
21
4
Fidelity 3
US
5w½
1b½
2b½
6w0
5b1
1w0
2w1
6b½
4
34
20
5
Mephisto 3
GB
4b½
3w½
7b0
8w1
4w0
3b1
7w0
8b1
4
32
15¼
6
Mephisto 2
GB
8b0
7b0
3w0
4b1
8b1
7w1
3b0
4w½

30
10½
7
Fidelity 1
US
2b0
6w1
5w1
1b0
2w0
6b0
5b1
1w0
3
30½
11¾
8
Fidelity 2
US
6w1
2w0
1w½
5b0
6w0
2b½
1b0
5w0
2
28


Commercial Group

Single-CPU World Microcomputer Chess Champion
#
Program
CC
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
P
SoDos
G
1
Mephisto
GB
3w1
2b½
3b1
2w1
3w1
2b½
3b1
2w1
3b1
2w0
2b1
9
28½
11
2
Fidelity
US
3b1
1w½
3w1
1b0
3b1
1w½
3w1
1b0
1b1
3w½
1w0

20¼
11
3
Plymate
SE
2w0
1b0
2b0
1w0
1b0
2w0
2b0
1w0
1w0
2b½

½
77½
10

Participants

Software Group

Program
CC
Authors
Challenger
US
Dan Spracklen, Kathe Spracklen
Chat
DE
Wolfgang Delmare
Dappet
NL
Dap Hartmann, Peter Kouwenhoven
Mephisto Almeria X
GB
Richard Lang
Pandix
HU
Gyula Horváth, Zsuzsa Horváth
Rebel
NL
Ed Schröder, Jan Louwman
Y!88
SE
Ulf Rathsman, Lars Hjörth, Sandro Necchi

Manufacturers Group

Program
CC
Authors
Manufacturer
Fidelity
US
Dan Spracklen, Kathe Spracklen,
Ron Nelson
Fidelity Electronics
Mephisto
GB
Richard Lang
Hegener & Glaser

Commercial Group

Program
CC
Authors
Manufacturer
Fidelity
US
Dan Spracklen, Kathe Spracklen,
Ron Nelson
Fidelity Electronics
Mephisto
GB
Richard Lang
Hegener & Glaser
Plymate
SE
Ulf Rathsman, Lars Hjörth
Conchess

Photos & Games

Chat - Pandix

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Chat - Pandix, Gyula Horváth and Wolfgang Delmare [5]
[Event "WMCCC 1988 (Software)"]
[Site "Almeria, Spain"]
[Date "1988.09.24"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Chat"]
[Black "Pandix"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
 
1.d4 Nf6 2.g3 e6 3.Bg2 d5 4.Nf3 Be7 5.c4 dxc4 6.Ne5 Bb4+ 7.Nc3 O-O 8.Nxc4 c5 
9.dxc5 Qxd1+ 10.Kxd1 Bxc5 11.Ke1 Rd8 12.Be3 Bxe3 13.Nxe3 Nbd7 14.Rd1 h6 15.Kf1 
Rb8 16.Rg1 b5 17.Ne4 Nxe4 18.Bxe4 Bb7 19.Bxb7 Rxb7 20.Kg2 a5 21.Rd6 Rc7 22.Rgd1 
h5 23.Kg1 a4 24.a3 g6 25.f4 Kg7 26.Kh1 Kh7 27.Kg2 Kg7 28.Kg1 Kf8 29.Kg2 Ke7 
30.Kh1 Rcc8 31.Kg2 Nf6 32.Rxd8 Rxd8 33.Rxd8 Kxd8 34.Nc2 Kc7 35.Nd4 Kb6 36.Nf3 
Ne4 37.Ne5 Nd6 38.Kf3 Kc5 39.e3 Kb6 40.h4 Kc5 41.Ke2 Ne4 42.Kf3 Nd6 43.Kf2 Kd5 
44.Kf3 Kc5 1/2-1/2 

Pandix - Y!88

Pandix by Gyula Horváth won the extra title of the World PC Champion [6]. In a notable game Pandix played the color reverse Ruy Lopez versus Y!88 by 1. e3 e5 2. e4 which took Why Not 88 out of book, while Pandix was able to play along a reversed book line [7]:
[Event "WMCCC 1988 (Software)"]
[Site "Almeria, Spain"]
[Date "1988.09.25"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Pandix"]
[Black "Y!88"]
[Result "1-0"]
 
1.e3 e5 2.e4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.a3 Bxc3 5.dxc3 O-O 6.f3 d5 7.Bg5 dxe4 8.Qxd8 Rxd8 
9.fxe4 Rd6 10.Bxf6 Rxf6 11.Nf3 Nc6 12.Bb5 Bg4 13.Bxc6 Rxc6 14.Nxe5 Re6 15.Nxg4 
Rxe4+ 16.Kf2 Rxg4 17.Rhd1 Kf8 18.Rd7 Rf4+ 19.Kg3 Rc4 20.Rf1 f6 21.Re1 Rc5 22.h4 
h5 23.Ree7 g5 24.Rxc7 b6 25.Rf7+ Kg8 26.Rg7+ Kh8 27.Rh7+ Kg8 28.Rcg7+ Kf8 29.Re7 
gxh4+ 30.Kxh4 Rb5 31.Rc7 Kg8 32.Rcg7+ Kf8 33.b3 Rc5 34.c4 Ra5 35.a4 Re8 36.Rf7+ 
Kg8 37.Rhg7+ Kh8 38.Rxa7 Rxa7 39.Rxa7 Re2 40.Rf7 Rf2 41.Kxh5 Kg8 42.Rb7 Rxg2 
43.Rxb6 Kf7 44.Rb7+ Ke6 45.c3 Rg3 46.Rb6+ Ke7 47.b4 Rxc3 48.c5 Rc1 49.a5 Rh1+ 
50.Kg4 Rg1+ 51.Kf3 Rf1+ 52.Ke3 f5 53.a6 Kd7 54.b5 Re1+ 55.Kf4 Ra1 56.Rd6+ Kc8 
57.Kxf5 Ra2 58.Re6 1-0

Rebel - Y!88

Rebel operated by Jan Louwman, tried the same opening in round 7, but Y!88 deviated with 9...Bg4 and won ...
WMCCC88YNot.jpg
Ulf Rathsman and Sandro Necchi of Y!88
[Event "WMCCC 1988 (Software)"]
[Site "Almeria, Spain"]
[Date "1988.10.01"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Rebel"]
[Black "Y!88"]
[Result "0-1"]
 
1.e3 e5 2.e4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.a3 Bxc3 5.dxc3 O-O 6.f3 d5 7.Bg5 dxe4 8.Qxd8 Rxd8 
9.fxe4 Bg4 10.Be2 Bxe2 11.Bxf6 Bf1 12.Kxf1 gxf6 13.Ke2 Nd7 14.Nf3 Nc5 15.Ke3 Na4 
16.Rhb1 b5 17.Ne1 c5 18.Kf3 Kg7 19.Rd1 Nxb2 20.Rdb1 Na4 21.Rxb5 Rac8 22.Rb7 Nxc3 
23.Rb3 Na4 24.Rb7 Rd4 25.Nd3 a6 26.Ke3 Rc4 27.Nb2 Nxb2 28.Rxb2 Rd8 29.Re1 Rc3+ 
30.Kf2 Rd2+ 31.Re2 Rxe2+ 32.Kxe2 Rxa3 33.Rb3 Rxb3 34.cxb3 Kg6 35.Ke3 Kg5 36.Kf3 
h5 37.Kg3 a5 38.h4+ Kg6 39.Kf3 f5 40.Ke3 Kf6 41.Kd3 c4+ 42.Kxc4 fxe4 43.Kc3 Kf5 
44.Kd2 Kf4 0-1 

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References

  1. ^ David Levy (1988). 8th World Microcomputer Chess Championship. ICCA Journal, Vol. 11, No. 4
  2. ^ Hotel PLAYADULCE - reservas - fotografias - precio - AGUADULCE (ALMERÍA) - HOTEL PLAYADULCE - MuchoViaje (Spanish)
  3. ^ WMCC 1988, CSVN tournament site
  4. ^ Images by László Lindner from László Lindner (1989).Die wiederauferstandene Mikro-Weltmeisterschaft - 8.Mikroschachcomputer - WM 1988 in Almeria. Europa-Rochade, 01/02-1989, pdf hosted by Hein Veldhuis (German)
  5. ^ Almeria 1988 - Chess (Software) - Round 1 - Game 3 (ICGA Tournaments)
  6. ^ 8th World Microcomputer Chess Championship (Software) - Almeria 1988 (ICGA Tournaments)
  7. ^ Almeria 1988 - Chess (Software) - Round 2 - Game 2 (ICGA Tournaments)

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