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The Ninth World Microcomputer Chess Championship took place from September 9 to 16, 1989, Portorož, Slovenia (in 1989 the Socialist Republic of Slovenia, a constituent country of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia), in the Ball Room of the Palace Hotel. This was the same room that the 15 year old Bobby Fischer played his first international tournament, the Portorož Interzonal in 1958 [1] [2] [3] .
Portorož, Palace Hotel [4]

Final Standing

9th World Microcomputer Chess Championship, Software Group, Sep. 1989, Portorož YUG [5] [6]
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Program
CC
Processor
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
P
SoDOS
1
Mephisto X
GB
68030
2w½
5b1
8w1
7b1
3w1
9b1

4w1
6b1

18¾
2
Mephisto MM V (Rebel) [7]
NL
6502 TK20 [8]
1b½
4w1
6b1

5w½
8b1
7w1
3b½


15
3
Pandix
HU
x86
8w1
7b1

9w0
1b0
4w½
6b1
2w½
5b½

10
4
AI Chess
US
x86
6w1
2b0
5w1
8b1
7w1
3b½
9w1
1b0



5
Why Not 89
SE
6502 TK20 [9]
9b0
1w0
4b0
6w1
2b½

8w1
7b1
3w½
4
8
6
Paul
DE
x86
4b0

2w0
5b0
8w1
7b1
3w0

1w0
2
1
7
Kempelen Atari
HU
68000

3w0
9b0
1w0
4b0
6w0
2b0
5w0
8b1
1
0
8
Nightmare
DE
x86
3b0
9w0
1b0
4w0
6b0
2w0
5b0

7w0
0
0
9
Quickstep
DE

5w1
8b1
7w1
3b1

1w0
4b0
-
-
Disqualified

Participants

[10]
Program
CC
Authors
AI Chess
US
Marty Hirsch
Kempelen Atari
HU
Attila Kovács
Mephisto X
GB
Richard Lang
Nightmare
DE
Reinhold Gellner, Gaby von Rekowski
Pandix
HU
Gyula Horváth
Paul
DE
Christopher Lutz, Michael Schmitt
Quickstep
DE
Klaus Dieter Langer
Rebel
NL
Ed Schröder
Why Not 89
SE
Ulf Rathsman

Excursion

320px-Skocjanske_jame.jpg

The WMCCC excursion took place on Wednesday, September 13, visiting the Škocjan Caves and the Lipica Stud Farm. In consideration of the upcoming incident, not all participants were attending [11].
Škocjan Cave entrance [12]


Disqualification

The German entry Quickstep by Klaus Dieter Langer appeared to be a Clone of Mephisto Almeria. After a protest by Hegener & Glaser, and several meetings of the Tournament Directors with Mr. Langer, presenting the Mephisto evidence, Mr. Langer was not able or willing to provide any evidence Quickstep was original. After consultation with ICCA President David Levy, Quickstep and Mr. Langer were disqualified from the tournament [13] [14].

Titles

[15]

Tournament Directors


Publications


External Links


References

  1. ^ Interzonals 1958: Portoroz from chessgames.com
  2. ^ JPEG BOBBY/1958 Bobby Fischer With some female admirers
  3. ^ JPEG BOBBY/1958 Svetozar Gligoric vs Bobby Fischer at the Portoroz Interzonals
  4. ^ Photo by Žiga, 2008, Kempinski Palace Portorož from Wikipedia
  5. ^ 9th World Microcomputer Chess Championship - Portorož 1989 (ICGA Tournaments)
  6. ^ WMCC 1989, CSVN tournament site
  7. ^ The MM-V Machine at the World Championschip, Portorose, 1989 by Hans van Mierlo, ChessEval, February 09, 2014
  8. ^ 6502 compatible bit-slice unit by Schaetzle+Bsteh, TurboKit – Schachcomputer.info Wiki
  9. ^ 6502 compatible bit-slice unit by Schaetzle+Bsteh, TurboKit – Schachcomputer.info Wiki
  10. ^ 9th World Microcomputer Chess Championship - Portorož 1989 (ICGA Tournaments)
  11. ^ Thomas Mally (1989). Mikro-WM in Portorose (Portorož). Modul 3/89, pdf hosted by Hein Veldhuis
  12. ^ Škocjanske jame Cave entrance by Annebethmi, August 11, 2007, Škocjan Cave from Wikipedia
  13. ^ Jaap van den Herik, David Levy (1989). Disqualification at Portorož. ICCA Journal, Vol. 12, No. 4
  14. ^ Re: The truth about Deep <9> : Remember Quick Step by Jeroen Noomen, CCC, March 15, 2003
  15. ^ WMCC 1989, CSVN tournament site
  16. ^ Mephisto Portorose 68030 from Schachcomputer.info - Wiki (German)

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