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The Tenth World Microcomputer Chess Championship took place from November 24 to 30, 1990, in the Palais des congrès de Lyon, Lyon, France, at the same time and the same place as the second leg of its human equivalent, the Kasparov - Karpov match [1] .
Palais des congrès [2]

Final Standing

10th World Microcomputer Chess Championship, Nov. 1990, Lyon FRA [3] [4]
#
Program
CC
Processor
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
P
SOS
SoDOS
1
Mephisto X (Lyon)
GB
68030 50 MHz
5w1
9b1
4w1
3b1
2w½
6b1
7w1

27
24¼
2
Échec 1.9
FR
x86
3w½
10b½
7w1
4b1
1b½
5w1
8w1

28
20¾
3
Gideon
NL
ARM2
2b½
11w1
9b1
1w0
5b1
4w1
6b1

26½
17¼
4
The King
NL
ARM2
6w1
7b1
1b0
2w0
10w1
3b0
12w1
4
27½
10
5
Check Check
DE
x86
1b0
12w1
11b1
6w½
3w0
2b0
10w1

26
7
6
Patzer
DE
x86
4b0
8w½
12b1
5b½
7w1
1w0
3w0
3
27

7
Chess Simulator
GB
68030
8w1
4w0
2b0
11b1
6b0
9w1
1b0
3
26
7
8
BB
FR
x86
7b0
6b½
10w0
12w½
9b1
11w1
2b0
3
19½

9
Cumulus
FR
x86
12b1
1w0
3w0
10b½
8w0
7b0
11w1

23½

10
Nightmare
DE
x86
11b0
2w½
8b1
9w½
4b0
12w½
5b0

21½

11
Delta
NL
x86
10w1
3b0
5w0
7w0
12b½
8b0
9b0

21½

12
Nest
FR
x86
9w0
5b0
6w0
8b½
11w½
10b½
4b0

20


Participants

[5]
Program
CC
Authors
BB
FR
Christophe Jolly
Check Check
DE
Wolfgang Delmare
Chess Simulator
GB
Chris Whittington
Cumulus
FR
Marc-François Baudot, Jean-Christophe Weill
Delta
NL
Fré Felkers
Échec 1.9
FR
Marc-François Baudot, Jean-Christophe Weill
Gideon
NL
Ed Schröder
Mephisto X (Lyon)
GB
Richard Lang
Nest
FR
Bruno Bras
Nightmare
DE
Reinhold Gellner, Gaby von Rekowski
Patzer
DE
Werner Koch, Thomas Schäfer
The King
NL
Johan de Koning

Draw by Reputation

In round five, the mighty Mephisto by Richard Lang played Échec 1.9 by Marc-François Baudot and Jean-Christophe Weill, and around move 23 the Mephisto team were clearly getting desperate and beginning to envisage the horrifying prospect of losing a lot of prestige - and maybe even the world champion title. Just a few moves later, with Mephisto the exchange down and showing an evaluation of -2, Échec began to repeat moves, and a draw by repetition was fixed on move 32. The explanation was the amateurs had set their contempt factor to no less than four Pawns. As Mike Valvo remarked in the bulletin: this particular draw by repetition might better be labeled a draw by reputation [6].

[7]
[Event "WMCCC 1990"]
[Site "Lyon, France"]
[Date "1990.01.01"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Mephisto X"]
[Black "Échec 1.9"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
 
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.cxd5 cxd5 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bf4 Bf5 7.e3 e6 8.Ne5 Nxe5 9.Bxe5 Nd7
10.Qb3 Nxe5 11.dxe5 Be7 12.Qxb7 O-O 13.Rc1 Rb8 14.Qxa7 Rxb2 15.a3 f6 16.exf6 Bxf6 17.Nd1 Ra2
18.Bb5 Qd6 19.Qc5 Qxc5 20.Rxc5 Rxa3 21.Rc6 Ra2 22.Be2 Bd8 23.h4 Ba5+ 24.Kf1 Bc2 25.Rxc2 Rxc2
26.h5 Rc1 27.h6 Bb6 28.hxg7 Kxg7 29.Ke1 Ba5+ 30.Kf1 Bb6 31.Ke1 Ba5+ 32.Kf1 Bb6 1/2-1/2

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References

  1. ^ World Chess Championship : 1990 Kasparov - Karpov
  2. ^ View of the Salle 3000 in Lyon from an helicopter, Photo by Rgaudin, October 03, 2007, Palais des congrès de Lyon from Wikipedia
  3. ^ WMCC 1990, CSVN tournament site
  4. ^ 10th World Microcomputer Chess Championship - Lyon 1990 (ICGA Tournaments)
  5. ^ 10th World Microcomputer Chess Championship - Lyon 1990 (ICGA Tournaments)
  6. ^ Thomas Mally (1990). The 10th World Microcomputer Chess Championship. ICCA Journal, Vol. 13, No. 4
  7. ^ Lyon 1990, Chess, Round 5, Game 3 from ICGA Tournaments

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