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Witchess, (PMess, Npmess, NPMchess)
a private chess engine by Mridul Muralidharan, presumably successor or branch of his experimental MessChess program. Witchess played a strong CCT7, the CCT8 under the handle PMess (parallel Mess) [1], and the CCT9 as NPMchess [2]. At ICC, Witchess is known under the handle Npmess, applying a parallel search, so far on a dual core AMD processor [3].
Hans Baldung, Three Witches, ca. 1514 [4]

Selected Games

CCT7, round 8, Witchess - Arasan [5] [6]
[Event "CCT7"]
[Site "chessclub.com"]
[Date "2005.02.13"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Witchess"]
[Black "Arasan 9.0"]
[Result "1-0"]
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nc6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Bd3 dxe4 7.Bxe4 Ne7 8.c3 f5 
9.Bc2 e4 10.Ne5 Qd5 11.f4 exf3 12.Nxf3 Qe6+ 13.Kf2 Qb6+ 14.d4 Be6 15.Ba4+ c6 
16.Re1 Bd5 17.Bb3 O-O-O 18.Bg5 Qc7 19.Bxd5 cxd5 20.Qe2 Qb6 21.c4 Rd7 22.cxd5 Kb8 
23.Qe5+ Ka8 24.d6 Rxd6 25.Bxe7 Bxe7 26.Qxe7 Rc8 27.Kg1 Rg8 28.Rac1 Rdd8 1-0

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  1. ^ pmess at cct by Mridul Muralidharan, CCC, February 27, 2006
  2. ^ Private Engine List from Ron Murawski's Computer-Chess Wiki
  3. ^ Finger witchess from ICC
  4. ^ Hans Baldung, New Year’s Wish with Three Witches, ca. 1514, Pen drawing heightened with white body colour on brown prepared paper, Current location: Musée du Louvre, Skyclad (Neopaganism) from Wikipedia, European witchcraft from Wikipedia
  5. ^ a few notes from Arasan's games in CCT7 by Jon Dart, CCC, February 14, 2005
  6. ^ Most brilliant novelty from cct7 Witchess-Arasan by Vincent Diepeveen, CCC, February 14, 2005
  7. ^ Gardnerian Wicca from Wikipedia

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