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The ACM's Eighth North American Computer Chess Championship (NACCC) was held on October 15 to 17, 1977 at the Olympic Hotel in Seattle, Washington, United States.

In the evening after Round 3, Tournament Director David Levy held a simultaneous exhibition against all twelve programs, winning 10, drawing one, and losing to Chess 4.6. The next day, after the tournament was over, he played two games of speed chess against Chess 4.6 and Duchess and lost both [1] .
Olympic Hotel [2]

Final Standing

[3]
#
Name
CC
1
2
3
4
P
SOS
SoDOS
1
Chess 4.6
US
8w1
4b1
3w1
2b½

10½

2
Duchess
US
5b1
6w1
7b1
1w½



3
CHAOS
US
10w1
9b1
1b0
5w1
3

4
4
Xenarbor
US
11w1
1w0
6b1
8b½

8

5
Blitz 5
US
2w0
8b1
9w1
3b0
2
9

6
Black Knight
US
12w1
2b0
4w0
11b1
2
8
2
7
Ostrich
CA
9b0
12w1
2w0
10b1
2

2
8
Chute 1.2
CA
1b0
5w0
10b1
4w½

9

9
8080 Chess
US
7w1
3w0
5b0
12b0
1
8
2
10
Tyro
US
3b0
11b1
8w0
7w0
1

1
11
Wita
CA
4b0
10w0
12b1
6w0
1

1
12
Brute Force
CA
6b0
7b0
11w0
9w1
1
6
1

Participants

[4]
Program
CC
Authors
Hardware
8080 Chess
US
Robert Arnstein
8080 Processor Technology
Black Knight
US
Fred Prouse, Kenn Sogge,
Gary Maltzen, Lonny Lebahn
UNIVAC 1110
Blitz 5
US
Robert Hyatt
XDS Sigma 9
Brute Force
CA
Louis Kessler
IBM 370/168
CHAOS
US
Mike Alexander, Victor Berman, Ira Ruben,
Fred Swartz, William Toikka, Joe Winograd
Amdahl 470v/6
Chess 4.6
US
David Slate, Larry Atkin
CDC Cyber 176
Chute 1.2
CA
Michael Valenti, Zvonko Vranesic|
Amdahl 470v/6
Duchess
US
Eric Jensen, Tom Truscott, Bruce Wright
IBM 370/165
Ostrich
CA
Monty Newborn
Nova 3
Tyro
US
Albert Zobrist, Frederic Roy Carlson
PDP-10 KL
Wita
CA
Tony Marsland
Amdahl 470v/6
Xenarbor
US
Donald Miller
IBM 370/158

Selected Games

Round 1

Round 1, Xenarbor - Wita
[Event "ACM 1977"]
[Site "Seattle USA"]
[Date "1977.10.15"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Xenarbor"]
[Black "Wita"]
[Result "1-0"]
 
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 e6 5.Nf3 d6 6.g3 Nc6 7.Bg2 h6 8.O-O O-O
9.d5 exd5 10.cxd5 Nb8 11.Be3 Re8 12.Qc2 Qe7 13.Rfd1 Nxe4 14.Nxe4 Qxe4 15.Qxc7
Bxb2 16.Rab1 Na6 17.Qxd6 Bg7 18.Nd4 Be5 19.Bxe4 Bxd6 20.Bg2 Bf8 21.Rdc1 Bc5
22.a4 f6 23.a5 Rb8 24.Rxc5 Nxc5 25.Nc6 Bf5 26.Rb5 a6 27.Rb6 bxc6 28.dxc6 Rxb6
29.axb6 Re5 30.c7 h5 31.h4 a5 32.Bf1 a4 33.Bd4 a3 34.Bxe5 fxe5 35.Bc4+ Kf8
36.Kh2 Ke7 37.f3 Bc8 38.f4 exf4 39.gxf4 Nd7 40.Bb3 Bb7 41.Ba2 Kf6 42.Bb3 Kg7
43.f5 gxf5 44.Bd5 Bc8 45.b7 a2 46.bxc8=Q Nf6 47.Bxa2 f4 48.Qf5 f3 49.Qg5+
1-0

Round 4

Round 4, Duchess - Chess 4.6
[Event "ACM 1977"]
[Site "Seattle USA"]
[Date "1977.10.17"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Duchess"]
[Black "Chess 4.6"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B21"]
 
1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3 Nc6 5.Nf3 d6 6.Bc4 e6 7.O-O Nf6 8.Qe2 Be7
9.Rd1 e5 10.Be3 Ng4 11.Bd2 Nd4 12.Nxd4 exd4 13.Nb5 Qb6 14.Bf4 Ne5 15.Nxd4 Nxc4
16.Qxc4 Bg4 17.Qa4+ Bd7 18.Qb3 O-O 19.Qxb6 axb6 20.a3 Rfc8 21.Rac1 Rxc1 22.Rxc1
Ra4 23.Be3 Bd8 24.f3 Ra5 25.Rd1 Bf6 26.Rd2 Rc5 27.Ne2 Rc6 28.a4 Be6 29.Nd4 Rc1+
30.Kf2 Bd7 31.Nb5 Bxb5 32.axb5 Rb1 33.Bxb6 Rxb2 34.Rxb2 Bxb2 35.Ke3 Kf8 36.Bd4
Bxd4+ 37.Kxd4 Ke8 38.Kd5 Kd7 39.b6 g6 40.f4 Ke7 41.h3 f6 42.h4 Kd7 43.g4 h6
44.h5 gxh5 45.gxh5 Ke7 46.Kd4 Ke6 47.Kc4 Ke7 48.f5 Kd8 49.Kb4 Kd7 50.Kb5 Ke8
51.Ka4 Ke7 52.Kb4 Kd8 53.Kc4 Ke8 54.Kd4 Kd7 55.Kd5 Ke7 56.Kd4 Ke8 57.Kc4 Kf7
58.Kd3 1/2-1/2
Game and short analyze on Lichess.org : https://fr.lichess.org/Qy8zH410

Tournament Director


External Links


References

  1. ^ A Memorial to BRUTE FORCE by Louis Kessler
  2. ^ Olympic Hotel, Seattle, Washington, Photo by Joe Mabel, June 01, 2009, Category:Olympic Hotel, Seattle - Wikimedia Commons
  3. ^ ACM 1977 CSVN site
  4. ^ A Memorial to BRUTE FORCE by Louis Kessler, additional authors from WCCC 1977

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