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Chessnut,
a microcomputer chess program by Geoffrey Bulmer which participated at the European MCC 1981, the European MCC 1983 running on a modified Acorn Computer with a 6502 processor [1], and the WMCCC 1984 running on a Commodore 64, where it won the title of Amateur World Microcomputer Chess Champion by default [2]. An improved version of Chessnut was also commercially released in 1981 by Acornsoft as Atom Chess for the Acorn Atom [3].

Quotes

by Tony Harrington [4]:
There was the solitary amateur entry, Geoff Bulmer's 'Chessnut', a plucky little program running on a Commodore 64 and guaranteed of the best amateur trophy even of it didn't won a game (it didn't).

Selected Games

WMCCC 1984, round 5: Intelligent Chess Software - Chessnut 3 [5]
[Event "WMCCC 1984"]
[Site "Glasgow, United Kingdom"]
[Date "1984.09.13"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Intelligent Chess Software"]
[Black "Chessnut 3"]
[Result "1-0"]
 
1. d4 d5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nc3 dxc4 4. d5 Ne5 5. Nf3 f6 6. Nxe5 fxe5 7. e4 Nf6 
8. Bxc4 Bg4 9. f3 Bh5 10. Qb3 b6 11. Qa4+ Qd7 12. Bb5 O-O-O 13. Qxa7 Qxb5 
14. Nxb5 Nxd5 15. Qa8+ Kd7 16. Qxd5+ Kc8 17. Qc6 Rd1+ 18. Kxd1 Kd8 
19. Nxc7 Bf7 20. Kc2 Kc8 21. Na6+ Kd8 22. Rd1+ Bd5 23. Rxd5# 1-0 
WMCCC 1984, round 6: Chessnut 3 - Sargon 3 / Compaq [6]
[Event "WMCCC 1984"]
[Site "Glasgow, United Kingdom"]
[Date "1984.09.14"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Chessnut 3"]
[Black "Sargon 3"]
[Result "0-1"]
 
1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Qxd4 Nc6 5. Qd3 e5 6. Nfd2 Bc5 7. Na3 O-O 
8. e4 Ng4 9. Qf3 Bxf2+ 10. Qxf2 Nxf2 11. Kxf2 Qb6+ 12. Kf3 Nd4+ 13. Kg3 Qf6 
14. Nb5 Qf4+ 15. Kh3 d6+ 16. g4 Qxg4# 0-1 

See also


External Links

Chess Program

Misc


References

  1. ^ Tony Harrington (1983). Chess Tournament - 4th European Microcomputer Chess Championship. Personal Computer World, December 1983
  2. ^ 4th World Microcomputer Chess Championship - Glasgow 1984 (ICGA Tournaments)
  3. ^ Atom Chess by Acornsoft for the Acorn Atom - Everygamegoing.com, see Front Cover
  4. ^ Tony Harrington (1984). Look back in dismay - Report of WMCCC 1984. Personal Computer World, December 1984
  5. ^ Glasgow 1984 - Chess - Round 5 - Game 1 (ICGA Tournaments)
  6. ^ Glasgow 1984 - Chess - Round 6 - Game 1 (ICGA Tournaments)

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