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Hyatt Regency Indianapolis [1]

ACM's 23rd North American Computer Chess Championship (NACCC) was held February 14-17, 1993, Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Throughout the tournament, Robert Levinson demonstrated his learning program Morph [2]. Tony Marsland served as moderator of a panel discussion entitled Computer Chess: What Remains? with Robert Hyatt, Robert Levinson, Monroe Newborn and John Stanback as members [3].

Final Standing


# Name CC 1 2 3 4 5 P SOS SoDOS
1 Socrates II [5] US 12b1 6w1 2b½ 10w1 7b1 10½
2 Cray Blitz US 9w1 10b1 1w½ 6b½ 3b½ 14½
3 *Tech US 5w1 4w½ 10b0 11b1 2w½ 3 12½
4 B*HiTech US 11w1 3b½ 5w0 8b½ 6w1 3 12
5 Zarkov US 3b0 11w1 4b1 7w0 10b1 3 11½ 6
6 ChessMachine Schroder NL 7w1 1b0 8w1 2w½ 4b0 16
7 Kallisto NL 6b0 12w1 9b½ 5b1 1w0 12½
8 BP US 10w0 9b1 6b0 4w½ 12w1 10 4
9 Now US 2b0 8w0 7w½ 12b1 11w1
10 M-Chess Pro US 8b1 2w0 3w1 1b0 5w0 2 16½
11 Bebe US 4b0 5b0 12w1 3w0 9b0 1 11½ 0
12 Innovation US 1w0 7b0 11b0 9w0 8b0 0 13 0



Program CC Team Hardware Language
Bebe US Tony Scherzer, Linda Scherzer SYS-10 bit slice hardware Assembly
BP US Robert Cullum 486/50 PC C, Assembly
B*HiTech US Hans Berliner, Chris McConnell,
Carl Ebeling
special purpose hardware
Microcode, Assembly
ChessMachine Schroder NL Ed Schröder, Jan Louwman Laptop with ARM2 ISA card Assembly
Cray Blitz US Robert Hyatt, Albert Gower,
Harry Nelson
Cray Y-MP-8 Fortran, C, Assembly
Innovation US Jeff Mallett Macintosh Quadra 68040 C
Kallisto NL Bart Weststrate, Franz van de Eng 486/50 PC Assembly
M-Chess Pro US Marty Hirsch 486 PC C, Assembly
Now US Mark Lefler 486 PC Pascal, Assembly
Socrates II US Don Dailey, Larry Kaufman,
c/o Julio Kaplan
486 PC C
*Tech US Bradley Kuszmaul, Charles Leiserson,
Ryan Rifkin
Connection Machine CM-5 C
Zarkov US John Stanback HP 9000/835 C

Selected Games

Round 2, M-Chess Pro - Cray Blitz [7] [8] [9]

[Event "ACM 1993"]
[Site "Indianapolis, IN USA"]
[Date "1993.02.14"]
[Round "2"]
[White "M-Chess Pro"]
[Black "Cray Blitz"]
[Result "0-1"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 exf4 4.Nf3 g5 5.d4 g4 6.Bc4 gxf3 7.O-O d5 8.exd5 Bg4
9.Qd2 Na5 10.Bb5+ c6 11.Qxf4 Nf6 12.Re1+ Kd7 13.dxc6+ bxc6 14.Ne4 Nxe4 15.Qxg4+
Kc7 16.Rxe4 cxb5 17.Qxf3 Qd7 18.Rf4 Be7 19.Rxf7 Raf8 20.Bf4+ Kb6 21.Be5 Rhg8
22.c3 Nc6 23.Re1 Qe8 24.Rxf8 Qxf8 25.Qd5 Rg5 26.a4 bxa4 27.c4 Nxe5 28.Rxe5 Rxe5
29.Qxe5 Qd8 30.c5+ Kb5 31.Qe2+ Kb4 32.Qd3 Bf6 33.Qc3+ Kb5 34.Qd3+ Kc6 35.Qf3+
Kd7 36.Qe4 Qe7 37.Qb7+ Ke8 38.Qa8+ Qd8 39.Qc6+ Kf7 40.Qb7+ Kf8 41.d5 Qe7 42.Qb8+
Kf7 43.Kf1 Bxb2 44.g4 Bc3 45.Kf2 Qxc5+ 46.Kf1 Qc4+ 47.Kf2 Qd4+ 48.Kf3 Qd1+
49.Ke3 Bd2+ 50.Kf2 Qe1+ 51.Kg2 Qe2+ 0-1

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