Advances in Computer Chess 5

From Chessprogramming wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Home * Conferences * Advances in Computer Chess 5

< Prev Next >

Leeuwenhorst [1]

The 5th Advances in Computer Chess Conference was held in De Leeuwenhorst, Noordwijkerhout, the Netherlands, on April 27 and 28, 1987. ACC is the conference of the ICCA. Conference chairman was Jaap van Oosterwijk Bruyn, the first chair of the Dutch Computer Chess Federation [2] .


  • Advances in Computer Chess 5 [3] [4]
Don Beal, Editor January 1989
Elsevier Science Publishing Company
ISBN-10: 0-444-87159-4
ISBN-13: 978-0444871596


Thirty years of research has so far failed to produce Computer Chess programs that perform well and behave internally in ways that psychologists recognise as human-like. The task is harder than was realised, but the resulting knowledge gained from trying to solve the problem is all the greater. In this volume, the keynote paper identifies differences between human and computer information processing, and makes the bold prediction that some humans will continue to outperform the world's most powerful computers at chess until at least the year 2000. The other research papers cover a variety of subjects, including mathematical structure, knowledge engineering, search algorithms, psychology, learning, state-of-the-art chess machines, and attempts to bring theoretical clarity to empirical discoveries.  

Mephisto Best-Publication Award

The 1988-89 Mephisto Award for the best publication on Computer Chess was awarded to `Advances in Computer Chess 5', edited by Don Beal. The jury consisted of Jaap van den Herik, Monty Newborn, Ken Thompson, Jonathan Schaeffer and Tony Marsland. Don Beal received the latest and most powerful Mephisto Chess Computer in a de luxe wooden board. The ICCA congratulated Don Beal and all the contributors to `this excellent book'. 



Don Beal on Null Move [5] Jonathan Schaeffer on Conspiracy Numbers [6]



Hans Berliner, Hermann Kaindl, Helmut Horacek, Adriaan de Groot and Reiner Seidel [7]



  1. Adriaan de Groot (1989). Some Special Benefits of Advances in Computer Chess.
  2. Hans Berliner, Gordon Goetsch, Murray Campbell, Carl Ebeling (1989). Measuring the Performance Potential of Chess Programs.
  3. Ingo Althöfer (1989). An Incremental Negamax Algorithm.
  4. Helmut Horacek (1989). Reasoning with Uncertainty in Computer Chess.
  5. Don Beal (1989). Experiments with the Null Move.
  6. Maarten van der Meulen (1989). Weight Assessment in Evaluation Functions.
  7. Dap Hartmann (1989). Notions of Evaluation Functions Tested against Grandmaster Games.
  8. Reiner Seidel (1989). A Model of Chess Knowledge - Planning Structures and Constituent Analysis.
  9. Hermann Kaindl (1989). Towards a Theory of Knowledge.
  10. Andy Walker (1989). Interactive Solution of King and Pawn Endings.
  11. Jonathan Schaeffer (1989). Conspiracy Numbers.
  12. Paolo Ciancarini, Mauro Gaspari (1989). A knowledge-based system and development interface for the middlegame in chess. zipped postscript
  13. László Lindner (1989). Performance Improvements in Problem-Solving Programs since 1984.
  14. Ingo Althöfer (1989). Generalized Minimax Algorithms are no Better Error Correctors than Minimax Itself.
  15. Hans Berliner (1989). Some Innovations Introduced by Hitech.
  16. Sito Dekker, Jaap van den Herik, Bob Herschberg (1989). Perfect Knowledge and Beyond.
  17. Roger Hünen (1989). Efficient Pattern Recognition in Large Game Trees.


External Links


Up one Level