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Brainstorming [1]

a chess program by Gyula Horváth, which played the 2nd Computer Olympiad 1990 in London, and the WMCCC 1991 in Vancouver. Brainstorm was written in 68020 assembly. In evaluation, except for king safety and passed pawn scores, material dominates over any positional scores. Search techniques include extensions for checks, pushing passed pawns, captures, promotions, and castling. Running on a 68020 at 6 MHz system in Vancouver, Brainstorm searched 800 nodes per second, and typically reached a depth of 4 plies full width, plus up to 9 plies selective extensions [2]. Brainstorm had no quiescence search and apparently used a SOMA approach.

Selected Games

WMCCC 1991, round 4, Nightmare (D) - Brainstorm [3]

[Event "WMCCC 1991"]
[Site "Vancouver, Canada"]
[Date "1991.01.01"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Nightmare (D)"]
[Black "Brainstorm"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

1.b3 Nf6 2.Bb2 e6 3.g3 Nc6 4.Bg2 Bc5 5.d4 Bb4+ 6.c3 Ba5 7.b4 Bb6 8.Nf3 O-O
9.a4 a5 10.b5 Ne7 11.c4 c5 12.d5 Nf5 13.Qd3 d6 14.e4 Nh6 15.O-O e5 16.Nc3 Bg4 
17.Bc1 Bxf3 18.Qxf3 Kh8 19.Bg5 Nhg8 20.Rfe1 h6 21.Be3 Nd7 22.Qe2 Ngf6 23.Rad1 
Bc7 24.f4 Re8 25.f5 Nb6 26.Rf1 Qd7 27.Rde1 Qd8 28.Rc1 Qd7 29.Rfe1 Qd8 30.Rcd1 
Qd7 31.Rf1 Qd8 32.Rde1 Qd7 33.Rc1 Qd8 34.Rf3 Qd7 35.Rcf1 Qd8 36.Re1 Ng4 37.Bc1 
Nf6 38.Bd2 Ng4 39.Rff1 Nf6 40.Bc1 Qd7 41.Bd2 Qd8 42.Rc1 Qd7 43.Rcd1 Qd8 44.Rfe1 
Qd7 45.Be3 Qd8 46.Rc1 Qd7 1/2-1/2 

See also

External Links

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  1. Brainstorming by Agripolare, January 11, 2009, Category:Brainstorming - Wikimedia Commons
  2. Don Beal (1991). Report on the 11th World Microcomputer Chess Championship. ICCA Journal, Vol. 14, No. 2
  3. Vancouver 1991 - Chess - Round 4 - Game 6 (ICGA Tournaments)

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