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Dark Horse Nebula [1]

Dark Horse,
an early chess program by Ulf Rathsman, written in Fortran to run on a CDC 6600 mainframe computer [2], and later on a 36-bit one's complement UNIVAC 1100 [3]. Dark Horse played the WCCC 1977 in Toronto, the WCCC 1980 in Linz, and was runner-up at the ECCC 1979 [4].

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Dark Horses elsewhere


  1. Photo of the Great Dark Horse Nebula, March 09, 2006, Dark Horse (astronomy)
  2. Peter Jennings (1978). Microchess 1.5 Versus Dark Horse. BYTE, Vol. 3, No. 3
  3. 3rd World Computer Chess Championship - Linz 1980 (ICGA Tournaments)
  4. Barend Swets (1978). Second European Computer Chess Championship, Announcement. ICCA Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 1

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