From Chessprogramming wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Home * Engines * Explorer

a chess playing entity by Edward de Grijs which played the DOCCC 1991 and the DOCCC 1993. In 1993, Edward de Grijs came up with a new chess special purpose hardware controlled by a 386SX PC [2], searching 350,000 nodes per second [3].

Selected Games

Despite losing, Explorer's first official game at the DOCCC 1991 round 1 versus Shess, was quite entertaining and worth to be published in ICCA Journal as one of two games in Peter van Diepen's report ... [4]

[Event "DOCCC 1991"]
[Site "Utrecht"]
[Date "1991.10.??"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Explorer"]
[Black "Shess"]
[Result "0-1"]

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.b3 d5 3.Bb2 Bg4 4.h3 Bxf3 5.exf3 Nbd7 6.c4 e5 7.Qe2 Bd6
8.f4 O-O 9.fxe5 Bxe5 10.Bxe5 Nxe5 11.cxd5 Re8 12.Kd1 Nxd5 13.Qb5 b6
14.Qa4 Qd6 15.Be2 Rad8 16.Qd4 c5 17.Qb2 Nf4 18.Nc3 Ned3 19.Bxd3 Nxd3
20.Qc2 Qh2 21.Qxd3 Qxh1+ 0-1

See also

External Links


  1. Explorer 14 satellite, Image by GSFC, NASA, Category: Explorer 14, Wikimedia Commons
  2. Peter van Diepen (1993). Report on the 13th Dutch Computer-Chess Championship. ICCA Journal, Vol. 16, No. 4
  3. Theo van der Storm (1993). The King wint Nederlandse titel terug. Computerschaak, No. 6, December 1993 (Dutch)
  4. Peter van Diepen (1991). Report on the CSVN 11th Dutch Computer Chess Championship. ICCA Journal, Vol. 14, No. 4

Up one level