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Fifth day [1]

a PC chess program by Eric van Riet Paap written in C and x86 Assembly to ran under MS-DOS. It had a program size of 60 KiB, was searching selectively with an "unlimited" quiescence search, and archived about 11.500 nodes per second on a 486 @ 50Mhz, one of the fast searchers in the early 90s [2]. Genesis participated at the 4th Computer Olympiad 1992 in London and won the gold medal, tied with The King and HIARCS 6.72, and further played the DOCCC 1992 and co-authored by Huib-Jan Imbens as Genesis 2 the DOCCC 1993, where it also played as a parallel incarnation under the name Petunia, running on a 486 PC controlling three Intel i860 processors [3].

Selected Games

4th Computer Olympiad 1992, round 5, Genesis - The King [4]

[Event "4th Computer Olympiad"]
[Site "London, UK"]
[Date "1992.08.??"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Genesis"]
[Black "The King"]
[Result "1-0"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.d4 d5 6.Bd3 Bd6 7.O-O O-O 
8.c4 c6 9.Re1 Bf5 10.Qb3 Na6 11.Nc3 Nec5 12.dxc5 Nxc5 13.Bxf5 Nxb3 
14.axb3 d4 15.Nxd4 Bxh2+ 16.Kxh2 Qxd4 17.Kg1 Qf6 18.Be4 Rfe8 19.Be3 
a6 20.Bc5 Qg5 21.Be3 Qe5 22.Re2 Qc7 23.Rae1 a5 24.c5 Rad8 25.Bg5 f6 
26.Be3 Qe5 27.Bc2 Kh8 28.Bg5 Qb8 29.Be3 Qc7 30.Ne4 Re6 31.Ng3 Re5 
32.Ne4 Re7 33.Nd2 Kg8 34.Nf3 Ree8 35.Bf5 Qe7 36.Bc2 Qe6 37.Ra1 Ra8 
38.Ra4 Qd5 39.Rd2 Qf7 40.Rh4 g6 41.Bd3 Kh8 42.Bd4 Qg7 43.Bc3 Rad8 
44.g4 Rd5 45.g5 Rf8 46.gxf6 Rxf6 47.Bc4 Rxd2 48.Nxd2 Rf5 
49.Bxg7+ Kxg7 1-0


See also

External Links

Chess Program


List of creation myths from Wikipedia
Six Ages of the World from Wikipedia
Nuremberg Chronicle from Wikipedia


  1. Hartmann Schedel, Fifth day, 1493, Nuremberg Chronicle
  2. Mark Uniacke (1992). The Chess Tournament of the AST 4th Computer Olympiad. ICCA Journal, Vol. 15, No. 3
  3. Peter van Diepen (1993). Report on the 13th Dutch Computer-Chess Championship. ICCA Journal, Vol. 16, No. 4
  4. London 1992 - Chess - Round 5 - Game 1 (ICGA Tournaments)

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