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Iron Fish - Steinhude pike [1]

Iron Fish,
a mainframe chess program of the mid 70s by Gary Boos and James Mundstock affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Iron Fish played the ACM 1975 running on a CDC Cyber 74, where it lost from Chute 1.2 and Duchess, and drew from Sortie and Ostrich.

Selected Games

ACM 1975, round 4, Ostrich - Iron Fish [2]

[Event "ACM 1975"]
[Site "Minneapolis USA"]
[Date "1975.10.21"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Ostrich"]
[Black "Iron Fish"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qe5+ 4.Nge2 Nf6 5.d4 Qa5 6.Be3 Bf5 7.Ng3 Bg4 
8.Be2 Bxe2 9.Qxe2 Nbd7 10.O-O Qb4 11.Qb5 Qxb5 12.Nxb5 O-O-O 13.Nxa7+ Kb8 
14.Nb5 e5 15.dxe5 Nxe5 16.Bg5 Bb4 17.Bxf6 gxf6 18.c3 Rd5 19.Nxc7 Rd2 
20.cxb4 Kxc7 21.b3 Kc6 22.Ne4 Re2 23.Rfe1 Rxe1+ 24.Rxe1 f5 25.Ng3 Nd3 
26.Re7 f4 27.Nh5 f5 28.a3 Ra8 29.a4 b5 30.Rxh7 bxa4 31.Rh6+ Kc7 32.Rh7+ 
Kc6 33.Rh6+ Kc7 34.bxa4 Rxa4 35.Rh7+ Kd6 36.Rh6+ Ke5 37.Kf1 Ra1+ 38.Ke2 
Nxb4 39.h4 Rc1 40.Rb6 Nd5 41.Rh6 Rc2+ 42.Kf3 Rc3+ 43.Ke2 Rc2+ 44.Kf1 Rc1+ 
45.Ke2 Rc2+ 1/2-1/2

See also

External Links


  1. Drawing of the late-1700s experimental submarine called the Steinhude pike, first German submarine 1772, Wikimedia Commons, Steinhuder Hecht from Wikipedia
  2. David Levy (ed.) (1988). Computer Chess Compendium. Chapter 9.1 Games from the ACM Tournaments

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