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the Mississippi State University chess program, written by Mike Rackley and George Moore. MSU CP, apparently a Shannon Type B program, played the ACM 1972, where it ran on a 36-bit UNIVAC 1106 [1].


The three games from ACM 1972 [2]:

Round 1

versus Coko III

[Event "ACM 1972"]
[Site "Boston USA"]
[Date "1972.08.13"]
[Round "1"]
[White "MSU CP"]
[Black "Coko III"]
[Result "0-1"]

1.e4 e5 2.Bb5 c6 3.Bc4 d5 4.exd5 cxd5 5.Bb5+ Bd7 6.a4 Bc5 7.Nf3 Bxb5
8.axb5 e4 9.d4 exf3 10.O-O fxg2 11.Kxg2 Bd6 12.Qg4 Nd7 13.Qxg7 Qf6
14.Re1+ Ne7 15.Bh6 Qg6+ 16.Qxg6 hxg6 17.Bg7 Rxh2+ 18.Kg1 Rh7
19.Bf8 Bh2+ 20.Kg2 Nxf8 21.b6 a6 22.Ra4 Ne6 23.Rxe6 fxe6 24.c4 dxc4
25.Rxc4 Nd5 26.Na3 Nxb6 27.Rb4 Nd5 28.Rc4 Rh4 29.b4 b5 30.Rc6 Kd7
31.Rc5 Rg4+ 32.Kh3 Rg5 33.Rxd5+ exd5 34.Kxh2 Rh8# 0-1

Round 2

versus Ostrich

[Event "ACM 1972"]
[Site "Boston USA"]
[Date "1972.08.14"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Ostrich"]
[Black "MSU CP"]
[Result "1-0"]

1.c4 Nc6 2.d4 Nf6 3.d5 Nb8 4.Nf3 Na6 5.Bg5 Ne4 6.Nbd2 Nxg5 7.Nxg5 f6
8.Nge4 f5 9.Ng3 f4 10.Nh5 Nc5 11.b4 e5 12.bxc5 g6 13.e3 fxe3
14.fxe3 Bxc5 15.Qf3 Qh4+ 16.Ng3 Rf8 17.Qe2 Bb4 18.Qd3 g5 19.O-O-O Rf2
20.Nf3 Qg4 21.Nxe5 Qxd1+ 22.Kxd1 d6 23.Ne4 Rxf1+ 24.Rxf1 dxe5
25.Nf6+ Ke7 26.Qxh7+ Kd8 27.Qh8+ Ke7 28.Qe8+ Kd6 29.Ne4# 1-0

Round 2

versus Leverett CP

[Event "ACM 1972"]
[Site "Boston USA"]
[Date "1972.08.15"]
[Round "3"]
[White "MSU CP"]
[Black "Leverett CP"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 Ne4 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.Qd3 Nxg5 5.Nxg5 e6 6.Ne4 Bb4+ 7.c3 f5
8.Nc5 Bxc5 9.dxc5 Qe7 10.Qb5 a6 11.Qc4 O-O 12.e3 g5 13.Be2 f4 14.Bh5 h6
15.e4 a5 16.Kd2 Kg7 17.a4 Kh8 18.h3 Rd8 19.Rh2 Ra7 20.f3 Qf6 21.Na3 Ra8
22.Nb5 Qe5 23.Bg6 Kg7 24.Bh5 Rh8 25.Kd3 Rf8 26.b3 Nb4+ 27.Kd2 Nc6
28.Ra2 Ne7 29.Qd4 Qxd4+ 30.Nxd4 e5 31.Nb5 Ra6 32.Nxc7 Rc6 33.Ne8+ Rxe8
34.Bxe8 Rxc5 35.Kd3 d5 36.Rd2 Be6 37.Rb2 b6 38.Bh5 Bd7 39.Rf2 Bc6
40.Rd2 Kh8 41.Bf7 dxe4+ 42.fxe4 b5 43.b4 axb4 44.cxb4 Rc1 45.Bd5 bxa4
46.Bxc6 Nxc6 47.Rb2 Rg1 48.b5 Rd1+ 49.Ke2 Rd6 50.bxc6 h5 51.Rb8+ Kh7
52.Re8 Rxc6 53.Rxe5 h4 54.Kd3 a3 55.Re7+ Kg6 56.Ra7 Rd6+ 57.Kc2 Rc6+
58.Kd3 Rd6+ 59.Kc4 Rc6+ 60.Kd4 Rd6+ 61.Kc3 Rc6+ 62.Kd3 Rd6+ 1/2-1/2

External Links


  1. Monroe Newborn (1975). Computer Chess. Academic Press, Chapter IX. The Fourth United States Computer Chess Championship
  2. PGN Download NACCC from Computerschaak/Downloads/Games hosted by CSVN

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