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a chess program by Don Dailey and Larry Kaufman which played the WCCC 1999 in Paderborn, operated by Harald Prokop. It was used to even the number of entries, based on the 1993 C program with the internal name Mini, the common ancestor of the ACM 1993 winner Titan aka Socrates II (C), the commercial Socrates 3.0 (Assembly), and Kasparov's Gambit (C) [2].

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WCCC 1999: Centaur vs. Mini, Victor Vikhrev and Harald Prokop [3]

[Event "WCCC 1999"]
[Site "Paderborn, Germany"]
[Date "1999.06.19"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Centaur"]
[Black "Mini"]
[Result "0-1"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.d4 d5 6.Bd3 Nc6 7.O-O Be7 8.Re1 Bg4 9.c4 Nf6
10.cxd5 Bxf3 11.Qxf3 Qxd5 12.Qxd5 Nxd5 13.Nc3 Ndb4 14.Be4 Nxd4 15.Bf4 Ne6 16.a3 Nd3
17.Bxd3 Nxf4 18.Bf5 Kf8 19.Rad1 g6 20.Be4 Ne6 21.Bd5 Nd8 22.Re2 c6 23.Bc4 b5 24.Bb3 f5
25.Rd7 Bf6 26.a4 a6 27.h3 Rb8 28.Red2 Bg5 29.f4 Bf6 30.axb5 axb5 31.Kh2 Ke8 32.Rc7 h5
33.Rd6 Rf8 34.Nd1 Rb6 35.g3 Rb8 36.Rh7 c5 37.Bd5 c4 38.Rh6 Ke7 39.Ra6 Rc8 40.Rxg6 h4
41.gxh4 Rc5 42.Ra7+ Kd6 43.Bg2 Ne6 44.Kg3 b4 45.Ne3 c3 46.Ra6+ Kd7 47.Bd5 Nc7 48.Rgxf6 Rxf6
49.Rxf6 Nxd5 50.bxc3 Nxf6 51.cxb4 Rc3 52.Kf2 Ke6 53.b5 Rb3 54.Nc4 Nh5 55.Nd2 Rxb5 56.Nf3 Rb2+
57.Ke3 Rb3+ 58.Kf2 Kd5 59.Ng5 Nxf4 60.Nf3 Nxh3+ 61.Ke2 f4 62.Nd2 Re3+ 63.Kd1 Nf2+ 64.Kc1 Ne4
65.h5 Re1+ 66.Kb2 Re2 67.Kb3 Nxd2+ 68.Kb2 Kc4 69.h6 Nb3+ 70.Ka3 Nc1 71.Ka4 0-1

WCCC 1999

The WCCC entry was a quick modification in order to get it working on Unix without GUI. Apparently, there were time control issues since Mini played almost instantly, additionally during the first rounds the hash table was set too high, so the disk was trashing.

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Miniskirt from Wikipedia


  1. Jean Fouquet, self portrait (1450). The earliest portrait miniature, and possibly the earliest formal self-portrait, Portrait miniature from Wikipedia
  2. Larry Kaufman (1993). PC Software. Computer Chess Reports, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 8
  3. Image from the no longer available original tournament site

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