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Building a nest [1]

Bruno Bras' first chess program, which played the 10th WMCCC 1990 in Lyon. Like other newcomers, Nest was plagued by all kind of teething troubles, including bugs and omissions that were fixed overnight, only to be replaced by new difficulties the next morning [2], yet even it put up a good fight and earned 1½ with three draws.

Selected Games

WMCCC 1990, round 6, Nightmare (D) - Nest [3]

[Event "WMCCC 1990"]
[Site "Lyon, France"]
[Date "1990.01.01"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Nightmare (D)"]
[Black "Nest"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

1.b3 e5 2.Bb2 Nc6 3.e3 d5 4.Nf3 e4 5.Nd4 Nxd4 6.Bxd4 Nh6 7.Bb5+ c6 8.Be2 b6 
9.Bb2 Rg8 10.O-O Bd6 11.d3 f6 12.Nd2 exd3 13.Bxd3 Ke7 14.Bxh7 Re8 15.Bg6 Rf8 
16.c4 a5 17.e4 Qc7 18.Nf3 dxe4 19.Bxe4 Rd8 20.Qe2 Kf8 21.Rad1 Bb7 22.Rfe1 Bb4 
23.Rxd8+ Rxd8 24.Nd4 Rxd4 25.Bxd4 Bxe1 26.Qxe1 c5 27.Bc3 Bxe4 28.Qxe4 Nf7 
29.Qa8+ Qd8 30.Qd5 Qe7 31.Qa8+ Qe8 32.Qb7 Qd8 33.Qf3 Qc7 34.Qf5 Qd6 35.Qc8+ Nd8 
36.Be1 Qd1 37.Kf1 Qd3+ 38.Kg1 Qd1 39.Kf1 Qd3+ 40.Kg1 Qd1 1/2-1/2 

External Links

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  1. Two Osprey building a nest on an island 90 minutes from the Belize mainland. Photo by Jerry Kirkhart, April 23, 2008, Wikimedia Commons, Nest from Wikipedia
  2. Thomas Mally (1990). The 10th World Microcomputer Chess Championship. ICCA Journal, Vol. 13, No. 4
  3. Lyon 1990 - Chess - Round 6 - Game 1 (ICGA Tournaments)

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