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Sortie, a chess program by Stephen F. Becker from Bucknell University [1]. Sortie played the ACM 1975, becoming unlucky last with one draw in round 3 versus Iron Fish, losing from later winner Chess 4.4, Ostrich and Tyro.

Selected Games

ACM 1975, round 1, Sortie - Chess 4.4 [2]

[Event "ACM 1975"]
[Site "Minneapolis, MN"]
[Date "1975.10.19"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Sortie"]
[Black "Chess 4.4"]
[Result "0-1"]

1.Nc3 e5 2.d4 d6 3.dxe5 dxe5 4.Qxd8+ Kxd8 5.Be3 Nf6 6.O-O-O+ Bd7 7.Nd5 Ng4 8.f3 Nxe3 
9.Nxe3 Kc8 10.Nc4 Nc6 11.Kb1 b5 12.Ne3 Bc5 13.Nd5 Rd8 14.e3 Na5 15.Bd3 c6 16.Nc3 Bxe3 
17.Re1 Bd4 18.Bxh7 Bxc3 19.bxc3 g6 20.Rxe5 Rh8 21.Bxg6 fxg6 22.Ne2 Kc7 23.Nf4 Rh6 
24.Ka1 Rah8 25.h4 Bf5 26.Kb1 Rxh4 27.Rxh4 Rxh4 28.g4 Rh1+ 29.Kb2 Nc4+ 30.Kb3 Rb1# 

External Links


  1. Ben Mittman (1977). A Brief History of Computer Chess Tournaments: 1970-1975. in Peter W. Frey (ed.) Chess Skill in Man and Machine
  2. David Levy (ed.) (1988). Computer Chess Compendium. Chapter 9.1 Games from the ACM Tournaments

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