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Evelyn De Morgan: The Storm Spirits [1]

a chess program by Theo van der Storm which participated at the first five Dutch Computer Chess Championships, the DOCCC 1981, DOCCC 1982, DOCCC 1983, DOCCC 1984 and finally the DOCCC 1985, where it won the Group B competition. Storm was written in Pascal and ran on a PDP-11 of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 1981 [2], and was later ported to C to run on various microprocessor platforms [3]. The former CSVN site Stormy's Corner in remembrance on Theo, mentioned that Storm will be prepared for publication [4] .

Selected Games


DOCCC 1981: Storm '81 - IGM

[Event "DOCCC 1981"]
[Site "Utrecht NED"]
[Date "1981.10.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Storm '81"]
[Black "IGM"]
[Result "1-0"]

1.e4 d6 2.Bb5+ c6 3.Bc4 g6 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Bg7 6.Bg5 Nfd7 7.Nf3 Qa5 8.O-O h6
9.Be3 b5 10.Bb3 Qb4 11.a3 Qa5 12.Qe2 e5 13.dxe5 dxe5 14.Rfd1 O-O 15.g3 b4
16.axb4 Qc7 17.Ra5 Qb7 18.Na2 Na6 19.Qc4 Nc7 20.Rd6 Nb8 21.Nxe5 Bxe5
22.Rxe5 Kg7 23.Qf1 Nba6 24.c3 Ne8 25.Rd2 Nf6 26.f3 Nc7 27.Re7 a5 28.e5 Nh5
29.g4 axb4 30.Nxb4 Bxg4 31.fxg4 c5 32.Bd5 Qc8 33.Bxa8 Qxg4+ 34.Bg2 cxb4
35.Rxc7 bxc3 36.bxc3 g5 37.Rd6 Qh4 38.Rc4 Nf4 39.Rb4 Nh3+ 40.Bxh3 Qh5
41.Bg4 Qh4 42.Bf2 Rd8 43.Rxd8 Qxf2+ 44.Qxf2 Kg6 45.Qf6+ Kh7 46.Qxf7# 1-0

Usurpator II

DOCCC 1981: Usurpator II - Storm '81

[Event "DOCCC 1981"]
[Site "Utrecht NED"]
[Date "1981.10.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Usurpator II"]
[Black "Storm '81"]
[Result "0-1"]

1.d4 e6 2.c4 Bb4+ 3.Bd2 c5 4.Bxb4 cxb4 5.a3 Nc6 6.axb4 Nxb4 7.Qa4 a5
8.Nc3 Nf6 9.f4 O-O 10.Nf3 d5 11.e3 Bd7 12.Be2 Bxa4 13.Rxa4 Ng4 14.O-O Nxe3
15.h4 Nxf1 16.Kxf1 Qc7 17.cxd5 Qxf4 18.dxe6 Qc1+ 19.Ne1 fxe6+ 20.Bf3 Qxb2
21.Ne2 Qd2 22.g4 Qe3 23.g5 Rxf3+ 24.Nxf3 Qxf3+ 25.Ke1 Qh1+ 26.Kd2 Qxh4
27.g6 Qg5+ 28.Kc3 Qe3+ 29.Kc4 Qxe2+ 30.Kc5 Qc2+ 31.Kb5 Qc6# 0-1


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