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The Second United States Open Computer Chess Championship was held in Mobile, Alabama, June 17-21, 1986. Six round Swiss system.
Larry Kaufman talking with Sidney Samole (left) and Terry Everett  
from the ICCA Journal tournament report 
The performance of the Fidelity machines may surprise those who know that, a year ago, Fidelity decided to withdraw temporarily from computer chess tournaments. No Fidelity machines were entered in the WMCCC 1985 in Amsterdam, nor in the WCCC 1986 in Cologne. When analyzing the final score, one encounters another unexpected result; what in Cologne seemed to be a new star in the sky of chess computers is in this tournament biting the dust, placed 7th, 8th and 15th. We refer to Ed Schröder's Rebel program. Admittedly, the road to the top is long and winding, but we expect Rebel to find yet another short cut.
We have been told that some machines did not play under the same conditions against stablemates as against other opponents. This preset behavior implies that in certain companies the in-house winner was pre-ordained...
- ↑ The Editor (1986). The Second U.S. Open Computer-Chess Championship. ICCA Journal, Vol. 9, No. 3
- ↑ According to Larry Kaufman, Fidelity Elite 86M and Fidelity Excellence 86M had Par Excellence programs in Elite Avant Garde and Excellence housing, Larry Kaufman (1986). 2nd U.S. Open Computer Chess Championship. Computer Chess Reports 1986, Fall/Winter Edition, pp. 27
- ↑ Fidelity Electronics from chesscomputers.org, pictures from USOCCC 1986
- ↑ Larry Kaufman (1986). 2nd U.S. Open Computer Chess Championship. Computer Chess Reports 1986, Fall/Winter Edition
- ↑ The Editor (1986) The Second U.S. Open Computer-Chess Championship. ICCA Journal, Vol. 9, No. 3
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