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Portorož, Palace Hotel [1]

The Ninth World Microcomputer Chess Championship took place from September 9 to 16, 1989, Portorož, Slovenia (in 1989 the Socialist Republic of Slovenia, a constituent country of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia), in the Ball Room of the Palace Hotel. This was the same room that the 15 year old Bobby Fischer played his first international tournament, the Portorož Interzonal in 1958 [2] [3] [4] .

Final Standing

9th World Microcomputer Chess Championship, Software Group, Sep. 1989, Portorož YUG [5] [6]

# Program CC Processor 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 P SoDOS
1 Mephisto X GB 68030 2w½ 5b1 8w1 7b1 3w1 9b1 4w1 6b1 18¾
2 Mephisto MM V (Rebel) [7] NL 6502 TK20 [8] 1b½ 4w1 6b1 5w½ 8b1 7w1 3b½ 15
3 Pandix HU x86 8w1 7b1 9w0 1b0 4w½ 6b1 2w½ 5b½ 10
4 AI Chess US x86 6w1 2b0 5w1 8b1 7w1 3b½ 9w1 1b0
5 Why Not 89 SE 6502 TK20 [9] 9b0 1w0 4b0 6w1 2b½ 8w1 7b1 3w½ 4 8
6 Paul DE x86 4b0 2w0 5b0 8w1 7b1 3w0 1w0 2 1
7 Kempelen Atari HU 68000 3w0 9b0 1w0 4b0 6w0 2b0 5w0 8b1 1 0
8 Nightmare DE x86 3b0 9w0 1b0 4w0 6b0 2w0 5b0 7w0 0 0
9 Quickstep DE 5w1 8b1 7w1 3b1 1w0 4b0 - - Disqualified



Program CC Authors
AI Chess US Marty Hirsch
Kempelen Atari HU Attila Kovács
Mephisto X GB Richard Lang
Nightmare DE Reinhold Gellner, Gaby von Rekowski
Pandix HU Gyula Horváth
Paul DE Christopher Lutz, Michael Schmitt
Quickstep DE Klaus Dieter Langer
Rebel NL Ed Schröder
Why Not 89 SE Ulf Rathsman


The WMCCC excursion took place on Wednesday, September 13, visiting the Škocjan Caves and the Lipica Stud Farm. In consideration of the upcoming incident, not all participants were attending [12].


The German entry Quickstep by Klaus Dieter Langer appeared to be a Clone of Mephisto Almeria. After a protest by Hegener & Glaser, and several meetings of the Tournament Directors with Mr. Langer, presenting the Mephisto evidence, Mr. Langer was not able or willing to provide any evidence Quickstep was original. After consultation with ICCA President David Levy, Quickstep and Mr. Langer were disqualified from the tournament [13] [14].



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