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Palais des congrès [1]

The Tenth World Microcomputer Chess Championship took place from November 24 to 30, 1990, in the Palais des congrès de Lyon, Lyon, France, at the same time and the same place as the second leg of its human equivalent, the Kasparov - Karpov match [2] .

Final Standing

10th World Microcomputer Chess Championship, Nov. 1990, Lyon FRA [3] [4]

# Program CC Processor 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 P SOS SoDOS
1 Mephisto X (Lyon) GB 68030 50 MHz 5w1 9b1 4w1 3b1 2w½ 6b1 7w1 27 24¼
2 Échec 1.9 FR x86 3w½ 10b½ 7w1 4b1 1b½ 5w1 8w1 28 20¾
3 Gideon NL ARM2 2b½ 11w1 9b1 1w0 5b1 4w1 6b1 26½ 17¼
4 The King NL ARM2 6w1 7b1 1b0 2w0 10w1 3b0 12w1 4 27½ 10
5 Check Check DE x86 1b0 12w1 11b1 6w½ 3w0 2b0 10w1 26 7
6 Patzer DE x86 4b0 8w½ 12b1 5b½ 7w1 1w0 3w0 3 27
7 Chess Simulator GB 68030 8w1 4w0 2b0 11b1 6b0 9w1 1b0 3 26 7
8 BB FR x86 7b0 6b½ 10w0 12w½ 9b1 11w1 2b0 3 19½
9 Cumulus FR x86 12b1 1w0 3w0 10b½ 8w0 7b0 11w1 23½
10 Nightmare DE x86 11b0 2w½ 8b1 9w½ 4b0 12w½ 5b0 21½
11 Delta NL x86 10w1 3b0 5w0 7w0 12b½ 8b0 9b0 21½
12 Nest FR x86 9w0 5b0 6w0 8b½ 11w½ 10b½ 4b0 20



Program CC Authors
BB FR Christophe Jolly
Check Check DE Wolfgang Delmare
Chess Simulator GB Chris Whittington
Cumulus FR Marc-François Baudot, Jean-Christophe Weill
Delta NL Fré Felkers
Échec 1.9 FR Marc-François Baudot, Jean-Christophe Weill
Gideon NL Ed Schröder
Mephisto X (Lyon) GB Richard Lang
Nest FR Bruno Bras
Nightmare DE Reinhold Gellner, Gaby von Rekowski
Patzer DE Werner Koch, Thomas Schäfer
The King NL Johan de Koning

Draw by Reputation

In round five, the mighty Mephisto by Richard Lang played Échec 1.9 by Marc-François Baudot and Jean-Christophe Weill, and around move 23 the Mephisto team were clearly getting desperate and beginning to envisage the horrifying prospect of losing a lot of prestige - and maybe even the world champion title. Just a few moves later, with Mephisto the exchange down and showing an evaluation of -2, Échec began to repeat moves, and a draw by repetition was fixed on move 32. The explanation was the amateurs had set their contempt factor to no less than four Pawns. As Mike Valvo remarked in the bulletin: this particular draw by repetition might better be labeled a draw by reputation [6]. [7]

[Event "WMCCC 1990"]
[Site "Lyon, France"]
[Date "1990.01.01"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Mephisto X"]
[Black "Échec 1.9"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.cxd5 cxd5 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bf4 Bf5 7.e3 e6 8.Ne5 Nxe5 9.Bxe5 Nd7
10.Qb3 Nxe5 11.dxe5 Be7 12.Qxb7 O-O 13.Rc1 Rb8 14.Qxa7 Rxb2 15.a3 f6 16.exf6 Bxf6 17.Nd1 Ra2
18.Bb5 Qd6 19.Qc5 Qxc5 20.Rxc5 Rxa3 21.Rc6 Ra2 22.Be2 Bd8 23.h4 Ba5+ 24.Kf1 Bc2 25.Rxc2 Rxc2
26.h5 Rc1 27.h6 Bb6 28.hxg7 Kxg7 29.Ke1 Ba5+ 30.Kf1 Bb6 31.Ke1 Ba5+ 32.Kf1 Bb6 1/2-1/2

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