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a chess program by Martin Anders and Hinrich Büker [2], developed in 1996 when the authors were graduate students at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. Confucius played the IPCCC 1997, running on a Sun Ultrasparc [3].


In 1994, both authors spent half a year in Shanghai as exchange students, which gave the inspiration to name the engine after the famous Chinese philosopher [4].


Selected Game

IPCCC 1997, round 5, Diogenes - Confucius [6][7]

[Event "IPCCC 1997"]
[Site "Paderborn, GER"]
[Date "1997.02.22"]
[Round "05"]
[White "Diogenes"]
[Black "Confucius"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

1.d4 b6 2.Nf3 d5 3.e3 Nf6 4.Bd3 e6 5.O-O Ba6 6.Bxa6 Nxa6 7.c4 Nb8 8.cxd5 exd5 
9.Re1 Bd6 10.Nc3 O-O 11.e4 dxe4 12.Nxe4 h6 13.Nxd6 Qxd6 14.Ne5 Nc6 15.Nxc6 Qxc6 
16.Bf4 Qd7 17.Qc2 Nd5 18.Bg3 Rac8 19.Rac1 Rce8 20.h3 a5 21.Qc4 Re6 22.Rcd1 Rfe8 
23.Re5 c6 24.Qf1 Ne7 25.b3 Ng6 26.Rxe6 Rxe6 27.Qc4 h5 28.d5 b5 29.Qc5 a4 30.bxa4 
bxa4 31.Rd4 Re1+ 32.Kh2 h4 33.Bb8 Qf5 34.Rb4 cxd5 35.Bd6 Re2 36.f4 Rxa2 37.Rd4 
Qe6 38.Rxd5 Qe2 39.Rg5 Rd2 40.f5 Qa6 41.Bc7 Nf8 42.Qc3 f6 43.Qxd2 fxg5 44.Qxg5 
Qf6 45.Qxf6 gxf6 46.Bd6 Nd7 47.Kg1 Ne5 48.Be7 Kf7 49.Bc5 Nc4 50.Kf2 a3 51.Kf3 a2 
52.Bd4 1/2-1/2

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