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The Second PCW Microcomputer Chess Championship was held November 1-3, 1979, as part of the Personal Computer World exhibition, London, United Kingdom.

Final Standing


# Program CC 1 2 3 4 5 P G
1 Sargon US 7w1 4b1 2w1 3b1 6b1 5 5
2 Vega GB 5w1 3b1 1b0 6w½ 8b1 5
3 MyChess US 8b1 2w0 4b1 1w0 7w1 3 5
4 Tiny Chess 86 NL 6b1 1w0 3w0 bye 9b1 3 4
5 Mike II GB 2b0 9w1 6b0 8w1 bye 3 4
6 Chess Challenger Voice US 4w0 7b1 5w1 2b½ 1w0 5
7 Max GB 1b0 6w0 bye 9w1 3b0 2 4
8 Delta GB 3w0 bye 9b1 5b0 2w0 2 4
9 Wizard GB bye 5b0 8w0 7b0 4w0 1 4



Program CC Authors
Chess Challenger Voice US Ron Nelson [3]
Delta GB Dave Wilson
Max GB Guy Burkill
Mike II GB Mike Johnson
MyChess US David Kittinger
Sargon US Dan and Kathe Spracklen
Tiny Chess 86 NL Jan Kuipers
Vega GB David Broughton
Wizard GB Jeffrey and Clare Cooper

Battle for Survival

Max versus Wizard was reported in Personal Computing, Vol. 4, No. 6 with remarks given by Morris Miller, "A comedy of errors in which the readers can supply their own question marks, exclamation points, asterisks and stars" [4]

[Event "PCW-MCC 1979"]
[Site "London"]
[Date "1979.11.02"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Max"]
[Black "Wizard"]
[Result "1-0"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 Nxe4 4.Qe2 Nd6 5.Nc6+ Be7 6.Nxd8 Kxd8 7.d4
Re8 8.Nc3 Nc6 9.Nb5 Nf5 10.Bf4 d5 11.Bxc7+ Kd7 12.O-O-O Nd6 13.Qg4+
f5 14.Qxg7 Ne4 15.Qxh7 Ng5 16.Qxf5+ Ne6 17.Qxd5+ Bd6 18.Qxd6# 1-0

Tournament Director


External Links

Herbie Hancock, Paul Jackson, Alphonse Mouzon , Bennie Maupin, Ray Obiedo, Bill Summers, Webster Lewis Jr.


  1. PCW Micro-Computer Chess Championships, old CSVN site
  2. Kathe Spracklen (1979). Second Annual European Microcomputer Chess Championship - Results and Authors. ICCA Newsletter, Vol. 2, No. 2
  3. Fidelity Chess Challenger Voice from Schachcomputer.info Wiki (German)
  4. Editor (1980). Battle for Survival. Personal Computing, Vol. 4, No. 6

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