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the first chess program by primary author [[Robert Hyatt]] and chess advisor [[Albert Gower]] from [[University of Southern Mississippi]]. Blitz was a [[Type B Strategy|Shannon Type B]] program written in [[Fortran]]. It played the [[ACM 1976]], [[ACM 1977]], the [[WCCC 1977]]
, [[ACM 1978]], the [[ACM 1979]] (ran on [[UNIVAC 1100|UNIVAC 1100/80]]), until at the [[ACM 1980]] successor [[Cray Blitz]] appeared.
What do you mean by "not even a real [[Quiescence Search|quiescence search]]"?
I searched 5 plies and *quit*. I did use a [[Static Exchange Evaluation|static exchange evaluator]] to determine if the tip moves were safe. This was searching under 100 [[Nodes per Second|nodes per second]] on a machine that was rated at .7 MIPS. This program finished in a 3-way tie for 2nd at the [[ACM 1976|1976 ACM]] computer chess tournament, but the following year I was "exhaustive"... :)
* Editor ('''1979'''). ''Will Blitz be next year's champ?'' [[Personal Computing]], Vol. 3, No. 7, pp. 80, July 1979 » [[ACM 1978]], [[Belle#Blitz|Blitz 6.5 - Belle]], Round 4
* [[Robert Hyatt]] ('''1980'''). ''A Southern Blitz''. [[Personal Computing#4_6|Personal Computing, Vol. 4, No. 6]], pp. 93
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