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The Fourth United States Open Computer Chess Championship was held in Mobile, Alabama, April 8-10, 1988 - for the last time. There were four participants playing a double round robin, except the Fidelity entries had byes each other.

Final Standing


# Program CC Authors CM2100 Excel Colossus EGA P
1 Chessmaster 2100 US Kathe and Dan Spracklen xx bye 11 11 4
2 Fidelity Excel Mach III US Kathe and Dan Spracklen bye xx 11
3 Colossus 4.0 GB Martin Bryant 00 xx 11
4 EGA Chess US Lloyd L. Lank 00 00 00 xx 0

Photos and Games

Excel Mach III - EGA


Sidney Samole operating Fidelity Excel Mach III vs. EGA Chess by Lloyd L. Lank [2]

[Event "USOCCC 1988"]
[Site "Mobile, Alabama"]
[Date "1988.04.08"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Fidelity Excel Mach III"]
[Black "EGA Chess"]
[Result "1-0"]

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.d4 Nxd5 4.Nf3 Bg4 5.Be2 e6 6.c4 Bb4+ 7.Bd2 Bxd2+ 8.Qxd2 Nb6 
9.c5 Bxf3 10.Bxf3 Nc4 11.Qc3 Nc6 12.Qxc4 Nxd4 13.Bxb7 Rb8 14.c6 O-O 15.O-O Re8 
16.Nc3 Nf5 17.Rfd1 Qf6 18.Qa4 Red8 19.Rxd8+ Qxd8 20.Qxa7 e5 21.Qa5 Nd6 22.Rd1 Nxb7 
23.Rxd8+ Rxd8 1-0

Chessmaster - Colossus


Max Harell and Terry Everett operating Colossus 4.0 and Chessmaster 2100 [3]

[Event "USOCCC 1988"]
[Site "Mobile, Alabama"]
[Date "1988.04.08"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Chessmaster 2100"]
[Black "Colossus 4.0"]
[Result "1-0"]

1.d4 e6 2.c4 Bb4+ 3.Bd2 Nc6 4.Bxb4 Nxb4 5.Nf3 Nf6 6.a3 Nc6 7.d5 Ne7 8.Nc3 d6 9.Qa4+ Bd7 
10.Qb3 b6 11.e4 O-O 12.Bd3 exd5 13.cxd5 Nh5 14.O-O f5 15.e5 Nf4 16.Bc2 Neg6 17.e6 Be8 
18.Rfe1 Qe7 19.g3 Nh3+ 20.Kg2 Ng5 21.Nd4 f4 22.h4 f3+ 23.Kh2 Qf6 24.Nf5 Ne5 25.hxg5 Qxg5 
26.Nh4 Bh5 27.Kg1 Qe7 28.Nb5 a6 29.Nd4 Rf6 30.Qc3 Bg4 31.Bf5 h5 32.Bxg4 hxg4 33.Nc6 Nxc6 
34.Qxc6 Raf8 35.Re4 Re8 36.Rc1 Rc8 37.Rxg4 Qd8 38.Ng6 Kh7 39.Qc2 Kg8 40.Rh4 Rxg6 41.Qxg6 
Qf6 42.Rxc7 Rxc7 43.Qe8+ Qf8 44.Qh5 Rc1+ 45.Kh2 Rh1+ 46.Kxh1 Qf6 47.Qh8# 1-0



  1. Roy Keeley (1988). The 4th Annual U.S. Open Computer Chess Championship. ICCA Journal, Vol. 11, Nos. 2/3
  2. Photo by Roy Keeley Jr., ICCA Journal, Vol. 11, Nos. 2/3, pp. 95
  3. Photo by Roy Keeley Jr., ICCA Journal, Vol. 11, Nos. 2/3, pp. 87

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