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Neuschwanstein Excursion, November 4th [1]

The Twelfth World Microcomputer Chess Championship took place from October 31 to November 7, 1993, at Weinfurtner's Garden-Hotel [2] , Munich Schwabing, Bavaria, Germany. The WMCCC 1993 was organized by the ICCA and editors of the German computer chess magazine Computerschach und Spiele, which was also primary sponsor of the event [3].

Three dedicated machines played in the Manufacturers Group, each playing eight with each of the other two. The Software Group was well attended with 28 programs contesting a nine round Swiss tournament.

Software Group

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Final Standing

12th World Microcomputer Chess Championship, Oct. 1993, München GER [5] [6]

# Program CC 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 P SOS SoDOS
1 HIARCS GB 11w1 16b1 2w½ 10b1 4w0 13b1 8b1 3w1 6w1 49 39½
2 The King NL 14b1 7w1 1b½ 13w½ 3b½ 9w1 5b1 4w½ 10b1 7 50 38
3 Genius 2 GB 17w1 8b1 10w1 4b½ 2w½ 5w0 9b1 1b0 13b1 6 51 31½
4 Nimzo-Guernica AT 25b1 15w1 5b1 3w½ 1b1 8w0 10w½ 2b½ 7w½ 6 49½ 32¼
5 Mephisto Gideon NL 26w1 13b½ 4w0 12b1 23w1 3b1 2w0 10b½ 8b½ 45½ 25
6 Quest NL 12b0 11w1 21b0 18w1 7b½ 14w1 16b1 8w1 1b0 45 26¼
7 Pandix HU 19w1 2b0 16w½ 24b1 6w½ 10b0 13w1 11w1 4b½ 45 25
8 Kallisto NL 28b1 3w0 18b1 21w1 15b1 4b1 1w0 6b0 5w½ 43 21¼
9 MChess Pro X US 21b0 24w1 14b1 22w1 13b½ 2b0 3w0 16w1 15b1 41½ 22¾
10 Bobby II DE 18b1 21w1 3b0 1w0 22b1 7w1 4b½ 5w½ 2w0 5 48½ 22¼
11 Mirage RU 1b0 6b0 19w1 14w½ 25b1 15w½ 12w1 7b0 23w1 5 43 20
12 Ulysses DE 6w1 23b½ 13w0 5w0 20b1 22w½ 11b0 18b1 19w1 5 39½ 21
13 Écume X FR 20w1 5w½ 12b1 2b½ 9w½ 1w0 7b0 23b1 3w0 49½ 21½
14 Now US 2w0 19b1 9w0 11b½ 21w1 6b0 22b1 15w0 25w1 41½ 16½
15 Kasparov Sparc US 27w1 4b0 23w½ 16b1 8w0 11b½ 18w½ 14b1 9w0 40½ 17¼
16 Greif DE 22b1 1w0 7b½ 15w0 17w1 23b1 6w0 9b0 28b1 40½ 14¾
17 Nightmare DE 3b0 28w1 22b0 20w½ 16b0 19w1 26b0 27w1 24w1 31 12
18 Centaur RU 10w0 26b1 8w0 6b0 24w1 21b1 15b½ 12w0 27b½ 4 37½ 13¼
19 SOS DE 7b0 14w0 11b0 28w1 26w1 17b0 27w1 21b1 12b0 4 33½ 9
20 Magellan AT 13b0 22w0 28b1 17b½ 12w0 27b1 23w0 26b1 21w½ 4 30
21 Gandalf DK 9w1 10b0 6w1 8b0 14b0 18w0 25b1 19w0 20b½ 41 16
22 Experimental DE 16w0 20b1 17w1 9b0 10w0 12b½ 14w0 24b0 26w1 39½ 14
23 BreakThrough DE 24b½ 12w½ 15b½ 25w1 5b0 16w0 20b1 13w0 11b0 39½ 13½
24 Diogenes DE 23w½ 9b0 27w1 7w0 18b0 25w½ 28b½ 22w1 17b0 32 9
25 Viktor 2 DE 4w0 27b½ 26w1 23b0 11w0 24b½ 21w0 28w1 14b0 3 31½
26 Chess Brain DE 5b0 18w0 25b0 27b1 19b0 28b1 17w1 20w0 22b0 3 31 7
27 BB FR 15b0 25w½ 24b0 26w0 28w1 20w0 19b0 17b0 18w½ 2 31 4
28 Pschach DE 8w0 17b0 20w0 19b0 27b0 26w0 24w½ 25b0 16w0 ½ 34

Participants

Program CC Authors Processor MHz
BB FR Christophe Jolly 486 66
Bobby II DE Hans-Joachim Kraas, Günther Schrüfer 486 66
BreakThrough DE Werner Koch SPARC 36
Centaur RU Victor Vikhrev, Alexey Manjakhin 486 66
Chess Brain DE Karl-Heinz Milaster Pentium [7] [8] 66
Diogenes DE Jörg Burwitz 486 66
Écume X FR Marc-François Baudot, Jean-Christophe Weill 486 66
Experimental DE Wolfgang Delmare, Thorsten Kohfeldt Pentium 60
Gandalf DK Steen Suurballe, Dan Wulff 486 66
Genius 2 GB Richard Lang Pentium 60
Greif DE Michael Ehrig 486 66
HIARCS GB Mark Uniacke SPARC 36
Kallisto NL Bart Weststrate 486 66
Kasparov Sparc US Dan Spracklen, Kathe Spracklen SPARC 50
Magellan AT Karl Pevny 486 66
MChess Pro X US Marty Hirsch Pentium 60
Mephisto Gideon NL Ed Schröder Pentium 60
Mirage RU Yuri Shpeer, Vladimir Rybinkin 486 66
Nightmare DE Reinhold Gellner, Gaby von Rekowski 486 66
Nimzo-Guernica AT Chrilly Donninger 486 80
Now US Mark Lefler 486 66
Pandix HU Gyula Horváth, Zsuzsa Horváth 486 66
Pschach DE Peter Sucker 486 66
Quest NL Frans Morsch 486 66
SOS DE Rudolf Huber 486 66
The King NL Johan de Koning DEC Alpha 150
Ulysses DE Ulf Lorenz, Valentin Rottmann SPARC 41
Viktor 2 DE Wolfgang Rausch, Dieter Götz 486 66

Manufacturers Group

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Final Standing

# Program CC P G
1 Mephisto Genius 2 GB 10½ 16
2 TASC R30 NL 10 16
3 RISC 2500 NL 16

Participants

Program CC Authors Processor MHz Company
Mephisto Genius 2 GB Richard Lang 486 80 Hegener & Glaser
RISC 2500 NL Johan de Koning ARM6 14 Saitek
TASC R30 NL Johan de Koning ARM6 40 TASC

Playoff

The playoff between the winner of the Manufacturers Group, Mephisto Genius 2 the so called Mephisto Wundermaschine (Mephisto Wonder Machine), running Genius on an internal 80486 PC, and the winner of the Software Group, HIARCS, for the title of the World Micro Absolute Champion was won by Mephisto Genius with 1½ - ½.

Titles

Photos

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Computerschach und Spiele team, Frederic Friedel, Jens Schmidt-Wilke, Dieter Steinwender

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Chrilly Donninger, Reinhold Gellner and MChess operator Berthold Seifriz

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Playoff Wundermaschine vs. HIARCS, Richard Lang, David Levy, Mark's father and Mark Uniacke

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The New Champion ICCA President Tony Marsland

Notable Games

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Nimzo's White-Black Bug

Round 3, Mephisto Gideon - Nimzo-Guernica

[Event "WMCCC 1993"]
[Site "Munich, Germany"]
[Date "1993.11.01"]
[Round "03"]
[White "Mephisto Gideon"]
[Black "Nimzo-Guernica"]
[Result "0-1"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.f4 e6 7.Be2 Be7 8.O-O O-O
9.Be3 Qc7 10.Kh1 b5 11.Bf3 Bb7 12.e5 dxe5 13.fxe5 Nfd7 14.Bxb7 Qxb7 15.Qh5 b4 
16.Nce2 g6 17.Qf3 Qxf3 18.Nxf3 Nc6 19.Bf4 Rfd8 20.Ned4 Nxd4 21.Nxd4 Rac8 22.Rad1 
Nb6 23.b3 Bc5 24.Nf3 Rxd1 25.Rxd1 Nd5 26.Bh6 Be3 27.Bxe3 Nxe3 28.Rd3 Nxc2 29.Kg1 
Na3 30.Rd4 a5 31.Rd7 Nb5 32.Ng5 Rc7 33.Rxc7 Nxc7 34.Ne4 Nd5 35.Kf2 Kf8 36.Nd6 Nc3 
37.Ke3 h6 38.Kd4 Nxa2 39.Nc4 Ke8 40.Nxa5 Kd7 41.Nb7 Nc3 42.Kc5 Nd5 43.g3 h5 
44.Nd6 Ke7 45.Nb5 f6 46.exf6+ Kxf6 47.Nd4 Ne3 48.Kxb4 Nf1 49.Ka5 e5 50.Ne2 Nxh2 
51.b4 Nf1 52.b5 Nd2 53.Kb6 Ke6 54.Kc7 Nc4 55.Kc6 Na5+ 56.Kb6 Nb3 57.Kb7 Kd6 58.Nc3 
Nc5+ 59.Ka7 Ne6 60.b6 Nd8 61.b7 Nxb7 62.Kxb7 Kc5 63.Ne2 Kd5 64.Ng1 e4 65.Kb6 e3 
66.Kb5 Kd4 67.Kc6 Kd3 68.Nf3 e2 0-1

As reported by Chrilly Donninger [12], Nimzo happily sacrificed the knight with 61... Nxb7, winning the game due to a bug. A winning score was given, applying the Rule of the Square for its black passer. Instead, as intended, with White having no pieces to make the e-pawn unstoppable, the winning score was enabled by Black without pieces [13]!

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Desperado

Round 8, The King - Nimzo-Guernica » Desperado [14]

[Event "WMCCC 1993"]
[Site "Munich, Germany"]
[Date "1993.11.06"]
[Round "8"]
[White "The King"]
[Black "Nimzo Guernica"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
 
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 Be7 8. Qf3 Qc7 
9. O-O-O Nbd7 10. Bd3 b5 11. Kb1 b4 12. Nce2 Bb7 13. Rhe1 h6 14. Bxf6 Bxf6 15. Qe3 Qc5 
16. Qg1 g5 17. Nb3 Qxg1 18. Rxg1 Bd8 19. Nd2 Nc5 20. Rgf1 O-O 21. Nd4 a5 22. fxg5 Bxg5
23. N4b3 Nxd3 24. cxd3 Rfc8 25. Nd4 d5 26. e5 a4 27. Nc2 b3 28. axb3 Ba6 29. Rf3 Bxd2 
30. Rxd2 axb3 31. Na3 Bb5 32. d4 Ba4 33. Rf6 Kg7 34. Rd3 Rc7 35. Rg3+ Kh7 36. Rgf3 Kg7 
37. Rf1 Rb8 38. R6f3 Rd8 39. h4 Rdc8 40. g4 Rb8 41. g5 hxg5 42. Rg3 Kh6 43. Rxg5 Be8 
44. Rgg1 f5 45. exf6 Bg6+ 46. Ka1 Rb4 47. h5 Bf5 48. Rf3 Rf7 49. Rfg3 Rxf6 50. Rh1 Be4 
51. Rhg1 Rf8 52. Rh3 Bf5 53. Rf3 Ra8 54. Rf2 Rxd4 55. Re2 Kxh5 56. Rh2+ Rh4 57. Rhg2 d4 
58. Rg5+ Kh6 59. Rh5+ Kxh5 60. Rg5+ Kh6 1/2-1/2

Broken Interface

In the last round, Kasparov Sparc, operated by Günter Niggemann lost due to hardware problems and finally a broken interface cable and card in a better position from MChess operated by Thorsten Czub. See Mclane's post in rgcc for the whole story [15]:

[Event "WMCCC 1993"]
[Site "Munich, Germany"]
[Date "1993.11.07"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Kasparov Sparc"]
[Black "MChess Pro X"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qb3 c5 5. dxc5 Nc6 6. Nf3 Ne4 7. Bd2 Nxd2 8. Nxd2 f5 
9. e3 O-O 10. Be2 Bxc5 11. O-O-O b6 12. Nf3 Bb7 13. Rd2 Qe7 14. Rhd1 Rfd8 15. a3 Rac8 
16. Qc2 Qe8 17. Kb1 Be7 18. e4 Na5 19. exf5 Bxf3 20. gxf3 Nxc4 21. Bxc4 Rxc4 22. Qb3 Rc6 
23. Nb5 a5 24. Na7 a4 25. Qxa4 Rc7 26. Nb5 Rc5 27. fxe6 Qg6+ 28. Ka1 Qxe6 29. Nc3 d6 
30. Nd5 Bg5 31. f4 b5 32. Qd4 Bh6 0-1 

Tournament Directors

Cartoon

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Ossi Weiner, Frederic Friedel - David Levy, Mark Uniacke, Richard Lang, Manfred Hegener
Alexey Manjakhin, Karl-Heinz Milaster, Tony Marsland, Mark Lefler, Dieter Steinwender (Floppy)
Bart Weststrate, Ed Schröder, Johan de Koning, Frans Morsch [16]

Publications

Forum Posts

External Links

Frank Zappa, Ike Willis, Denny Walley, Tommy Mars, Peter Wolf, Ed Mann, Arthur Barrow, Vinnie Colaiuta

References

  1. Neuschwanstein Castle is a famous German castle in Schwangau, Bavaria, built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, Photo by Cezary Piwowarski, June 2007, CC BY-SA 4.0, Schloss Neuschwanstein - Wikimedia Commons, Neuschwanstein Castle from Wikipedia
  2. Now Fleming’s Hotel Munich Schwabing
  3. David Levy (1993). The 12th World Microcomputer Chess Championship - Information for Participants. ICCA Journal, Vol. 16, No. 3
  4. Larry Kaufman (1994). 1993 World Microcomputer Championship. Computer Chess Reports, Vol. 4 No. 2
  5. WMCC 1993, CSVN tournament site
  6. 12th World Microcomputer Chess Championship - Munich 1993 (ICGA Tournaments)
  7. Pentium PC plus Chess Co-Processor
  8. Karl-Heinz Milaster's schachserver (German)
  9. Larry Kaufman (1994). 1993 World Microcomputer Championship. Computer Chess Reports, Vol. 4 No. 2
  10. Hiarcs Fan Page by Thorsten Czub
  11. Downloads | World championships | Games, CSVN download site
  12. Chrilly Donninger (1999). Computer machen keine Fehler. CSS 2/99, pdf (German)
  13. Your best bug ? by Ed Schröder, CCC, August 06, 2012
  14. Re: Your best bug ? by Ed Schröder, CCC, August 07, 2012
  15. Re: CSS Article Translation by mclane, rgcc, February 16, 1997
  16. Diaz Cartoon from the WMCCC 1993 booklet from Computerschach und Spiele, via More DIAZ Cartoons hosted by Ed Schröder

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