1983 ACM World Chess Championship - Final Round

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MikeB
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1983 ACM World Chess Championship - Final Round

Post by MikeB » Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:27 am

A blast from the past :
[pgn][Event "4th World Chess Championship"]
[Site "New York"]
[Date "October 1983"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Belle"]
[Black "Cray Blitz"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. e4 c5 2. c3 d5 3. exd5 Qxd5 4. Nf3 e6 5. d4 Nf6 6. Bd3 Nc6 7. O-O Be7 8.
Be3 O-O 9. dxc5 Rd8 10. Nd4 Bxc5 11. c4 Qd6 12. Nxc6 bxc6 13. Bxc5 Qxd3 14.
Qa4 Ne4 15. Bb6 Rd7 16. Ba5 Bb7 17. Nc3 Nc5 18. Qb4 Qd4 19. Rad1 Nd3 20.
Qa4 Qg4 21. c5 Qf5 22. b4 Nb2 23. Rxd7 Nxa4 24. Nxa4 Qc2 25. Rxb7 Qxa4 26.
Ra1 e5 27. f3 Qc2 28. Rc7 Qd3 29. Rf1 Qd5 30. a3 g5 31. Re7 f6 32. Rc7 h5
33. h3 Kh8 34. Kh2 a6 35. Re1 Re8 36. Re4 f5 37. Re2 g4 38. hxg4 fxg4 39.
fxg4 hxg4 40. Rf2 e4 41. Rff7 Qe5+ 42. g3 e3 43. Rh7+ Kg8 44. b5 cxb5 45.
Be1 Qb2+ 46. Kg1 Qa1 47. Kg2 Qf6 48. Kh2 Rd8 49. Rhd7 Rf8 50. Rd6 Qb2+ 51.
Kg1 Qb1 52. Kh2 Qc2+ 53. Kg1 Qf5 [Resigns]
0-1 [/pgn]

Up until this tournament, Belle had never lost to another computer, this one was for the Championship. Belle would have won the championship in a 3-way tie-break if it had won. Instead, Bob Hyatt's Cray Blitz won the first of its World Championships. Courtesy of the recent posts by Eric Wainwright http://talkchess.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=61819

royb
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Re: 1983 ACM World Chess Championship - Final Round

Post by royb » Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:41 am

And to think that even a mobile/cell phone running a modern engine would very likely repeatedly trounce either of these two programs (running on the hardware of their day).

Gerd Isenberg
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Re: 1983 ACM World Chess Championship - Final Round

Post by Gerd Isenberg » Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:01 am

Yep, and Belle already lost round 3 from Nuchess. Nuchess would have won the championship in a 2-way tie-break if it had won the last round versus Bebe.

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