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Master (Computer)
Number of games in database: 9
Years covered: 1974 to 1980
Overall record: +4 -5 =0 (44.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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Its developers are Peter Kent, John Birmingham, Alex Bell and John Waldron.

Last updated: 2018-12-03 06:59:53

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A16chs vs Master  0-1301974World Computer ChampionshipB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
2. Master vs Tell 1-0271974World Computer ChampionshipC53 Giuoco Piano
3. Ribbit vs Master 1-0591974World Computer ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
4. Master vs Tech 2  0-18819741st World Computer ChampionshipC34 King's Gambit Accepted
5. Chute vs Master 0-1451977World Computer ChampionshipB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
6. Elsa vs Master  0-1591977World Computer ChampionshipB08 Pirc, Classical
7. Master vs Duchess  0-1471977World Computer ChampionshipA15 English
8. Master vs Chess  0-1411977World Computer ChampionshipA09 Reti Opening
9. Master vs L'Excentrique  0-14219803rd World Computer Chess ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-19-06  siilarsi: Masteeer... Masteeer... Masteeer...

On a more serious note: A computer that plays the Kings Gambit! How wonderfully decadent, ahahaha!

Jan-21-09  WhiteRook48: but he was only Master in half of his games!
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  OhioChessFan: I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. -Pablo Picasso
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  whiteshark: "This change from centre control to actively hunting the opponent's king was very noticeable. At this point a very energetic programmer from Harwell Atomic Energy Research Establishment, John Birmingham, became interested. He translated the program, plus all the new improvements, into PL/l in about 6 weeks of his spare time and also extended the depth of the search. I would say at this point that England at last had a program comparable to MACHACK and we ambitiously christened it <MASTER> - Minimax Algorithm teSTER; if nothing else we had the patent on a good name."

-- Alex Bell about John Birmingham


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