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Drei Hirn (Althoefer)
Number of games in database: 2
Years covered: 1993 to 1996

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See Ingo Althoefer.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Drei Hirn (Althoefer) vs Bronstein 0-1511993AegonE92 King's Indian
2. Drei Hirn (Althoefer) vs Sofia Polgar  ½-½671996The Hague AEGONB22 Sicilian, Alapin
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-06-04  N N: does Althoefer mean computer?
Dec-27-04  Leviathan: In german "Drei Hirn" means "three brains" (I am not sure though).

On the other hand I have no idea about what "Althoefer" means (maybe it's just a name)

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  Sneaky: "Aegon" always refers to a man-vs-machine tournament so my guess is that "Drei Hirn" is a three-processor machine from 1993 (...that was slapped around by Bronstein's single processor!)
Dec-27-04  sneaky pete: The three brains in this tournament were that of Chessmachine King (programmer Johan de Koning), Mephisto Lyon (programmer Richard Lang) and operator Dr.Ingo Althöfer, a German mathematician and chess amateur rated 1960 at the time. Third brain Althöfer selected one of the moves computed by the engines or played the move both programs agreed upon. In the 1993 Aegon tournament 3-Hirn scored 4 out of 6, with a TPR of 2401. Win against Nico Kuyf, draw against GM Vlastimil Hort, draw against Alexander Münninghof (Euwe's biographer), win against WIM Jessica Harmsen, win against Michiel Wind and loss against Bronstein in the last round.

A single special AEGON 1993 version of Chessmachine The King took 3rd place in this event with 4 wins and draws against numbers 1 and 2 Bronstein and Nunn in the last two rounds.

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