International Master David Levy ponders next move against CHESS 4.6 running on a CDC Cyber 176 supercomputer in Toronto Title: International Master David Levy ponders next move against CHESS 4.6 running on a CDC Cyber 176 supercomputer in Toronto
Date: 1978-08
Credit Line: Gift of David Levy
Accession: 102634531

In 1968, David Levy played a friendly game of chess with Stanford professor John McCarthy. After the match McCarthy remarked that within ten years there would be a computer program that would defeat Levy. Levy bet McCarthy 500 pounds that this would not be the case. In August, 1978 Levy won the bet when he defeated CHESS 4.6, the strongest chess playing computer of the day.