Sargon 2.5 at 10th ACM North American Computer Chess Championship in Detroit, Michigan
Title: Sargon 2.5 at 10th ACM North American Computer Chess Championship in Detroit, Michigan
Photographer: Newborn, Monroe
Date: 1979
Credit Line: Gift of Monroe Newborn
Accession: 102645338
Sargon inventors Kathe Spracklen (left) and Dan Spracklen (far right) with version 2.5 of their program. At the 10th Annual ACM Computer Chess Championship supercomputer-based Chess 4.9 won the tournament, followed closely by custom chess machine Belle. Sargon 2.5, the only microprocessor-based chess program in the tournament, came in an impressive seventh place.