Richard Lang at the 20th ACM North American Computer Chess Championship in Reno, Nevada
Title: Richard Lang at the 20th ACM North American Computer Chess Championship in Reno, Nevada
Photographer: Newborn, Monroe
Date: 1989
Credit Line: Gift of Monroe Newborn
Accession: 102645339
Chess programmer Richard Lang's Mephisto chess system was one of the strongest microprocessor-based programs from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s. At the 20th Annual ACM Computer Chess Championship custom chess machine HiTech won the tournament, followed closely by Deep Thought. Microprocessor-based Mephisto came in third.