Slate and Atkin win 1st World Computer Chess Championship in New York City, New York
Title: Slate and Atkin win 1st World Computer Chess Championship in New York City, New York
Photographer: Newborn, Monroe
Size: 864 KB
Date: 1970
Credit Line: Gift of Monroe Newborn
Accession: 102645352
David Slate accepts first prize from ACM president Sam Matsa for winning the 1st North American Computer Chess Championship in 1970 with his and Larry Atkin's Chess program. Monty Newborn (far left), Ben Mittman (far right) and Larry Atkin look on. From 1970 to 1994, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) hosted annual computer-to-computer chess tournaments to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas.