The 22nd ACM International Computer Chess Championship program cover Title: The 22nd ACM International Computer Chess Championship program cover
Date: 1991-11-17
Credit Line: Courtesy of Association for Computing Machinery
Accession: L062302005

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. Tournament organizer Monty Newborn said: “Play was often interrupted to resuscitate an ailing computer or terminal. The audience howled with laughter. For the participants, however, it was a learning experience.”