Larry Atkin (front) and David Slate at the 10th ACM North American Computer Chess Championship in Detroit, Michigan

Larry Atkin (front) and David Slate at the 10th ACM North American Computer Chess Championship in Detroit, Michigan
Title:
Larry Atkin (front) and David Slate at the 10th ACM North American Computer Chess Championship in Detroit, Michigan
Photographer:
Newborn, Monroe
Date:
1979
Credit Line:
Gift of Monroe Newborn
Accession:
102645350
Description:
Chess developers Larry Atkin (left) and David Slate program dominated computer chess for nearly a decade, winning every championship except two in the 1980s. 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.
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