Mephisto X computer chess board at the 20th ACM North American Computer Chess Championship in Reno, Nevada

Mephisto X computer chess board at the 20th ACM North American Computer Chess Championship in Reno, Nevada
Date:
1989
Credit Line:
Gift of Monroe Newborn
Accession:
102645422
Description:

Carnegie Mellon University's Hitech custom chess computer won the tournament, followed by Deep Thought. Mephisto X took third place. Mephisto's chess program was developed by Richard Lang. In 1990 Mephisto beat world champion Anatoly Karpov in a simultaneous exhibition in Munich. That same year it won the German blitz championship and earned an International Master rating.

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