WMCCC 1984 Glasgow - Who is tha guy?

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Re: WMCCC 1984 Glasgow - Who is tha guy?

Post by Gerd Isenberg » Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:22 am

Rainer Marian wrote:Hallo,
I shot this picture as a member of the Mephisto-Team in the tournament room of the Ingram Hotel, Glasgow. The name of this young man is Lars Hjorth. He was the Co-Programmer of the Conchess-Modul by Ulf Rathsmann and he also did his job as an operator on the tournament board.
I faced him during a tournament game beween conchess and mephisto and I remember him as a likable and fair guy who didn't speak very much for 5 reasons:
He was a chess player, he was a programmer, he was my opponent, he was a Swede or a Norwegian and I also prefered to be in silence. Nevertheless, there was one communicative event during this game. When I once touched unfortunately the wrong piece Lars didn't cry for the referee, but he only asked very astonished: "why are you so nervous"! A very honest guy this Lars Hjorth, indeed!
I know, there is only asked for the name of that guy, but I can't help it, many memories are bubbling up. Once again the "Who's Who" of Computer Chess came together in Glasgow: legendary programmers like Dan and Kate Spracklen (Fidelity), Richard Lang (Psion) or Martin Bryant (Colossus). And you were sitting on the same table with Jan Louwman, Monroe Newborn and David Levy to talk about Computerchess. When I remember correctly, Harry Schnapp, well known as author of the current Arena Main Book, also honoured the fourth WMCCC at Glasgow with his presence:)

Rainer Neuhäusler
Hallo Rainer,

thank you very much for the informative clarification.

Gerd

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Re: WMCCC 1984 Glasgow - Who is tha guy?

Post by rainhaus » Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:24 pm

It was a Mephisto III Exclusive-S; 68000 Motorola 16 Bit, 12 MHZ, 64 KByte ROM, 16 KByte RAM. The MUNICH Board was released a few months later in 1985.

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Re: WMCCC 1984 Glasgow - Who is tha guy?

Post by Steve B » Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:34 pm

Rainer Marian wrote:It was a Mephisto III Exclusive-S; 68000 Motorola 16 Bit, 12 MHZ, 64 KByte ROM, 16 KByte RAM. The MUNICH Board was released a few months later in 1985.

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Rainer Neuhäusler
Thanks again Rainer for this great information
i have the program in the Excalibur board but of course the Mhz and Rom were smaller

http://www.flickr.com/photos/10261668@N ... 922171154/


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Re: WMCCC 1984 Glasgow - Who is tha guy?

Post by mclane » Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:13 pm

to end with a circle... here is the website of thomas nitsche:

http://www.thomasnitsche.com/

and the game of the day:

[Event "Oldie-Turnier"]
[Site "SCW"]
[Date "2009.08.20"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Kasparov Blitz"]
[Black "Mephisto IIIb "]
[ECO "C15"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. e4 e6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 Bb4 4. Nge2 dxe4 5. a3 Be7 6. Nxe4
{"} Nf6 7. N2g3 Nxe4 8. Nxe4 Qd5 9. Nc3 Qd6 10. Bb5+ c6
11. Bc4 Bf6 12. Be3 a5 13. Ne4 Qd8 14. Nxf6+ Qxf6 15. O-O
b5 16. Bd3 O-O 17. Qg4 h6 18. Qe4 Qf5 19. Qxf5 exf5 20. a4
b4 21. Rfe1 Be6 22. Bf4 Nd7 23. Re2 Nb6 24. Bc7 Nd5 25. Be5
Rad8 26. Rae1 Rfe8 27. Rc1 f6 28. Bg3 f4 29. Bh4 g5 30. Bg6
Re7 31. Rce1 Rd6 32. Bg3 fxg3 33. fxg3 Kf8 34. Kf1 Bg4
35. Rxe7 Nxe7 36. Bh7 Rxd4 37. h3 Bc8 38. b3 Rd2 39. Kg1 f5
40. Re5 Rxc2 41. Rxa5 Rc3 42. Ra8 Kg7 43. Rxc8 Nxc8
44. Bxf5 Ne7 45. Be6 0-1
What seems like a fairy tale today may be reality tomorrow.
Here we have a fairy tale of the day after tomorrow....

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