The ninth North American computer chess championship

Ken Thempson's BELLE brushed off four other chess programs, including the current world champion program CHESS 4.7, to decisively win the Nineth North American Computer Chess Championship held in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 3~5, 1978 as part of the ACM's Annual Conference. BELLE, running on a DEC 11/70 which had a special hardware move generation package… (More)