Berliner, Hans J.


Deep Thought Wins Fredkin Intermediate Prize

AI Magazine

Since May 1988, Deep Thought (DT), the creation of a team of students at Carnegie Mellon University, has been attracting a lot of notice. In the Fredkin Masters Open, May 28-30, DT tied for second in a field of over 20 masters and ahead of three other computers, including Hitech and Chiptest (the winner of the 1987 North American Computer Championships). In August at the U.S. Open, DT scored 8.5, 3.5 to tie for eighteenth place with Arnold Denker among others. Its performance was marred by hardware and software bugs. However, DT astounded everyone by beating International Master (IM) Igor Ivanov, the perennial winner of the U.S. Grand Prix circuit prize, who is generally regarded to be as strong as the average Grandmaster.


Hitech Defeats Denker in AGS Challenge Match

AI Magazine

It has been difficult to find a forum where the best chess programs can play comparable humans with international titles. In response to this need, Shelby Lyman, the host of past Public Broadcasting Station (PBS) series on world chess championship matches, organized the AGS Challenge Match at the New School for Social Research in New York City.


Hitech Becomes First Computer Senior Master

AI Magazine

The Pennsylvania State Chess Championship was held in Pittsburgh, on July 23-24. In a field of 46 players, including 8 masters, Carnegie-Mellon University's Hitech won the title outright with a score of 4.5 - 0.5. The finale was very exciting as the number one seeded player, International Master Ed Formanek, had a perfect 4-0 going into the final round against the number two seed Hitech, which was the only competitor with 3.5 - 0.5. Hitech had to win to gain the title, whereas Formanek could become Champion by drawing this game. Hitech played beautifully, and the game culminated in a brilliant endgame that Hitech handled perfectly.



New Hitech Computer Chess Success

AI Magazine

Carnegie-Mellon University's Hitech chess computer scored 5-1 in the National Open Chess Championships held in Chicago March 18-20. The Championship Section in which Hitech competed, had 380 entries. Carnegie-Mellon University's Hitech chess computer scored 5-1 in the National Open Chess Championships held in Chicago March 18-20. The Championship Section in which Hitech competed, had 380 entries.


New Hitech Computer Chess Success

AI Magazine

Carnegie-Mellon University's Hitech chess computer scored 5-1 in the National Open Chess Championships held in Chicago March 18-20. The Championship Section in which Hitech competed, had 380 entries.