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- - By supersharp77 (*) Date 2019-06-30 16:39 Edited 2019-06-30 16:45 Upvotes 1
Aegon man Machine Tournaments are quite famous in the history of Chess Lore..Cock De Gorter a Legend in Chess! RIP

https://www.chessprogramming.org/Aegon_Tournaments

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human%E2%80%93computer_chess_matches

https://www.chessprogramming.org/index.php?title=Cock_de_Gorter&mobileaction=toggle_view_mobile

https://dblp.org/pers/hd/g/Gorter:Cock_de

http://rybkaforum.net/cgi-bin/rybkaforum/topic_show.pl?tid=20024

Wiki""The Aegon Man–Machine Tournaments (1986–1997)[edit]
The 12 Aegon Man–Machine Tournaments were held annually from 1986 to 1997. The Dutch Computer Chess Federation (CSVN) organized the Aegon Man–Machine Tournaments in The Hague, Netherlands. The Aegon insurance company hosted the tournaments. An equal number of humans and computers played a 6 round swiss tournament with all games between humans and computers. The early tournaments were mostly local players and anti-computer tactics specialists. Later tournaments included masters and grandmasters. In the early tournaments, humans won more games. In the later tournaments, computers won more games.

100 players played in the 1997 tournament. Computers won 151 ½ points. Humans won 148 ½ points. Yona Kosashvili scored highest for the humans at 6 points out of 6 games. Kallisto scored highest for the computers at 4 ½ points.[9]

Year  Players  Rounds  Human points  Comp Points  Winner  Points  Best Program  Points  Rank
1986  2*11  7  Fred van der Vliet  6  Rebel  4½  5
1987  2*13  6  Martin Voorn  6  Mephisto Dallas 16 bit  4½  3
1988  2*16  6  Lex Jongsma  6  Mephisto Mega 4  4  7
1989  2*16  6  57½  23  Ad van den Berg  5  Chess Challenger  3½  8
1990  2*14  6  47  37  HiTech  5  HiTech  5  1
1991  2*20  6  John van der Wiel  6  MChess  4  8
1992  2*24  6  84  60  David Bronstein  6  Mephisto 68030  4  8
1993  2*32  6  David Bronstein  5½  The King  5  3
1994  2*38  6  114  114  Larry Christiansen  5½  Gideon  4½  5
1995  2*48  6  132  155  John van der Wiel  5½  Hiarcs  5  2
1996  2*50  6  137½  162½  Yasser Seirawan  6  Quest  4½  5
1997  2*50  6  148½  151½  Yona Kosashvili  6  Kallisto  4½  4""

Condolence Page for Cock de Gorter Found

https://www.mensenlinq.nl/overlijdensberichten/cock-de-gorter-8389591
Parent - By Uly (Gold) Date 2019-07-01 01:09 Upvotes 1
:sad:
Parent - By Venator (Silver) Date 2019-07-03 13:11 Upvotes 1
That is a sad message.... RIP, Cock. The AEGON Tournaments were legendary. I enjoyed it being present at many of them.
Parent - By oudheusa (*****) Date 2019-07-11 06:22
How sad. I remember visiting the Aegon tournaments. So much fun!
Parent - By user923005 (****) Date 2019-07-11 06:24
He was a good opening book author, if I recall correctly.  Sad to see another pioneer leave the trail,
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