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- By MrKris (***) Date 2020-11-09 21:48
HIARCS for Palm has just [Dec. 2006] won [clear 1st] a GM tournament in the Philippines where many chess masters competed.
Hiarcs played on an ordinary standard Palm Lifedrive PDA and became the first handheld chess player in history to win a tournament with Grandmasters and International Masters. ...

The tournament had no less than:
2 Grandmasters (including Super GM Mark Paragua),
7 International Masters and 1 Women's International Master,
5 Fide Masters,
18 National Masters,
and not forgetting 1 handheld PDA! [for Hiarcs]
An obsolete (though popular at the time) engine on one the very first handhelds.

TOURNAMENT SYSTEM The 2nd Cong. Prospero A. Pichay, Jr. Cup Chess Challenge will be played in 9 rounds using the Swiss System. [Action G/30?]
PRIZES The following cash prizes shall be awarded:
1st place Php 100,000 ($2100 US today's $, probably more 14 years ago!) ; 2nd place 50,000 ; 3rd place 40,000 ...
Top Women 1st place 20,000 ; 2nd place 15,000 ; 3rd place 10,000 ...

[Event "2nd Congressman Pichay Invitational"]
[Site "Manila, Philippines"]
[Date "2006"]
[Round "7"]
[White "GM Mark Paragua (2617)"]
[Black " HIARCS 9.6, Palm Lifedrive. (2600)"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. Qxd4 Nc6 4. Qe3 Nf6 5. Nc3 Bb4 6. Bd2 O-O 7. O-O-O Re8
8. Qg3 Nxe4 9. Nxe4 Rxe4 10. Bf4 d6 11. Bd3 Re8 12. Nf3 Bd7 13. a3 Ba5 14. h4 Qf6
15. Bg5 Qe6 16. Kb1 Qg4 17. Qh2 Bb6 18. Bf4 Bxf2 19. Rdf1 Bb6 20. Ng5 h6 21. Bd2 Ne5
22. Rf4 Qh5 23. g4 Bxg4 24. Qg2 hxg5 25. hxg5 {GM Paragua now resigns as Black now has Bf3 which liquidates to a clear win.} 0-1
The LifeDrive Mobile Manager
Manufacturer  Palm Inc.
Type  Candybar PDA
Release date  2005
Operating system  Palm OS Garnet 5.4.8
CPU  Intel PXA270 at 416 MHz with Intel XScale Technology
Storage  4 GB Hitachi Microdrive (3.85 GB user-accessible)
64 MB Non-Volatile RAM (55 MB user-accessible)
Secure Digital card slot
Display  320×480 px, 3.9 in (99 mm), 16-bit color TFT LCD touchscreen

There was a Palm Lifedrive on Ebay for only $60 Buy-It-Now:
But stated 'refurbished' are selling for more lately, $144+.
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