|Computer Chess Championship, 1983|
I volunteered for the local arrangements committee. I was in charge of transmitting the names of the participants to the people in ACM who were doing the brochure. One of the participants was Belle, the program Ken Thompson and Joe Condon created at Bell Labs. I actually got a call from ACM asking whether his name was really Joe Condom. It wasn't.
I was in charge of the setup for the room, including where the platform, the computers and the programmers would be positioned, and what outlets and phone lines would be needed. Most of the participants were run on mainframe computers at remote locations.
I was in charge of getting volunteers to do the demonstration boards. Bruce Pandolfini helped me by getting my some volunteer
|NM Bruce Bowyer|
I met many people from the Manhattan Chess Club. I don't remember clearly, who I first met there or at some other occasion. I would say: Peter Arden, Bruce Bowyer, John Herbst, Mark Kalvin, Chris Negado, John Papazian, Michael Pustilnik, and Ted Vialet.
This led to my joining the Manhattan Chess Club. More on that shortly.