Archive for Computer chess

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Thursday, January 17, 2013 16:57
(PRESS RELEASE) These days, chess played by computers has reached a new level of precision. Any desktop computer paired with the latest chess software can beat a human Grandmaster relatively easily. The goal of TCEC is to provide the viewers with a live broadcast of quality chess, played strictly between computer chess engines created by different...
Controversy over Rybka's disqualification and ban
Sunday, January 08, 2012 13:24
Rybka's disqualification and ban from computer chess last summer by the International Computer Games Association (ICGA) is being disputed. In a 31-page article, a computer scientist working at London's Queen Mary University, supported by two chess programmers, argues that "the ICGA's findings were misleading" and the decision to punish Rybka and...
Lengthy interview with Yasser Seirawan
Friday, October 28, 2011 18:37
After he finished shared first with Ivan Salgado Lopez in Barcelona, Yasser Seirawan was interviewed by Ana Matnadze for El Butlletí d'Escacs, the official magazine of the Catalan Chess Federation. Matnadze generously shared the interview with other chess media, and we're happy to publish it here as well. By Ana Matnadze 1.  Hello Mr. Seirawan,...
Sunday, July 17, 2011 0:15
It seemed that Vasik Rajlich, the programmer of Rybka, had been silent ever since he had been disqualified and banned by the International Computer Games Association (ICGA), at the end of June. However, as it turns out he gave a half an hour interview on July 4th already, which has been posted on YouTube. "'I had a nice little spike of sales,"...
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 8:42
The International Computer Games Association (ICGA) has disqualified and banned Rybka and its programmer Vasik Rajlich from previous and future World Computer Chess Championships. The ICGA accuses Rajlich of plagiarizing two other programs, Crafty and Fruit, and demands that he returns the trophies and prize money of the World Computer Chess...
Monday, April 04, 2011 5:46
When you read an open letter like the one on cheating, signed by a number of participants of the European Championship in Aix les Bains, there are basically two ways to react. The first is to join in the public outrage and bemoan the terrible state that chess has gotten itself in. Something needs to be done and it needs to be done NOW! That's the...
Tuesday, March 01, 2011 19:32
Recently we published an article by David Levy, President of the International Computer Games Association (ICGA), about the cloning of chess engines. Meanwhile the ICGA Clone and Derivative Investigation Panel has been established, and today we received an open letter about the Rybka-Fruit case signed by fourteen chess programmers. In his Attack...
Saturday, February 19, 2011 16:49
Our recent report on the Houdini-Rybka match triggered lots of comments about the issue of cloning in the computer chess world. Was Houdini derived from the Ippolit series? Was it plagiarized from Rybka? And what about Rybka, is it largely based on the code of the Fruit engine? IM David Levy, President of the International Computer Games...
Thursday, February 10, 2011 21:43
In what could be loosely described as the unofficial world championship of chess engines, free chess engine Houdini beat commercial engine Rybka. The match lasted forty games and the final score was 23.5-16.5. Organizer Martin Thoresen: "I think open source is the way of the future." For years and years it was Fritz. Then, when top GMs analyzed...
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 0:46
Rybka this weekend won the 10th edition of the International Computer Chess Tournament (ICT10) in Leiden, The Netherlands. By Eric van Reem In the 10th edition of the International Computer Chess Tournament (ICT10) the latest Rybka version by Vasik Rajlich scored 8 points out of 9 games. Rybka lost only one game, against number 2 Deep Sjeng by...

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