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  New world computer chess champ crowned - 13 July 2004 - New Scientist
A new world computer chess champion was crowned at the 2004 finals in Israel on Monday.
Although contests between human grandmasters and chess programs are still seen as contest between the human intellect and machine intelligence, chess programs are widely considered too specialised to have much relevance to research into artificial intelligence.
But computer chess can still contribute to research in problem solving and algorithm research.
www.newscientist.com /article.ns?id=dn6144   (584 words)

  Crafty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is directly derived from Cray Blitz, winner of the 1983 and 1986 World Computer Chess Championships.
Crafty is a very strong chess engine: its ELO rating is about 2600 on a 256MB Athlon with 1,200 MHz [1].
In the World Computer Chess Championships 2004 Crafty won the fourth place with same amounts of points as the third place finisher, Fritz 8.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Crafty   (277 words)

 Computer Chess History by Bill Wall (July 18, 2004)
In 1948 the UNIVAC computer was advertised as the strongest computer in the world.
Computer chess experts predicted that a computer would be world chess champion in 10 years.
The 9th World Computer Championship was held in Paderborn, Germany from June 14, 1999 to June 19, 1999.
www.geocities.com /SiliconValley/Lab/7378/comphis.htm   (3155 words)

 ChessBase.com - Chess News - Shay Bushinsky: how Deep Junior conquered Turin
In the world computer chess championships held in London in 2000, Shredder won.
The world Computer chess title was thus portrayed as a private affair between the accurate and solid Shredder vs. the more daring and creative Deep Junior.
The 2006 World Computer Chess Championships was scheduled to be held in Turin, Italy.
www.chessbase.com /newsdetail.asp?newsid=3277   (1712 words)

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) hosted the first major chess tournament for computers, the 1st United States Computer Chess Championship, in September 1970 in New York.
Chess programs were played on an IBM 360/91, two IBM 360/65s, a CDC 6400 (the computer used by CHESS 3.0), a Burroughs B5500, and a Varian 620/i.
The ACM chess events were cancelled in 1995 as DEEP BLUE was preparing for the first match against world chess champion Garry Kasparov.
www.geocities.com /SiliconValley/Lab/7378/acm.htm   (1068 words)

 Chess Playing Software Programs
Chess playing software programs are fun and help you improve your chess game.
The Shredder chess programs by Stefan Meyer-Kahlen have already won nine titles as World Computer Chess Champion, are leading in all important computer chess rating lists and are accepted as the best chess programs for PCs.
Fruit 2.2 finished second in the last World Computer Chess Championships in Reykjavik 2005, being the only program among the first 7 running on a single processor and beating Shredder and Junior (running on 4 processors).
www.chesscentral.com /software/chess_playing_software.htm   (760 words)

 The Week in Chess 473
The seeming impossibility of getting a World Championship cycle worthy of the name can be blamed on a combination of factors but the time I think is long gone for attribution of blame.
The Russian GM Anatoli Karpov, former world champion, withdrew yesterday from the Tournament of Stars, which is being contested in the Hotel Bali in Benidorm.
I (and the chess world) have been fortunate in that the AP has seen fit to give chess extensive coverage, sending me not only to both world championships (i.e., the Kasparov-Kramnik match and the FIDE version), but to the top tournaments like Linares and Wijk aan Zee, the FIDE Grand Prix, the Olympiad, among others.
www.chesscenter.com /twic/twic473.html   (8232 words)

 Shredder (chess) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Shredder is a very strong chess program developed in Germany by Stefan Meyer-Kahlen in 1993.
As of August 2005 it is the current World Computer Speed Chess Champion.
Shredder sacrifices a piece in exchange for a strong initiative in a position too complex for the computer to calculate to the end.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Shredder_(chess)   (140 words)

 Xcell Journal Online -- Hydra Project article - Issue 53
Today, the computer chess community is highly developed, with special machine rooms using virtual reality and closed and open tournament rooms.
The compute cluster is built by Megware in Germany, supported by the Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing.
Computational speed, as well as sophisticated chess knowledge, are the two most important features of chess programs.
www.xilinx.com /publications/xcellonline/xcell_53/xc_hydra53.htm   (1830 words)

 UAB Department of Computer and Information Sciences   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
This research is developing the computer chess program "Crafty", which is a direct descendent of Cray Blitz, the World Computer Champion from 1983 to 1989.
Cray Blitz participated in computer chess events from 1980 through 1994 when the last ACM computer chess tournament was held in Cape May, New Jersey.
Cray Blitz won several ACM computer chess events, and more notably, it won two consecutive World Computer Chess Championships, the first in 1983 in New York City, and the second in 1986 in Cologne, Germany.
www.cis.uab.edu /Faculty/view.php?id=1   (1397 words)

 IBM Research | Deep Blue | Overview
Yuri Dokhoian was born in the Altai region of Russia in 1964.
He began playing chess while still a young child and enrolled in a Moscow chess school at the age of eleven.
He is the editor of a magazine on computer chess and has staged a number of world computer chess championships.
www.research.ibm.com /deepblue/meet/html/d.1.5.html   (312 words)

Crafty's source code is available for free, so any computer chess enthusiast can take a look at it.
Crafty is a very strong free chess engine (winboard protocol, ELO 2700, nearly as strong as the human world champion, depending on hardware, version and time for the match).
The championship was played with expensive hardware and much time to think (do not overestimate the hardware, the software is much more important, even mobile phones can beat international human masters).
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/c/cr/crafty.html   (302 words)

 The Week in Chess 241
It was 3rd in the WCCC in Paris in 1997 and ran on a Micro-computer.
As people may recall, the women's world championship was supposed to be held sometime in 1998 (2 years cycle), after the candidate's tournament was successfully held by FIDE at the end of 1997, where Xie Jun and Galliamova qualified to play the semi-final match.
The Canadian Youth Chess Championships is for the top players in five (5) age groups, under 10,12 14,16 and 18.
www.chesscenter.com /twic/twic241.html   (3900 words)

 Crafty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Crafty is a very strong chess engine: its ELO rating is about 2600.
Interestingly, if the tournament had scored three points for each win (rather than the traditional two) and one point for each draw, Crafty would have finished in third place, as it tends to avoid draws in favor of aggressive play.
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www.worldhistory.com /wiki/C/Crafty.htm   (286 words)

 The Daily Dirt Chess Blog: Comment on Israeli Wins WCh Anyway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Until the WCCC has a machine formula (like formula 1) ie a level playing field, which program "won" is meaningless.
The focus in my opinion is that the aim of computer vs computer games is not related to an idea of "sport" but to the best use of all the available technical resources (the biggest dataBases, the quickest cpu, the best algorithms)to produce nearly perfect chess games.
I think the only interest a chess player could have in following computer games is in discovering very good moves, the best moves tecnically available, and not to see a sport fight like a football supporter: sport I think is reserved in chess to human tournaments, computer tournaments is only science.
www.chessninja.com /cgi-bin/mt-commentator.cgi?entry_id=509   (1484 words)

 The Hindu : Sport Digest
CHESS: JERUSALEM: The world's reigning chess champion, Garry Kasparov (in picture), announced that he would checkmate Junior, an Israeli-born chess computer programme, in a battle of man versus machine in Jerusalem in October.
Kasparov won against IBM's computer chess programme Deep Blue in 1996, but has until now refrained from testing Junior, which defeated chess greats in the last two annual World computer chess championships.
She teamed with Natasha Zvereva to win the doubles title at Madrid in May, her first title since the 1995 Wimbledon mixed doubles competition, when she was paired with fellow American Jonathan Stark.
www.hinduonnet.com /2002/08/09/stories/2002080900552000.htm   (846 words)

 Computer chess   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Chess Tiger for Palm, the strongest computer chess program available for the Palm computing platform can be downloaded for free from this page.
Computer Chess at the U. of M. A program has resided on TSO for the past two...
Computer chess was implemented on the Univac MANIAC I computer (80K...
www.totalsandwich.com /computer+chess.html   (938 words)

 Chessville - Headline Archive - Past Headlines from Chessville - Since 7-11-2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
World famous New Orleans chess master and author, Jude Acers, “The Man in the Red Beret,” was the guest of honor.
The venue of the World Championship was the magnificent Krasnopolsky Hotel, in exactly the same room where Max Euwe beat Alexander Alekhine in 1935.
World leaders are thus in agreement: Chess is a dangerous form of mental addiction.
www.chessville.com /HeadlineArchive_JanMar2005.htm   (4064 words)

 FIDE Online. Tournaments News: Kasparov - Deep Junior Million Dollar Match Postponed until December
FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov announced on Monday that the human-machine chess match between world number one Garry Kasparov and world computer champion Deep Junior had been postponed until December 1, 2002.
The six-game match was scheduled to begin on October 1 in the Israeli capital and finish on the 13th.
"The whole world will be watching and we want people to see Jerusalem host a world-class event between two great champions." After Deep Junior won the World Computer Chess Championships in the Netherlands little time remained to complete the negotiations and organize the match before the starting date.
www.fide.com /news.asp?id=77   (373 words)

 ICS 180: World-Wide Web Links
Stormy Chess Center and Computer Chess Association Netherlands.
Cilkchess, chess program for parallel computers formerly known as Star-Socrates.
Chess system by Bob Hyatt, who also wrote Cray Blitz.
www.ics.uci.edu /~eppstein/180a/links.html   (159 words)

 Welcome to Chess Gateway -- Entrance to the World of Chess! International Chess News, Chess Links, Chess Puzzles, and ...
Here you will find up-to-date news, commentary, and analysis from the international chess scene; book reviews, classic games, and the most interesting and useful chess links we can find.
In his previous books on chess strategy, he explained vital concepts that had previously been the domain only of top-class players.
Chess Gateway logo by Fabian van der Tol.
www.chessgateway.com   (434 words)

 World Microcomputer Chess Championships
Chess Challenger (Ron Nelson, Fidelity USA) and Boris Experimental (Applied Concepts Marketing Inc. USA) played a three game match for a £ 2,500.- bet, counting their game in round 3 of the regular tournament.
The title of the world Blitz Computer Chess Champion was won by The King (Johan de Koning, NL) in 9 playoff matches against Nimzo 3 (Chrilly Donninger et al., AUS).
The ICCA did not share this title such that Ferret is the World Amateur Microcomputer Chess Champion.
www.computerschaak.nl /wmcchist.html   (264 words)

 Ossimitz: Chess-Page at FC
The womens Championship was sensationally won by the ladies from Slovakia.
In a worldwide survey of the British Chess Magazine this book was considered by BCM's readers to be the second most important in chess history (1st was Bobby Fischer's "60 Memorable Games").
That tournament was one of the rare events with 5 World Champions participating (Smyslov, Tal, Petriosian, Spassky and Karpov).
marina.fortunecity.com /coconut/363   (3180 words)

 International Computer Games Association President   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
We organize the annual World Computer Chess Championships.
He’s the first to undertake many challengers in this man vs. machine world.
He was the first to take on a really strong world-class program.
www.chessreporter.com /davidlevy1107.htm   (188 words)

 Crafty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Crafty is a chess program written by Bob Hyatt.
It is the "son" of Cray Blitz, winner of the 1983 and 1986 World Computer Chess Championships.
On the plus side, Crafty is one of the stronger chess programs available for the Macintosh.
www.limunltd.com /crafty   (296 words)

 Alpha Data: FPGA, PowerPC and DSP based solutions for telecomms, DSP and image processing
Michael Adam's, ranked 7th in the world, took on Hydra in London, UK from June 21st to 27th.
Alpha Data are delighted to be involved in the launch of the FPGA High Performance Computing Alliance (FHPCA).
A chess computer based on 16 Alpha Data FPGA cards has won the 13th International Paderborn Computer Chess Championships.
www.alpha-data.com /latest_news.html   (1260 words)

 Shredder Computer Chess Download - World Computer Chess Championship in Reykjavik
The computer is lodged in the transtec data centre in Tübingen.
Johannes is a very strong chess player himself, and you never know what he might have taught his program after all.
The unofficial title of the best chess player among the computer chess programmers was at stake.
www.shredderchess.com /chess-news/shredder-news/reykjavik2005.html   (2657 words)

 Shredder Computer Chess Download - Computer Chess World Championship in Torino
Each spot has a fast internet access, which is important since nowadays most of the programmes do not run locally on a processor, but on quick computers spread all over the world, which have been provided by the participants especially for the tournament.
It is really impressive to watch this mass of chess players from all over the world, with most of the top players being amongst them.
I like that fact that Shredder wasn’t beaten here and the he was always in the top 3 at all world championships in the last 11 years.
www.shredderchess.com /chess-news/shredder-news/torino2006.html   (1943 words)

 Shredder Computer Chess Download - News
The 15th world computer chess championship will be held in the Science Park in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from June 11th until June 18th.
The user interface has been improved and the downloadable chess puzzles are now much better categorized according to their difficulty.
We are moving our online chess endgame database with 1.2 TB data to a new server.
www.shredderchess.com /news.html   (713 words)

 WBEC Ridderkerk
Rybka is the new World Computer Chess Champion, with the great score of 10 out of 11!!
August 16 & 17, 2007: Chess960 Computer World Championship Mainz, Germany.
July 27 to August 3, 2008: The 13th Computer Olympiad, 16th World Computer Chess Bejing (Peking), China.
wbec-ridderkerk.nl   (95 words)

We also follow many of the world's top chess events LIVE move by move, and bring in Grandmaster and International Master commentators.
This includes events such as World Championship Matches, National Championships, Kasparov vs a computer, and many Grandmaster tournaments.
Watch these events on your computer and discuss them with hundreds of players from around the world!
www.chessclub.com /activities   (153 words)

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