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The Seventh Computer Olympiad took place from July 5 to 11, 2002, at Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands, in conjunction with the Tenth World Computer Chess Championship. The Olympiad as well the WCCC were held in the former residence of the Gouvernor of Limburg in the historic center of Maastricht, Bouillonstraat 1-3, which now belongs to the Maastricht University. During the 7th Computer Olympiad the workshop on computer games was held, again organized by Jos Uiterwijk.
Maastricht University [1]

Results

Amazons

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Program
CC
Authors
P10
Medal
1
Amazong
DE
Jens Lieberum
9
Gold
2
8QP
NL
Johan de Koning
8
Silver
3
Invader
US
Richard J. Lorentz et al.
7
Bronze
4
Tanazon
JP
Yasushi Tanase
3

5
Aska
JP
Yoichiro Kajihara
3

6
Antiope
GR
Theodore Tegos
0

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Amazons Winners: Richard J. Lorentz, Jens Lieberum, Johan de Koning [3]

Backgammon

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Program
CC
Authors
P4
Medal
1.
BGBlitz
DE
Frank Berger
3
Gold
2.
GNU Backgammon
*
Achim Müller et al.
1
Silver
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Backgammon players: Achim Müller and Frank Berger [5]

Bridge

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Program
CC
Authors
Score
Medal
1
Wbridge5
FR
Yves Costel
161
Gold
2
Jack
NL
Hans Kuijf
131
Silver

Chinese Chess

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Program
CC
Authors
P12
Medal
1
ELP
TW
Wu-Yao Cheng, Jr-Chang Chen, Shun-Chin Hsu
10½
Gold
2
Shiga 8.1
TW
Shi-Jim Yen, Ming-Cheng Cheng
7
Silver
3
XieXie
FR
Pascal Tang, Eugenio Castillo Jimenez
6
Bronze
4
Abyss '99
CA
Tony Marsland, Chun Ye
½


Dots and Boxes

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Program
CC
Authors
P8
Medal
1
Control Freak
US
William Fraser
8
Gold
2
Seicho
JP
Hiroyuki Iida
0
Silver

Draughts

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Program
CC
Authors
P16
Medal
Title
1
Dam 2.2
NL
Harm Jetten
13
Gold
World Computer Draughts Champion
2
DIOS 2002
NL
Eric van Riet Paap, Chris Jurriëns
12
Silver

3
Damage
NL
Bert Tuyt
11
Bronze

4
Flits
NL
Adri Vermeulen
11


5
Tornado
NL
Frank Mesander
9


6
ZaZen
NL
Ron van Bemmelen
7


7
TDKing
CH
Ton Tillemans
4


8
Cerberus
NL
Leo Nagels
3


9
Dream
FR
Saïd Koudache
2


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Playing Hall with Draughts Tournament, Vincent Diepeveen interested [11]

Go

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19x19

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Program
CC
Authors
P8
Playoff
Medal
1
Go 4++
GB
Michael Reiss
8

Gold
2
Go Intellect
US
Ken Chen
5
1
Silver
3
GNU Go
*
Arend Bayer, Daniel Bump,
Gunnar Farnebäck, Heikki Levanto,
Paul Pogonyshev, Inge Wallin et al. [13]
5
0
Bronze
4
Star of DongHwa
TW
Shi-Jim Yen
2


5
Ether
TW
Farmer Lu
0



9x9

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Program
CC
Authors
P12
Playoff
Medal
1
Go 4++
GB
Michael Reiss
8

Gold
2
GNU Go
*
Arend Bayer, Daniel Bump,
Gunnar Farnebäck, Heikki Levanto,
Paul Pogonyshev, Inge Wallin et al.
7
3
Silver
3
Go Intellect
US
Ken Chen
7
1
Bronze
4
Magog
NL
Erik van der Werf, Mark Winands,
Levente Kocsis
2


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The Magog team at the 7th Computer Olympiad 2002. Mark Winands, Levente Kocsis, Erik van der Werf [15]

Lines of Action

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Program
CC
Authors
P12

Medal
1
YL
IS
Yngvi Björnsson
10½
Gold
2
MIA III
NL
Mark Winands

Silver
3
(T-T)
JP
Jun Nagashima
5
Bronze
4
Pete
SE
Inge Wallin
0


Shogi

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Program
CC
Authors
P8
Playoff
Medal
1
ISshogi
JP
Yasushi Tanase, Akihiro Kishimoto, Norifumi Gotoh
6
3
Gold
2
Kanazawa Shogii
JP
Shinichiro Kanazawa
6
1
Silver
3
Shotest 5.6
GB
Jeff Rollason
4
2
Bronze
4
Tacos
JP
Hiroyuki Iida, Yoichiro Kajihara et al.
4
0

5
Spear
JP
Reijer Grimbergen
0


ShogiMaastricht2002.jpg
Yasushi Tanase and Jeff Rollason in ISshogi vs. Shotest [19]

See also


Publications


Workshop

During the 7th Computer Olympiad a workshop on computer games was held, on the evenings of July 6, 7 and 8, again organized by Jos Uiterwijk from IKAT at Maastricht University [20] [21] [22]

Lectures

  1. Brian Sheppard (2002). An Overview of Computer Play of Scrabble. Invited Lecture, 7th Computer Olympiad Workshop
  2. Hiroyuki Iida (2002). Dynamic-Information Games. 7th Computer Olympiad Workshop
  3. Mark Winands, Levente Kocsis, Jos Uiterwijk, Jaap van den Herik (2002). Learning in Lines of Action. 7th Computer Olympiad Workshop [23] [24]
  4. Rémi Coulom (2002). Treemaps for Search-Tree Visualization. 7th Computer Olympiad Workshop, pdf
  5. Jonathan Schaeffer (2002). Solving the Games People Play. Invited Lecture, 7th Computer Olympiad Workshop
  6. Jeroen Donkers, Jos Uiterwijk (2002). Programming Bao. 7th Computer Olympiad Workshop, pdf
  7. Jun Nagashima (2002). Realization-Probability Search: Its application to Shogi and LOA. 7th Computer Olympiad Workshop
  8. Richard J. Lorentz (2002). Finding Territory in Amazons. 7th Computer Olympiad Workshop
  9. Eugène Nalimov (2002). Chess Endgame Tablebases. Invited Lecture, 7th Computer Olympiad Workshop
  10. Erik van der Werf (2002). Solving Ponnuki-Go on Small Boards. 7th Computer Olympiad Workshop [25]
  11. Ingo Althöfer (2002). Inventing Game Variants with Computer Help. 7th Computer Olympiad Workshop
  12. Guy Haworth (2002). Self-play: Statistical Significance. 7th Computer Olympiad Workshop
  13. Guy Haworth (2002). Reference Fallible Endgame Play. 7th Computer Olympiad Workshop, pdf
  14. Yngvi Björnsson (2002). The Game Programmer’s Toolbox. 7th Computer Olympiad Workshop

Photos

Eugène Nalimov,winner of the ChessBase Best-Publication Award and Guest of Honor at Workshop, during his invited Lecture, July 8, 2002 [26]
Schoolboys listening to what ...

Nalimov says about ...
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Stefan Meyer-Kahlen, Rudolf Huber, Levente Kocsis, Frans Morsch,
Johan de Koning and Jan Krabbenbos

... Chess Endgame Tablebases

External Links


References

  1. ^ Building Gouvernement, former residence of the Gouvernor of Limburg. Now a part of the University. Build around 1935 and designed by G.C. Bremer, Image by Brbbl, June 14, 2009, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons, Maastricht University from Wikipedia
  2. ^ 7th Computer Olympiad, Amazons - Maastricht 2002 (ICGA Tournaments)
  3. ^ ICGA: Amazons by Richard J. Lorentz
  4. ^ 7th Computer Olympiad, Backgammon - Maastricht 2002 (ICGA Tournaments)
  5. ^ BGBlitz at Maastricht 2002 - Computer Olympiad - Maastricht 2002 by Frank Berger
  6. ^ 7th Computer Olympiad, Bridge - Maastricht 2002 (ICGA Tournaments)
  7. ^ 7th Computer Olympiad, Chinese Chess - Maastricht 2002 (ICGA Tournaments)
  8. ^ 7th Computer Olympiad, Dots and Boxes - Maastricht 2002 (ICGA Tournaments)
  9. ^ Dots and Boxes from Wikipedia
  10. ^ 7th Computer Olympiad, Draughts - Maastricht 2002 (ICGA Tournaments)
  11. ^ BGBlitz at Maastricht 2002 - Computer Olympiad - Maastricht 2002 by Frank Berger
  12. ^ 7th Computer Olympiad, Go - Maastricht 2002 (ICGA Tournaments)
  13. ^ GNU Go - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF)
  14. ^ 7th Computer Olympiad, Go (9x9) - Maastricht 2002 (ICGA Tournaments)
  15. ^ MAGOG
  16. ^ 7th Computer Olympiad, Lines of Action - Maastricht 2002 (ICGA Tournaments)
  17. ^ 7th Computer Olympiad, Shogi - Maastricht 2002 (ICGA Tournaments)
  18. ^ Yasushi Tanase (2002). ISshogi wins Shogi tournament. ICGA Journal, Vol. 25, No. 3
  19. ^ Image from 7th Computer Olympiad
  20. ^ 7th Computer Olympiad - Workshop
  21. ^ Mark Winands (2002). The Seventh Computer Olympiad. IKAT, Maastricht University, pdf
  22. ^ Jos Uiterwijk (2002). The 7th Computer Olympiad - Report on the Computer-Games Workshop. ICGA Journal, Vol. 25, No. 4
  23. ^ Publications - Maastricht University
  24. ^ Mark Winands, Levente Kocsis, Jos Uiterwijk, Jaap van den Herik (2002). Temporal difference learning and the Neural MoveMap heuristic in the game of Lines of Action. GAME-ON 2002, pdf
  25. ^ Erik van der Werf, Jos Uiterwijk, Jaap van den Herik (2002). Solving Ponnuki-Go on Small Boards. BNAIC’02, pdf
  26. ^ Eugene Nalimov: Winner of the ChessBase Award and Guest of Honor in Maastricht by Eric van Reem, ChessBase Events, July 9, 2002 (archived)

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