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The Fifth Livingston [1] Chess960 Computer World Championship was held within the scope of the Chess Classic Mainz, Germany, July 29-31, 2009, last time organized by Hans-Walter Schmitt and his Chess Tigers [2]. The two finalists from 2008, Rybka and Shredder were challenged by two qualifiers from an online tournament held at Internet Chess Club (ICC), Deep Sjeng and Ikarus [3]. Hans Secelle served as arbiter, and Eric van Reem as Tournament director.

Final Standing

[4]

Preliminary

#
Program
CC
Authors
Ry
Sh
Sj
Ik
P
G
1
Rybka
US
Vasik Rajlich, Larry Kaufman
-
111½
1111
1111
11½
12
2
Deep Shredder
DE
Stefan Meyer-Kahlen
000½
-
½011
1111
7
12
3
Deep Sjeng
BE
Gian-Carlo Pascutto
0000
½100
-
1½1½

12
4
Ikarus
DE
Munjong Kolss, Muntsin Kolss
0000
0000
0½0½
-
1
12

Final


Final
1
2
3
4
P
Tiebreak
1
Rybka
1
½
1
½
3

2
Deep Shredder
0
½
0
½
1


Place 3


Place 3
1
2
3
4
P
Tiebreak
3
Deep Sjeng
1
1
0
0
2
2
4
Ikarus
0
0
1
1
2
0

Photos

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Drawing the lots: Muntsin Kolss, Gian-Carlo Pascutto, Stefan Meyer-Kahlen, Vasik Rajlich [5]

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Deep Sjeng, Shredder, Rybka and Ikarus in action [6]

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Arbiter Hans Secelle, Tournament director Eric van Reem, and the participants [7]

Video

Rybka - Deep Shredder Video, Levon Aronian talking with Vasik Rajlich and Stefan Meyer-Kahlen [8]


Reports


Forum Posts


External Links


References

  1. ^ Livingston, Europe's Number 1 Test & Measurement Hire and Computer Rental Company
  2. ^ Chess Tigers (German)
  3. ^ Result Mainz Chess960 qualifier: 1) Sjeng 2) Rybka 3) Ikarus by Gian-Carlo Pascutto, CCC, July 04, 2009
  4. ^ Results (pdf)
  5. ^ Chess Classic Mainz 2009 (CCM9) 2009-07-27 - 2009-08-02 by Eric van Reem
  6. ^ 5th Livingston Chess960 Computer World Championship 2009 at Mainz. The 4 programs Deep Sjeng, Shredder, Rybka and Ikarus, Photographer Gerhard Hund
  7. ^ Chess Classic Mainz 2009 (CCM9) 2009-07-27 - 2009-08-02 (German)
  8. ^ Video by Gerhard Hund from Wikimedia Commons

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