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Rondo,
a massive parallel chess engine by Zach Wegner based on Anthony Cozzie's Zappa, World Champion in 2005. Though still in retirement, Anthony has given control of the program to Zach Wegner, who substantially tweaked all areas of the program to make a stronger chess player [1]. Rondo played the WCCC 2010 and WCSC 2010 in Kanazawa, with Erdogan Günes continuing as opening book author, and became runner-up in both tournaments, at the uniform hardware WCSC behind Shredder, and at the open hardware WCCC running on a Beckton 7560 32 Core behind Rybka. Rondo was declared joint champion along with Thinker after the disqualification of Rybka by the ICGA in June 2011.

Selected Games

WCCC 2010, round 6, Rondo - Shredder [2]
[Event "WCCC 2010"]
[Site "Kanazawa, Japan"]
[Date "2010.09.??"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Rondo"]
[Black "Shredder"]
[Result "1-0"]
 
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Bg5 e6 7.Bxf6 gxf6 8.Qf3 Be7 
9.O-O-O a6 10.Qg3 Nc6 11.Qg7 Rf8 12.Nb3 Qb6 13.Rd2 Bd7 14.Kb1 O-O-O 15.Qh6 Rh8 
16.Qh5 Rdg8 17.f4 Rg7 18.g3 Kb8 19.Be2 Rhg8 20.Rhd1 Qc7 21.Rd3 Nb4 22.Rd4 Nc6 
23.R4d2 Be8 24.a3 Bd7 25.Bf3 Qb6 26.Rd3 Be8 27.Ne2 Na7 28.Ned4 Bd7 29.Nd2 Be8 
30.f5 Qd8 31.Be2 Nc6 32.Nc4 Ne5 33.Rc3 Bd7 34.Rb3 Ba4 35.Rb4 Bd7 36.Nb6 Be8 
37.Bxa6 Nc6 38.Nxc6+ Bxc6 39.Bc4 Qe8 40.Qf3 exf5 41.Bd5 fxe4 42.Qc3 e3 43.Qxe3 
Rg4 44.Bxc6 Qxc6 45.Qxe7 Rxb4 46.Nd7+ Kc8 47.Nxf6 Rb6 48.Nxg8 Qc3 49.Qe8+ Kc7 
50.Qxf7+ Kb8 51.b3 d5 52.Qxd5 Rc6 53.Qe4 Rc8 54.Ne7 1-0 

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References

  1. ^ Zappa's ICGA Tournaments (includes Rondo)
  2. ^ Kanazawa 2010 - Chess - Round 6 - Game 5 (ICGA Tournaments)

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