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The Tenth World Computer Chess Championship took place from July 5 - 11, 2002, at Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands, in conjunction with the 7th Computer Olympiad.

The WCCC as well the Olympiad 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. Comments during the games as well as after round press conferences were given by the Dutch Journalist and International Master Hans Böhm [1] .The 10th WCCC was a tough duel between Junior and Shredder. Junior lost vs. Shredder in round four and had a great game against Donninger's Brutus in round six, while Shredder lost no game but had three draws. Both programs therefor had 7½ points after nine rounds - two 15 minutes blitz playoff games were agreed to decide the tournament. Shredder lost the first one with White [2] and missed the opportunity to transpose into a winning pawn endgame in playoff game two [3] . Junior finally was the lucky but deserved winner.
Maastricht University [4]

Final Standing

10th World Computer Chess Championship 2002, Maastricht NL [5]
#
Program
CC
R1
R2
R3
R4
R5
R6
R7
R8
R9
P
SOS
SoDOS
Playoff
1
Junior
IL
8b½
11w1
5b1
2w0
9w1
3b1
4w1
6b1
12w1

48
38¼
2b1
2w½
2
Shredder
DE
7w1
9b1
3w½
1b1
4w½
12b1
8w1
5b½
10w1

47½
38½
1w0
1b½
3
Brutus
AT
10b1
12w1
2b½
4w½
6b1
1w0
7b1
13w1
5b1
7
48
33¾


4
Quest
NL
16w1
14b1
6w½
3b½
2b½
5w½
1b0
7w1
9b1
6
48
28¼


5
Diep
NL
18w1
6b½
1w0
7b½
11w1
4b½
9b1
2w½
3w0
5
46½
20½


6
Warp
NZ
15w1
5w½
4b½
14b1
3w0
7b0
12w1
1w0
13b1
5
45½
21


7
IsiChess
DE
2b0
8w½
13b1
5w½
17b1
6w1
3w0
4b0
11w½

45½
18


8
Ikarus
DE
1w½
7b½
15w1
9b½
12w½
13b½
2b0
10w0
17b1

42
17¾


9
ParSOS
DE
13w1
2w0
17b1
8w½
1b0
11b1
5w0
18b1
4w0

41
12¾


10
Chinito
EU
3w0
15b0
16w1
11b0
18w1
14b½
17w1
8b1
2b0

36
11½


11
Goliath
DE
12b0
1b0
18w1
10w1
5b0
9w0
16b1
17w1
7b½

35
11¾


12
Sjeng
BE
11w1
3b0
14w½
15b1
8b½
2w0
6b0
16w1
1b0
4
46½
15¼


13
XiniX
NL
9b0
16b½
7w0
18b1
14w1
8w½
15b1
3b0
6w0
4
36
11¼


14
Insomniac
US
17b1
4w0
12b½
6w0
13b0
10w½
18b1
15w½
16b½
4
32



15
SpiderChess
NL
6b0
10w1
8b0
12w0
16w½
17b½
13w0
14b½
18w1

31
9


16
PostModernist
GB
4b0
13w½
10b0
17w½
15b½
18w1
11w0
12b0
14w½
3
32½



17
NoonianChess
US
14w0
18b1
9w0
16b½
7w0
15w½
10b0
11b0
8w0
2
33



18
Sharky
US
5b0
17w0
11b0
13w0
10b0
16b0
14w0
9w0
15b0
0
35
0



Participants

10th World Computer Chess Championship 2002, Maastricht NL [6]
Program
CC
Authors and Operators
Hardware
Brutus
AT
Chrilly Donninger, Alex Kure
AMD Xilinx Virtix FPGA, 1GHz
Chinito
EU
Eugenio Castillo Jiménez, Pascal Tang
Intel Pentium4 1.7 GHz
Diep
NL
Vincent Diepeveen, Arturo Ochoa
Teras 60x 500 MHz
Goliath
DE
Michael Borgstädt, Erdogan Günes
AMD Athlon XP 1500
Ikarus
DE
Muntsin Kolss, Munjong Kolss
AMD Athlon 2000+
Insomniac
US
James Robertson, Josef Zwinger
AMD Athlon XP 2100
IsiChess
DE
Gerd Isenberg
AMD 2.1 GHz
Junior
IL
Amir Ban, Shay Bushinsky, Boris Alterman
Intel 2xPentium_4 2.2 GHz
NoonianChess
US
Charles Roberson
Intel P4 2 GHz
ParSOS
DE
Rudolf Huber
Intel 2xPentium3 1 GHz
PostModernist
GB
Andrew Williams
Intel P4 1.7 GHz
Quest
NL
Frans Morsch, Mathias Feist, Alex Kure
AMD 2xAthlon 2000+
Sharky
US
John Kominek
Intel P3 500 MHz
Shredder
DE
Stefan Meyer-Kahlen, Sandro Necchi
AMD 2xAthlon 2100
Sjeng
BE
Gian-Carlo Pascutto
AMD Athlon XP 1800
SpiderChess
NL
Martin Giepmans
AMD Athlon XP 2000
Warp
NZ
Peter McKenzie
Intel Pentium4 1.7 GHz
XiniX
NL
Tony Werten
AMD Athlon 2000+

Photos

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Tournament halll [7]

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Ikarus - Sjeng, Muntsin Kolss, Gian-Carlo Pascutto and Elke van Vlierberghe [8]

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Boris Alterman, Alex Kure, Shay Bushinsky, Amir Ban, Tony Marsland and Jaap van den Herik [9]

Special Events

Alterman Simul

As a special event, Grandmaster and Junior's opening book author Boris Alterman had the courage to play a simultaneous exhibition against 11 of the computer participants - he won from Insomniac, drew from Brutus, Goliath, NoonianChess and Shredder, and lost against Diep, Ikarus, IsiChess, ParSOS, Sjeng and one other program [10] .

Nalimov Lecture

Eugene Nalimov, winner of the ChessBase Best-Publication Award and Guest of Honor at the 7th Computer Olympiad Workshop, gave a well attended lecture about his endgame tablebases [11] .

Tournament Director


See also


Publications


External Links


References

  1. ^ Schachkunst-Ausstellung in Druten, ChessBase News, June 16, 2009, ... IM Hans Böhm eröffnet die Ausstellung und zeigt die Studie, die das Bild "Zwickmühle" inspiriert hat (German)
  2. ^ Maastricht 2002 - Chess - Round 10 - Game 1 (ICGA Tournaments)
  3. ^ Maastricht 2002 - Chess - Round 11 - Game 1 (ICGA Tournaments)
  4. ^ 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
  5. ^ ICGA Tournament site
  6. ^ ICGA Tournament site
  7. ^ The 7th Computer Olympiad (Maastricht, July 2002)
  8. ^ The 7th Computer Olympiad (Maastricht, July 2002)
  9. ^ Photo by Theo van der Storm, 10e WK Computerschaak old CSVN Site
  10. ^ Boris Alterman's Kamikaze simul by Eric van Reem, ChessBase events
  11. ^ 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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