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The Eighteenth World Computer Chess Championship took place from September 24 to October 1, 2010, at Shiinoki Cultural Complex [1], Kanazawa, Japan, in conjunction with the First World Chess Software Championship, the 15th Computer Olympiad and the 7th Computer and Games conference. All events were hosted by Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) and organized by the ICGA [2] . After the disqualification of Rybka in June 2011, Rondo and Thinker are World Computer Chess Champions 2010 [3] .
Shiinoki Cultural Complex [4]

Final Standing

18th World Computer Chess Championship 2010, Kanazawa, JP [5]
#
Program
CC
R1
R2
R3
R4
R5
R6
R7
R8
R9
P
-
Rybka [6]
US
8b1
3w1
6b½
5w1
2b½
10b1
9w1
7b1
4w1
8
2 (1)
Rondo
US
9b1
5b1
10w1
6w½
1w½
4w1
8w1
3b0
7b½

3 (1)
Thinker
US
7w1
1b0
4b0
8b1
10w1
9b1
5b1
2w1
6w½

4 (3)
Shredder
DE
10b1
6b½
3w1
9w1
5w½
2b0
7w1
8b1
1b0
6
5 (4)
Jonny
DE
6b1
2w0
9w1
1b0
4b½
7w1
3w0
10b1
8b1

6 (5)
PandixBreakthrough
HU
5w0
4w½
1w½
2b½
7b½
8w1
10w1
9b½
3b½
5
7 (6)
Deep Junior
IL
3b0
9b1
8w1
10w1
6w½
5b0
4b0
1w0
2w½
4
8 (7)
Darmenios
PL
1w0
10b1
7b0
3w0
9w1
6b0
2b0
4w0
5w0
2
9 (8)
Fridolin
DE
2w0
7w0
5b0
4b0
8b0
3w0
1b0
6w½
10b½
1
10 (9)
Hector for Chess
HU
4w0
8w0
2b0
7b0
3b0
1w0
6b0
5w0
9w½
½

Participants

18th World Computer Chess Championship 2010, Kanazawa, JP [7]
#
Program
CC
Hardware
Author(s)
Opening Book Author(s)
1
Rondo
US
Beckton 7560 32 Core
Zach Wegner, Anthony Cozzie [8]
Erdogan Günes
2
Thinker
US
Quad Core Intel I7 (4 Cores)
Kerwin Medina
Anson Williams, Nelson Hernandez
3
Shredder
DE
12 Core Intel Xeon
Stefan Meyer-Kahlen
Sandro Necchi
4
Jonny
DE
8x100 Core
Johannes Zwanzger
Mark Roberts
5
PandixBreakthrough
HU
Xeon 4 Core (4 Cores in use)
Gyula Horváth

6
Deep Junior
IL
12 Core Intel Westmere
Amir Ban, Shay Bushinsky
Alon Greenfeld
7
Darmenios
PL
Xeon 4 Core (1 Core in use)
Dariusz Czechowski

8
Fridolin
DE
Xeon 4 Core (1 Core in use)
Christian Sommerfeld
Erdogan Günes
9
Hector for Chess
HU
Xeon 4 Core (1 Core in use)
Csaba Jergler


Photos

by Jan Krabbenbos [9]
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Zach Wegner

Kerwin Medina



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CsabaJergler.jpg
Dariusz Czechowski

Csaba Jergler



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Gyula Horváth, obligatory ICGA Journal store

Christian Sommerfeld

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Group Photo with David Levy [10]

Time control

The time control for the WCCC will be such as to aim for a 4-hour playing session, namely all moves in 1 hour 45 minutes plus an increment of 15 seconds per move [11] .

Tournament Director


Organizing Committee

[12]

See also


Publications


Forum Posts


External Links


References

  1. ^ Shiinoki Cultural Complex
  2. ^ The JAIST 20th Anniversary Events with the ICGA
  3. ^ Rybka disqualified and banned from World Computer Chess Championships | ChessVibes by Peter Doggers, June 29, 2011 » ICGA Investigations
  4. ^ Image The venue from Album archive - 15th Computer Olympiad Kanazawa by Hideki Kato
  5. ^ 18th World Computer Chess Championship - Kanazawa 2010 (ICGA Tournaments)
  6. ^ After the disqualification of Rybka in June 2011, Rondo and Thinker are World Computer Chess Champions 2010
  7. ^ 18th World Computer Chess Championship - Kanazawa 2010 (ICGA Tournaments)
  8. ^ Zappa Chess Engine
  9. ^ Foto-impressie WCCC/WCSC Kanazawa, Japan by Jan Krabbenbos from the CSVN site
  10. ^ A few more photo's by Harvey Williamson, Hiarcs Forum, October 04, 2010, Photo by Hans van der Zijden
  11. ^ World Computer-Chess Championship 2010, rules as pdf
  12. ^ THE JAIST COMPUTER OLYMPIAD AT JAIST, September 24 – October 2, 2010, Shiinoki Cultural Complex, Kanazawa, Japan, pdf

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