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WCCC 2018 Round 3

Round 3 has started. Unfortunately Leela Chess Zero will not be playing at this moment, due to unforeseen problems. They are looking for another operator to finish the tournament. If anybody is available to operate, please contact both the Leela team and the ICGA organisation (webmaster@icga.org).

There is an operator for Leela Chess Zero. We will start the game as quick as possible. Therefore the next round will start at 15:00 instead of 14:00.

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PGN games Speed Chess and WCSC

The latest versions of the PGN files of all played games of the Speed Chess and the WCSC are now updated:

The files are zipped pgn files.

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WCCC 2018 about to start

Live games (new link!): http://view.livechesscloud.com/7c104c94-c119-441e-a444-b0f22a1880d0. Click on the top to select round and game. Live pgn files: http://www.icga.org/live/round-1/games.pgn. Change the round number for the following rounds.

WCCC page: https://icga.org/?page_id=2469

Information will be added during the first round, which starts at 09:00.

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Komodo wins WCSC after play-offs

Komodo has won the World Chess Software Championship 2018 after the play-offs. Congratulations to the Komodo team.

During round 9 it was not at all clear who would be joining Booot. It could have been Jonny, it could have been Komodo, it could have been Ginkgo or even two of these programs. In the end Komodo won from Jonny after Ginkgo had drawn against Chiron and joined therefore Booot in the play-off.

In the first game of the play-off Booot lost. And also in the second game Komodo won. And thus it is Komodo who will be crowned the champion for 2018. The prize giving ceremony will be held on Monday before the second round of the WCCC.

For the participants in the WCCC: approx. 8:30 there will be a short meeting with the drawing of the lots for the WCCC!

(Result of first play-off match is given incorrect in the live transmission! Komodo won the game)

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World Computer Chess Software Championship (Day 2)

  • Round 6 starts at 09:00.
  • Round 7 11:30
  • Round 8 14:00
  • Round 9 16:15 (a little earlier because of the soccer final)
  • Play-offs 18:30 (Boost – Komodo)

The live games of the World Computer Software Championship can be followed on: WCSC2018 Live games. You have to select the round and game in the top right if you do not see a live game!

Play-off games are live too: round 10-16.

If you like to have the live PGN, drop an email to webmaster@icga.org, he will send you the Dropbox link for the live games folder. We have made this easier to access, use the following URL and replace the round number when necessary: http://www.icga.org/live/round-6/games.pgn.

Pairings, results and standings can be found at http://icga.org/pairing/wcsc2018/. See also https://icga.org/?page_id=2461 where all information will be gathered. There also the schedule is added to the rounds.

GM Harry Schüssler from Sweden will give commentary with the games.

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Komodo is World Champion Speed Chess 2018

With a large number of points more than the runners-up, Komodo has won the World Championship Speed Chess 2018. Congratulations to the Komodo Team.

For all results and games, see https://icga.org/?page_id=2475.

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World Computer Chess Software Championship (Day 1)

Round 5 starts at 19:00

The live games of the World Computer Software Championship can be followed on: WCSC2018 Live games. You have to select the round and game in the top right if you do not see a live game!

Pairings, results and standings can be found at http://icga.org/pairing/wcsc2018/. See also https://icga.org/?page_id=2461 where all information will be gathered. There also the schedule is added to the rounds.

GM Harry Schüssler from Sweden will give commentary with the games. A video link has crashed and will not be available anymore.

Archived games so far: WCSC2018.pgn. Games are in a zipped pgn file.

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World Blitz starts at 12:00

More information on https://icga.org/?page_id=2475.

The games will not be broadcasted! After the tournament the results and all games will be published on this website.

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Computer Olympiad started in Taipeh, Taiwan

Yesterday the Computer Olympiad started in Taipeh, Taiwan. For results and photos we will use Facebook first and post them here at a later moment. See also the website for more information.

Tomorrow, on Monday the Conference on Computers and Games will also start. For more information see the website.

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GM Schussler commenting the chess games

International Grandmaster Harry Schussler will be commenting on all the rounds of the WCSC and the WCCC in Stockholm, Sweden.  He will be there all day on each of the playing days.

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