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ICGA Constitution and By-Laws

David Levy reports: At the ICGA’s tri-ennial meeting, held in Stockholm and Taiwan in July 2018, the rather outdated Articles and By-Laws were replaced with a set which better reflects the current form of the ICGA. The new Articles and By-Laws are presented below.

There was no need for any elections of office bearers since only one nomination had been received by the ICGA for each position. For the period 2018-2021 the ICGA’s office bearers are:

President:  David Levy

Vice-Presidents: Mark Winands and I-Chen Wu

Secretary-Treasurer:  Hiroyuki Iida

Programmers’ Representative:  Mark Lefler

You will find the tri-ennial meeting revised ICGA Constitution and By-Laws here: https://icga.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/2018-Constitution-and-By-Laws.pdf

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Komodo is World Computer Chess Champion 2018

Komodo completed the triple this year by also winning the World Computer Chess Championship 2018 after a play-off with GridGinkgo. GridGinkgo became second after it lost the play-off with 1½-½. Because Jonny won from Leela Chess Zero, it became third.

The photo shows the Komodo team, Mark Lefler (c) and Erdogan Gunes (l) who received the Shannon Trophy (and replica) from the chairman of the ICGA David Levy.

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GridGinkgo versus Komodo play-off

The play-off between GridGinkgo and Komodo has started. They play first a match of two games with 30 minutes plus 15 seconds per moves. If that is equal, there will be a match with 15 minutes. If still no decision, there will be a match of 5 minutes plus 5 seconds per move. Worst case there is an armageddon game with 6 minutes for white and 3 minutes for black with 5 seconds per move.

See http://view.livechesscloud.com/7c104c94-c119-441e-a444-b0f22a1880d0 for the live games.

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WCCC 2018: Round 7 started

The seventh and last round has started. Everybody is in the playing hall.

All information can be found on https://icga.org/?page_id=2469.

Live page: http://view.livechesscloud.com/7c104c94-c119-441e-a444-b0f22a1880d0. Live PGN files at http://www.icga.org/live/games/pgn.

Photos from the event in Stockholm: Photos

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WCCC 2018 Round 5 started

The fifth round has started. Everybody is in the playing hall.

All information can be found on https://icga.org/?page_id=2469.

Live page: http://view.livechesscloud.com/7c104c94-c119-441e-a444-b0f22a1880d0. Live PGN files at http://www.icga.org/live/games/pgn.

Photos from the event in Stockholm: Photos

 

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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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