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Ben Mittman (1928-2018)

We are very sad to report the passing of Professor Benjamin Mittman, the Founding President of the ICCA (fore-runner of the ICGA).. Ben had an enormous influence on the world of Computer Chess, having encouraged the team of David Slate, … Continue reading

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David Levy reports: At the ICGA’s tri-ennial meeting, held in Stockholm and Taiwan in July 2018, the rather outdated Articles and By-Laws were replaced with a set which better reflects the current form of the ICGA.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

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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. … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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: Speed Chess: blitz2018.pgn WCSC: WCSC2018.pgn 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 … Continue reading

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