I am delighted to announce the 2020 ICGA events:
* World computer chess championships
* Computer games Olympiad
* Computer games conference
The ICGA events will be hosted by ECAI, the European Conference on Artificial Intelligence. The dates are June 7-12 in beautiful Santiago De Compostela in Spain (a UNESCO World Heritage site).
More details will be available in a few days on the ICGA web site.
Please consider entering a program, writing a paper, or being a spectator. Who can beat a smorgasbord of computer games activity, all part of a major artificial intelligence conference in a spectacular venue.
I hope you can join us in Spain!
ICGA President Jonathan Schaeffer
Jonathan Schaeffer, the new ICGA President has written a new Welcome to the website: Welcome.
The Computer Olympiad results page has been updated with the results of the last day in Macau. If you find an error, please inform the webmaster.
After 10 rounds WCCC Komodo is the winner of the title World Champion Computer Chess. It already had won the World Chess Software Championship earlier this week.
In the World Speed Computer Chess Championship Jonny won the title.
Congratulations to all winners.
Photos from the Macau events can be found through the menu Chess Events -> Macau 2019 -> Photos, ordered per day.
The results of the Computer Olympiad can be found here: https://icga.org/?page_id=2908.
The results will be updated as soon as possible.
All information for the World Chess Software Championship can be found on the special page: https://icga.org/?page_id=2804
The schedule for the chess events has changed: https://icga.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Planning-ICGA-Chess-2019-v4.pdf.
Also the schedule for the ACG 2019 is available: https://www.lamsade.dauphine.fr/~cazenave/acg2019/schedule.html.
The Computer Olympiad and Computer Chess events take place in the Venetian rooms Florence 2202+2203+2204. The Conference takes place in the Venetian room Florence 2306.
With only two weeks to go, the organisation is busy finalising prerequisites for the activities in Macau. We have some good news about extra prizes to win.
Prof. Ingo Althoefer has given the organisation an extra prize for the winner of the Einstein Wuerfelt Nicht competition: a beautiful set of the game.
For the winners of each of the chess competitions Chessbase has given the organisation an extra prize too.