Chess Events 2022

The International Computer Games Association (ICGA) is very pleased to announce that the 2022 World Computer Chess Championship, as well as the 2022 World Chess Software Championship and the 2022 World Computer Speed Chess Championship, will all take place in Vienna, Austria, hosted by the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence  (IJCAI). The dates are July 23-29, 2022.

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COVID regulations at the Messe Wien, as received from the organizers:

…we do have a problem with local safety measures as the local organizers were forced by law to produce a Covid-prevention concept which includes this: + FFP2 masks which are mandatory within the venue. There will be more than 500 people in the building and such a concept is required by law and it is stricter than governmental measures for entering the country. 

Also to keep in mind that during the event it is also mandatory to use FFP2 masks in public transport in Vienna!!

The participants are therefore requested to take the proper actions and to bring their own FFP2 masks!


The list of accepted participants:

GinkgoXXXFrank Schneider, Wolfgang Zugrav (operator)
Komodo DragonXXXMark Lefler, Larry Kaufman, Dietrich Kappe, Michael Whiteley, Don Dailey, Erdogan Gunes (operator)
The BaronXXRichard Pijl
ShredderXXXStefan Meyer-Kahlen
Leela Chess ZeroXXXAlexander Lyashuk
ChironXUbaldo Andrea Farina


The planning can be downloaded here: Planning ICGA Chess 2022 V1.3


The playing location will be the Presse Center at the Messe Wien Conference location. It is now called the ‘Chess Lounge’.

Hardware WCSC

We received the information about the hardware of the WCSC, the software competition. See the table below for more information:

Processor:1x AMD Ryzen™ 7 PRO 4750U Processor(Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U)
Memory:1x 32 GB DDR4-3200
Hard disk:1x 1TBPCIeNVMeOPAL
Wireless network:1x Bluetooth® 5.0 or above; RealTek Wi-Fi 6 RTL8852AE 2×2 AX
Connections:1x No dedicated DC-IN (USB Type-C Only); 2 x USB Type C (DP1.4 USB 3.2 Gen2 PD); Combo audio/microphone jack; 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type A); Nano WWAN SIM; Smart Card Reader (Select Models); HDMI 2.0
Camera:1x 720P HD IR/RBG Hybrid with Array Microphone & ThinkShutter
Graphics card:1x AMD Radeon™ Graphics
Monitors:14.0FHD LP72%CG

Extra prizes

We have received extra prizes from ChessBase for the winner of each tournament.


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