If you had two identical Deep Blue machines playing chess against each other, would each win half the time? No, there still would be a first move advantage for white. I once created an experiment pitting the same version of stockfish against itself in a match consisting of 100 games played with equal amounts ofContinue reading “Chess: Super Computer Against Itself”
We’ve all seen those chess computers that consist out of a physical playing field, and a built-in computer that would indicate where you should put its pieces while inputting the position of your pieces in some way. These systems are usually found in a dusty cardboard box in a back room’s closet, as playing likeContinue reading “A Colorful Way To Play Chess On An ATmega328 | Hackaday”
The free and open source chess engine, Stockfish, is now ranked number 1 on the Computer Chess Ratings List. Stockfish is also the Grand Champion of season six’s Thoresen Chess Engine Championship. Congratulations to the Stockfish Team and the open source movement.
Rybka finished first in the 16th ICGA World Computer Chess Championship held in Beijing, China with a score of 8/9 with no losses. For much of the tournament Hiarcs was keeping pace with Rybka but when the two engines played, Rybka was victorious. The other key game for Rybka was against Junior (2006 World Computer Chess Champion.)Continue reading “Rybka Proves It Is Still The Best”
On 9/28/2008 the 16’th World Computer Chess Championships began in Beijing, China. The IGCA has scheduled an eleven round accelerated swiss tournament format for the top chess engines in the world to compete for the the title of World Computer Chess Champion 2008. The accelerated swiss structure strikes me as odd being that there are onlyContinue reading “World Computer Chess Championships 2008”
The upcoming World Championship Chess Match against Viswanathan Anand is not Vladimir Kramnik’s first chess match in Germany. In July of 2000 Kramnik played another high profile match in Deutschland. This time his opponent was the highly touted computer program Deep Junior. Because his opponent was a computer, Kramnik used anti-computer strategy that would not workContinue reading “Vladimir Kramnik in Germany”