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Ferdinand Mosca



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PostPost subject: Re: Important announcement: World Computer Chess Championshi    Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:22 pm Reply to topic Reply with quote

mjlef wrote:
Ferdy wrote:
mjlef wrote:
For the 2017 World Computer Chess Championship we are changing the format, removing the entry fee, and offering an expenses budget to each of the contestants. Our aim for 2017 will be to attract the strongest participants. There will be only 4 contestants, each of whom will receive 1,000 Euro for their expenses from the ICGA.

Does this mean only 4 participants are accepted? or more can be accepted but they can only offer 1000 euros to each of 4 participants?

Regarding attracting the strongest participants, perhaps ICGA should just invite the Stockfish team.


I want people to know that although I posted the announcement at David Levy's request, I do not agree with:

a. limiting WCCC to just 4 entries (David does say WCSC is not limited)

Perhaps of the thought that only few are capable of using a system like the one used by Jonny.

mjlef wrote:
b. excluding all but the top two programs from this year from entering WCCC next year.

Sort of like this year will be the candidates tournament. The top 2 will be matched next year to determine the world champion.

mjlef wrote:
Both seem unfair to me. Programs change a lot from year to year so who knows which ones will be strongest next year?

Agree.

mjlef wrote:
Restricting them could mean we do not even have the two most qualified programs. to me "World" should mean everyone. I do know space limits will mean we cannot host a huge number, but things like estimated elo could be used to select the top X programs that will "fit" in a playing room.

I thought of creating a qualification system to enter the candidates tournament for 2017.
1. Pick 1 from CCRL rating group
2. Pick 1 from CEGT
3. Pick 1 from Frank
4. The same for other well known rating group
5. If the player is already selected then pick next player

Probably the list could be
1. Komodo
2. Stockfish
3. Houdini
4. Shredder
5. Pick 2 from sponsors
6. Pick 2 from ICGA
7. Perhaps more depending on the budget

These engines then will be provided with some incentives, not just the normal expenses but some compensations.

Can't really believe that human tournaments are getting millions of attention and yet these hardworking programmers have nothing. Most people are now using engines to prepare tournaments.
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Important announcement: World Computer Chess Championship – Mark Lefler Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:12 pm
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            Re: Important announcement: World Computer Chess Championshi daniel jose Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:55 am
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