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2010 World Computer Rapid Chess Championships

Post by CRoberson » Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:53 pm

In reviewing the open dates for this and the participation over the last 3 years, the weekend of July 17th and 18th looks good.

Are there any other tournaments for that weekend that I've missed?

If enough people from the Australian time zones sign up, I'll start the tournament at 8 am EST. Otherwise, we'll stick to 9 am EST. Depending on the number of participants, we will have between 11 and 14 rounds at G/25 +4. Assuming enough from the other end of the world sign up, we would have only 4 rounds on Sunday, thus the tournament would be over by noon EST on Sunday.

I'll have the web pages up in a few days, before then sign up by replying here.

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Re: 2010 World Computer Rapid Chess Championships

Post by CRoberson » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:06 pm

Web pages are up at http://www.taccl.org/ACCAWCRCC/2010ACCAWCRCC/WCRCC.html

Authors can register there.

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Re: 2010 World Computer Rapid Chess Championships

Post by CRoberson » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:07 pm

We have our first batch of entries:

http://taccl.org/ACCAWCRCC/2010ACCAWCRCC/WCRCC.html

Countries: 3 Entrants: 5

TheBaron by Richard Pijl
Jabba by Richard Allbert
Telepath by Charles Roberson
Almond by Richard Hall
Arasan by Jon Dart

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Re: 2010 World Computer Rapid Chess Championships

Post by CRoberson » Sat Apr 17, 2010 3:25 pm

New entry:

Diep by Vincent Diepeveen on 16 CPUs.

http://taccl.org/ACCAWCRCC/2010ACCAWCRCC/WCRCCPart.html

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Re: 2010 World Computer Rapid Chess Championships

Post by CRoberson » Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:43 pm

New entry:

Scorpio by Daniel Shawul - HW is TBD.

http://taccl.org/ACCAWCRCC/2010ACCAWCRCC/WCRCCPart.html

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Re: 2010 World Computer Rapid Chess Championships

Post by CRoberson » Wed May 26, 2010 12:38 pm

New entry:

Crafty by Dr. Robert Hyatt and the rest of Team Crafty.

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Re: 2010 World Computer Rapid Chess Championships

Post by CRoberson » Thu May 27, 2010 1:47 pm

I have received communications that some authors are leaving computer chess due to the ippolito affair and its derivatives.

I made a statement last January on ippo and its following entering ACCA events. It is posted here:

http://www.talkchess.com/forum/viewtopi ... tance+ippo

Since then, the view is more toward disallowing ippo and derivatives. Here in the US, if you are accused of a crime you are summoned to court for a trial. If you don't show, you go to jail for not showing and then escorted to trial. During the trial if you refuse to defend yourself, you are very likely to be judged guilty.

Ippo has been accused to improper/illegal reverse engineering. Yes, some forms of reverse engineering are illegal. However, the authors or copiers have refused to defend their code. Thus, the ACCA will not allow any such entrants based on that.

The concept of "innocent until proven guilty" doesn't mean you can avoid trial. It doesn't mean that you don't go to jail until proven guilty. If the crime is serious enough, you can be jailed until the trial is over.

So, avoiding defense of their code will not gain them admission into ACCA events. The same has been that way for many computer chess events from different organizations for decades.

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Re: 2010 World Computer Rapid Chess Championships

Post by CRoberson » Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:24 pm

New entry:

Rondo by Zack Wegner and Anthony Cozzie. This is somewhat contingent on Zach finishing his mods. Hardware is TBD as well.

http://www.taccl.org/ACCAWCRCC/2010ACCAWCRCC/WCRCC.html

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Re: 2010 World Computer Rapid Chess Championships

Post by michiguel » Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:47 pm

CRoberson wrote:New entry:

Rondo by Zack Wegner and Anthony Cozzie. This is somewhat contingent on Zach finishing his mods. Hardware is TBD as well.

http://www.taccl.org/ACCAWCRCC/2010ACCAWCRCC/WCRCC.html
Is it decided if it is going to be on ICC or FICS? Just to know if I renew my membership (which expired already).

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