2010 World Computer Rapid Chess Championships

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Re: 2010 World Computer Rapid Chess Championships

Post by CRoberson » Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:18 pm

New entrant:

Cluster Sjeng by Gian-Carlo Pascutto

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

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Re: 2010 World Computer Rapid Chess Championships

Post by Wayne Lowrance » Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:53 pm

Wow, very strong field

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Re: 2010 World Computer Rapid Chess Championships

Post by Wayne Lowrance » Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:56 pm

I will be very interested to observe Vas cluster programming. Anyone want to bet against him ?

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Re: 2010 World Computer Rapid Chess Championships

Post by CRoberson » Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:22 pm

New entrant:

Hannibal by Sam Hamilton and Edsel Apostol

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

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Re: 2010 World Computer Rapid Chess Championships

Post by CRoberson » Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:40 pm

Rondo has withdrawn.

Only 7 days from tournament and only 5 days left to register.

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Re: 2010 World Computer Rapid Chess Championships

Post by BubbaTough » Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:18 pm

CRoberson wrote:Rondo has withdrawn.

Only 7 days from tournament and only 5 days left to register.
That is unfortunate, I was looking forward to seeing Rondo in action. Let me know as soon as possible account information for Hannibal so I can log on and test everything before the tournament. I might be using my wife's new laptop, in which case I will send you updated hardware/OS info.

-Sam

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Re: 2010 World Computer Rapid Chess Championships

Post by CRoberson » Sun Jul 11, 2010 7:07 pm

New entrant:

Tornado by Engin Üstün

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

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Re: 2010 World Computer Rapid Chess Championships

Post by CRoberson » Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:44 pm

If you don't have an ICC account:
the last day to register is July 13, 2010 midnight EST (North Carolina, USA).
If you have an ICC account:
Last day to register: July 15, 2010 at midnight California, USA time (PST).[/b]

In the past guest have been able to watch the matches and chat on channel 64 with us.

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Re: 2010 World Computer Rapid Chess Championships

Post by vladstamate » Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:46 pm

Hi Charles,

>>In the past guest have been able to watch the matches and chat on channel 64 with us.

Actually I was about to ask about this. So channel 64 is where all the discussion about the tournament will happen? Including announcements for starting, etc? Or will there be a separate channel just for operators/programmers, etc? I am not advocating for that, just asking.

It says on the website that the first round starts at 9am Eastern Time USA (which is 6 am for me in California :) ) I would assume coming online a bit earlier is advised to make sure joining the tournament is done properly?

Regards,
Vlad.

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Re: 2010 World Computer Rapid Chess Championships

Post by CRoberson » Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:49 pm

Hi Vlad,

Yes, Channel 64 is the place to chat for all things. Yes, you need to be online before 6 am California time. Look at the bottom of the rules page and it tells how to join channel 64 and some other variables you need to set.

I'll be sending email to all participants in a day or two with more info. Please ensure that you read the rules. Especially, read the rule on kibitzing and test your engine for correct kibitzing. There exist some ICC variables that need setting to get it right. The variables are covered at the bottom of the rules page.

Best regards,
Charles

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