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                         Met het laatste computerschaaknieuws uit Nederland: : 08-04-2007


Er komt een WCCC en Computer Olympiade dit jaar in Amsterdam.
Zie onderstaand bericht:

From 2007-06-11 to 2007-06-18, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The 15th World Computer-Chess Championship and the 12th Computer Olympiad
will be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in conjunction with the Computer
Games Workshop 2007 (CGW2007).

IBM, SARA (Academic Computer Centre Amsterdam) and NCF (Foundation of
National Computing Facilities) are enabling the organization of the Computer
Games Workshop 2007 (CGW2007) (15-17 June 2007), the 15th World
Computer-Chess Championship (WCCC) (11-18 June) and the 12th Computer
Olympiad (CO) (11-18 June) to be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Location: The Turing hall, Science Park Amsterdam, Kruislaan 419, 1098 VA

Below we mention 28 different games for which a program can be submitted to
the Olympiad.

Chinese Chess
8x8 Checkers
Computational Pool
Dots and Boxes
10x10 Draughts
9x9 Go
Lines of Action
6x7 OCTI
9x9 OCTI

The game of Renju, claimed to be solved, is still welcome since we have not
seen a fully-operational program on internet that plays perfectly. Moreover,
we are willing to host more games, such as Ataxx, Dvonn, Mediocrity, Onyx,
Tamsk, TwixT and Zèrtz but we do not know of the existence of adequately
playing programs. We are awaiting suggestions and proposals of programmers
before we include them in the official list given above.

For each game a tournament will take place provided that at least two
programs enter the tournament for that particular game. Gold, Silver and
Bronze medals will be awarded to the leading programs in each tournament.

The Tournament Director of the WCCC and Computer Olympiad will be: H.J. van
den Herik.

The rules of the WCCC and Computer Olympiad will be soon published.

The entry fees for the WCCC are as follows:

Amateur: € 25
Semi-professional: € 250
Professional: € 500

The entry fees for the other tournaments are as follows:

Amateur: € 25
Semi-professional: € 100
Professional: € 250

A participant is expected to be ICGA member (€ 40).

Deadline early registration: May 21, 2007. Registration after May 21, 2007
will double the entry fee.

"Amateur": programmers who have no commercial interest in their program, and
are not professional game programmers. Applications for amateur
classification must supply information to justify their claim.

"Semi-professional": Any program submitted by an employee or associate from
a games-programming company. The program's name must not be derived from or
similar to a commercial product.

"Professional": A program whose name is the same as or derived from a
commercial product.


01-11-2006: Toch weer match in Maastricht.

Begin februari 2007 wordt er toch weer een match tussen mens en machine georganiseerd door de stichting Chess Events Maastricht. Eerder dit jaar werd de laatste match gespeeld tussen de dames Peng en Lanchava en dat was zo succesvol, dat de stichting toch nog een minimatch gaat organiseren in samenwerking met de Universiteit Maastricht. Op de website www.chessevents.nl  zal binnenkort een aankondiging verschijnen, ook in het komende nummer kunt u lezen wie er gaan spelen in Maastricht.

20-07-2006: Op zaterdag 16 september 2006 zal er in Tilburg een ontmoeting plaatsvinden tussen 1e klasse KNSB schaakvereniging Stukkenjagers en een CSVN schaakcomputerteam bestaande uit 10 schaakcomputers. Er zal natuurlijk zoveel als mogelijk met verschillende programma's worden aangetreden.  Zover er nu bekent is zal het tiental van Stukkenjagers volledig aan de start verschijnen.  De wedstrijd vind plaats in Grand Café Restaurant "De Beurs" (in het hart van Tilburg, 5 minuten lopen van het centraal station).