The championship is played on 26, 27 and 28 October in the Denksportcentrum Leiden, Robijnstraat 4, 2332 KE Leiden near shopping centre Diamantplein, tel. +31-71-572 3229. It’s a 9 round Swiss tournament with 90 minutes per player for the whole game. On the first day the venue opens around 11:45 and we play from 1pm to 10:30pm. On the second and third day it’s 9.45am to 19.15pm.
Preliminary list of participants (22 Oct.):
| Rybka || Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 (4 cores), 3200 MHz (remote) || Vasik Rajlich, |
Jeroen Noomen (book),
Hans van der Zijden (oper)
| Budapest, Hungary |
| Junior ||Intel 8-core or 16-core (remote)|| Amir Ban (prog.) |
Shay Bushinsky (prog.)
Boris Alterman (book)
| Israel |
| The King (MP) || Intel Core 2 Duo E6700, 2660 MHz || Johan de Koning || Delft, NL |
| Hiarcs || Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 (4 cores), 3700 or 3420 MHz (remote) || Mark Uniacke (prog.) |
Harvey Williamson (oper.)
Enrico Carrisco (tester/oper.)
| UK, |
| Diep ||dual opteron 2.4GHz (remote)|| Vincent Diepeveen (prog) |
John v/d Hoeven (oper.)
Arturo Ochoa M (book)
| Veenendaal, NL |
| Spike ||Intel Core 2; 2,4 GHZ; 4 core|| Volker Böhm (prog.) |
Ralf Schäfer (prog.)
Timo Klaustermeyer (book)
|GI-ANT|| Quad || Tom Vijlbrief (prog) |
Hans Secelle (book, oper.)
| Baarn, NL |
| Crash Test Dummy || AMD Dual Opteron 270 (4 cores) || Richard Pijl (prog.) |
Arturo Ochoa (book)
| Minderhout, Belgium, |
| Homer || Intel Core2 Duo, 3.0 GHz, 2 cores (remote) || Daniel Mehrmann ||Bonn, Germany|
| IsiChess MMX || AMD64 dual core || Gerd Isenberg, (prog.) || Hattingen, Germany |
| XiniX || Intel Pentium M. 1700 MHz || Tony van Roon |
Elke van Roon (oper.)
| Eindhoven, NL |
| Hermann || Intel Core 2 Duo E6600, 2400 MHz, 4 GB RAM || Volker Annuss |
Christian Bartsch (book)
| Unna, Germany |
|Tzjezz||Intel Pentium Pentium (Centrino) 1.73 GHz, 1 Gb RAM|| Ron Appelman (prog.) || Berkhout, NL |
| Joker || Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.4GHz, 1GB, using one core || Harm Geert Muller (prog.) || Diemen, NL |
| Zzzzzz || Intel Core Duo E6600, 2.4 GHz, 4Gb RAM || Gijsbert Wiesenekker ||Huizen, NL|
GI-ANT means : " Give It - A New Try "Here is information for potential participants. First some rules:
- There is an entry fee of € 25,- per participating program, which can be paid at the start. Entry is open for all nationalities. CSVN membership is not required for this tournament.
- The programmer, being someone who programmed at least a significant part of the program must register as a participant, possibly together with other team members, who have also contributed.
- The source code of the program may not contain pieces of published programs, unless the authors are in the team. In case of doubt the programmer shows the source code to the organisers.
- Legal use of endgame databases and opening books is not restricted.
An anonymous sponsor gives € 200 for the chess program on the coming championship which will do better than its previous rating and which is operated by its programmer. The criteria will be published on www.csvn.nl .
- Name of the program and names, roles and presence of the team members.
- Names of all authors of the source code of the program.
- Correspondence and e-mail address.
- Type and number of CPU “cores”, OS, and programming language used
- Playing strength, lines of source code and # positions in the opening book.
We look forward to your entry.
Theo van der Storm, secretary of the CSVN (Computer-Chess Association Netherlands)