Round 9 has started:

  • The King - Arminius 1/2
  • Gadget - Embla 0-1
  • Spartacus - Nemeton 0-1
  • Dirty - The Baron 1-0
  • RedQueen - Chess22k 1-0

After 8 rounds all the positions have to be fixed in the last round. The top programs play each other, as do the programs in the bottom of the ranking. At the moment The Baron leads with 8 out of 9. Shared second are Chess22k, who plays its first ever CSVN tournament, and The King, the program that played all the CSVN tournaments since the 90s. Both have 6 out of 8.

Ranking, pairings and results can be found here: https://toernooien.krabbenbos.org/PT52/

Games can be downloaded here:   default CSVN Programmer Tournament 52 (44 KB)

Round 8 has started:

  • Arminius - RedQueen 1/2
  • Chess 22k - Dirty 1-0
  • The Baron - Spartacus 1-0
  • Nemeton - Gadget 1-0
  • Embla - The King 0-1

After 7 rounds The Baron is leading again with 6 from 7. Dirty is second with 5.5 from 7. The third place is shared by The King, Arminius and Chess22k with 5 from 7. It will be exciting last rounds to make the top three spots clear!

Ranking, pairings and results can be found here: https://toernooien.krabbenbos.org/PT52/

Games can be downloaded here:   default CSVN Programmer Tournament 52 (44 KB)

Round 7 has started:

  • Embla - Arminius 0-1
  • The King - Nemeton 1-0
  • Gadget - The Baron 0-1
  • Spartacus - Chess22k 0-1
  • Dirty - RedQueen 1/2

After 6 rounds The Baron and Dirty lead with 5 from 6. There is a group of 4 programs following on 4 points!

Ranking, pairings and results can be found here: https://toernooien.krabbenbos.org/PT52/

Games can be downloaded here:   default CSVN Programmer Tournament 52 (44 KB)

Round 6 has started:

  • Arminius - Dirty 0-1
  • RedQueen - Spartacus 1-0
  • Chess22k - Gadget 1-0
  • The Baron - The King 1/2
  • Nemeton - Embla 1-0

After 5 rounds The Baron is leading with 4.5 out of 5. Arminius and Dirty follow as shared second with 4 out of 5.

Ranking, pairings and results can be found here: https://toernooien.krabbenbos.org/PT52/

Games can be downloaded here:  default CSVN Programmer Tournament 52 (44 KB)

The fifth round has started on time. The only adaption today we have done is to change the time control to 35 minutes + 15 seconds per move. In this way we hope to stay within the possible time limits.

The results of the first day an the standings can be found here: 52nd Programmer Tournament. It also contains the rounds to play. PGN files can be found here: default CSVN Programmer Tournament 52 (44 KB) . Unfortunately this tournament no photos, as your reporter left his camera at home.

In short: The Baron is leading with 3.5 out of 4 followed by a group of three programs with 3 out of 4: Arminius, The King and Dirty.

Pairing:

  • Nemeton - Arminius 0-1
  • Embla - The Baron 0-1
  • The King - Chess22k 1/2
  • Gadget - RedQueen 0-1
  • Spartacus - Dirty 0-1
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