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WCCC 2006 Tournament

Junior (Computer)9/11(+7 -0 =4)[games]
Shredder (Computer)8.5/11(+6 -0 =5)[games]
Rybka (Computer)8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[games]
Zappa (Computer)7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Jonny (Computer)6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Spike (Computer)6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Diep (Computer)6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Ikarus (Computer)6/11(+5 -4 =2)[games]
Crafty (Computer)6/11(+5 -4 =2)[games]
IsiChess (Computer)5.5/11(+5 -5 =1)[games]
Delfi 46 (Computer)5.5/11(+4 -4 =3)[games]
Chiron (Computer)4.5/10(+3 -4 =3)[games]
PARSOS (Computer)4.5/10(+4 -5 =1)[games]
Uragano3D (Computer)3/10(+3 -7 =0)[games]
Lion (Computer)2/5(+2 -3 =0)[games]
Chaturanga (Computer)2/10(+2 -8 =0)[games]
FIBChess (Computer)1/10(+1 -9 =0)[games]
ETABETA (Computer)0/10(+0 -10 =0)[games] Chess Event Description
WCCC 2006


 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 93  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Ikarus vs ETABETA 1-0282006WCCC 2006D48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
2. Zappa vs Jonny ½-½1602006WCCC 2006E19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
3. Spike vs Chiron  ½-½762006WCCC 2006B33 Sicilian
4. Diep vs FIBChess 1-0262006WCCC 2006B02 Alekhine's Defense
5. PARSOS vs Rybka 0-1682006WCCC 2006D47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. Uragano3D vs Crafty 0-1572006WCCC 2006A14 English
7. Chaturanga vs Lion  0-1492006WCCC 2006E40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
8. Shredder vs IsiChess 1-0482006WCCC 2006E44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
9. Delfi 46 vs Junior 0-1392006WCCC 2006B40 Sicilian
10. Spike vs Junior 0-1622006WCCC 2006A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
11. Zappa vs Chiron 1-0352006WCCC 2006B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
12. Ikarus vs Crafty  0-1782006WCCC 2006B40 Sicilian
13. Delfi 46 vs Lion  0-1542006WCCC 2006C96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
14. Uragano3D vs Jonny  0-1342006WCCC 2006B44 Sicilian
15. PARSOS vs ETABETA 1-0232006WCCC 2006E12 Queen's Indian
16. Chaturanga vs FIBChess 1-0242006WCCC 2006B15 Caro-Kann
17. Diep vs IsiChess 1-0562006WCCC 2006B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
18. Shredder vs Rybka 1-0532006WCCC 2006C45 Scotch Game
19. Jonny vs Spike  0-1412006WCCC 2006D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. Rybka vs Diep 1-0582006WCCC 2006B91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
21. Crafty vs Shredder 0-1492006WCCC 2006B22 Sicilian, Alapin
22. Junior vs Ikarus 1-0602006WCCC 2006C78 Ruy Lopez
23. Lion vs Zappa 0-1542006WCCC 2006B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
24. Chiron vs PARSOS 1-0872006WCCC 2006B54 Sicilian
25. FIBChess vs Delfi 46 0-1332006WCCC 2006D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 93  PGN Download
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May-29-06  borisbadenoff: <> After some long long research. TATA the moves from the game Diep - IsiChess MMX

[Event "WCCC 2006"]
[Site "Turin"]
[Date "2006.05.26"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "3"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Diep"]
[Black "IsiChess"]
[ECO "B80"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "112"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e6 7. f3 Be7 8. Qd2 O-O 9. O-O-O Nc6 10. g4 Rb8 11. h4 Nxd4 12. Bxd4 b5 13. Kb1 Nd7 14. h5 h6 15. g5 Bxg5 16. f4 Bf6 17. Bxf6 Nxf6 18. e5 Ne8 19. Rg1 Qb6 20. Bd3 Kh8 21. Ne4 Rg8 22. Nxd6 Nxd6 23. exd6 Qxd6 24. Qe3 Qc7 25. Qe4 f5 26. Qe3 Bd7 27. Rg6 Be8 28. Rxe6 Bxh5 29. Rh1 Rge8 30. Bxf5 Rbd8 31. Bd3 Rxe6 32. Qxe6 Qxf4 33. Qxa6 Qd2 34. Qe6 Re8 35. Rf1 Qb4 36. a3 Rxe6 37. axb4 g5 38. Bxb5 Bg6 39. Bd7 Re2 40. Rc1 h5 41. b5 Rd2 42. Bc6 Kg7 43. b6 Rd8 44. b7 g4 45. Rf1 Kh6 46. Rf6 Kg7 47. Rd6 Rb8 48. Rd5 Be8 49. Rg5+ Kf7 50. Bxe8+ Rxe8 51. Kc1 Rb8 52. Rxh5 Kf6 53. Rb5 g3 54. Rb3 g2 55. Rg3 Rxb7 56. Rxg2 Ke5 1-0

May-29-06  dehanne: No Fruit?
May-29-06  hitman84: <No Fruit?>Only commercial engines are taking part.

round 6

Deep Junior - Rybka 1/2

May-29-06  borisbadenoff: <<No Fruit?>Only commercial engines are taking part.> Fruit is also a commercial engine by now.

And I don't think this statement is true. For example Crafty(?) is no commercial engine

May-29-06  hitman84: <borisbadenoff><Fruit is also a commercial engine by now.>Yes but is not competing for commercial success.

Zappa,Rybka are half clones of fruit.

Crafty is an opensource.Its gradually being upgraded that is why you can find so many versions of crafty.I feel some sort of research is bieng made.

May-29-06  hitman84: <Crafty is a direct descendent of Cray Blitz, the World Computer Champion from 1983 to 1989. >From Crafty's bio. has a long history.

May-29-06  hitman84:

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Chiron - Crafty
This is a draw.Well done <Crafty>!

May-29-06  hitman84: Results - Round 6
No Name Total Result Name Total

1 Junior, [4] .5:.5 Rajlich, [3.5]
2 Jonny, [3.5] .5:.5 Shredder, [4]
3 Zappa, [3.5] .5:.5 DIEP, [3.5]
4 Ikarus, [2.5] .5:.5 Spike, [3]
5 Chiron, [2] 0:1 Crafty, [2.5]
6 IsiChess MMX, [2] 0:1 Delfi 4.6, [2]
7 Chataranga, [2] 0:1 Uragano3d, [2]
8 FIBChess, [1] 0:1 ParSos, [2]
9 ETABETA, [0] 1:0 BYE

Pairings - Round 7
No Name Total Result Name Total

1 Zappa, [4] : Junior, [4.5]
2 Shredder, [4.5] : DIEP, [4]
3 Rajlich, [4] : Jonny, [4]
4 Spike, [3.5] : Uragano3d, [3]
5 Crafty, [3.5] : IsiChess MMX, [2]
6 ParSos, [3] : Ikarus, [3]
7 Delfi 4.6, [3] : Chataranga, [2]
8 ETABETA, [1] : Chiron, [2]
9 FIBChess, [1] 1:0 BYE

May-29-06  cotdt: OMFG BYW is even worse than ETABETA!
May-30-06  borisbadenoff: <cotdt: OMFG BYW is even worse than ETABETA!> I would say that BYE is the disqualified LION program. Which means that probably they decided that every program which still should have played against it gets an automatic win. Or something like that. Even if doesn't seem very fair to me regarding the other programs.
May-30-06  borisbadenoff: <> BTW could somebody please correct the program names. Because now there are 21 programs listed with only 18 taking part.

Above are 2 different writing forms used for:

Chaturanga 2126 / Chaturanga
Uragano_3D / Uragano3D
Deep Juniou / Junior

May-30-06  borisbadenoff: And for those interested.

Ikarus is the new Computer Speed Chess World Champion

May-30-06  spirit: what's FRITZ's ELO
May-30-06  chessmoron: What's the best free chess software out there?
May-30-06  cotdt: the best free chess software in my opinion is the free version of Shredder, I think it is called Shredder Classic. If you mean the strongest free engine for analysis, then it'll be Fruit or Rybka. however, these engines don't provide alternative variations like the commercial engines do.
May-31-06  mandar: Is Rybka or Fruit free to download?If yes then from where can i download?
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  WannaBe: <mandar> Fruit is free, earlier version of Rybka is free, (commercial version costs money) you can find them via search engines.
May-31-06  jhoro: <What's the best free chess software out there?> you need GUI interface and one or more engines. The best free interfaces are <Winboard> and <Arena>. The latter has a lot more options, including separate variation board, support for UCI and Winboard engines, is well threaded, provides copy/paste of FEN positions and PGN games and has a nice engine management. It is available for free from here they have a new beta, but I'm still using V1.1. It comes with free engines including Spike 1.0a

Now to the best free engines, my favorites are <Toga II> and <Spike 1.1>. Toga is continuation of Fruit 2.1 which was free, but went commercial since Fruit 2.2. <Toga II 1.2 Beta 2a> is the strongest Toga in my experience. It is stronger than Spike which is doing very well at the WCCC. From the Rybka's only <Rybka 1.0 beta> was free. It is very strong, but a bit unstable in my opinion. The initial <Zappa 1.1> version is also free, but not as strong. <Crafty> is the original open source engine and is a good match for Winboard (doing well at WCCC too). Go to and follow the links for each of the engines. Unzip and in Arena press "New Engine" and select the exe to install. Arena has help in multiple languages... Then if one day you want to beat other people's engines you'll have to get opening books and tablebases...

(btw i think Shredder Classic is a trial version - 30 days)

May-31-06  Marvol: From the front page of

"The world's strongest CPUs duke it out."

"Strongest CPUs"!?!? Is that some kind of metaphor, poetic liberty or plain stupid? I can't decide between these options...

May-31-06  hitman84: Pairings for round 9
No Name Total Result Name Total

1 Crafty, [4.5] : Junior, [6]
2 Shredder, [6] : Chiron, [4]
3 Zappa, [5.5] : Spike, [5]
4 ETABETA, [.5] : Rajlich, [5.5]
5 Jonny, [4.5] : Chaturanga, [2.5]
6 Delfi 4.6, [4] : DIEP, [4]
7 ParSos, [4] : IsiChess MMX, [4]
8 FIBChess, [1.5] : Ikarus, [4]
9 Uragano3d, [3] =:= BYE

May-31-06  jhoro: Shredder went for draw by move repetition at move 20 against ParSOS. Those engines should get some conditioning from Topalov. They are so young, but so afraid not to lose.
May-31-06  Dionyseus: Standings after round 10:
1. Junior 8/10
2-3 Shredder 7.5/10
Rybka 7.5/10
4. Zappa 7.0/10

One more round remaining, it will be played tomorrow, tiebreaks afterwards if necessary.

May-31-06  chessmoron: Any one has Zap! Chess (the commercial Zappa engine from chessbase)? Is it any good?
May-31-06  CapablancaFan: Shredder is a very hard program to defeat. It's record even against otherrograms is impressive.
Jun-01-06  borisbadenoff: As Junior has won his game against IsiChess.
Junior is the new WCC-Champion with 9/11.
Shredder being just half a point behind with 8.5/11. Rybka will probably also make the full point. Sharing the second place with Shredder

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