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Brutus (Computer)
Number of games in database: 16
Years covered: 2002 to 2008
Overall record: +7 -4 =5 (59.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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Its successor is Hydra (Computer) and is programmed by Christian "Chrilly" Donninger, Ulf Lorenz, Alex Kure, Christopher Lutz and Muhammad Nasir Ali.

Last updated: 2022-04-05 14:15:23

 page 1 of 1; 16 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Alterman vs Brutus ½-½232002Clock Simultaneous ExhibitionA48 King's Indian
2. Diep vs Brutus 0-160200210th World Computer Chess ChampionshipB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
3. Brutus vs Deep Junior  0-1682002World Computer Chess ChampionshipB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
4. Yace vs Brutus  ½-½73200312th IPCCCC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
5. Brutus vs Holmes 1-0111200312th IPCCCC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
6. Shredder vs Brutus  ½-½91200312th IPCCCD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. Brutus vs Ikarus  ½-½49200312th IPCCCE12 Queen's Indian
8. Comet vs Brutus  0-134200312th IPCCCE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
9. Fritz vs Brutus  1-042200312th IPCCCB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
10. Brutus vs Gandalf  1-049200312th IPCCCC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
11. Brutus vs Chiburdanidze 1-0332003Lippstadt 11thB12 Caro-Kann Defense
12. Romanishin vs Brutus  0-1312003Lippstadt 11thE07 Catalan, Closed
13. Brutus vs Diep  0-1342008Chess Programmers TournamentD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
14. Crash Test Dummy vs Brutus  1-0572008Chess Programmers TournamentA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
15. Joker vs Brutus  ½-½472008Chess Programmers TournamentB12 Caro-Kann Defense
16. Brutus vs Marquis 1-0452008Chess Programmers TournamentD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-11-05  aw1988: Brutus was an honorable computer.
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  WannaBe: Et tu?
Dec-12-05  StraightLarsen: No its a bad computer
Jun-10-07  Karpova: Graz 2003 World computer chess championship:

<Brutus is running on a cluster of four dual processor servers, supplied by and maintained by the University of Paderborn, Germany. Each machine is equipped with two FPGA cards, which were supplied at a special price by Alpha Data Parallel Systems in Scottland. The authors of the program are Chrilly Donninger, who wrote most of the chess code; Alex Kure, who looks after the evaluation and the openings book; and Ulf Lorenz, who developed the parallel algorithms for the multi-processor version of Brutus. Ulf is also in charge of debugging and testing the program. He reports that Brutus in 70 games each against Fritz 8, Shredder 7.04 and Junior 8 on a single processor system was scoring 70%, giving it a theoretical Elo of over 2900. But these were test games with openings books not optimised for computer chess tournaments.>

Alex Kure is now working for Fritz it seems

This is the final result:
Shredder won on Tie Breaks against Fritz

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