Freestyle tournament: Vvarkey wins with 7.5/8

3/24/2006 – The first leg of the second PAL/CSS Freestyle Chess Tournament, which carries a prize fund of $16,000, was won by an unknown player with the Playchess handle Vvarkey. He scored 7.5 points from 8 games (before the last round his score was 7/7). Six other players qualified for the final behind him. For the final, eighth place there will be a tiebreak tournament tomorrow. Details.

An unknown player with the Playchess handle Vvarkey won the first round of the PAL/CSS Freestyle tournament. He did it with 7.5 points from 8 games (before the last round his score was 7/7).

Behind Vvarkey were six players with six points each. So all seven automatically qualified for the final round, which will be played out on April 8th and 9th, 2006. Amongst the qualified programs is Hydra, the multi-processor hardware system developed in the United Arab Emirates. Its handle is Zor_Champ. Rajlich,Rybka, which is the Rybka program run by its author Vas Rajlich, qualified, as did Correspondence Chess GM Arno Nickel, playing under the name Ciron.

Since eight players will play in the finals the eighth place has to be decided in a tiebreak, which will be played on Saturday, March 25, 2006 at 16:00h CET. Ten players, who all scored 5.5/8, are eligible for this knockout event. They are listed from 8–17 in the table given below.

The PAL/CSS Freestyle Tournament carries a prize fund of US $16,000. In the main tournament there were 148 players from over 30 countries. The event lasted eight hours, with 532 games played. Most were of a very high quality, since in Freestyle events the use of computers is explicitly allowed.

Final Standings

1 Vvarkey,Rybka 1.1 32-bit 7.5 / 8    
2 Zor_champ 6.0 / 8 29.00  
3 Rajlich,Rybka 1.1 6.0 / 8 28.50  
4 Klosterfrau 6.0 / 8 27.50  
5 Equidistance 6.0 / 8 27.00  
6 Ciron 6.0 / 8 26.50  
7 King Crusher,Rybka 1.1 6.0 / 8 25.00  
8 Revengeska 5.5 / 8 27.00  
9 Ultima,Rybka 1.1 32-bit 5.5 / 8 26.50 29.50
10 Octapus,Rybka 1.1 5.5 / 8 26.50 28.50
11 Tatar 5.5 / 8 26.00  
12 Donkasand 5.5 / 8 25.00  
13 Teutates,Rybka 1.1 32-bit 5.5 / 8 24.00 30.00
14 Relic,Rybka 1.1 5.5 / 8 24.00 25.00
15 Jazzled 5.5 / 8 23.00  
16 Abeljusto,Rybka 1.1 5.5 / 8 22.50  
17 Akhtar,Rybka 1.01 Beta 13d 5.5 / 8 22.00  
18 Eve®est 5.0 / 8 25.50  
19 Bychamp_II 5.0 / 8 24.50 28.50
20 Wienie 5.0 / 8 24.50 25.00
21 Spaghetti Chess 5.0 / 8 24.00 26.50
22 The_Chessmachine 5.0 / 8 24.00 26.00
23 Gora 5.0 / 8 24.00 24.00
24 Pawnstriker1978 5.0 / 8 24.00 23.00
25 Schurick 5.0 / 8 23.50  
26 Alansacount,Rybka 1.1 5.0 / 8 23.00  
27 EmilV 5.0 / 8 22.50 28.00
28 Trail Blazer 5.0 / 8 22.50 25.50
29 Neverfail,Deep Junior 9 5.0 / 8 22.00  
30 Pulanu 5.0 / 8 21.00  
31 Kidambi 4.5 / 8 26.00  
32 Farseer 4.5 / 8 24.00  
33 Lasker#77 4.5 / 8 23.50  
34 King Kameamea 4.5 / 8 23.00 29.50
35 Sliceanddice 4.5 / 8 23.00 28.50
36 MASLAKKOSTIA 4.5 / 8 22.00 26.00
37 GM_RaNkS,Deep_Rybka 1.1 32-b 4.5 / 8 22.00 26.00
38 Safary 4.5 / 8 22.00 24.50
39 Sebi-chess 4.5 / 8 21.00 26.50
40 Comp Fritz,Deep Fritz 8 4.5 / 8 21.00 26.00
41 Red Alert !!,Rybka 1.1 32-bit 4.5 / 8 21.00 25.50
42 Tony Kosten 4.5 / 8 20.50 27.00
43 Iolaos 4.5 / 8 20.50 26.50
44 Poweronoff 4.5 / 8 20.50 25.00
45 Rentner2 4.5 / 8 20.50 22.00
46 Caligula_of_Rome 4.5 / 7 20.50 20.00
47 Petr Hába 4.5 / 8 20.00  
48 Vmencin 4.5 / 8 19.50 25.50
49 Spidey 4.5 / 8 19.50 24.50
50 Rainer Zufall 4.5 / 8 19.50 22.50
51 Team Aldersbach 4.5 / 8 18.50 27.00
52 Cluster Wraith 4.5 / 8 18.50 23.00
53 Goldbar 4.5 / 8 18.50 22.00
54 Dynamic-MB 4.5 / 8 18.00 26.00
55 Katzenmaier 4.5 / 8 18.00 19.50
56 April87 4.5 / 8 17.00 24.50
57 Hoshad,Rybka 1.1 32-bit 4.5 / 8 17.00 17.50
58 WoDra 4.5 / 8 16.50  
59 Sarmach,Zappa 2.1b x64 4.5 / 6 13.50  
60 Olaf heinrich,Rybka 1.1 32-bit 4.0 / 8 22.50  
61 Markus Lammers 4.0 / 8 22.00  
62 Datena,Rybka 1.01 Beta 13d 4.0 / 8 21.00  
63 ZackS 4.0 / 8 20.50  
64 Ananda 4.0 / 8 19.00  
65 Fredis_cpu 4.0 / 8 18.50  
66 Kepgav,Rybka 1.0 Beta 32-b 4.0 / 8 17.00  
67 Mikhail Umansky 4.0 / 8 16.50 22.50
68 Kreativix 4.0 / 8 16.50 21.50
69 Lindam 4.0 / 8 16.50 21.50
70 TAKKER 4.0 / 7 16.50 17.00
71 Credit 4.0 / 8 16.00 22.50
72 Pandini,Rybka 1.1 32-bit 4.0 / 8 16.00 21.50
73 McShane 4.0 / 7 16.00 18.50
74 Kapaun 4.0 / 8 12.50  
75 RedLotos 4.0 / 8 11.50  
76 VoidChessICC,VoidChess(e) 3.5 / 8 20.50  
77 Megacal 3.5 / 6 20.00  
78 Erdo 3.5 / 8 19.50  
79 Vladimir Potkin 3.5 / 7 19.00  
80 Olivier-Evan 3.5 / 8 18.00 24.00
81 Peruano 3.5 / 8 18.00 23.50
82 VK14 3.5 / 7 18.00 16.50
83 Christian Gorals,Deep Gandalf 7.0-64 3.5 / 8 17.00 23.50
84 Teamexpert 3.5 / 6 17.00 10.50
85 ZerekS 3.5 / 8 16.50  
86 Wsteinitz 3.5 / 8 16.00  
87 Damenkiller 3.5 / 8 15.00 25.50
88 WindPower 3.5 / 8 15.00 22.00
89 Hiarcsx,HIARCS X84 3.5 / 8 15.00 21.50
90 Jven76 3.5 / 8 15.00 20.00
91 Everyman 3.5 / 8 14.50  
92 CONNOR 3.5 / 8 14.00 19.50
93 Stabiloboss 3.5 / 7 14.00 16.50
94 Donen 3.5 / 8 13.50 20.50
95 Md68 3.5 / 8 13.50 19.50
96 Pyada 3.5 / 8 13.00  
97 Bogdansyg 3.5 / 8 11.00  
98 Dykta 3.0 / 4 21.00  
99 Kevny,Rybka 1.1 32-bit 3.0 / 8 20.00  
100 Thebrokenking 3.0 / 8 15.00  
101 NightMan 3.0 / 8 14.50  
102 Arturchix 3.0 / 8 13.50  
103 Cirrus 3.0 / 8 12.50  
104 TraderGio,Deep Fritz 8 3.0 / 8 10.50  
105 Tormoz 2.5 / 6 16.00  
106 Star Wars 2.5 / 6 15.50  
107 Dark Anakin 2.5 / 5 15.00  
108 Bbesterza 2.5 / 7 14.50 19.00
109 Rockdoc 2.5 / 7 14.50 19.00
110 SuperSongoku 2.5 / 7 14.50 17.50
111 Jamiro Bednarski 2.5 / 8 14.00 19.50
112 KonstantinLanda 2.5 / 6 14.00 15.50
113 Crusher91 2.5 / 8 13.50  
114 Pantani 2.5 / 8 12.50  
115 Croberson 2.5 / 8 11.00 19.00
116 Greyscales 2.5 / 8 11.00 17.50
117 TheChessLion 2.5 / 8 10.50  
118 Delaphney 2.5 / 7 10.00  
119 Boliviano 2.5 / 8 8.00  
120 BSDMan 2.5 / 8 7.50  
121 jpsingh 2.5 / 7 7.00  
122 SergeyS 2.0 / 4 14.50  
123 SirJMA 2.0 / 5 13.00  
124 Greweling 2.0 / 8 12.00  
125 PinoyChess,Fritz 8 2.0 / 6 11.00  
126 Pardaillan 2.0 / 7 10.50  
127 Ggg 2.0 / 8 5.50  
128 Zako 2.0 / 8 4.50  
129 Petr Kiriakov 1.5 / 4 11.50  
130 Dexterz,Rybka 1.1 1.5 / 4 11.00 6.00
131 Anand Nair 1.5 / 3 11.00 4.50
132 Cruiseylee 1.5 / 4 10.00  
133 Cato the Younger 1.5 / 4 9.00  
134 Pepekan 1.5 / 8 6.00  
135 VicktorManuel 1.0 / 2 8.00  
136 Comradevpz 1.0 / 4 7.50  
137 MJHD 1.0 / 3 7.00  
138 D4 1.0 / 4 6.00  
139 Tolstopuz 1.0 / 4 5.50  
140 MROLEBASI 1.0 / 7 4.00 15.00
141 Engineer 0.5 / 1 4.00 0.00
142 Siddhu 0.5 / 4 3.50 8.50
143 Edmonton 0.5 / 4 3.50 8.00
144 Kjaergaard 0.5 / 4 3.50 6.00
145 MTaktikos 0.5 / 4 3.00  
146 (Bye) 0.0 / 5 0.00 6.50
147 Wehrwolf1944 0.0 / 2 0.00 0.00
148 Mnovik 0.0 / 1 0.00 0.00

Tiebreak round – March 25, 16:00h CET

The tie-break will be played on Saturday, March 25, 2006, at 16:00h CET. It will be staged as a knockout tournament. Those players with the best Buchholz rating from the main tournament will possibly get a bye in the first round. Each pairing plays a mini match of two games (time control 15 + 5). In case of a tie two blitz games will follow (5 + 5). If this also results in a tie a last blitz game will be played (White gets 6 minutes against 5, but must win).

Important note: all participants must be present in the tournament room 15 minutes before the start of round 1.

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