Junior wins Computer Chess World Championship

6/1/2006 – The Israeli program Junior – authors Amir Ban and Shay Bushinsky – won the 14th World Computer Chess Championship, which was held as a side event of the Chess Olympiad in Turin. Junior scored 9/11. Second was Shredder with 8.5/11, third Rajlich with the same score. Results and pictures.

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14th World Computer Chess Championship


The computer chess world championship in Turin


The winning team in action: Amir Ban (left) and Shay Bushinsky (right)


A key game between Rajlich (Rybka) and Shredder


Stefan Meyer-Kahlen, the author of Shredder


Vas Rajlich, the author of Rybka (playing in Turin as "Rajlich")


Shay Bushinsky of the victorious Junior team

This was Junoir's fifth win of a world computer championship in this millennium. Incidentally, almost all contenders were running on parallel machines. Zappa, the former world champion, had a 512 processor super-computer calculating 100 million nodes per second.

Final standings

Place
Name Raing
Score
Buchh.
1
Junior 2800
9
70.5
2-3
Shredder 2810
8.5
68.5
 
Rajlich 2820
8.5
62.5
4
Zappa 2830
7.5
73.0
5-7
Spike 2760
6.5
64.0
  DIEP 2680
6.5
62.5
 
Jonny 2650
6.5
62.5
8-9
Crafty 2700
6
73.0
 
Ikarus 2660
6
58.0
10-11
IsiChess 2500
5.5
60.5
 
Delfi 4.6 2450
5.5
59.5
 12-13
Chiron 2400
5
59.5
 
ParSos 2620
5
53.5
14
Uragano3d 2100
3.5
54.0
15
Chaturanga 1900
2.5
53.0
16
LION++ 1.5 2670
2
28.5
17
FIBChess 2000
1.5
55.0
18
ETABETA 1440
0.5
56.0

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