WCCC 08-11: Junior is computer world champion

7/13/2004 – Two programs went into the final round with equal scores: title defender Shredder and the home team of Junior. Interestingly it was another Israeli program that brought Junior the overall victory: Falcon held Shredder to a draw, while Junior demolished ParSOS. We congratulate the new computer world champion.

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Junior, a program developed by Amir Ban and Shay Bushinsky of Israel, had already won the title in 1997, 2001 and 2002. In 2003 it was Shredder who won the title. Now, just seven months later, Junior has won back the title.

The other favourite in the field, Fritz, did not have a good tournament. In round three it lost a very promising position against Falcon on time, when the computer froze and the operator did not notice this soon enough. And then in round 12 it lost quite regularly to the Dutch program Diep, which overtook Fritz in the final standings.

Full results

Round one – Sunday, July 04
Crafty
1/2
Shredder
Fritz
1/2
Deep Sjeng
Jonny
1/2
Junior
Diep
1-0
Crazy Bishop
Woodpusher
1/2
IsiChess
ParSOS
1-0
Movei
FIBChess
0-1
Falcon
Round two – Monday, July 05
Falcon
0-1
Diep
Shredder
1-0
ParSOS
IsiChess
1/2
Fritz
Junior
1-0
Woodpusher
Deep Sjeng
1/2
Crafty
Crazy Bishop
0-1
Jonny
Movei
1-0
FIBChess
Round three – Tuesday, July 06
Diep
0-1
Junior
Jonny
1/2
Shredder
Fritz
0-1
Falcon
Crafty
1-0
IsiChess
ParSOS
1/2
Deep Sjeng
Woodpusher
1/2
Movei
FIBChess
0-1
Crazy Bishop
Round four – Wed., July 07
Junior
1-0
Crafty
Shredder
1-0
Diep
Falcon
1-0
Jonny
Deep Sjeng
1-0
Movei
IsiChess
1/2
ParSOS
Crazy Bishop
0-1
Fritz
FIBChess
0-1
Woodpusher
Round five – Thur., July 08
Shredder
1/2
Junior
Deep Sjeng
1-0
Falcon
Fritz
1-0
Crafty
Diep
1/2
Jonny
ParSOS
1-0
Woodpusher
Movei
1-0
Crazy Bishop
IsiChess
1-0
FIBChess
Round six – Thur., July 08
Junior
1-0
Deep Sjeng
Fritz
1/2
Shredder
Falcon
1/2
ParSOS
Movei
0-1
Diep
Jonny
1-0
IsiChess
Woodpusher
1/2
Crazy Bishop
Crafty
1-0
FIBChess
Round seven – Friday, July 09
IsiChess
1/2
Junior
Shredder
1-0
Movei
ParSOS
1-0
Jonny
Diep
0-1
Crafty
Deep Sjeng
1-0
Woodpusher
Crazy Bishop
0-1
Falcon
FIBChess
0-1
Fritz
Round eight – Sunday, July 11
Junior
1-0
Falcon
Deep Sjeng
0-1
Shredder
Fritz
1-0
ParSOS
Crafty
1-0
Movei
Woodpusher
0-1
Diep
Jonny
1-0
FIBChess
Crazy Bishop
0-1
IsiChess
Round nine – Sunday, July 11
Junior
1/2
Fritz
Woodpusher
0-1
Shredder
Falcon
0-1
Crafty
Diep
1-0
IsiChess
Movei
1/2
Jonny
ParSOS
1/2
Crazy Bishop
FIBChess
0-1
Deep Sjeng
Round ten – Monday, July 12
Crazy Bishop
0-1
Junior
FIBChess
0-1
Shredder
Fritz
0-1
Diep
Crafty
0-1
ParSOS
Jonny
1-0
Deep Sjeng
Woodpusher
0-1
Falcon
IsiChess
1-0
Movei
Round nine – Monday, July 12
ParSOS
0-1
Junior
Falcon
1/2
Shredder
Diep
1-0
FIBChess
Movei
0-1
Fritz
Woodpusher
1/2
Jonny
Crafty
1-0
Crazy Bishop
Deep Sjeng
0-1
IsiChess
 

Final standings

Picture gallery


The winning team: Amir Ban and Shay Bushinsky of Junior


Ex world champion and runner up Stefan Meyer-Kahlen with Shredder


"Bronze medal" winner Vincent Diepeveen with Diep


Fritz, operated by Jos Uiterwijk (after author Frans Morsch had to return to Holland for personal reasons)


The Crafty operator (author Robert Hyatt was not present)


Johannes Zwanzger with Jonny

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