7th Computer Olympiad

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The Seventh Computer Olympiad took place from July 5 to 11, 2002, at Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands, in conjunction with the Tenth World Computer Chess Championship. The Olympiad as well the WCCC were held in the former residence of the Gouvernor of Limburg in the historic center of Maastricht, Bouillonstraat 1-3, which now belongs to the Maastricht University. During the 7th Computer Olympiad the workshop on computer games was held, again organized by Jos Uiterwijk.

Results

Amazons

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# Program CC Authors P10 Medal
1 Amazong DE Jens Lieberum 9 Gold
2 8QP NL Johan de Koning 8 Silver
3 Invader US Richard J. Lorentz et al. 7 Bronze
4 Tanazon JP Yasushi Tanase 3
5 Aska JP Yoichiro Kajihara 3
6 Antiope GR Theodore Tegos 0
OlympiadMedalWinnersLorentzLieberumDeKoning.JPG

Amazons Winners: Richard J. Lorentz, Jens Lieberum, Johan de Koning [3]

Backgammon

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# Program CC Authors P4 Medal
1. BGBlitz DE Frank Berger 3 Gold
2. GNU Backgammon * Achim Müller et al. 1 Silver
Achim Frank Maastricht2002.jpg

Backgammon players: Achim Müller and Frank Berger [5]

Bridge

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# Program CC Authors Score Medal
1 Wbridge5 FR Yves Costel 161 Gold
2 Jack NL Hans Kuijf 131 Silver

Chinese Chess

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# Program CC Authors P12 Medal
1 ELP TW Wu-Yao Cheng, Jr-Chang Chen, Shun-Chin Hsu 10½ Gold
2 Shiga 8.1 TW Shi-Jim Yen, Ming-Cheng Cheng 7 Silver
3 XieXie FR Pascal Tang, Eugenio Castillo Jimenez 6 Bronze
4 Abyss '99 CA Tony Marsland, Chun Ye ½

Dots and Boxes

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# Program CC Authors P8 Medal
1 Control Freak US William Fraser 8 Gold
2 Seicho JP Hiroyuki Iida 0 Silver

Draughts

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# Program CC Authors P16 Medal Title
1 Dam 2.2 NL Harm Jetten 13 Gold World Computer Draughts Champion
2 DIOS 2002 NL Eric van Riet Paap, Chris Jurriëns 12 Silver
3 Damage NL Bert Tuyt 11 Bronze
4 Flits NL Adri Vermeulen 11
5 Tornado NL Frank Mesander 9
6 ZaZen NL Ron van Bemmelen 7
7 TDKing CH Ton Tillemans 4
8 Cerberus NL Leo Nagels 3
9 Dream FR Saïd Koudache 2
Maastricht2002Draughts.jpg

Playing Hall with Draughts Tournament, Vincent Diepeveen interested [11]

Go

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19x19

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# Program CC Authors P8 Playoff Medal
1 Go 4++ GB Michael Reiss 8 Gold
2 Go Intellect US Ken Chen 5 1 Silver
3 GNU Go * Arend Bayer, Daniel Bump,
Gunnar Farnebäck, Heikki Levanto,
Paul Pogonyshev, Inge Wallin et al. [13]
5 0 Bronze
4 Star of DongHwa TW Shi-Jim Yen 2
5 Ether TW Farmer Lu 0

9x9

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# Program CC Authors P12 Playoff Medal
1 Go 4++ GB Michael Reiss 8 Gold
2 GNU Go * Arend Bayer, Daniel Bump,
Gunnar Farnebäck, Heikki Levanto,
Paul Pogonyshev, Inge Wallin et al.
7 3 Silver
3 Go Intellect US Ken Chen 7 1 Bronze
4 Magog NL Erik van der Werf, Mark Winands,

Levente Kocsis

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Magog team smaller.jpg

The Magog team at the 7th Computer Olympiad 2002. Mark Winands, Levente Kocsis, Erik van der Werf [15]

Lines of Action

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# Program CC Authors P12 Medal
1 YL IS Yngvi Björnsson 10½ Gold
2 MIA III NL Mark Winands Silver
3 (T-T) JP Jun Nagashima 5 Bronze
4 Pete SE Inge Wallin 0

Shogi

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# Program CC Authors P8 Playoff Medal
1 ISshogi JP Yasushi Tanase, Akihiro Kishimoto, Norifumi Gotoh 6 3 Gold
2 Kanazawa Shogii JP Shinichiro Kanazawa 6 1 Silver
3 Shotest 5.6 GB Jeff Rollason 4 2 Bronze
4 Tacos JP Hiroyuki Iida, Yoichiro Kajihara et al. 4 0
5 Spear JP Reijer Grimbergen 0
ShogiMaastricht2002.jpg

Yasushi Tanase and Jeff Rollason in ISshogi vs. Shotest [19]

See also

Publications

Hans Kuijf (2002). Bridge at the 7th Computer Olympiad. ICGA Journal, Vol. 25, No. 3 » 7th Computer Olympiad
Ken Chen (2002). GO4++ wins 19x19 Go tournament. ICGA Journal, Vol. 25, No. 3 » 7th Computer Olympiad
Erik van der Werf (2002). GO4++ wins 9x9 Go tournament. ICGA Journal, Vol. 25, No. 3 » 7th Computer Olympiad
Richard J. Lorentz (2002). First-time entry Amazong wins Amazons tournament. ICGA Journal, Vol. 25, No. 3 » 7th Computer Olympiad
Yngvi Björnsson, Mark Winands (2002). YL wins Lines of Action tournament. ICGA Journal, Vol. 25, No. 3 » 7th Computer Olympiad
Jr-Chang Chen, Shi-Jim Yen, Shun-Chin Hsu (2002). ELP wins Chinese Chess tournament. ICGA Journal, Vol. 25, No. 3 » 7th Computer Olympiad
Yasushi Tanase (2002). ISshogi wins Shogi tournament. ICGA Journal, Vol. 25, No. 3 » 7th Computer Olympiad
Jaap Bus (2002). Dam 2.2 wins Draughts tournament. ICGA Journal, Vol. 25, No. 3 » 7th Computer Olympiad
Hiroyuki Iida (2002). Control Freak wins Dots-and-Boxes tournament. ICGA Journal, Vol. 25, No. 3 » 7th Computer Olympiad
Frank Berger (2002). BGBlitz wins Backgammon tournament. ICGA Journal, Vol. 25, No. 3 » 7th Computer Olympiad

Workshop

During the 7th Computer Olympiad a workshop on computer games was held, on the evenings of July 6, 7 and 8, again organized by Jos Uiterwijk from IKAT at Maastricht University [20] [21] [22]

Lectures

  1. Brian Sheppard (2002). An Overview of Computer Play of Scrabble. Invited Lecture, 7th Computer Olympiad Workshop
  2. Hiroyuki Iida (2002). Dynamic-Information Games. 7th Computer Olympiad Workshop
  3. Mark Winands, Levente Kocsis, Jos Uiterwijk, Jaap van den Herik (2002). Learning in Lines of Action. 7th Computer Olympiad Workshop [23] [24]
  4. Rémi Coulom (2002). Treemaps for Search-Tree Visualization. 7th Computer Olympiad Workshop, pdf
  5. Jonathan Schaeffer (2002). Solving the Games People Play. Invited Lecture, 7th Computer Olympiad Workshop
  6. Jeroen Donkers, Jos Uiterwijk (2002). Programming Bao. 7th Computer Olympiad Workshop, pdf
  7. Jun Nagashima (2002). Realization-Probability Search: Its application to Shogi and LOA. 7th Computer Olympiad Workshop
  8. Richard J. Lorentz (2002). Finding Territory in Amazons. 7th Computer Olympiad Workshop
  9. Eugène Nalimov (2002). Chess Endgame Tablebases. Invited Lecture, 7th Computer Olympiad Workshop
  10. Erik van der Werf (2002). Solving Ponnuki-Go on Small Boards. 7th Computer Olympiad Workshop [25]
  11. Ingo Althöfer (2002). Inventing Game Variants with Computer Help. 7th Computer Olympiad Workshop
  12. Guy Haworth (2002). Self-play: Statistical Significance. 7th Computer Olympiad Workshop
  13. Guy Haworth (2002). Reference Fallible Endgame Play. 7th Computer Olympiad Workshop, pdf
  14. Yngvi Björnsson (2002). The Game Programmer’s Toolbox. 7th Computer Olympiad Workshop

Photos

Eugène Nalimov, winner of the ChessBase Best-Publication Award and Guest of Honor at Workshop, during his invited Lecture, July 8, 2002 [26]

Schoolboys listening to what ... Nalimov says about ...
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Stefan Meyer-Kahlen, Rudolf Huber, Levente Kocsis,
Frans Morsch, Johan de Koning and Jan Krabbenbos
... Chess Endgame Tablebases

Forum Posts

Re: Tony Marsland and Chinese Chess in Maastricht (slightly O.T.) by Pham Hong Nguyen, CCC, July 30, 2002

External Links

References

  1. Building Gouvernement, former residence of the Gouvernor of Limburg. Now a part of the University. Build around 1935 and designed by G.C. Bremer, Image by Brbbl, June 14, 2009, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons, Maastricht University from Wikipedia
  2. 7th Computer Olympiad, Amazons - Maastricht 2002 (ICGA Tournaments)
  3. ICGA: Amazons by Richard J. Lorentz
  4. 7th Computer Olympiad, Backgammon - Maastricht 2002 (ICGA Tournaments)
  5. BGBlitz at Maastricht 2002 - Computer Olympiad - Maastricht 2002 by Frank Berger
  6. 7th Computer Olympiad, Bridge - Maastricht 2002 (ICGA Tournaments)
  7. 7th Computer Olympiad, Chinese Chess - Maastricht 2002 (ICGA Tournaments)
  8. 7th Computer Olympiad, Dots and Boxes - Maastricht 2002 (ICGA Tournaments)
  9. Dots and Boxes from Wikipedia
  10. 7th Computer Olympiad, Draughts - Maastricht 2002 (ICGA Tournaments)
  11. BGBlitz at Maastricht 2002 - Computer Olympiad - Maastricht 2002 by Frank Berger
  12. 7th Computer Olympiad, Go - Maastricht 2002 (ICGA Tournaments)
  13. GNU Go - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF)
  14. 7th Computer Olympiad, Go (9x9) - Maastricht 2002 (ICGA Tournaments)
  15. MAGOG
  16. 7th Computer Olympiad, Lines of Action - Maastricht 2002 (ICGA Tournaments)
  17. 7th Computer Olympiad, Shogi - Maastricht 2002 (ICGA Tournaments)
  18. Yasushi Tanase (2002). ISshogi wins Shogi tournament. ICGA Journal, Vol. 25, No. 3
  19. Image from 7th Computer Olympiad
  20. 7th Computer Olympiad - Workshop
  21. Mark Winands (2002). The Seventh Computer Olympiad. IKAT, Maastricht University, pdf
  22. Jos Uiterwijk (2002). The 7th Computer Olympiad - Report on the Computer-Games Workshop. ICGA Journal, Vol. 25, No. 4
  23. Publications - Maastricht University
  24. Mark Winands, Levente Kocsis, Jos Uiterwijk, Jaap van den Herik (2002). Temporal difference learning and the Neural MoveMap heuristic in the game of Lines of Action. GAME-ON 2002, pdf
  25. Erik van der Werf, Jos Uiterwijk, Jaap van den Herik (2002). Solving Ponnuki-Go on Small Boards. BNAIC’02, pdf
  26. Eugene Nalimov: Winner of the ChessBase Award and Guest of Honor in Maastricht by Eric van Reem, ChessBase Events, July 9, 2002 (archived)

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