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The Venetian Macau [1]

25th World Computer Chess Championship 2019,
from August 13 to 16, 2019, in The Venetian Macao, Macau, China in conjunction with the WCSC 2019, the 22nd Computer Olympiad and the Advances in Computer Games 16 conference, all organized by the ICGA, alongside with the 28th IJCAI conference [2]. Six participants played a double round robin. Komodo defended its title to became World Computer Chess Champion the fourth time in a row. The World Speed Computer Chess Championship was won by Jonny [3].

Final Standing

25th World Computer Chess Championship 2019, Macau, CN [4]

# Program CC K C S J G TB P10
1. Komodo US x ½½ ½1 ½½ 11 11
2. Chiron IT ½½ x ½½ ½½ ½½ 11 6
3. Shredder DE ½0 ½½ x ½½ ½½ 11
4. Jonny DE ½½ ½½ ½½ x ½½ 10 5
5. Ginkgo DE 00 ½½ ½½ ½½ x ½1
6. The Baron NL 00 00 00 01 ½0 x


25th World Computer Chess Championship 2019, Macau, CN [5]

Program CC Authors Operators Hardware Cores
Chiron IT Ubaldo Andrea Farina 2 x Intel Xeon Platinum 8175 48 6
Ginkgo DE Frank Schneider Wolfgang Zugrav
4 x Intel Xeon E7-8890 v2
@ 2.80 GHz
60 6,
some 7
Jonny DE Johannes Zwanzger 60 x Intel Xeon E5-2630
@ 2.4 Ghz
1200 6
Komodo US Don Dailey, Larry Kaufman
Mark Lefler
Erdogan Günes
8 x Intel Xeon Platinum 8168
@ 2.7 GHz
128 6
Shredder DE Stefan Meyer-Kahlen 24 x Amazon Intel Xeon E5 48 6
The Baron NL Richard Pijl 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2697
@ 2.6 GHz
28 6

Group Photo


Participants with ICGA officials and directors: Jaap van den Herik, Wolfgang Zugrav, Johannes Zwanzger, Stefan Meyer-Kahlen,
Jan Krabbenbos, new ICGA president Jonathan Schaeffer awarding Erdogan Günes with the Shannon Trophy,
Ubaldo Andrea Farina, Richard Pijl and past ICGA president David Levy [6]

Selected Games


Ginkgo - Chiron

Round 6, Ginkgo - Chiron

[Event "WCCC 2019"]
[Site "Macau, China"]
[Date "2019.08.14"]
[Round "6.1"]
[White "Ginkgo"]
[Black "Chiron"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 e6 4.e3 b6 5.Nc3 Bd6 6.b3 O-O 7.Bb2 Nbd7 8.Bd3 Bb7 9.O-O Re8 
10.Nb5 Bf8 11.Qe2 a6 12.Nc3 dxc4 13.bxc4 c5 14.Ne5 cxd4 15.exd4 Nxe5 16.dxe5 Nd7 17.Rfd1 
Qc7 18.Bxh7+ Kxh7 19.Qd3+ Kg8 20.Qxd7 Rac8 21.Rac1 Bc6 22.Qxc7 Rxc7 23.h3 Rec8 24.Rd3 Be7 
25.Rcd1 Kh7 26.R1d2 Be8 27.Ne4 Rxc4 28.Nd6 Bxd6 29.exd6 Bd7 30.g3 b5 31.f4 b4 32.Kf2 a5 
33.Ke3 f6 34.h4 Rd8 35.a3 Bc6 36.axb4 Re4+ 37.Kf2 axb4 38.Rc2 Bd5 39.Rc7 Kh6 40.d7 Rc4 
41.Rxc4 Bxc4 42.Rd4 Bd5 43.f5 Rxd7 44.fxe6 Bxe6 45.Rxb4 Rd1 46.Rb6 Bg4 47.Ke3 Kh5 

Komodo - Shredder

Round 6, Komodo - Shredder

[Event "WCCC 2019"]
[Site "Macau, China"]
[Date "2019.08.14"]
[Round "6.2"]
[White "Komodo"]
[Black "Shredder"]
[Result "1-0"]

1.d4 d5 2.Nd2 c5 3.e3 cxd4 4.exd4 Nc6 5.Nb3 Bf5 6.c3 e6 7.Bf4 Nge7 8.h4 h6 9.Nf3 Ng6 
10.Bg3 Bd6 11.h5 Nge7 12.Bxd6 Qxd6 13.Be2 O-O 14.O-O Qc7 15.Nc5 b6 16.Nd3 f6 17.Nh4 
Be4 18.Qd2 e5 19.Rfe1 Qd7 20.Rad1 Qe6 21.a3 Bxd3 22.Qxd3 e4 23.Qb5 f5 24.c4 Rfd8 
25.cxd5 Nxd5 26.f3 Nce7 27.Qb3 Kh8 28.fxe4 fxe4 29.Qg3 e3 30.Nf3 Rf8 31.Ne5 Rf2 32.Bd3
Nf4 33.Be4 Nfd5 34.Qg6 Qg8 35.Qg4 Rd8 36.Rc1 Rd2 37.Bf3 Rxb2 38.Bxd5 Nxd5 39.Rf1 Rf2 
40.Rxf2 exf2+ 41.Kxf2 Qf8+ 42.Kg1 Qe8 43.Rc6 Nf6 44.Qg6 Qxg6 45.hxg6 Kg8 46.Rc7 a5 
47.Rb7 Nd5 48.Nc6 Rc8 49.Rd7 Kf8 50.Ne5 Ne7 51.Rb7 a4 52.Kf2 Nd5 53.Rf7+ Kg8 54.Kf3 
Nf6 55.Kf4 Nd5+ 56.Ke4 Nc3+ 57.Kd3 Nd5 58.Ra7 Kf8 59.Ke4 Nf6+ 60.Kf5 b5 61.Rf7+ Kg8 
62.Rb7 Ra8 63.Rxb5 Kf8 64.Rb7 Kg8 65.Rf7 Re8 66.Ra7 Nd5 67.Rxa4 1-0

Jonny - The Baron

Round 6, Jonny - The Baron

[Event "WCCC 2019"]
[Site "Macau, China"]
[Date "2019.08.14"]
[Round "6.3"]
[White "Jonny"]
[Black "The Baron"]
[Result "0-1"]

1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3 d5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.Bg2 Nb6 7.O-O Be7 8.a3 g5 9.d3 g4 
10.Nd2 h5 11.b4 h4 12.b5 Nd4 13.a4 hxg3 14.hxg3 a5 15.bxa6 Rxa6 16.a5 Bb4 17.Nde4 Be7 
18.Bb2 Nd7 19.Nd5 f5 20.Nd2 Rah6 21.Bxd4 exd4 22.Qa4 Bg5 23.Rfc1 c6 24.a6 Bxd2 25.a7 
Bxc1 26.a8=Q Bb2 27.Qb4 Bxa1 28.Qxc8 cxd5 29.Qxd8+ Kxd8 30.Qa5+ Ke7 31.Qxa1 Rc8 32.Qxd4 
Rc1+ 33.Bf1 Rhc6 34.Kg2 Rd1 35.Qg7+ Kd6 36.Qg6+ Kc7 37.Qxf5 Rcc1 38.Qf4+ Kc6 39.Qa4+ b5 
40.Qxg4 Nb6 41.Qe6+ Kb7 42.Qe7+ Ka6 43.Qa3+ Na4 44.Qd6+ Ka5 45.Qxd5 Rxf1 46.e4 Nc5 
47.e5 Rfe1 48.f4 Rc3 49.f5 Re2+ 50.Kh3 Nxd3 51.Qd8+ Ka4 52.e6 Nf2+ 53.Kh4 Re5 54.Kg5 
Rce3 55.Kg6 Rxg3+ 56.Kf6 Rge3 57.Kg7 b4 58.f6 Ne4 59.Qd1+ Kb5 60.Qf1+ Kc6 61.Qa6+
Kd5 62.e7 Nc5 63.Qa8+ Kc4 64.Qg8+ Kc3 65.Qf8 Ne6+ 66.Kf7 Kc4 67.Qg8 Nf4 68.Qc8+ Kb3 
69.Qa8 R3e4 70.Qa1 Re6 71.Qb1+ Kc3 72.Qa1+ Kc4 73.Qc1+ Kb5 74.Qf1+ Kc6 75.Qa1 Kb5 76.Qa2 
R6e5 77.Qb3 Kb6 78.Qg3 Kc6 79.Qg8 Re6 80.Qc8+ Kb5 81.Qd7+ Kc4 82.Qc7+ Kd3 83.Qc5 b3 
84.Qb5+ Kc3 85.Qc5+ Kd3 86.Qb5+ Kc3 87.Qa5+ Kb2 88.Qd2+ Kb1 89.Qc3 b2 90.Qb3 R6e5 91.Ke8 
Re1 92.Kf7 R5e4 93.Qa3 R1e3 94.Qa5 Nd3 95.Kg8 Kc2 96.Qc7+ Kb3 97.f7 b1=Q 98.Qb8+ Nb4 
99.e8=Q Qg1+ 100.Kf8 Qh1 101.Qxb4+ Kxb4 102.Qb8+ Kc4 103.Qc7+ Kd3 104.Qd6+ Ke2 105.Qf6 
Rb3 106.Qa6+ Rd3 107.Qa2+ Kf3 0-1


Forum Posts

External Links

YouTube Video by Erdogan Günes, posted by Nadja Wittman for ChessBase News, August 22, 2019


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