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Shiinoki Cultural Complex [1]

The First World Chess Software Championship took place from September 24 to October 2, 2010, at Shiinoki Cultural Complex, Kanazawa, Japan, in conjunction with the 18th World Computer Chess Championship, the 15th Computer Olympiad and the 7th Computer and Games conference. All events were hosted by Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) and organized by the ICGA [2]. Unified Hardware was based on Intel® Xeon® W3520, 8M Cache, 2.66 GHz, Quad-Core, Hyper-threading off [3]. The winner of the 2010 WCSC is Shredder, Rondo runner up a half point behind, and bronze for Thinker.

Final Standing

First World Chess Software Championship (WCSC) [4]

# Program CC 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 total SoDOS
1 Shredder DE bye 7w1 8b1 4w½ 5b1 3b1 9w1 2w½ 5b1 8
2 Rondo US 3b½ 8b1 7w1 9w1 4w1 6b1 5w½ 1b½ bye
3 Thinker US 2w½ bye 6b½ 5b1 7b1 1w0 8b1 9w1 4w½
4 PandixBreakthrough HU 8b1 6w½ 9w1 1b½ 2b0 5w½ 7w1 bye 3b½ 6 13¾
5 Deep Junior IL 7b1 9b1 bye 3w0 8w1 4b½ 2b½ 6w1 1w0 6 12¾
6 Jonny DE 9b1 4b½ 3w½ 8w1 1w0 2w0 bye 5b0 7b1 5
7 Darmenios PL 5w0 1b0 2b0 bye 3w0 9b1 4w0 8w1 6w0 3
8 Fridolin DE 4w0 2w0 1w0 6b0 5b0 bye 3w0 7b0 9b1 2
9 Hector for Chess HU 6w0 5w0 4b0 2b0 bye 7w0 1b0 3b0 8w0 1


by Jan Krabbenbos [5]


Jaap van den Herik, Stefan Meyer-Kahlen and Christian Sommerfeld

Time control

The time limit for the WCSC will be such as to aim for a 2-hour playing session, namely all moves in 45 minutes plus an increment of 15 seconds per move. [6] .

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