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a WinBoard compliant chess engine written by Carmelo Calzerano in C++, first released in December 2001 when Leila already won the 1st FSI Italian Engine Contest [2], and the 1st Campionato Italiano per Programmi Scacchistici (CIPS). The 0.42 version also supports UCI. Leila is Windows successor of a DOS program PC-Chess, which already participated in the "Historic" First Italian Computer Chess Tournamenst held privately in 1999 by Gianluigi Masciulli [3].

Tournament Play

As mentioned, Leila won the CIPS 2001, was runner-up behind Delfi at CIPS 2002 and CIPS 2003 and played in total five CIPS and three Chess Computer Cups. She further participated at the CCT4 with a 50% score.

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Gabriele-carmelo cips2002.jpg

CIPS 2002, round 1, Mauro Scarpa and Carmelo Calzerano, Aldebaran - Leila

[Event "CIPS 2002"]
[Site "Pontedera"]
[Date "2002.06.01"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Aldebaran 0.7.0"]
[Black "Leila 0.53 CIPS"]
[Result "0-1"]

1.d4 d5 2.e3 c5 3.dxc5 e6 4.b4 a5 5.c3 Qf6 6.Qa4+ Bd7 7.Qa3 Nc6 8.b5 Ne5 
9.f4 Ng4 10.b6 Qd8 11.Be2 N8f6 12.h3 Nf2 13.Kxf2 Ne4+ 14.Ke1 Bxc5 15.Qb3 
Qh4+ 16.Kd1 a4 17.Qb2 Nf2+ 18.Kc2 Nxh1 19.c4 O-O 20.cxd5 a3 21.Qe5 Ba4+ 
22.Kd2 Bb4+ 23.Nc3 Rfc8 24.Bc4 Qf2+ 25.Ne2 Rxc4 26.Kd3 Rxc3+ 27.Qxc3 Bb5+ 
28.Kd4 Qxe2 29.Qb3 Ng3 30.h4 Nf5+ 31.Ke5 Bd6+ 32.Ke4 Qxg2# 0-1


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CIPS 2002, round 2, Carmelo Calzerano and Fabio Cavicchio, Delfi - Leila

[Event "CIPS 2002"]
[Site "Pontedera"]
[Date "2002.06.02"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Delfi 3.1"]
[Black "Leila 0.53 CIPS"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e3 Nf6 4.Bxc4 e6 5.Nf3 c5 6.O-O a6 7.dxc5 Qxd1
8.Rxd1 Bxc5 9.Nbd2 Ke7 10.Nb3 Bd6 11.Bd2 Nc6 12.Rac1 Bd7 13.Bd3 Rhd8
14.Nc5 Rab8 15.Ng5 Be8 16.Nge4 Nxe4 17.Bxe4 f5 18.Bf3 Ne5 19.Be2 Rdc8
20.b4 Bxc5 21.bxc5 Ba4 22.Rf1 Kf7 23.f4 Nd7 24.Bb4 Nf6 25.Rfe1 Ne4
26.Bf3 Rd8 27.Rc4 Bc6 28.Rd4 Rxd4 29.exd4 Rd8 30.Bxe4 Bxe4 31.Bc3 Rc8
32.Ba5 h6 33.h4 Bd5 34.a3 g5 35.fxg5 hxg5 36.hxg5 Rh8 37.Bc7 Rh4 38.
Rd1 Kg6 39.Bd8 Rg4 40.Rd2 Bc6 41.Kh2 Re4 42.Bf6 Re3 43.Ra2 Bd5 44.Ra1
Re2 45.Rg1 f4 46.Kh3 Kf5 47.g3 Re3 48.a4 Bc4 49.Be5 f3 50.g4+ Kxg5
51.Kg3 Kg6 52.Bf4 Rd3 53.a5 Bd5 54.Be5 Ra3 55.Bc7 Rc3 56.Bd6 Rc2 57.
Rf1 Rc4 58.Rd1 Bc6 59.Rd2 Rc1 60.Kf4 Rg1 61.Rf2 Rg2 62.Rf1 Rd2 63.Be5
Bd5 64.Kg3 Rg2+ 65.Kf4 Bc6 66.Bc7 1/2-1/2



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