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 . Unified Hardware was based on Intel® Xeon® W3520, 8M Cache, 2.66 GHz, Quad-Core, Hyper-threading off . The winner of the 2010 WCSC is Shredder, Rondo runner up a half point behind, and bronze for Thinker.
First World Chess Software Championship (WCSC) 
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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.  .
- Jan Krabbenbos, Jaap van den Herik (2010). The 1st World Computer-Software Championship. ICGA Journal, Vol. 33, No. 4
- Eric Hallsworth (2010/2011). World Computer Chess Champs. Selective Search 151, pp. 16, pdf hosted by Mike Watters
- Eric Hallsworth (2011). World Computer Software Champs - 2010. Selective Search 152, pp. 5, pdf hosted by Mike Watters
- Image The venue from Album archive - 15th Computer Olympiad Kanazawa by Hideki Kato
- The JAIST 20th Anniversary Events with the ICGA
- Re: WCSC Kanazawa Unified Hardware by Clemens Keck, CSS Forum, September 25, 2010
- 18th World Computer Chess Championship (Software) - Kanazawa 2010 (ICGA Tournaments)
- Foto-impressie WCCC/WCSC Kanazawa, Japan by Jan Krabbenbos from the CSVN site
- World Computer-Chess Championship 2010, rules as pdf