Welcome to the ICGA website: A welcome from the President.

This site, representing the ICGA community, aims to be a site of prime interest to computer-game enthusiasts across a wide spectrum of games. We hope you appreciate it and invite you to contribute to this site through the feedback channels, and consider joining the ICGA if you are not a member.

World Computer Chess Championships 2018 – Tournament schedule

Please find attached the tournament schedule for this year’s ICGA Chess events in Stockholm, which are taking place from July 13th-19th: Excel: https://icga.leidenuniv.nl/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/ICGA-Chess-Schedule-2018.xlsx PDF: https://icga.leidenuniv.nl/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/ICGA-Chess-Schedule-2018-2.pdf

You will find here the schedule for the World Computer Chess Championship (WCCC), the World Chess Software Championship (WCSC) and the World Computer Speed Chess Championship. We have catered here for different numbers of participants, ranging from 7 to 12.

The tri-ennial ICGA Meeting will take place in two locations simultaneously – Taiwan (where the Computer Olympiad and ICGA games conference are being held), and Stockholm, with a video/audio link between the two. This will enable members in both locations to participate in the meeting.

More details of the championships, including the detailed rules and information about hotels and travel subsidies for participants, will be made available in the near future.

There will be an International Grandmaster present in Stockholm to comment on the games for spectators in the tournament hall and online.

Kind Regards,

David Levy

[ICGA President]

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World Computer Chess Championships 2018

The International Computer Games Association (ICGA) is very pleased to announce that the 2018 World Computer Chess Championship, as well as the 2018 World Chess Software Championship and the 2018 World Computer Speed Chess Championship, will all take place in Stockholm, alongside the conferences of IJCAI (International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence) and ECAI (European Conference on Artificial Intelligence).

Some ICGA members and chess participants might recall that the very first World Computer Chess Championship was held in Stockholm in 1974.

The dates are July 13th-19th inclusive (7 days).

Participating program teams will receive a certain amount of financial support towards their travel and accommodation costs, and will be able to take advantage of discounted hotel rates arranged by the IJCAI/ECAI organizers. More details will be provided in the near future, including details of how to register for the championships.

Kind Regards,

David Levy

[President – ICGA]

email: davidlevylondon@yahoo.com

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Call for papers

The website for the Conference and the Computer Olympiad can be found at http://icga.ntpu.edu.tw/icga2018/. The flyer for the call for papers can be downloaded from this site: call for paper-english-20180125-chen.

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ICGA Events for 2018

Dear Colleagues,

The ICGA is pleased to announce that the 2018 Computer Olympiad (July 7th-13th) and the 10th International Conference on Computer and Games (CG 2018, July 9th-11th) will be held in Taiwan.

The Chess events, including the World Computer Chess Championship, World Chess Software Championship (uniform platform event) and the Speed Chess World Computer Championship, will take place in Europe, either in mid-July or in November. The dates depend on which of two locations is chosen, which we hope to know in the coming weeks.

Kind regards,

David Levy

[President – ICGA]

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Komodo wins the WCCC

After 6 play-off games Komodo has won the title World Computer Chess Champion 2017! Congratulations to Komodo and the team behind it!

Final standings:

  1. Komodo
  2. Jonny
  3. Shredder
  4. Chiron

More information is available on the WCCC 2017 page.

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WCCC Play-offs

With all games ended, there will be play-offs for place 1-2 between Jonny and Komodo and for place 3 between Shredder and Chiron. First 2 games with 45 min. + 15 s time control will be played.

If those games are equal, we will decide how to go further.

There will be played play-offs. 

First set, two games with 45m+15s time control:
Komodo - Jonny    1/2     Jonny    - Komodo 1/2
Chiron - Shredder 1/2     Shredder - Chiron 1/2

Second set, two games with 20m+15s time control: 
Jonny  - Komodo   1/2     Komodo   - Jonny  1/2
Chiron - Shredder 0-1     Shredder - Chiron 1/2

Third set, two games with 10m+10s time control:
Jonny  - Komodo   1/2     Komodo   - Jonny  1-0 


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World Computer Blitz Championship 2017

The results of the World Computer Blitz Championship can be found here: https://icga.leidenuniv.nl/?page_id=1994

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Facebook page

The ICGA now also has a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/theICGA/.

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WCCC pairings and games

The computer chess games can be followed live on Chess.com (login and click on the events tab = binoculars) and also via http://toernooien.krabbenbos.org/LiveWCCC2017.html. There is a chatbox available!

The pairing, results and standings can be found here: http://toernooien.krabbenbos.org/WCCC2017/

Games download in PGN: wccc2017.pgn.

Report about the rounds and games: WCCC2017. Photos of the event can be found via the menu: Computer Olympiad -> 2017 -> Photos -> select day.

(All other information moved to the WCCC 2017 page)

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WCSC results

All information about the WCSC 2017 has been moved to the https://icga.leidenuniv.nl/?page_id=1992.

Photos can be found via the menu of the Computer Olympiad -> 2017 -> Photos.

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