Rybka Wins Computer World Chess Championship

Rybka Wins Computer World Chess Championship

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Oct 5, 2008, 10:34 AM |
23 | Chess Event Coverage

Congratulations are due once more to the team behind Rybka, which has again won the World Computer Chess Championship.  Rybka finished on a seriously impressive score of 8/9, only giving up draws to Junior and Cluster Toga.  Hiarcs finished second on 7/9, also only conceding two draws, but losing it's game with Rybka.  Full results are at the official website here.

Rybka is rumoured to have celebrated with a frosty beer and a BigMac...Laughing

As interesting as this tournament is, as a test of the best chess engine it's hardly a fair contest.  Rybka was running on a monster piece of hardware kit with a colossal 40 cores compared to Hiarcs' measly 4 cores.

Despite this, Rybka is universally acknowledged as the best chess engine around according to the many leagues which play thousands of games between the engines on normal hardware, such as the SSDF computer ratings, where Rybka's current rating is a staggering 3238!!!

Here is Rybka's win against Sjeng in the World Championship.

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