Computer Olympiad

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The Computer Olympiad is a multi-games event in which computer programs compete against each other. For many games, the Computer Olympiads are an opportunity to claim the "world's best computer player" title. First contested in 1989, the majority of the games are board games but other games such as Bridge take place as well. In 2010, several puzzles were included in the competition.

History[edit]

Olympiad Venues and Participation
Olympiad Year City, Country Venue Sponsor(s) Participation
Countries Programs
1 1989 (August 9–15) London, England Park Lane Hotel 84
2 1990 (August 15–21) London, England
3 1991 (August 22–25) Maastricht, Netherlands Maastricht University
4 1992 (August 5–11) London, England Park Lane Hotel AST
5 2000 (August 21–25) London, England Alexandra Palace
6 2001 (August 18–23) Maastricht, Netherlands Maastricht University CMG
7 2002 (July 5–11) Maastricht, Netherlands Maastricht University
8 2003 (November 23–27) Graz, Austria Dom im Berg and Casineum
9 2004 (July 3–12) Ramat Gan, Israel Bar-Ilan University
10 2005 Taipei, Taiwan
11 2006 Turin, Italy
12 2007 Amsterdam, Netherlands
13 2008 Beijing, China
14 2009 Pamplona, Spain
15 2010 Kanazawa, Japan
16 2011 Tilburg, Netherlands
17 2013 Yokohama, Japan
18 2015 Leiden, Netherlands

Developed in the 1980s by David Levy, the first Computer Olympiad took place in 1989 at the Park Lane Hotel in London. The games ran on a yearly basis until after the 1992 games, when the Olympiad's ruling committee was unable to find a new organiser. This resulted in the games being suspended until 2000 when the Mind Sports Olympiad resurrected them. Recently, the International Computer Games Association (ICGA) has adopted the Computer Olympiad and tries to organise the event on an annual basis.

Originally held most often in London or Maastricht, cities from around the world have hosted the Olympiad.

Games contested[edit]

The games which have been contested at each olympiad are:

Link to
Event Article
Olympiad and Year Link to
Participants
and Results
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
1989 1990 1991 1992 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2013 2015
Abalone Green tickY Abalone
Amazons Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Amazons
Awari Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Awari
Backgammon Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Backgammon
Bridge Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Bridge
Chess Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Chess
Chinese Chess Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Chinese Chess
Chinese Dark Chess Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Chinese Dark Chess
Clobber Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Clobber
Connect Four Green tickY Connect Four
Connect6 Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Connect6
Dominoes Green tickY Dominoes
Gin Rummy Green tickY Gin Rummy
GIPF Green tickY GIPF
Octi Green tickY Octi
Poker Green tickY Poker
Pool Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Pool

1st Computer Olympiad[edit]

Medals Awarded

Awari

  1. Marco (R. Nierat)
  2. Wali (E. van der Schilden)
  3. Conchus (S. Thomas)

Backgammon

  1. Neurogammon (Gerald Tesauro)
  2. Video Gammon (R. Hoogerhyde)
  3. Saitek Backgammon (Treesoft)

Bridge

  1. Acol Master Bridge (Paul Jones)
  2. Vtech (Tony Guilfoyle)
  3. Oxford Bridge 3 (Andrew Bracher)

Checkers

  1. Chinook (J. Schaeffer)
  2. Checkers! (G. Dodgen)
  3. Tournament Checkers (D. Butler)

Chess

  1. Rebel (Ed Schroeder)
  2. Mephisto (Richard Lang)
  3. Fidelity (Kathe and Dan Spracklen)

Chinese Chess

  1. Acer Chinese Chess (Y. Shi-Shun)
  2. Chinese chess Expert Acme (K-M. Ts'ao)
  3. Elephant (S-C. Hsu)

Connect-Four

  1. Victor (V. Allis)
  2. Heap (M. Taylor)
  3. Four Blitz (H. van der Zijden)

Dominoes

  1. LUciano (D. Borrajo)
  2. Seneca (M. Alicia Perez)
  3. Rio de la Plata (E. Gramajo)

Draughts

  1. Dios '89 (E. van Riet Paap)
  2. Truus (S. Keetman)
  3. McDammen (R.P.G. van Bemmelen)

Go 19×19

  1. SWISS Explorer (A. Kierulf)
  2. Goliath (M. Boon)
  3. Star of Poland (J. Kraszek)

Go 9×9

  1. Dragon (D-Y. Lin)
  2. Go Intellect (K. Chen)
  3. Goliath (M. Boon)

Go-Moku

  1. Matena (A. Frolov)
  2. Homoku Sapiens (N. Alexandrov)
  3. Domino (M. Muron and J. Novotny)

Othello

  1. Polygon (A. Selby)
  2. Comp'oth (F. Aguillon)
  3. Badia (M. van Tien)

Renju

1/2. Renju Sapiens (A. Grigoriev)
1/2. Tandy Renju (R. Lang)

Scrabble

  1. Crab (A. Appel, G. Jacobson, G. Thomas and S. Thomas)
  2. Tyler (A. Frank)
  3. Quetzal (T. Guilfoyle and R. Hooker)

2nd Computer Olympiad[edit]

Medals Awarded

Awari

  1. Lithidion (University of Limburg) (NL)
  2. Marco (R. Nierat)


Backgammon

  1. Video Gammon (R. Hoogerhyde)
  2. Prospero (R. Mills)


Bridge

  1. Bridge Baron (T. Throop and T. Guilfoyle)
  2. Oxford Bridge (A. Bracher)


Checkers

  1. Colossus (M. Bryant)
  2. Chinook (J. Schaeffer)
  3. Checkermate (D. Oldbury and A. Millett)


Chess

  1. Mephisto (R. Lang)
  2. Rebel (E. Schroeder)
  3. Zugzwang (P. Mysliwietz and R. Feldman)


Chinese Chess

  1. Elephant (S-C. Hsu)
  2. Chinese Chess Expert (K-M. Ts'ao)
  3. NKS (H.S. Long and S. Zi)


Go 19×19

  1. Go Intellect (K. Chen)
  2. SWISS Explorer (A. Kierulf and M. Müller)
  3. Go 4 (M. Reiss)


Go 9×9

  1. Go Intellect (K. Chen)
  2. Go 4 (M. Reiss)
  3. Dragon (D-Y. Lin)


Go-Moku

  1. Stone System (N. Alexandrov, M. Trukhan and A. Grigoriev)
  2. Matena (A. Frolov)
  3. Solid (A. Dolinsky) 3. XOXOXO (Lev Ilkov)


Othello

  1. Dumbo (T. Duykers)
  2. Vers2 (B. de Wolf)
  3. Microb (M. Claverie)


Qubic

  1. Qubic (A. Grigoriev)
  2. Cube (M. Burton)


Renju

  1. Renju Fan (N. Alexandrov, M. Trukhan and A. Grigoriev)
  2. XOXOXO (L. Ilkov)


Scrabble

  1. TSP (J. Homan)
  2. Crab (G. Jacobson)
  3. Tyler (A. Frank)

3rd Computer Olympiad[edit]

Medals awarded

Awari

  1. Lithidion (V. Allis and M. van der Meulen)
  2. MyProgram (E. van Riet Paap)

Bridge

  1. Bridge Baron (T. Throop and T. Guilfoyle)
  2. Pupil
  3. Bridge King (J. Leber and G. Scholz)

Chess

  1. The ChessMachine WK-version (E. Schroeder)
  2. The ChessMachine King (J. de Koning)
  3. Chessplayer 2175 (C. Whittington)

Chinese Chess

  1. Abyss (C. Ye) 1. Surprise (R. Wu)

Both programs were awarded the gold medal

Draughts

  1. Truus (S. Keetman)
  2. Dam 1.3 (H. Jetten)
  3. McDammen (R.P.G. van Bemmelen)

Go 19×19

  1. Goliath (M. Boon)
  2. Go Intellect (K-H. Chen)
  3. Explorer 90 (M. Müller)

Go 9×9

  1. Explorer 90 (M. Müller) 1. Go Intellect (K-H. Chen) 3. Goliath (M. Boon)

Explorer 90 and Go Intellect were awarded the gold medal.

Go-Moku

  1. Vertex (A. Shaposhnikov and A. Nosovsky)
  2. Neuro-GM
  3. Stone System (N. Alexandrov, M. Trukhan and A. Grigoriev)

Nine Men's Morris

  1. Bushy 4.0 (R. Gasser)
  2. IIF Moris (M. Leineweber)

Othello

  1. Prothello (L. Jansen)
  2. Mast 91 (R. Kroonenberg)
  3. Rev91 (J. Buijs)

Qubic

  1. QBig (V. Allis and P. Schoo)
  2. 3D3T (A. Grigoriev)

Renju

  1. Vertex (A. Shaposhnikov and A. Nosovsky)
  2. Neuro-RN
  3. Stone System (N. Alexandrov, M. Trukhan and A. Grigoriev)

Scrabble

  1. TSP (J. Homan)
  2. Tyler (A. Frank)

4th Computer Olympiad[edit]

The AST 4th Computer Olympiad took place in London, UK from 5 August 1992 to 11 August 1992.

Medals Awarded

Awari

  1. Lithidion (M. van der Meulen) (NL)
  2. Marvin (T.Lincke) (CH)
  3. Juju (UK)

Backgammon

  1. Bax (K.-U. Koschnik) (DE)
  2. Maestro 1.0 (J. Boyan) (US)
  3. Video Gammon (R. Hoogerhyde) (US)

Bridge

  1. Bridge King (J. Leber and G. Scholz) (DE)
  2. Bridge Baron (T. Throop and T. Guilfoyle) (UK)
  3. Alpha Bridge (A. Lopatin) (RU)

Chess

  1. HIARCS 6.72 (M. Uniacke) (UK) 1. The King (J. de Koning) (NL) 1. Genesis (E. Riet Paap) (NL)

The three programs were awarded the gold medal

Chinese Chess

  1. Surprise (R. Wu) (CH)
  2. Elephant (S.-H. Hsu) (TW)

Draughts

  1. Tn 83 (A.R.D. Van Bergen) (NL)
  2. Dynamo (A. Millet) (UK)

Gin rummy

  1. Rummymate (RU)
  2. Ginny (RU)

Go 19×19

  1. Go Intellect (K-H. Chen) (USA)
  2. Go 4.3 (M. Reiss) (UK)
  3. Archmage (S.-C. Hsu and J.-C. Yan) (TW) and 3. Neuron (RU)

Both Archmage and Neuron were awarded the bronze medal

Go 9×9

  1. Go 4.3 (M. Reiss) (UK)
  2. Go Intellect (K-H. Chen) (USA)
  3. Dragon (D.-Y. Lin) (TW)

Go-Moku

  1. Victoria (V. Allis & L. Schoenmaker) (NL)
  2. Polygon (J. Uiterwijk) (NL) and 2. Neuron (RU)

Both Polygon and Neuron were awarded the silver medal

Othello

  1. Othel du Nord (J.-C. Delbarre) (FR)
  2. Aida (J. Gnodde) (NL)
  3. JacP'Oth (P. Gailhac) (FR)

Renju

  1. Neuron (RU)
  2. Zero Club (LVA)
  3. Xokk (FIN)

Scrabble

  1. Quetzal (T. Guilfoyle & R. Hooker) (UK)
  2. Tyler (A. Frank) (US)
  3. Trouble (NL)

5th Computer Olympiad[edit]

2000, London, United Kingdom

The 5th Computer Olympiad took place at Alexandra Palace, the West Hall in London, UK from 21 August 2000 to 25 August 2000. After an eight-year hiatus, it was revived by bringing it into the Mind Sports Olympiad. The computer programs competed against each other at a variety of games, including Amazons, Awari, Chess, Go, Hex, LOA, and Shogi.

The chess competition of the Computer Olympiad was a special event, since it was adopted by the ICCA as the 17th World Microcomputer Chess Championship (WMCC 2000).

Medals Awarded

Amazons (6 participants)

  1. 8QP (J. de Koning) (NL)
  2. Yamazon (H. Yamashita) (JAP)
  3. Anky (P. Hensgens) (NL)

Awari (2 participants)

  1. Marvin (T. Lincke) (CH)
  2. Softwari (R. van der Goot) (CAN)

Chess (14 participants)

  1. Shredder (S. Meyer-Kahlen) (GER)
  2. Fritz (F. Morsch) (NL)
  3. Rebel (E. Schroeder) (NL) and Chess Tiger (C. Theron) (FR)

Go 19×19 (6 participants)

  1. GoeMate (Z. Chen) (China)
  2. Go4++ (M. Reiss) (UK)
  3. Aya (H. Yamashita) (JAP)

Hex (3 participants)

  1. Hexy (V. Anshelevich) (USA)
  2. Queenbee (J. v. Ryswyck) (CAN)
  3. Killerbee (E. Brasa) (IT)

Lines of Action (3 participants)

  1. YL (Y. Björnsson) (CAN)
  2. Mona (D. Billings) (CAN)
  3. MIA (M. Winands) (NL)

Shogi (3 participants)

  1. YSS (H. Yamashita) (JAP)
  2. Shotest 4.1 (J. Rollason) (UK)
  3. Tacos (H. Tsuyoshi) (JAP)

6th Computer Olympiad[edit]

2001, Maastricht, Netherlands

The CMG 6th Computer Olympiad took place at Ad Fundum of the Universiteit Maastricht in Maastricht, Netherlands from 18 August 2001 to 23 August 2001. As with each year's Computer Olympiad, computer programs competed against each other at a variety of games, including Amazons, chess, Chinese Chess, Gipf, LOA, and Shogi.

The chess competition of the Computer Olympiad was a special event, since it was adopted by the ICCA as the 18th World Microcomputer Chess Championship (WMCC 2001).

Medals Awarded

Amazons (4 participants)

  1. 8QP (J. de Koning) (NL)
  2. Aska (Iida lab) (JAP)
  3. Invader (Avetisyan) (USA)

Chess (18 participants)

  1. Junior (A. Ban) (Israel)
  2. Quest (F. Morsch) (NL)
  3. Shredder (S. Meyer-Kahlen) (GER)

Chinese Chess (3 participants)

  1. ELP (J-C. Chen) (Taiwan)
  2. SG8.2 (Cheng) (Taiwan)
  3. Abyss'99 (T. Marsland) (CAN)

Gipf (2 participants)

  1. GF1 (K. van den Branden) (BE)
  2. Gipfted (D. Wentink) (NL)

Lines of Action (3 participants)

  1. YL (Y. Björnsson) (CAN)
  2. MIA II (M. Winands) (NL)
  3. Apprentice (D. Beal) (UK)

Shogi (3 participants)

  1. Shotest 5.6 (J. Rollason) (UK)
  2. Spear (R. Grimbergen) (NL/JAP)
  3. Tacos (H. Iida) (JAP)

7th Computer Olympiad[edit]

The 7th Computer Olympiad was held in Maastricht, Netherlands in 2002, from July 5 till July 11. There were 68 participants from over 13 countries.

The chess event played here was adopted by the ICCA as the 10th World Computer Chess Championship.

Medals Awarded

Amazons (6 participants)

  1. Amazong (J. Lieberum) (GER)
  2. 8QP (J. de Koning) (NL)
  3. Invader (Avetisyan) (USA)

Backgammon (2 participants)

  1. BGBlitz (F. Berger) (GER)
  2. Gnubg (A. Müller) (GER)

Bridge (2 participants)

  1. Wbridge5 (Costel) (FRA)
  2. Jack (H. Kuijff) (NL)

Chess (18 participants)

  1. Junior (A. Ban) (Israel)
  2. Shredder (S. Meyer-Kahlen) (GER)
  3. Brutus (A. Kure) (GER)

Chinese Chess (4 participants)

  1. ELP (J-C. Chen) (Taiwan)
  2. Shiga 8.1 (S-J. Yen) (Taiwan)
  3. Xie Xie (Pascal Tang, Eugenio Castillo) (FRA)

Dots and Boxes (2 participants)

  1. Control Freak (W. Fraser) (USA)
  2. Seicho (H. Iida) (JAP)

Draughts (9 participants)

  1. Dam 2.2 (H. Jetten) (NL)
  2. DIOS (C. Jurriens) (NL)
  3. Damage (B. Tuyt) (NL)

Go 19×19 (5 participants)

  1. Go4++ (M. Reiss) (UK)
  2. Go Intellect (K-H. Chen) (USA)
  3. GNU Go (I. Wallin) (SWE)

Go 9×9 (4 participants)

  1. Go4++ (M. Reiss) (UK)
  2. GNU Go (I. Wallin) (SWE)
  3. Go Intellect (K-H. Chen) (USA)

Lines of Action (4 participants)

  1. YL (Y. Björnsson) (CAN)
  2. MIA III (M. Winands) (NL)
  3. (T-T) (H. Iida) (JAP)

Shogi (5 participants)

  1. ISshogi (Y. Tanase) (CAN)
  2. Kanazawa under Reiki (S. Todoroki) (JAP)
  3. Shotest 5.6 (J. Rollason) (UK)

8th Computer Olympiad[edit]

2003, Graz, Austria

The 8th Computer Olympiad was held November 23–November 27, 2003, in Graz, Austria.

The Computer Olympiad was held in conjunction with the International Computer Games Association 11th World Computer Chess Championship 2003 and the 10th Advances in Computer Games Conference. Because of this, no medals were awarded for the two chess events.

Medals Awarded

Abalone (2 participants)

  1. AbaPro (T. Werner) (AUT)
  2. Nacre (P. Sommerlund) (DEN)

Amazons (5 participants)

  1. Amazong (J. Lieberum) (GER)
  2. Invader (Avetisyan) (USA)
  3. 8QP (J. de Koning) (NL)

Backgammon (2 participants)

  1. BGBlitz (F. Berger) (GER)
  2. Gnubg (A. Müller) (GER)

Chinese Chess (5 participants)

  1. ZMBL (Z. Tu) (China)
  2. Xie Xie (Pascal Tang, Eugenio Castillo) (FRA)
  3. ELP (J-C. Chen) (Taiwan)

Dots and Boxes (3 participants)

  1. Control Freak (W. Fraser) (USA)
  2. Deep Beige (D. Bochenski) (UK)
  3. Damepo (H. Iida) (JAP)

Draughts (4 participants)

  1. Sjende Blyn (J. Wiersma) (NL)
  2. Dam 2.2 (H. Jetten) (NL)
  3. TD King (T. Tillemans) (CH)

Go 19×19 (11 participants)

  1. GNU Go (I. Wallin) (SWE)
  2. GoAhead (P. Woitke) (GER)
  3. Go Intellect (K-H. Chen) (USA)

Go 9×9 (10 participants)

  1. Aya (H. Yamashita) (JAP)
  2. NeuroGo (M. Enzenberger) (CAN)
  3. Go Intellect (K-H. Chen) (USA)

Hex (2 participants)

  1. Six (G. Melis) (HUN)
  2. Mongoose (R. Hayward) (CAN)

Lines of Action (3 participants)

  1. MIA IV (M. Winands) (NL)
  2. BING (B. Helmstetter) (FRA)
  3. (T-T) (J. Nagashima) (JAP)

Poker (2 participants)

  1. Vexbot (University of Alberta GAMES group) (CAN)
  2. Sparbot (University of Alberta GAMES group) (CAN)

Shogi (3 participants)

  1. YSS (H. Yamashita) (JAP)
  2. ISshogi (Y. Tanase) (JAP)
  3. Tacos (H. Iida) (JAP)

9th Computer Olympiad[edit]

2004, Ramat Gan, Israel

The 9th Computer Olympiad took place in Ramat-Gan, Israel from July 3, 2004 to July 12, 2004. As with each year's Computer Olympiad, computer programs competed against each other at a variety of games, including Amazons, Chinese Chess, Go, Lines of Action, Hex and Octi.

The event was held in conjunction with the 12th World Computer Chess Championship and Computers and Games 2004 Conference. Because of this, no medals were awarded for the two chess events.

Dr. Jonathan Schaeffer and Dr. J.W.H.M. Uiterwijk were the Tournament Directors.

Medals Awarded

Amazons (2 participants)

  1. 8QP (J. de Koning) (NL)
  2. TAS (Y. Higashiuchi) (JAP)

Chinese Chess (2 participants)

  1. Contemplation (K-C Wu) (Taiwan)
  2. ELP (J-C. Chen) (Taiwan)

Go 19×19 (5 participants)

  1. Go Intellect (K-H. Chen) (USA)
  2. The Many Faces of Go (D. Fotland) (USA)
  3. Indigo (B. Bouzy) (FRA)

Go 9×9 (9 participants)

  1. Go Intellect (K-H. Chen) (USA)
  2. GnuGo (The Free Software Foundation) (The World)
  3. Magog (E. van der Werf) (NL)

Hex (2 participants)

  1. Six (G. Melis) (HUN)
  2. Mongoose (R. Hayward) (CAN)

Lines of Action (4 participants)

  1. MIA 4++ (M. Winands) (NL)
  2. BING (B. Helmstetter) (FRA)
  3. YL (Y. Björnsson) (Iceland)

Octi 6×7 (2 participants)

  1. Testme2 (J. Bacher) (CAN)
  2. Casbah (C. Sutton) (USA)

10th Computer Olympiad[edit]

2005, Taipei, Taiwan

The 10th Computer Olympiad took place in Taipei, Taiwan from 3 September 2005 to 6 September 2005. As with each year's Computer Olympiad, computer programs competed against each other at a variety of games, including Amazons, Chinese Chess, Clobber, Dots and Boxes, Computational Pool (billiards), Go, and Shogi.

The 11th Advances in Computer Games was also held at the same location and time as the Olympiad.

The organizing committee for the 10th edition was: H.H.L.M. Donkers, M. Greenspan, J.W. Hellemons (chair), T-s Hsu, H.J. van den Herik, and M. Tiessen.

Medals Awarded

Amazons (3 participants)

  1. 8QP (J. de Koning) (NL)
  2. Invader (Avetisyan) (USA)
  3. TAS (Y. Higashiuchi) (JAP)

Chinese Chess (14 participants)

  1. XQMASTER (Z. Mingyang) (China)
  2. SHIGA (S.-J. Yen) (Taiwan)
  3. NEUCHESS (W. Jiao) (China)

Clobber (2 participants)

  1. MILA (M. Winands) (NL)
  2. ClobberA (J. Willemson) (Estonia)

Dots and Boxes (3 participants)

  1. Deep Beige (D. Bochenski) (UK)
  2. Beige Watch (R. Weston) (UK)
  3. ALSOB (P. Bailey) (UK)

Go 19×19 (7 participants)

  1. Hand Talk (C. Zhixing) (China)
  2. Go Intellect (K-H. Chen) (USA)
  3. Aya (H. Yamashita) (JAP)

Go 9×9 (9 participants)

  1. Go Intellect (K-H. Chen) (USA)
  2. Aya (H. Yamashita) (JAP)
  3. Indigo (B. Bouzy) (FRA)

Pool (4 participants)

  1. UofA (M. Smith) (CAN)
  2. PoolMaster (J.-F. Landry) (CAN)
  3. Elix (M. Godard) (CAN)

Shogi (4 participants)

  1. Tacos (H. Iida) (JAP)
  2. YSS (H. Yamashita) (JAP)
  3. Spear (R. Grimbergen) (JAP)
Trivia

Hand Talk, which won the Gold medal in Computer Go, was original written in assembly language by a retired chemistry professor of Sun Yat-sen University, China.

11th Computer Olympiad[edit]

2006, Turin, Italy

The 11th Computer Olympiad was held in Turin, Italy between May 25 and June 4, 2006 in conjunction with the 14th World Computer Chess Championship and the 5th Computer and Games conference (CG 2006). These events were co-hosted with the human FIDE 37th Chess Olympiad.

Medals Awarded

Backgammon (2 participants)

  1. GNU Backgammon (Müller)
  2. BGBlitz (Berger)

Chinese Chess (5 participants)

  1. NeuChess (W. Jiao) (China)
  2. Shiga (S.-J. Yen) (Taiwan)
  3. Deep Elephant (Wu) (China)

Clobber (3 participants)

  1. Pan (J. De Koning) (NL)
  2. Mila (M. Winands) (NL)
  3. ClobberB (J. Willemson) (Estonia)

Connect6 (3 participants)

  1. NCTU6 (Wu and Chang)
  2. X6 (Liou and Yen)
  3. EVG (Huang and Hsu)

International draughts (4 participants)

  1. TDKing (Tillemans) (NL)
  2. SJENDE BLYN (Wiersma) (NL)
  3. Dam 2.2 (Jetten) (NL)

Go 19×19 (6 participants)

  1. GNU Go (Free Software Foundation)
  2. Go Intellect (K-H. Chen) (USA)
  3. Indigo (B. Bouzy) (FRA)

Go 9×9 (11 participants)

  1. Crazy Stone (R. Coulom) (FRA)
  2. Aya (H. Yamashita) (JAP)
  3. Go Intellect (K-H. Chen) (USA)

Hex (3 participants)

  1. Six (Melis)
  2. Wolve (Hayward)
  3. Hex Krieger (Rasmussen)

Kriegspiel (2 participants)

  1. Darkboard (Favini and Ciancarini)
  2. Kbott (Parker)

Lines of Action (2 participants)

  1. MIA (Winands)
  2. YL (Björnsson)

Pool (5 participants)

  1. PickPocket (Mike Smith) (CAN)
  2. SkyNet (Will Leckie) (CAN)
  3. Elix (Marc Godard) (CAN)

Shogi (3 participants)

  1. YSS (H. Yamashita) (JAP)
  2. Bonanza (Hoki) (JAP)
  3. Tacos (H. Iida) (JAP)

12th Computer Olympiad[edit]

2007, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The 12th Computer Olympiad was held in Amsterdam, Netherlands in conjunction with the 15th World Computer Chess Championship and Computer Games Workshop 2007 (CGW2007).

IBM, SARA Computing and Networking Services and NCF (Foundation of National Computing Facilities) are enabling the organization of the Computer Games Workshop 2007 (CGW2007) (15–17 June 2007), the 15th World Computer-Chess Championship (WCCC) (11–18 June) and the 12th Computer Olympiad (CO) (11–18 June) was held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Location: CGW2007 (The Turing hall - Z011), WCCC (Eulerzaal – Z009) and Computer Olympiad (Newtonzaal – Z010), Science Park Amsterdam, Kruislaan 413, 1098 SJ Amsterdam.

Medals Awarded

Amazons (2 participants)

  1. 8 Queens Problem (Johann de Koning) (NL)
  2. Campya (Julien Kloetzer) (FRA)

Backgammon (3 participants)

  1. Bgblitz (Frank Berger) (DEU)
  2. GNU Backgammon
  3. MCgammon (Guillaume Chaslot, François van Lieshout) (BEL)

Chess ( participants)

  1. Rybka (Vasik Rajlich) (US)
  2. Zappa (Anthony Cozie, Erdogan Günes) (Turkey)
  3. Loop (Fritz Reul) (DE)
  4. GridChess (Kai Himstedt, Ulf Lorenz, ...) (DE) and Shredder (Stefan Meyer-Kahlen, Sandro Necchi) (DE)

Rybka was retroactively disqualified from ICCC events due to findings of plagiarism. Therefore, Zappa and Loop were moved up, and GridChess and Shredder jointly awarded third place.

Chinese Chess (5 participants)

  1. NeuChess (Jiao Wang) (CHN)
  2. Shiga (Ming-Cheng Cheng, Shi-Jim Yen) (TWN)
  3. XieXie (Pascal Tang, Eugenio Castillo, Jih Tung Pai) (FRA)

Connect6 (4 participants)

  1. X6 (John Moon-Liou, Shi-Jim Yen) (TWN)
  2. MeinStein (Theo van der Storm) (NL)
  3. Kavalan (Shi-Jim Yen) (TWN)

International draughts (7 participants)

  1. Dam 2.2 (Harm Jetten) (NL)
  2. TDKing (Ton Tillemans) (CHE)
  3. Sjende Blyn (Jelle Wiersma) (NL)

Go 19×19 (8 participants)

  1. MoGo (Sylvain Gelly, Yizao Wang) (FRA)
  2. Crazy Stone (Rémi Coulom) (FRA)
  3. GNU Go

Go 9×9 (10 participants)

  1. Steenvreter (Erik van der Werf) (NL)
  2. MoGo (Sylvain Gelly) (FRA)
  3. Crazy Stone (Rémi Coulom) (FRA)

Shogi (3 participants)

  1. Tacos (Jun Nagashima, Hiroyuki Iida, Hashimoto Tsuyoshi) (JPN)
  2. Reiki (Satoshi Todoroki) (JPN)
  3. HIT+SS (Shohei Seike, Takeshi Ito, Ryosuke Ohguchi) (JPN)

Phantom Go (2 participants)

  1. GoLois (Tristan Cazenave) (FRA)
  2. InTheDark (Joris Bosboom) (NL)

Surakarta (2 participants)

  1. SIA (Mark Winands) (NL)
  2. Incognito (Irmin Auwerda) (NL)

13th Computer Olympiad[edit]

2008, Beijing, China.

The 13th International Computer Games Championship, 16th World Computer Chess Championship and a scientific conference on computer games was held in Beijing, China from 28 September–5 October 2008. The location was Beijing Golden Century Golf Club, Qinglonghu Township, Fangshan District, Beijing.

Results

Amazons (4 participants)

  1. Invader (Henry Avetisyan, Richard Lorentz) (USA)
  2. 8 Queens Problem (Johan de Koning) (NLD)
  3. Campya (Julien Kloetzer) (FRA)

Chess (10 participants)

  1. Rybka (Vasik Rajlich, Jeroen Nooman) (USA)
  2. HIARCS (Mark Uniacke, Eric Hallsworth) (GBR)
  3. Junior (Amir Ban, Shay Bushinsky) (ISR)
  4. Cluster Toga (Thomas Gaksch, Fabien Letouzy...) (DE)

Rybka was retroactively disqualified from all WCCC events in 2011 due to findings of plagiarism. Thus, Cluster Toga was awarded a bronze medal, and the other two winners were upgraded.

Speed Chess (10 participants)

  1. Sjeng (Gian-Carlo Pascutto) (BEL)
  2. Rybka (Vasik Rajlich, Jeroen Nooman) (USA)
  3. HIARCS (Mark Uniacke, Eric Hallsworth) (GBR)
  4. Shredder (Stefan Meyer-Kahlen, Sandro Necchi) (DE)

Rybka was retroactively disqualified from all WCCC events in 2011 due to findings of plagiarism.

Chinese Chess (18 participants)

  1. Intella (Chaoying Chen, Yutao Wei) (CHN)
  2. Cyclone (Min Zhang) (CHN)
  3. EThinker (Zheng Xu) (CHN)

Connect6 (10 participants)

  1. NCTU6-Lite (Ping-Hung Lin, Hong-Xuan Lin, Yi-Chih Chan, Ching-Ping Chen, I-Chen Wu) (TWN)
  2. Bitstronger (Li Liang, Cui Hao, Wang Ruijian, Lin Siran) (CHN)
  3. NEUConn6 (Chang-Ming Xu) (CHN)

Dots and Boxes (3 participants)

  1. The Shark (William Fraser) (USA)
  2. Qiyi (Lian Lian) (CHN)
  3. Matadots (Phillip Rogers, Richard Lorentz) (USA)

International draughts (2 participants)

  1. TDKing (Ton Tillemans) (CHE)
  2. Rocky (Mark Winands) (NLD)

Go (13 participants)

  1. The Many Faces of Go (David Fotland) (USA)
  2. MoGo (Sylvain Gelly, Yizao Wang) (FRA)
  3. Leela (Gian-Carlo Pascutto) (BEL)

Go (9x9) (18 participants)

  1. The Many Faces of Go (David Fotland) (USA)
  2. Leela (Gian-Carlo Pascutto) (BEL)
  3. MoGo (Oliver Teytaud, Sylvain Gelly, Yizao Wang) (FRA)

Hex (4 participants)

  1. Wolve (Broderick Arneson) (CAN)
  2. MoHex (Philip Henderson) (CAN)
  3. Six (Gábor Melis) (HUN)

Computational Pool (4 participants)

  1. CueCard (David Cohen, Chris Archibald, Alon Altman) (USA)
  2. PickPocket (Mike Smith) (CAN)
  3. Elix (Marc Godard) (CAN)

Shogi (3 participants)

  1. Tacos (Hashimoto Tsuyoshi, Masafumi Taketoshi, Jun Nagashima, Junichi Hashimoto, Tokishi Matsui, Hiroyuki Iida) (JPN)
  2. BitStronger (Li Xiao, Ma Junlong, Xu Changda, Tong Songling) (CHN)
  3. HIT+SS (Shohei Seike, Takeshi Ito, Ryosuke Ohguchi) (JPN)

Phantom Go (3 participants)

  1. GoLois (Tristan Cazenave, Nicolas Jouandeau) (FRA)
  2. Chinese Deep (Cui Hao) (CHN)
  3. BitStronger (Li Liang, Cui Hao, Wang Ruijian, Lin Siran) (CHN)

Surakarta (2 participants)

  1. SIA (Mark Winands) (NLD)
  2. BitStronger (Qiao Zhi, Sun Zhen, Tao Hongru) (CHN)

14th Computer Olympiad[edit]

2009, Pamplona, Spain

The 14th Computer Olympiad, 17th World Computer Chess Championship and a scientific conference on computer games was held in Pamplona, Spain, 10–18 May 2009.

World Computer Chess Champion

Chess (10 participants)

  1. Rybka (Vasik Rajlich) (USA)
  2. Deep Sjeng (Gian-Carlo Pascutto, Kurt Van den Branden, François van Lieshout) (BE), Junior (Amir Ban, Shay Bushinski, Alon Greenfield) (IS), Shredder (Stefan Meyer-Kahlen, Sandro Necchi) (DE)

Rybka was retroactively disqualified from ICCC events due to findings of plagiarism. Therefore, the Championship title was awarded jointly to Deep Sjeng, Shredder, and Junior.

Chess (Blitz) (9 participants)

  1. Rybka (Vasik Rajlich) (USA)
  2. Shredder (Stefan Meyer-Kahlen, Sandro Necchi) (DE)

Likewise, the Blitz Championship title was awarded to Shredder.

Medals Awarded (Computer Olympiad)

Amazons (4 participants)

  1. Invader (Richard Lorentz, Dan Dennison, Archie Huerto, Monica Reiss, Akop Karapetyan, Henry Avetisyan) (USA)
  2. 8 Queens Problem (Johan de Koning) (NLD)
  3. Campya (Julien Kloetzer) (FRA)

Chess (no hardware limits) (6 participants)

  1. Rybka (Vasik Rajlich) (USA)
  2. Shredder (Stefan Meyer-Kahlen) (DEU)
  3. Deep Sjeng (Gian-Carlo Pascutto) (BEL)
  4. Pandix (Gyula Horváth) (HU)

Chinese Chess (5 participants)

  1. TMSK (Bing-Jie Shen, Ruei-Ping Li, Tsan-Sheng Hsu) (TWN)
  2. HaQiKi D (Harm Geert Muller) (NLD)
  3. Chimo (Wen-Jie Tseng, Wei-Lun Kao, Hung-Hsuan Lin, Chun-Bin Hsu, I-Chen Wu, Shun-Chin Hsu) (TWN)

Connect6 (6 participants)

  1. Bit (Li Liang, Cui Hao, Wang Ruijian, Lin Siran) (CHN)
  2. MeinStein (Theo van der Storm) (NLD)
  3. Bit2 (Zhifeng Tang, Zhenghan Li, Haiying Liu, Jie BingChang-Ming Xu) (CHN)

Draughts (3 participants)

  1. TDKing (Ton Tillemans) (CHE)
  2. Tornado (Frank Mesander) (NLD)
  3. Rocky (Mark Winands) (NLD)

Go (6 participants)

  1. Zen (Yamato) (JPN)
  2. Fuego (Markus Enzenberger, Martin Müller, Broderick Arneson, Richard Segal, Gerald Tesauro) (CAN)
  3. MoGo (Sylvain Gelly, Yizao Wang, Olivier Teytaud, Jean-Baptiste Hoock, Guillaume Chaslot, Arpad Rimmel) (FRA)

Go (9x9) (9 participants)

  1. Fuego (Markus Enzenberger, Martin Müller, Broderick Arneson, Richard Segal, Gerald Tesauro) (CAN)
  2. MoGo (Sylvain Gelly, Yizao Wang, Olivier Teytaud, Jean-Baptiste Hoock, Guillaume Chaslot, Arpad Rimmel) (FRA)
  3. Yogo (Ping Yu, Fan Xie) (CHN)

Hex (4 participants)

  1. MoHex (Philip Henderson, Broderick Arneson, Ryan Hayward) (CAN)
  2. Wolve (Ryan Hayward, Broderick Arneson, Philip Henderson, Michael Johanson, Morgan Kan, Martin Müller, Geoff Ryan) (CAN)
  3. Six (Gábor Melis) (HUN)

Lines of Action (2 participants)

  1. Mia 4.51 (Mark Winands) (NLD)
  2. Bit (Peixing Zhan) (CHN)

Shogi (2 participants)

  1. Tacos (Hashimoto Tsuyoshi, Masafumi Taketoshi, Jun Nagashima, Junichi Hashimoto, Tokishi Matsui, Hiroyuki Iida) (JPN)
  2. BitStronger (Changda Xu, Li Xiao, Ma Junlong, Tong SonglingPeixing Zhan) (CHN)

Havannah (2 participants)

  1. Wanderer (Richard Lorentz, Roberto Nahue) (USA)
  2. Shakti (Fabien Teytaud, Olivier Teytaud) (FRA)

KriegSpiel (3 participants)

  1. Darkboard (Giampiero Favini, Paolo Ciancarini) (ITA)
  2. KriegExpert (Levi Self) (NAM)
  3. Bit (CHN)

Phantom Go (2 participants)

  1. GoLois (Tristan Cazenave, Nicolas Jouandeau) (FRA)
  2. Bit (Li Liang, Cui Hao, Wang Ruijian, Lin Siran) (CHN)

15th Computer Olympiad[edit]

2010, Kanazawa, Japan

The 15th Computer Olympiad, 18th World Computer Chess Championship and a scientific conference on computer games was held in Kanazawa, Japan, September 24 to October 2, 2010.

World Computer Chess Champion

Chess (10 participants)

  1. Rybka (Vasik Rajlich) (US)
  2. Rondo (Anthony Cozzie, Zach Wegner) (US), Thinker (Kerwin Medina) (US)
  3. Shredder (Stefan Meyer-Kahlen, Sandro Necchi) (DE)

Rybka was retroactively disqualified from ICCC events due to findings of plagiarism. Therefore, the Championship title was awarded jointly to Rondo and Thinker. Shredder was given third place.

Chess (Software) (9 participants)

  1. Shredder (Stefan Meyer-Kahlen, Sandro Necchi) (DE)
  2. Rondo (Anthony Cozzie, Zach Wegner) (US)
  3. Thinker (Kerwin Medina) (US)

Chess (Blitz)

  1. Rybka (Vasik Rajlich) (US)
  2. Jonny (Johannes Zwanzger, Mark Roberts) (DE), Shredder (Stefan Meyer-Kahlen, Sandro Necchi) (DE)

Likewise, Jonny and Shredder were awarded the blitz championship after Rybka's disqualification.

Medals Awarded (Computer Olympiad)

Amazons (7 participants) (The winners are not currently known)

Chinese Chess (5 participants)

  1. Shiga (Ming-Cheng Cheng, Shi-Jim Yen) (TWN)
  2. TMSK (Bing-Jie Shen, Ruei-Ping Li, Tsan-Sheng Hsu) (TWN)
  3. Chimo (Wen-Jie Tseng, Wei-Lun Kao, Hung-Hsuan Lin, Chun-Bin Hsu, I-Chen Wu, Shun-Chin Hsu) (TWN)

Chinese Dark Chess (6 participants) (The winners are not currently known)

Clobber (1 participant)

  1. Pan.exe (Johan de Koning) (NL)

Pan.exe won by default, as there were no other entrants.

Connect6 (8 participants) (The winners are not currently known)

Dots and Boxes (2 participants)

  1. The Shark (William Fraser) (US)
  2. BITPanda (Xiong Yanchao, Zhang Yuting) (CH)

Draughts (2 participants)

  1. TDKing (Ton Tillemans) (CHE)
  2. Rocky (Mark Winands) (NLD)

Go (8 participants)

  1. Erica (Shih-Chieh Huang, Rémi Coulom) (TW)
  2. Zen (Yamato) (JPN)
  3. Many Faces of Go (David Fotland) (US)

Go (13x13) (10 participants)

  1. Many Faces of Go (David Fotland) (US)
  2. Fuego (Markus Enzenberger, Martin Müller, Broderick Arneson, Richard Segal, Gerald Tesauro, Arpad Rimmel) (CAN)
  3. MoGo (Sylvain Gelly, Yizao Wang, Olivier Teytaud, Jean-Baptiste Hoock, Guillaume Chaslot, Arpad Rimmel) (FRA)

Go (9x9) (14 participants)

  1. MyGoFriend (Frank Karger) (UK)
  2. Fuego (Markus Enzenberger, Martin Müller, Broderick Arneson, Richard Segal, Gerald Tesauro) (CAN)
  3. Erica (Shih-Chieh Huang, Rémi Coulom) (TW)

Hex (5 participants) (winners unknown)

Shogi (9 participants)

  1. Gekisashi (Takashi Maruyama, Takumi Ouchi, Ryuji Takase, Yoshimasa Tsuruoka, Daisaku Yokoyama) (JP)
  2. Shueso (Akira Takeuchi) (JP)
  3. GPS Shogi (Tetsuro Tanaka) (JP)

Minishogi (9 participants)

  1. Clair 1/128 (Takuya Obata) (JP)
  2. Shokidoki 0.8 (Harm Geert Muller) (NL)
  3. 55TACOS (Tsuyoshi Hashimoto) (JP)

Havannah (5 participants) (winners unknown)

Light Up (2 participants)

  1. Cpuzzler (Shi-Yuan Chiu) (TW)
  2. PCCU (Shi-Jim Yen) (TW)

Cpuzzler was awarded the silver medal.

Nonograms (2 participants)

  1. Cpuzzler (Shi-Yuan Chiu) (TW)
  2. Enigma (Jr-Chang Chen, Chou Cheng-Wei) (TW)

Cpuzzler was awarded the bronze medal

Nurikabe (3 participants) Cpuzzler (Shi-Yuan Chiu) (TW), Enigma (Jr-Chang Chen, Chou Cheng-Wei) (TW), happyNuri (Derjhong Sun, I-Chen Wu) (TW)

(winners unknown)

Phantom Go (3 participants) GoLois (Tristan Cazenave, Nicolas Jouandeau) (FRA), Moccos (Takuma Toyoda) (JP), IcySoftwoodWine (Yuji Abe) (JP)

(scores unknown)

Quoridor (4 participants)

(winners unknown)

Surakarta (3 participants)

  1. SIA (Mark Winands) (NL)
  2. Qiyi (Jiajia Guo, Xiaomeng Yang, Liang Yunzhao, Jianbo Zhao) (CH)
  3. BITPanda (Xiong Yanchao, Zhang Yuting) (CH)

16th Computer Olympiad[edit]

2011, Tilburg, Netherlands

The 16th International Computer Games Championship, 19th World Computer Chess Championship and a scientific conference on computer games was held in Tilburg. The events took place from 18 November to 26 November 2011. The venue was the Tilburg University.

Planned Competitions

Amazons (4)

Backgammon (3)

Chess (World Computer Chess Championship) (9 Unrestricted, 5 Software, and Blitz divisions)

Clobber (2)

Chinese Chess (3) (4 Chinese Dark Chess)

Connect6 (6)

Dots and Boxes (2)

Draughts (6)

EinStein würfelt nicht! (6)

Go (8)

Go (9x9) (7)

Go (13x13) (6)

NoGo (4)

Phantom Go (2)

Havannah (3)

Hex (3)

Shogi (3)

Surakarta (2)

17th Computer Olympiad[edit]

2013, Yokohama, Japan

The 17th International Computer Games Championship, 20th World Computer Chess Championship and a scientific conference on computer games was held in Yokohama, Japan from 12 August to 18 August 2013. The venue was the Collaboration Complex at Keio University Hiyoshi Campus.

Competitions and Medals Awarded
  1. DarkKnight
  2. Yahari
  3. Observer
  1. HaChu
  2. Deep Nikita
  1. Pan
  2. McClobber
  3. Deep Nikita
  1. BITDB
  2. Railgun
  1. Prophet_WT
  2. VS_WTN
  3. Cloud
  1. ThousandWind
  2. Majo
  3. Longcat
  4. Grandslam
  1. MC-LOA
  2. Deep Nikita
  1. Shokidoki
  2. 1/128 Rigan
  3. Mattari Yuuchan
  1. SIA
  2. BITSKT
  3. Deep Nikita

18th Computer Olympiad[edit]

2015, Leiden, Netherlands

The 18th International Computer Games Championship, a scientific conference on computer games was held in Leiden, Amsterdam from June 29 to July 6, 2015. Organised by the International Computer Games Association (ICGA), the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS) and the Leiden Centre of Data Science (LCDS). The venue was Leiden University.[1]

Competitions and medals awarded

The following are the competitions in the 18th Computer Olympiad.[2][3]

  1. 2048-khyeh
  2. 2048-ghung
  3. 20486
  1. Shiga
  2. Chimo
  3. Shark
  1. 8QP
  2. Deep Nikita
  1. D-Brane (Dave de Jonghe)
  2. DipBlue (Henrique Lopez Cardoso)
  3. Super Bot (Martin Borgt)
  1. Hanfried
  2. Deep Nikita
  3. Chinese Program
  1. Scan (Fabien Letouzey)
  2. Damage (Bert Tuyt)
  3. JDraughts (Ron van Bemmelen)
  1. Zen
  2. Abakus
  3. Nomitan
  1. Zen
  2. Nomitan
  3. Abakus
  1. Zen
  2. Abakus
  3. CGI
  1. VeryLongCat
  2. ThousandWind
  3. Take

1. SIA 2. Deep Nikita

  1. Limsup
  2. Mothello
  3. Maverick

19th Computer Olympiad[edit]

2016, Leiden, Netherlands

The 19th International Computer Games Championship, a scientific conference on computer games was held in Leiden, Amsterdam from June 27 to July 3, 2016. Organised by the International Computer Games Association (ICGA), the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS) and the Leiden Centre of Data Science (LCDS). The venue was Leiden University

Summary by game[edit]

Abalone[edit]

Main article: Abalone
Abalone board and marbles

Abalone is strategy game using a hexagonal patterned board with 14 marbles for each of two players. The objective is to push six of the opponent's marbles off the edge of the board.

Events Held by Olympiad and Year
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
1989 1990 1991 1992 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2013 2015
Green tickY
Participants and Results
Olympiad Year Number of
Participants
Ranking[6]
Program Authors
8 2003 2 1. Aba-Pro
2. Nacre
Tino Werner, Austria
Peer Sommerlund, Denmark

Amazons[edit]

Main article: Game of the Amazons
a b c d e f g h i j
10 a10 b10 c10 d10 black queen e10 f10 g10 black queen h10 i10 j10 10
9 a9 b9 c9 d9 e9 f9 g9 h9 i9 j9 9
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 i8 j8 8
7 a7 black queen b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 i7 j7 black queen 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 i6 j6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 i5 j5 5
4 a4 white queen b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 i4 j4 white queen 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 i3 j3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 i2 j2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 white queen e1 f1 g1 white queen h1 i1 j1 1
a b c d e f g h i j
The starting position in Amazons

Amazons is played on a 10x10 chessboard by two players each with four amazons (queen chess pieces). Moves are made to block squares and the winner is the last player able to move his pieces to an unblocked square.

Events Held by Olympiad and Year
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
1989 1990 1991 1992 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2013 2015
Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Participants and Results
Olympiad Year Number of
Participants
Ranking[7]
Program Authors
5 2000 6 1. 8 Queens Problem
2. Yamazon
3. Anky
4. Antiope
5. Aska
6. Otrere
Johan de Koning, Netherlands
Hiroshi Yamashita, Japan
Patrick Hensgens, Netherlands
Theo Tegos, Greece
Yoichiro Kajihara, Japan
Paul Utgoff, USA
6 2001 4 1. 8 Queens Problem
2. Aska
3. Invader
4. Anky
Johan de Koning, Netherlands
Yoichiro Kajihara, Japan
Richard Lorentz et al., USA[8]
Patrick Hensgens, Netherlands
7 2002 6 1. Amazong
2. 8 Queens Problem
3. Invader
4. Tanazon
5. Aska
6. Antiope
Jens Lieberum, Germany
Johan de Koning, Netherlands
Richard Lorentz et al., USA[8]
Yasushi Tanase, Japan
Yoichiro Kajihara, Japan
Theo Tegos, Greece
8 2003 5 1. Amazong
2. Invader
3. 8 Queens Problem
4. Aska
5. TAS
Jens Lieberum, Germany
Richard Lorentz et al., USA[8]
Johan de Koning, Netherlands
Yoichiro Kajihara, Japan
Yoshinori Higashiuchi, Reijer Grimbergen, Japan/Netherlands
9 2004 2 1. 8 Queens Problem
2. TAS
Johan de Koning, Netherlands
Yoshinori Higashiuchi, Reijer Grimbergen, Japan/Netherlands
10 2005 3 1. 8 Queens Problem
2. Invader
3. TAS
Johan de Koning, Netherlands
Richard Lorentz et al., USA[8]
Yoshinori Higashiuchi, Reijer Grimbergen, Japan/Netherlands
12 2007 2 1. 8 Queens Problem
2. Campya
Johan de Koning, Netherlands
Julien Kloetzer, France
13 2008 4 1. Invader
2. 8 Queens Problem
3. Campya
4. BitStronger
Richard Lorentz et al., USA[8]
Johan de Koning, Netherlands
Julien Kloetzer, France
Qiao Zhi, Sun Zhen, Tao Hongru, China
14 2009 5 1. Invader
2. 8 Queens Problem
3. Campya
4. BitStronger
5. FindFire
Richard Lorentz et al., USA[8]
Johan de Koning, Netherlands
Julien Kloetzer, France
Qiao Zhi, Sun Zhen, Tao Hongru, China
Xiaowei Hu, Zhang Yuting, Wen Zhang, China
15 2010 7 1. Invader
2. 8 Queens Problem
3. Campya
4. FindFire
5. Arrow 2
6. Bit(Go)
7. Qiyi
Richard Lorentz et al., USA[8]
Johan de Koning, Netherlands
Julien Kloetzer, France
Xiaowei Hu, Zhang Yuting, Wen Zhang, China
Martin Müller et al., Canada[9]
Peixing Zhan, China
16 2011 4 1. Invader
2. 8 Queens Problem
3. Arrow 2
4. Fortress
Richard Lorentz et al., USA[8]
Johan de Koning, Netherlands
Martin Müller et al., Canada[9]
Andi Zhang, China
17 2013 5

Awari[edit]

Oware game from Cameroon

Awari is an abstract strategy game among the Mancala family of board games (pit and pebble games).

Events Held by Olympiad and Year
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
1989 1990 1991 1992 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2013 2015
Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Participants and Results
Olympiad Year Number of
Participants
Ranking[10]
Program Authors
1 1989 4 1. Marco
2. Wali
3. Conchos
4. Waro
Rémi Niérat, France
Eric van der Schilden, Netherlands
Steve Thomas, Great Britain
2 1990 2 1. Lithidion
2. Marco
Victor Allis, Maarten van der Meulen, Netherlands
Rémi Niérat, France
3 1991 2 1. Lithidion
2. MyProgram
Victor Allis, Maarten van der Meulen, Netherlands
Eric van Riet Paap, Netherlands
4 1992 3 1. Lithidion
2. Marvin
3. Juju
Victor Allis, Maarten van der Meulen, Netherlands
Thomas Lincke, Switzerland
5 2000 2 1. Marvin
2. Softwari
Thomas Lincke, Switzerland
Roel van der Goot, Netherlands

Backgammon[edit]

Main article: Backgammon
Backgammon board and checkers

Backgammon is a board game for two players where the checker-like playing pieces are moved according to the roll of dice; a player wins by removing all of his pieces from the board before his opponent.

Events Held by Olympiad and Year
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
1989 1990 1991 1992 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2013 2015
Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Participants and Results
Olympiad Year Number of
Participants
Ranking[11]
Program Authors
1 1989 6 1. Neurogammon
2. Video Gammon
3. Saitek Backgammon
4. Mephisto Backgammon
5. Backbrain
6. A.I. Backgammon
Gerald Tesauro, USA
Randall Hoogerhyde, USA

Ossi Weiner, Netherlands
2 1990 2 1. Video Gammon
2. Prospero
Randall Hoogerhyde, USA
Raymond Mills, Great Britain
4 1992 3 1. Bax
2. Maestro
3. Video Gammon
Klaus-Uwe Koschnik, Germany
Justin Boyan, USA
Randall Hoogerhyde, USA
7 2002 2 1. BGBlitz[12]
2. GNU Backgammon[13]
Frank Berger, Germany
Massimiliano Maini, Italy; Achim Müller, Germany
8 2003 2 1. BGBlitz
2. GNU Backgammon
Frank Berger, Germany
Massimiliano Maini, Italy; Achim Müller, Germany
11 2006 2 1. GNU Backgammon
2. BGBlitz
Massimiliano Maini, Italy; Achim Müller, Germany
Frank Berger, Germany
12 2007 3 1. BGBlitz
2. GNU Backgammon
3. MCgammon
Frank Berger, Germany
Massimiliano Maini, Italy; Achim Müller, Germany
Guillaume Chaslot, François van Lieshout, Belgium
16 2011 3 1. Palamedes[14]
2. GNU Backgammon
3. BGBlitz
Nikos Papahristou, Greece
Massimiliano Maini, Italy; Achim Müller, Germany
Frank Berger, Germany
18 2015 3 1. GNU Backgammon
2. BGBlitz
3. Palamedes
Massimiliano Maini, Italy; Achim Müller, Germany
Frank Berger, Germany
Nikos Papahristou, Greece

Bridge[edit]

Main article: Contract bridge
A bridge hand being played

Bridge is a trick-taking card game for four players.

Bridge participation in the Computer Olympiad has largely discontinued when in 1996 the American Contract Bridge League established a new official World Computer Bridge Championship, to be run annually at a major bridge tournament. Starting in 1999, that event is now co-sponsored by the World Bridge Federation.

Events Held by Olympiad and Year
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
1989 1990 1991 1992 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2013 2015
Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Participants and Results
Olympiad Year Number of
Participants
Ranking[15]
Program Authors
1 1989 4 1. Acol Master
2. Vtech
3. Oxford Bridge
4. Bridge Baron
Paul Jones, United Kingdom
Tony Guilfoyle, USA
Andrew Bracher, United Kingdom
Tom Throop, Tony Guilfoyle, Great Britain
2 1990 2 1. Bridge Baron
2. Oxford Bridge
Tom Throop, Tony Guilfoyle, Great Britain
Andrew Bracher, United Kingdom
3 1991 3 1. Bridge Baron
2. Pupil
3. Bridge King
Tom Throop, Tony Guilfoyle, Great Britain
Joost Jacob, Netherlands
Johannes Leber, Gero Scholz, Germany
4 1992 3 1. Bridge King
2. Bridge Baron
3. Alpha Bridge
Johannes Leber, Gero Scholz, Germany
Tom Throop, Tony Guilfoyle, Great Britain
Alexander Lopatin, Russia
7 2002 2 1. Wbridge5
2. Jack
Yves Costel, France
Hans Kuijff, Netherlands

Chess[edit]

Main article: Chess
Chess board and pieces

Chess is a two-player board game played on a checkered game-board with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid. Each player begins with 16 pieces of varying characteristics, the objective being to capture one's opponent's king piece.

Many computer-versus-computer events are held beyond those of the Computer Olympiad.[16]

Events Held by Olympiad and Year
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
1989 1990 1991 1992 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2013 2015
Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Participants and Results
Olympiad Year Number of
Participants
Ranking[17]
Program Authors
1 1989 9 1. Rebel
2. Mephisto
3. Fidelity X
4. Pandix
5. Chess Player 2150
6. Hiarcs 4.1
7. Échec 1.5
8. E6P
9. Woodpusher
Ed Schroder, Jan Louwman, Netherlands
Richard Lang, United Kingdom
Kathe Spracklen, Dan Spracklen, USA
Gyula Horvath, Hungary
Chris Whittington, United Kingdom
Mark Uniacke, Harvey Williamson, Eric Hallsworth, United Kingdom; Sebastian Bohme, Germany
Marc-François Baudot, Jean-Christophe Weill, France

John Hamlen, United Kingdom
2 1990 11 1. Mephisto
2. Rebel
3. Zugzwang
4. Kaissa
5. Échec
6. Woodpusher
7. Brainstorm
8. Chess Player 2150
9. Hiarcs
10. Nightmare (D)
11. Chess Guru
Richard Lang, United Kingdom
Ed Schroder, Jan Louwman, Netherlands
Rainer Feldmann, Peter Mysliwietz, Heiner Matthias, Germany
Mikhail Donskoy, Vladimir Aralzarov, Alexander Ushkov, USSR
Marc-François Baudot, Jean-Christophe Weill, France
John Hamlen, United Kingdom
Gyula Horvath, Hungary
Chris Whittington, United Kingdom
Mark Uniacke, Harvey Williamson, Eric Hallsworth, United Kingdom; Sebastian Bohme, Germany
Reinhold Gellner, Gaby von Rekowski, Germany
Joël Rivat, France
3 1991 7 1. Chessmachine WK
2. Chessmachine King
3. Chess Player 2175
4. Nightmare NL
5. Nimzo
6. Dappet
7. Touch
Ed Schroder, Netherlands
Johan de Koning, Netherlands
Chris Whittington, United Kingdom
Joost Buijs, Netherlands
Chrilly Donninger, Austria
Dap Hartmann, Peter Kouwenhoven, Netherlands
Jos Uiterwijk, Netherlands
4 1992 7 1. Genesis
1. The King
1. Hiarcs 6.72
4. Woodpusher
5. Duck
6. Touch
7. Ananse
Eric van Riet Paap, Netherlands
Johan de Koning, Netherlands
Mark Uniacke, Harvey Williamson, Eric Hallsworth, United Kingdom; Sebastian Bohme, Germany
John Hamlen, United Kingdom
Dennis Breuker, Netherlands
Jos Uiterwijk, Netherlands
Walter Bannerman, Switzerland
14 2009 6 1. Rybka (Disqualified)
2. Shredder[18]
3. Deep Sjeng
4. Pandix
5. Joker
6. Equinox
Vasik Rajlich, USA
Stefan Meyer-Kahlen, Germany; Sandro Necchi, Italy
Gian-Carlo Pascutto, Belgium; Erdogan Günes, Turkey/Germany
Gyula Horváth, Hungary
Harm Geert Mueller, Netherlands
Gian Carlo Delli Colli, Stefano Rocchi, Italy; Harry Schnapp, Germany
18 2015 8

Chinese Chess[edit]

Main article: Chinese Chess
Chinese chess board

Chinese chess, is a strategy board game for two players from the same family as western or international chess. Known primarily as Xiangqi internationally, the game is referred to as Chinese Chess in the Computer Olympiad competitions.

Events Held by Olympiad and Year
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
1989 1990 1991 1992 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2013 2015
Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Participants and Results
Olympiad Year Number of
Participants
Medalist Ranking[19]
Program Authors
1 1989 5 1. Acer Chinese Chess
2. CChess Expert Acme
3. Elephant

4. Xian
5. Ogre
Yu Shi-Shun, Taiwan
Kuo-Ming Ts'ao, Taiwan
Zhe-Yu Guo, Tzu-Tse Lin, Kuang-Che Wu, Wen-Jang Huang, Jen-Hsuan Li, Shih-Chieh Huang, Shun-Shii Lin, Francis Pai, Shun-Chin Hsu, Taiwan
USA
United Kingdom
2 1990 3 1. Elephant

2. CChess Expert Acme
3. NKS
Zhe-Yu Guo, Tzu-Tse Lin, Kuang-Che Wu, Wen-Jang Huang, Jen-Hsuan Li, Shih-Chieh Huang, Shun-Shii Lin, Francis Pai, Shun-Chin Hsu, Taiwan
Kuo-Ming Ts'ao, Taiwan
Huang Shao Long, Su Zhi, China
3 1991 2 1. Surprise
2. Abyss
Ren Wu, China
Tony Marsland, Chun Ye, Canada
4 1992 2 1. Surprise
2. Elephant
Ren Wu, China
Zhe-Yu Guo, Tzu-Tse Lin, Kuang-Che Wu, Wen-Jang Huang, Jen-Hsuan Li, Shih-Chieh Huang, Shun-Shii Lin, Francis Pai, Shun-Chin Hsu, Taiwan
6 2001 3 1. ELP
2. SG 8.2 1
3. Abyss '99
Wu-Yao Cheng, Jr-Chang Chen, Shun-Chin Hsu, Taiwan
Ming-Cheng Cheng, Shi-Jim Yen, Taiwan
Tony Marsland, Chun Ye, Canada
7 2002 4 1. ELP
2. Shiga 8.1
3. XieXie
4. Abyss '99
Wu-Yao Cheng, Jr-Chang Chen, Shun-Chin Hsu, Taiwan
Ming-Cheng Cheng, Shi-Jim Yen, Taiwan
Pascal Tang, France; Eugenio Castillo Jimenez, Spain; Jih Tung Pai
Tony Marsland, Chun Ye, Canada
8 2003 5 1. ZMBL
2. XieXie
3. ELP
4. Lock
5. Contemplation
Zhi-Jian Tu, China
Pascal Tang, France; Eugenio Castillo Jimenez, Spain; Jih Tung Pai
Wu-Yao Cheng, Jr-Chang Chen, Shun-Chin Hsu, Taiwan
Ming-Cheng Cheng, Shi-Jim Yen, Taiwan
Kuang-Che Wu, Jr-Chang Chen, Tsan-Sheng Hsu, Shun-Chin Hsu, Taiwan
9 2004 2 1. Contemplation
2. ELP
Kuang-Che Wu, Jr-Chang Chen, Tsan-Sheng Hsu, Shun-Chin Hsu, Taiwan
Wu-Yao Cheng, Jr-Chang Chen, Shun-Chin Hsu, Taiwan
10 2005 14 1. XQMASTER
2. Shiga
3. NEUChess
4. TMSK
5. Contemplation
6. XieXie
7. ELP
8. Yuan-Chi
9. Yan-Chi Wu
10. Deep Elephant

11. Elephant Eye
12. Chimo
13. ShinGi
14. Jade
Ming-Yang Zhao, China
Ming-Cheng Cheng, Shi-Jim Yen, Taiwan
Jiao Wang, China
Bing-Jie Shen, Ruei-Ping Li,Tsan-Sheng Hsu, Taiwan
Kuang-Che Wu, Jr-Chang Chen, Tsan-Sheng Hsu, Shun-Chin Hsu, Taiwan
Pascal Tang, France; Eugenio Castillo Jimenez, Spain; Jih Tung Pai
Wu-Yao Cheng, Jr-Chang Chen, Shun-Chin Hsu, Taiwan
Shih-Kuang Huang, Taiwan
Yan-Chi Wu, Taiwan
Zhe-Yu Guo, Tzu-Tse Lin, Kuang-Che Wu, Wen-Jang Huang, Jen-Hsuan Li, Shih-Chieh Huang, Shun-Shii Lin, Francis Pai, Shun-Chin Hsu, Taiwan
Huang Chen, China
Wen-Jie Tseng, Wei-Lun Kao,Hung-Hsuan Lin, Chun-Bin Hsu, I-Chen Wu, Shun-Chin Hsu, Taiwan
Larry Tu, USA
Ting-Wei Hou, Taiwan
11 2006 5 1. NEUChess
2. Shiga
3. Deep Elephant

4. XieXie
5. Contemplation
Jiao Wang, China
Ming-Cheng Cheng, Shi-Jim Yen, Taiwan
Zhe-Yu Guo, Tzu-Tse Lin, Kuang-Che Wu, Wen-Jang Huang, Jen-Hsuan Li, Shih-Chieh Huang, Shun-Shii Lin, Francis Pai, Shun-Chin Hsu, Taiwan
Pascal Tang, France;Eugenio Castillo Jimenez, Spain; Jih Tung Pai
Kuang-Che Wu, Jr-Chang Chen, Tsan-Sheng Hsu, Shun-Chin Hsu, Taiwan
12 2007 5 1. NEUChess
2. Shiga
3. XieXie
4. Deep Elephant

5. Chimo
Jiao Wang, China
Ming-Cheng Cheng, Shi-Jim Yen, Taiwan
Pascal Tang, France;Eugenio Castillo Jimenez, Spain; Jih Tung Pai
Zhe-Yu Guo, Tzu-Tse Lin, Kuang-Che Wu, Wen-Jang Huang, Jen-Hsuan Li, Shih-Chieh Huang, Shun-Shii Lin, Francis Pai, Shun-Chin Hsu, Taiwan
Wen-Jie Tseng, Wei-Lun Kao, Hung-Hsuan Lin, Chun-Bin Hsu, I-Chen Wu, Shun-Chin Hsu, Taiwan
13 2008 18 1. Intella
2. Cyclone
3. EThinker
4. Gaga chess
5. MonkeyKing
6. NEUChess
7. 3DChess
8. XQMASTER
9. TMSK
10. YSSY
11. Shiga
12. Binghewusi
13. UFX
14. OracleX
15. ABCCHESS
16. Multi-stars of SJTU
17. Chimo
18. QiJi
Chaoying Chen, Yutao Wei, China
Min Zhang, China
Zheng Xu, China
Guolai Li, China
Xinhe Xu, China
Jiao Wang, China
Liu Jin, China
Ming-Yang Zhao, China
Bing-Jie Shen, Ruei-Ping Li, Tsan-Sheng Hsu, Taiwan
Zhang Hao, China
Ming-Cheng Cheng, Shi-Jim Yen, Taiwan
Fan DeJun, China
Liu Kai, China
Zhifu Zhang, Canada
Liang Jian Hua, China
Zhijun Li, Qi Zhengwei, China
Wen-Jie Tseng, Wei-Lun Kao, Hung-Hsuan Lin, Chun-Bin Hsu, I-Chen Wu, Shun-Chin Hsu, Taiwan
Duan Yong, Li Zhengqing, Liu Cuiwei, China
14 2009 5 1. TMSK
2. HaQiKi D
3. Chimo
4. Contemplation
5. ELP
Bing-Jie Shen, Ruei-Ping Li, Tsan-Sheng Hsu, Taiwan
Harm Geert Mueller, Netherlands
Wen-Jie Tseng, Wei-Lun Kao, Hung-Hsuan Lin, Chun-Bin Hsu, I-Chen Wu, Shun-Chin Hsu, Taiwan
Kuang-Che Wu, Jr-Chang Chen, Tsan-Sheng Hsu, Shun-Chin Hsu, Taiwan
Wu-Yao Cheng, Jr-Chang Chen, Shun-Chin Hsu, Taiwan
15 2010 5 1. Shiga
2. TMSK
3. Chimo
4. HaQiKi D
5. SunRise
Ming-Cheng Cheng, Shi-Jim Yen, Taiwan
Bing-Jie Shen, Ruei-Ping Li, Tsan-Sheng Hsu, Taiwan
Wen-Jie Tseng, Wei-Lun Kao, Hung-Hsuan Lin, Chun-Bin Hsu, I-Chen Wu, Shun-Chin Hsu, Taiwan
Harm Geert Mueller, Netherlands
Hao Cui, Jiajia Guo, Xiaowei Hu, Zhao Jianbo, Xiaomeng Yang
16 2011 3 1. Shiga
2. Chimo
3. HaQiKi D
Ming-Cheng Cheng, Shi-Jim Yen, Taiwan
Wen-Jie Tseng, Wei-Lun Kao, Hung-Hsuan Lin, Chun-Bin Hsu, I-Chen Wu, Shun-Chin Hsu, Taiwan
Harm Geert Mueller, Netherlands
17 2013 4 1. Chimo
2. HaQiKi D
3. Shimanese
4. Shiga
Wen-Jie Tseng, Wei-Lun Kao, Hung-Hsuan Lin, Chun-Bin Hsu, I-Chen Wu, Shun-Chin Hsu, Taiwan
Harm Geert Mueller, Netherlands
Tsuyoshi Hashimoto, Masahiko Yoshida, Japan
Ming-Cheng Cheng, Shi-Jim Yen, Taiwan

Chinese Dark Chess[edit]

Chinese Dark Chess is known as Banqi in eastern cultures.

Chinese Dark Chess (Banqi)
board and pieces
Events Held by Olympiad and Year
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
1989 1990 1991 1992 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2013 2015
Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY

Clobber[edit]

a10 white circle b10 black circle c10 white circle d10 black circle e10 white circle f10 black circle g10 white circle h10 black circle i10 white circle j10 black circle
a9 black circle b9 white circle c9 black circle d9 white circle e9 black circle f9 white circle g9 black circle h9 white circle i9 black circle j9 white circle
a8 white circle b8 black circle c8 white circle d8 black circle e8 white circle f8 black circle g8 white circle h8 black circle i8 white circle j8 black circle
a7 black circle b7 white circle c7 black circle d7 white circle e7 black circle f7 white circle g7 black circle h7 white circle i7 black circle j7 white circle
a6 white circle b6 black circle c6 white circle d6 black circle e6 white circle f6 black circle g6 white circle h6 black circle i6 white circle j6 black circle
a5 black circle b5 white circle c5 black circle d5 white circle e5 black circle f5 white circle g5 black circle h5 white circle i5 black circle j5 white circle
a4 white circle b4 black circle c4 white circle d4 black circle e4 white circle f4 black circle g4 white circle h4 black circle i4 white circle j4 black circle
a3 black circle b3 white circle c3 black circle d3 white circle e3 black circle f3 white circle g3 black circle h3 white circle i3 black circle j3 white circle
a2 white circle b2 black circle c2 white circle d2 black circle e2 white circle f2 black circle g2 white circle h2 black circle i2 white circle j2 black circle
a1 black circle b1 white circle c1 black circle d1 white circle e1 black circle f1 white circle g1 black circle h1 white circle i1 black circle j1 white circle
While standard Clobber is played
on a 5x6 board, computer Clobber is
usually played on a 10x10 board
Events Held by Olympiad and Year
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
1989 1990 1991 1992 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2013 2015
Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY

Connect Four[edit]

Connect Four -
travel version by Milton Bradley
Events Held by Olympiad and Year
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
1989 1990 1991 1992 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2013 2015
Green tickY

Connect6[edit]

Connect6 board and pieces
Events Held by Olympiad and Year
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
1989 1990 1991 1992 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2013 2015
Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY

Dominoes[edit]

Domino pieces -
played and unplayed
Events Held by Olympiad and Year
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
1989 1990 1991 1992 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2013 2015
Green tickY

Gin Rummy[edit]

Events Held by Olympiad and Year
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
1989 1990 1991 1992 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2013 2015
Green tickY
Participants and Results
Olympiad Year Number of
Participants
Ranking[20]
Program Authors
4 1992 2 1. Rummymate
2, Ginrummy

GIPF[edit]

GIPF
Olympiad Year Number of
Participants
Ranking[21]
Program Authors
6 2001 2 1. GF1
2. Gipfted
Kurt Van den Branden, Belgium
Diederik Wentink, Netherlands

Octi[edit]

Octi is an abstract strategy game with similarities to checkers and chess but allowing for multiple jumping, capturing, and special movement of pieces. The object of the game is move one's pieces into the opponent's starting points.

Octi
Olympiad Year Number of
Participants
Ranking[22]
Program Authors
9 2004 2 1. Casbah
2. Testme2
Charles Sutton, USA
Jeff Bacher, Canada

Poker[edit]

Poker
Olympiad Year Number of
Participants
Ranking[23]
Program Authors
8 2003 2 1. Sparbot
2. Vexbot
Neil Burch, Canada
Terence Schauenberg, Canada

Pool[edit]

Also known as computational pool.

Events Held by Olympiad and Year
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
1989 1990 1991 1992 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2013 2015
Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
Participants and Results
Olympiad Year Number of
Participants
Ranking[24]
Program Authors
10 2005 4 1. UofA
2. PoolMaster
3. Elix
4. SkyNet
11 2006 5 1. PickPocket
2. SkyNet
3. Elix
4. PoolMaster
5. Snooze
13 2008 4 1. CueCard
2. PickPocket
3. Elix
4. SkyNet

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The 18th Olympiad Program
  2. ^ The 18th Olympiad Scheduled Games
  3. ^ The 18th Olympiad Tournament Results
  4. ^ Draughts Results
  5. ^ a b c ICGA Tournament Records
  6. ^ International Computer Games Association (ICGA) Tournament Results - Abalone
  7. ^ International Computer Games Association (ICGA) Tournament Results - Amazons
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h Lorentz supervised students: Eugene Furman (2010), Conrad Pack (2010), Dan Dennison (2006), Archie Huerto (2005), Monica Reiss (2005), Akop Karapetyan (2003), Henry Avetisyan (2001)
  9. ^ a b Includes: Martin Müller (Austria), Markus Enzenberger (Germany), Broderick Arneson (Canada, 2009-2010), Rick Valenzano (2010), Daniel Huntley (2010), Gabriel Van Eyck, (since 2010), Jiaxing Song (since 2010)
  10. ^ International Computer Games Association (ICGA) Tournament Results - Awari
  11. ^ International Computer Games Association (ICGA) Tournament Results - Backgammon
  12. ^ BGBlitz Backgammon official website
  13. ^ GNU Backgammon official website
  14. ^ Matches played without doubling cube.
  15. ^ International Computer Games Association (ICGA) Tournament Results - Bridge
  16. ^ Other computer-versus-computer events in chess:
  17. ^ International Computer Games Association (ICGA) Tournament Results - Chess
  18. ^ Shredder chess official website
  19. ^ International Computer Games Association (ICGA) Tournament Results - Chinese Chess
  20. ^ International Computer Games Association (ICGA) Tournament Results - Gin Rummy
  21. ^ International Computer Games Association (ICGA) Tournament Results - GIPF
  22. ^ International Computer Games Association (ICGA) Tournament Results - Octi
  23. ^ International Computer Games Association (ICGA) Tournament Results - Poker
  24. ^ International Computer Games Association (ICGA) Tournament Results - Pool

External links[edit]