Computer Olympiad

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The Computer Olympiads are a multi-games event taking place every year in which computer programs compete against each other. The majority of the games are board games but other games such as Bridge take place as well. The Olympiad was originally held in either London or Maastricht, lately however, cities from around the world have hosted the Olympiad.

For many board games the Computer Olympiads are an opportunity to take the "world's best computer player" title.

History[edit]

The Olympiad was created in the 1980s by David Levy with the first contest taking 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 ICGA has adopted the Computer Olympiad and tries to organise the event on an annual basis.

Games[edit]

The games which have been played are:

In 2010, several puzzles were included in the competition:

Games which the Olympiad would like to run, but have so far been unable to due to lack of entrants:

Olympiads[edit]

1st Computer Olympiad[edit]

1989, London, United Kingdom The 1st Computer Olympiad took place at the Park Lane Hotel in London, UK from 9 August 1989 to 15 August 1989. In this Computer Olympiad, computer programs competed against each other at a variety of games, including Awari, Backgammon, Bridge, Checkers, Chess, Chinese Chess, Connect-Four, Dominoes, Draughts Go, Go-Moku, Othello, Qubic, Renju and Scrabble.

Medals Awarded

Awari

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

Backgammon

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

Bridge

  1. Acolmaster 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. Renju Sapiens (A. Grigoriev) 1. Tandy Renju (R. Lang)

Both programs were awarded the gold medal

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]

1990, London, United Kingdom The 2nd Computer Olympiad took place in London, UK from 15 August 1990 to 21 August 1990. As with each year's Computer Olympiad, computer programs competed against each other at a variety of games, including Awari, backgammon, bridge, checkers, chess, Chinese Chess, Go, Go-Moku, Othello, Qubic, Renju and Scrabble.

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]

1991, Maastricht, Netherlands The 3rd Computer Olympiad took place in Maastricht, Netherlands, from 22 to 25 August 1991. As with each year's Computer Olympiad, computer programs competed against each other at a variety of games, including Awari, Bridge, Chess, Chinese Chess, Draughts, Go, Go-Moku, Nine Men's Morris, Othello, Qubic, Renju and Scrabble.

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]

1992, London, United Kingdom

The AST 4th Computer Olympiad took place in London, UK from 5 August 1992 to 11 August 1992. As with each year's Computer Olympiad, computer programs competed against each other at a variety of games, including Awari, backgammon, bridge, chess, Chinese Chess, draughts, Gin rummy, Go, Go-Moku, Othello, Renju and Scrabble.

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]

2002, Maastricht, Netherlands

The 7th Computer Olympiad was held in Maastricht, Netherlands from July 5 till July 11, 2002. 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. CrazyStone (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. 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. The venue was Leiden University.[1]

Competitions and medals awarded

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

1. PAN.exe 2. Deep Nikita

1. SIA 2. Deep Nikita

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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