2009: Rybka Rolls Through Opposition at 17th WCCC

  • Monty Newborn


The 17th World Computer Chess Championship was held in the Palacio del Condestable in Pamplona, Spain, May 11–18, 2009. Ten chess engines participated in the nine-round round-robin event, including two from Germany, two from The Netherlands, and single entries from the USA, Israel, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, and Belgium. Rybka, the defending champ and the winner for the last two years, was there to defend her title. Her main competition was expected to come from former world champions Junior and Shredder, and from Hiarcs.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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