2002: Shredder Bows to Deep Junior at the 10th WCCC



The twenty-first century began with Shredder as world champion. Between its coronation at the 9th WCCC in 1999 and its defense of the title at the 10th WCCC in 2002, Shredder and its main rivals battled each other a number of times in various competitions. All were in Europe where computer chess engines and tournaments for them were proliferating. Before considering the 2002 world championship, an examination of these other events is in order.


World Championship World Champion Half Point Computer Chess Regular Tournament 

Suggest Readings

  1. Reports on the 9th International Paderborn CCC: http://wwwcs.uni-paderborn.de/∼IPCCC/ipccc2000.html
  2. Reports on the 17th WMCCC: Tom King, “Shredder wins the 17th World Microcomputer Chess Chanpionship, ICGA Journal, Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 165–172, September 2000. http://www.mark-weeks.com/chess/a0wm$tix.htm; http://www.grappa.univ-lille3.fr/icga/tournament.php?id=31
  3. Reports on the 10th International Paderborn CCC: Ulf Lorenz, The 10th International Paderborn Computer-Chess Championship, ICGA Journal, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 42–45, March 2001. http://wwwcs.uni-paderborn.de/∼IPCCC/ipccc2001.html
  4. Reports on the Brain Games Network Qualifying Match between Deep Fritz and Deep Junior, April 24–May 1, 2001: Jos Uiterwijk (with chess annotations by IGM Karsten Müller), “The BGN World Qualifier Match Deep Fritz vs. Deep Junior,” ICGA Journal, Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 191–192, September 2001. http://www.chessbase.com/events/bgnq/
  5. Reports on the First International CSVN CCC, May 18–20, 2001: Th van der Strom, “Report on the 1st International CSVN Tournament,” ICGA Journal, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 115–117, June 2001. http://www.csvn.nl/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=26&Itemid=49
  6. Website for all Dutch Championships; played yearly since 1981; http://www.csvn.nl/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&sectionid=5&id=24&Itemid=46
  7. Reports on the 11th International Paderborn CCC: Ulf Lorenz, The 11th International Paderborn Computer–Chess Championship, ICGA Journal, Vol. 25, No. 1, p. 50, March 2002. http://wwwcs.uni-paderborn.de/∼IPCCC/ipccc2002.html; http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=192
  8. Reports on the Second International CSVN CCC, May 31 – June 2, 2002: Th. Van der Storm, “Results of the 2nd International CSVN Tournament, ICGA Journal, Vol. 25, No. 2, p. 125, June 2002. http://www.csvn.nl/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=50&Itemid=49; http://www.computerschaak.nl/; http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=339
  9. Reports on the 10th WCCC: James Robertson, “The 10th World Computer–Chess Championship,” ICGA Journal, Vol. 25, No. 3, pp. 170–176, September 2002. http://www.grappa.univ-lille3.fr/icga/event.php?id=5
  10. Website for all International CSVN CCC: http://www.csvn.nl/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&sectionid=5&id=30&Itemid=49
  11. Website for Italian CCCs, 2001–2002: http://old.csvn.nl/ita_hist.html
  12. Website for 1st Polish CCC, Lodz, September 13–15, 2002: http://old.csvn.nl/pol_hist.html
  13. Website for Spanish CCCs: http://old.csvn.nl/esp_hist.html
  14. Website for French CCCs, 1993-2002: http://old.csvn.nl/fra_hist.html
  15. Website for Hungarian CCCs, 2001, 2002, 2003: http://old.csvn.nl/hun_hist.html
  16. Website for Deep Junior and its history: http://www.robotwisdom.com/ai/deepjunior.html

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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