2005: Zappa Red Hot at 13th WCCC

  • Monty Newborn


Iceland may be one of the cooler countries on this planet, but Zappa was red-hot August 13–21, 2005 when it totally dominated the field at the 13th WCCC played at Reykjavik University. And if the Bobby Fischer versus Boris Spassky world championship match in 1972 was the most famous chess match in Iceland’s history, this competition will go down as the strongest tournament ever played on its soil, or better, its rocks. Fischer is certainly the most famous chess player to compete in Iceland; Zappa may be the strongest player ever to compete there.


World Championship Place Finisher World Champion Place Finish Half Point 
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Suggest Readings

  1. Yngvi Björnsson and Jaap van den Herik, “The 13th World Computer-Chess Championship, ICGA Journal, Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 162–175, September 2005.Google Scholar
  2. An article by the Spike team on the Chess 960 Tournament in Mainz:
  3. An article on the Univ of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Campus Computer Science website about Anthony Cozzie:
  4. Zappa versus Fruit, Round 3, 13th WCCC:
  5. Shredder versus Fruit, Round 5, 13th WCCC:
  6. Zappa versus Junior, Round 7, 13th WCCC:
  7. Shredder versus Zappa, Round 9, 13th WCCC:
  8. Shredder defeated Hydra in 2004 with same opening used in Round 9:
  9. Shredder versus Junior, Round 11, 13th WCCC:

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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