The Unofficial World Championships Of Computer Programs In International Draughts Blitz 2020

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The Unofficial World Championships Of Computer Programs In International Draughts Blitz 2020

Post by Krzysztof Grzelak » Fri Apr 10, 2020 13:45

I cordially invite you to the tournament " The Unofficial World Championships Of Computer Programs In International Draughts Blitz 2020 ". All information about the tournament is welcome to the pages:

http://www.uwccpi2020.draughtsprograms.eu/
http://www.draughtsprograms.eu/uwccpi20 ... rbiterPro/
http://www.draughtsprograms.eu/internat ... eGames.php
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Mj0VPz ... e=youtu.be

For now, individual programs will participate in the tournament:

Aurora Borealis Professional by Alexander Svirin
Cerberus by Leo Nagels
Damage by Bert Tuyt
Dragon Pro by Michel Grimminck
Dream by Said Koudache
Edeon Sport by Vasily Naumik, Alexey Odnoklubov, Victor Naumik
Flits by Adri Vermeulen
Kingsrow by Edgar Gilbert
Maximus by Jan-Jaap van Horssen
Moby Dam by Harm Jetten
Plus 500 by Serge Startsev
Scan by Fabien Letouzey
Sjende Blyn by Jelle Wiersma
Tornado by Frank Mesander
Truus voor Windows by Stef Keetman


Thanks to everyone I mentioned on the website. I would like to add that individual versions of programs may change. Please also let developers make their programs available a week before the tournament. I also invite other programs to participate in the tournament.

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Re: The Unofficial World Championships Of Computer Programs In International Draughts Rapid 2020

Post by warpspeed » Sat Apr 11, 2020 07:24

I was wondering about "Rapid" since the time control seems more in line with the definition of "Blitz" of the FMJD.

From there on page 60 of the Annexes :
Annex 6
Rapid and blitz games


1. Definition
  • A game is considered accelerated when the time that is allowed for each player for the
    whole game is not more than 30 minutes.
    • There are two categories of accelerated games.
      1. The rapid game, where each player is allowed a time between 15 and 30 minutes
        inclusive for the whole game, or when electronic clocks and the Fischer system are
        used between 15 and 30 minutes for the first 60 moves.
         
      2. The blitz game, where each player is allowed a time between 5 and 15 minutes
        inclusive for the whole game, or when electronic clocks and the Fischer system are
        used between 5 and 15 minutes for the first 60 moves.
 
However, when looking at the definition of Rapid and Blitz for chess of the FIDE it is indeed Rapid.

There it says :
  1. Rate of Play
    • 1.1
      • For a game to be rated each player must have the following minimum periods in which to complete all the moves:
        • for a rapid game all the moves must be made in a fixed time of more than 10 minutes but less than 60 minutes for each player; or the time allotted + 60 times any increment is of more than 10 minutes but less than 60 minutes for each player;
        • for a blitz game all the moves must be made in a fixed time of more than 3 minutes but not more than 10 minutes for each player; or the time allotted + 60 times any increment is of more than 3 minutes but not more than 10 minutes for each player.
So with a time control of 5 minutes with 6 seconds incremental time for each move one gets for 60 moves 11 minutes in total which exceeds 10 minutes.

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Re: The Unofficial World Championships Of Computer Programs In International Draughts Rapid 2020

Post by Krzysztof Grzelak » Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:29

warpspeed should be "Rapid" not "Blitz".

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Re: The Unofficial World Championships Of Computer Programs In International Draughts Rapid 2020

Post by jj » Sat Apr 11, 2020 13:29

warpspeed wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 07:24
So with a time control of 5 minutes with 6 seconds incremental time for each move one gets for 60 moves 11 minutes in total which exceeds 10 minutes.
We have the same confusion as last year. There is no increment, as far as the programs are concerned. Not all programs support this option. So the programs are set to play 85 moves in 5 minutes.
The increment of 6 seconds per move is only there on the external draughts clock, that is used to show the live audience an approximation of the time used by the programs. The operator has 6 seconds to make each move on the board. See also http://www.uwccpi2020.draughtsprograms. ... ation.html.

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Re: The Unofficial World Championships Of Computer Programs In International Draughts Rapid 2020

Post by Krzysztof Grzelak » Sat Apr 11, 2020 14:22

I think you are right though warpspeed should be "Blitz". These 6 seconds confused me.

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Re: The Unofficial World Championships Of Computer Programs In International Draughts Rapid 2020

Post by warpspeed » Sat Apr 11, 2020 20:55

jj wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 13:29
We have the same confusion as last year.
Thanks for clarifying. So then with 5 minutes for more than 60 moves it certainly is in the Blitz range definition.

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Re: The Unofficial World Championships Of Computer Programs In International Draughts Blitz 2020

Post by jj » Thu May 28, 2020 12:24

As I already told Krzysztof, I decided to withdraw Maximus from the unofficial world championship 2020. For the people who have Maximus this means I am revoking the rights to let it play in computer tournaments, matches, exhibition games, etc. I trust you will all respect this. Krzysztof, please remove Maximus and all information from the tournament website. I wish you good luck with the tournament.

Jan-Jaap

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Re: The Unofficial World Championships Of Computer Programs In International Draughts Blitz 2020

Post by jj » Thu May 28, 2020 12:26

In my opinion an independent expert should investigate the claim that Edeon Sport is using Scan 2's eval. But that is up to the community.

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Re: The Unofficial World Championships Of Computer Programs In International Draughts Blitz 2020

Post by Krzysztof Grzelak » Thu May 28, 2020 12:33

jj wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 12:24
As I already told Krzysztof, I decided to withdraw Maximus from the unofficial world championship 2020. For the people who have Maximus this means I am revoking the rights to let it play in computer tournaments, matches, exhibition games, etc. I trust you will all respect this. Krzysztof, please remove Maximus and all information from the tournament website. I wish you good luck with the tournament.

Jan-Jaap
Please write what happened that you don't want to participate in the tournament.

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Re: The Unofficial World Championships Of Computer Programs In International Draughts Blitz 2020

Post by jj » Thu May 28, 2020 13:19

Krzysztof Grzelak wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 12:33
Please write what happened that you don't want to participate in the tournament.
In light of recent developments I lost interest to compete.

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Re: The Unofficial World Championships Of Computer Programs In International Draughts Blitz 2020

Post by Krzysztof Grzelak » Mon Jun 01, 2020 08:21

Hi Jan.

Can I ask you to reconsider further participation in the tournament? Man sometimes makes hasty decisions, and later regret it. Please think about Jan and I will not remove the program from my site for the next two weeks. Please remember that this is just fun on my part. I am asking you to think about my request. I will be feeling very nicely and pleasantly to play with Maximus program in tournament.

I am greeting
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Re: The Unofficial World Championships Of Computer Programs In International Draughts Blitz 2020

Post by Krzysztof Grzelak » Wed Jun 17, 2020 17:11

At the request of the author of the draughts engine Maximus - the program will not participate in the tournament " The Unofficial World Championships Of Computer Programs In International Draughts Blitz 2020 ".

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