18 , 2002
& DVONN computer program competitions?
The CMG 7th Computer Olympiad is a multi-games
event in which all of the participants are
computer programs. The purpose is to find
the strongest programs at each of the games,
partly as an academic exercise and partly
because the competitions are fun. This year's
Computer Olympiad takes place from July
5 to 11 and will be played at the Universiteit
Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Find out all about the event on the Computer
The games on last year's program: Amazons,
Awari, Backgammon, Bridge, Chess [the 10th
World Computer Chess Championship], Chinese
Chess, 8x8 Draughts, 10x10 Draughts, Gipf,
Go, Hex, Lines of Action, Othello, Poker,
Scrabble, and Shogi.
There were 2 entries for the GIPF tournament:
kvdb's GF1 and Diederik Wentink's Gipfted.
This first A.I. batttle was won by GF1 with
6 - 2. Does anybody feel like challenging
GF1 and/or Gipfted?
As far as we know, 3 Belgians and 1 German
are each working on a DVONN Program. That
doesn't means that all 4 of them will finish
what they started, but, nonetheless, it
opens a door... If there are more Einsteins
working on a DVONN program, we will take
contact with the organizers of the Computer
Olympiad and propose to put DVONN on their
schedule. DVONN was released only a couple
of months ago, so everybody has equal chances.
If you are interested, take contact with
No GRC in Belgium this
EGO organizes a GIPF Regularity Contest
2002 in The Netherlands. Since quite a few
of the regular Belgian Gipfers played the
first heat of the Dutch GRC and also plan
to play the second heat, running a similar
contest in Belgium too would overload the
program. The GIPF Centre will concentrate
on other events, such as the 6th Antwerp
Open GIPF, the 2nd Project GIPF weekend
and things like that.