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- - By Somnus (**) Date 2010-02-15 02:05
Hello everyone,

Registration is now closed for CCT 12.

A final list of participants can be seen here.

We have an even number of entrants (Yay!) so I won't have to enter something else to get around a bye.

The times on the website are correct and up to date, so please make sure you double check to make sure you arrive on time.

It is free to obtain a FICS account to observe the game and kibitz with the authors, and as usual, all conversation for the tournament will happen in channel 64.

Good luck to all who entered.

Peter Skinner
CCT Tournament Director
http://www.cctchess.com
td@cctchess.com
Parent - By SpiderG (***) Date 2010-02-15 07:09
Nice! Twenty-eight engines!
Parent - - By Ricky (***) Date 2010-02-15 07:57
Did Rybka chicken-out?
Parent - - By Nelson Hernandez (Gold) Date 2010-02-15 12:58
Yes, I am sure that's it.  :)
Parent - - By BB (****) Date 2010-02-16 06:12

>Yes, I am sure that's it.  :-)


Has the Rybka team dropped in numbers? It used to be that one could choose from two or three different personages (not counting VR himself), but suddenly with Lukas not interested, there's no backup. At one point, Rybka had the attitude of "Compete in everything" (with Hans travelling around Europe to ensure this), so I'd say that it is somewhat notable that CCT12 is being missed.
Parent - - By Ray (****) Date 2010-02-16 07:38

> so I'd say that it is somewhat notable that CCT12 is being missed


There are lots of conspiracy theories... you may be right, but on the other hand maybe both Lukas and Hans are just busy. I don't read anything into it at all.
CCT12 is nothing special anyway. There is no need for Rybka to participate in every tournament. The only tournament that counts is WCCC, even though that is arguably on the road to ruin. If WCCC is the only tournament Rybka ever competes in, that is fine with me. And the other commercial authors would be very happy indeed.
Parent - By Dr.Wael Deeb (***) Date 2010-02-16 07:42
It did participate in every tournament before....now all of a sudden no time,no available hardware and the known to death silence of the the rybka team....
Dr.D
Parent - By BB (****) Date 2010-02-16 07:48

>but on the other hand maybe both Lukas and Hans are just busy. I don't read anything into it at all.


At one level I do, and at another I don't. I see it as saying that the focus and/or philosophy for Rybka publicity has changed somewhat, or maybe it's just that the youthful vigour of times of yore has declined. So it's more about how the Rybka priorities have changed -- a few years ago, I think we would have seen Lukas/Hans/Nick/Vas ensure that busy was not an option.
Parent - - By Harvey Williamson (*****) Date 2010-02-16 09:05

> And the other commercial authors would be very happy indeed.


Rubbish. Hans has to turn up in Leiden or I will be sleeping on the Street. Hotel Hans with massage chair is a must. I think all programmers tournaments count. The most important is the one that has a free supply of beer.
Parent - - By BB (****) Date 2010-02-18 03:56

>The most important is the one that has a free supply of beer.


I'm guessing the amateur $25 fees we see are meant to cover such. :-P
Parent - By Harvey Williamson (*****) Date 2010-02-18 04:29
No way - 25 is just about enough for a few snacks. The 500 that most pro's pay is barely enough for the bar bill.
Parent - By Vempele (Silver) Date 2010-02-18 08:05

> The most important is the one that has a free supply of beer.


So that's where the expression "free as in beer" comes from!
Parent - - By pokerpawn (***) Date 2010-02-15 11:37
LOL I think Sjeng will win it , only one with cluster HW  .... and what's with all these quads using 1 core ??
Parent - By Harvey Williamson (*****) Date 2010-02-15 11:39
Yes Cluster Sjeng will be the favourite with its mighty hardware.
Parent - By InspectorGadget (*****) Date 2010-02-15 12:20

> and what's with all these quads using 1 core ??


Not sure, maybe they are SP engines.
Parent - - By Ray (****) Date 2010-02-15 13:30

> I think Sjeng will win it , only one with cluster HW


Could well be, as long as the implementation is efficient and fully tested. I wouldn't rule out one or two of the other competitors. For example Hiarcs always puts up a good fight in these events.
Parent - - By serbian master (**) Date 2010-02-15 16:26
i mean shredder wil win with i9 six core
Parent - - By Felix Kling (Gold) Date 2010-02-15 21:01
Sjeng has the best winning chances, next is Shredder I guess. I'm not sure how strong the other programs like Komodo, Thinker, Hiarcs and so on are. Is Komodo already a multi processor engine?
Parent - By Ray (****) Date 2010-02-15 21:31
Don may have an SMP version of Komodo ready, we have to wait and see I guess
I would watch out for Hiarcs on the 8 core box, 16 with HT. It has been about 15 months since the release of Hiarcs 12, and Mark Uniacke won't have been idle all that time...
Parent - By FWCC (***) Date 2010-02-15 22:58
That would be interesting if Komodo is running MP.I imagine Komodo will be very strong as Komo is already a force on 1 core,maybe Komo will finish in a top place.
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