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- - By Vasik Rajlich (Silver) Date 2007-10-29 02:19
The 2007 Second Annual ACCA Americas' Comp Chess Championship has finished and Rybka has won with 5.5/6, ahead of Crafty, LearningLemming and Naum. The tournament was held on ICC, with some authors also meeting at the University of Alabama. As Jeroen's opening book can't be used on ICC, our team was quite small this time:

Operation, Hardware, Opening book: Nick Carlin
Engine: Vasik Rajlich, Larry Kaufman

Thanks to Charles Roberson for organizing the tournament, and a big thanks to Nick for handling everything on the Rybka side.

Nick's information center about the tournament can be found here.

Parent - - By Nelson Hernandez (Gold) Date 2007-10-29 14:50
Jeroen's OB can't be used on ICC, eh?  Very interesting, but not surprising!  :)
Parent - - By Vasik Rajlich (Silver) Date 2007-11-01 17:18
Jeroen's book is .ctg, and for obvious reasons the CB interfaces can't connect to ICC.

We do actually have a way to do this via a decoder, but it's not 100% reliable yet.

Parent - By Nelson Hernandez (Gold) Date 2007-11-01 17:42
I'm shocked.
Parent - - By Albert Silver (***) Date 2007-11-19 05:19
Is that really the case? I admit I haven't tried, but I'd imagine one could hook up a CB interface to ICC using the internal auto-232 support and then use Winboard to ferry the moves to and fro from ICC.

Parent - By Nick (*****) Date 2007-11-19 10:14
Yes you can hook up the CB gui to ICC via winboard232d .. but to my knowledge the standard hook up does not allow conformance to two of the ACCA requirements :

1. Move kibitizing
2. Resuming game after interruption

On point 2, one of the participants at this years event had a bad connection, and dropped off occasionally, I believe he got to test all of his opponents on their ability to meet requirement 2 above.  IIRC the Junior guys once lost a CCT* game on ICC because they couldn't resume.

On requirement 1 there is a funny story from this years event, if you look in some of the Rybka logs and are very keen you will notice that a few rare times Rybka kibbed a PV and made a different move on the board.   This caused a little bit of concern with at least one of Rybka's opponents but we managed to get through it.  I have a vague feeling that the Hiarcs team (Enrico?) may have a tool or version of winboard232d that does allow kibbing and game continuations using the CB gui on ICC, but I am not sure about that.
Parent - - By turbojuice1122 (Gold) Date 2007-10-29 15:32
I guess I don't understand: why can't Jeroen's opening book be used on the ICC?  That's more the type of rule I'd expect from Chessbase (e.g. something like "Rybka users must use an opening book limited to three moves"), but not the ICC.
Parent - - By Nelson Hernandez (Gold) Date 2007-10-30 01:09
You're dense, Turbo.  Jeroen's book is not "standard issue". 
Parent - By turbojuice1122 (Gold) Date 2007-10-30 02:52
I'm sorry, but I'm afraid I don't know what "standard issue" means here.
Parent - - By Banned for Life (Gold) Date 2007-10-30 03:41
Can one be both dense and enlightened? Wouldn't dense normally be associated with the unwashed, knuckle dragging class? Maybe its time for some more Ripple.

Parent - - By turbojuice1122 (Gold) Date 2007-10-30 14:37
Even one who is enlightened must still be dense if he wishes to continue associating with the unwashed, knuckle-dragging class, especially if they are deranged and have tails. :-D
Parent - By Banned for Life (Gold) Date 2007-10-30 21:02
OK, that explains everything. Thanks! :-)

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