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- - By Dadi Jonsson (Silver) [is] Date 2008-01-26 00:02 Edited 2008-01-28 11:30
CCT 10. January 26-27, 2008


Official Website:
Site: The Internet Chess Club (ICC)
Tournament Director: Peter Skinner
Date: January 26-27, 2008.
Time controls: 50 + 3
Rounds: 7 Round Swiss.

With 39 participants, including many of the strongest engines, this tournament promises to be very interesting. And with only 7 rounds, a single mistake can be enough to eliminate an engine in the race for first place.


Some of the more notable participants are Rybka, Zappa, Hiarcs, Junior and Naum.

Rybka is the current CCT champion after winning CCT9 last year. With Rybka leading all rating lists it is the favourite to win the tournament.

Junior hasn't participated in recent computer chess events, but the team is always well prepared. Playing on the most powerful computer (16 CPU cores) shouldn't hurt its chances.

Zappa won against Rybka in a 10 game match last year. Anthony Cozzie has come out of retirement once more to produce a new version of Zappa. If he is less than 97.8% retired now anything can happen :)

Hiarcs is the winner of the latest Paderborn tournament. It's always an interesting opponent for Rybka.

Naum should not be underestimated. We can expect Naum 3 beta, which beta testers say has been doing very well against Rybka. Some think that Naum 3 beta may be Rybka's closest competitor.

Full list of participants


Times are based on ICC's "date" command. (Time zone is EST). Please be sure to check for time zone differences!

Saturday: 7:00am 9:00am 11:00am 1:00pm
Sunday:   7:00am 9:00am 11:00am

Blitz Tournament to follow regular event.

Live broadcast
Select 2008->CCT10.

Live broadcast of course also on ICC.

Rybka team

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


Round 1:  Rybka - Rascal 1-0
Round 2:  Crash Test Dummy - Rybka 0-1
Round 3:  Rybka - Ikarus ½-½
Round 4:  LearningLemming - Rybka 0-1
Round 5:  Rybka-Zappa 1-0
Round 6:  Hiarcs - Rybka 1-0
Round 7:  Rybka - Fruit 1-0

All tournament games for download in PGN format
Parent - - By Gaмßito (****) [cr] Date 2008-01-26 08:25
Thanks for the information Dadi; it seems it will be a very good and interesting small tournament.   

By the way, do you know what Rybka version will play there?

Parent - - By Dadi Jonsson (Silver) [is] Date 2008-01-26 09:42
I would expect Vas to use this tournament as a test for a recent development version. But I'm sure Vas or Nick will tell us later today.
Parent - By Vasik Rajlich (Silver) [hu] Date 2008-01-29 01:02
Actually, we used the Paderborn version - the newest version wasn't ready in time and we didn't feel like inviting Mr. Murphy over for tea :)

Parent - - By Dadi Jonsson (Silver) [is] Date 2008-01-26 09:36
Round 1 pairings:

1 Rybka (1)          : Rascal (20)         
2 Symbolic (21)      : Zappa (2)           
3 Hiarcs (3)         : Now (22)            
4 Prophet (23)       : Junior (4)          
5 Naum (5)           : Tinker (24)         
6 Berta (25)         : Fruit (6)           
7 Glaurung (7)       : LearningLemming (26)
8 Telepath (27)      : Ktulu (8)           
9 Ikarus (9)         : Weid (28)           
10 ZCT (29)          : Thinker (10)        
11 Crafty (11)       : Joker (30)          
12 Protej (31)       : Crash Test Dummy (12)
13 Petir (13)        : Oxygen (32)         
14 Vicki (33)        : Booot (14)          
15 Twisted Logic (15): Tornado (34)        
16 micro-Max (35)    : E.T Chess (16)      
17 Arasan (17)       : Timea (36)          
18 Mediocre (37)     : Danasah (18)        
19 Averno (19)       : Clarabit (38)

This should be an easy round for the top engines, but who know? Bugs, book errors, technical problems (especially in the first round) could affect the outcome. And of course unexpected wins by lower rated engines have been a deciding factor in many computer chess tournaments.
Parent - - By BB (****) [gb] Date 2008-01-26 09:39

> 1 Rybka (1)          : Rascal (20)      

Assuming Left is White, this is already a notable advantage for Rybka - the chance of getting 4 Whites is quite significant now.
Parent - - By Dadi Jonsson (Silver) [is] Date 2008-01-26 09:57
Since there is such a big difference in strength between Rybka and Rascal, colors don't matter much in this game. Therefore I would have seen it as an advantage if Rybka had the black pieces. That would ensure at least 3 Whites in the remaining rounds against the stronger opponents. Even 4 Whites would have been possible.
Parent - - By Permanent Brain (*****) Date 2008-01-26 10:20
Although I am a big fan of Rybka too... Wanting Black rather than White for sophisticated pairing system reasons only, because we are so absolutely sure that Rascal will lose anyway, doesn't sound fair to me. What if the author of Rascal reads here, how would he feel reading this? I don't know this engine but I am sure it can play chess and efforts have been put into it. I think we need to be careful, because... Pride goes before a fall.

Maybe not Rascal, but Naum could be the Nemesis. I see dark clouds on the horizon.
Parent - By Dadi Jonsson (Silver) [is] Date 2008-01-26 10:41

> because we are so absolutely sure that Rascal will lose anyway

I am not absolutely sure about that and therefore I didn't state that in my post. I only think that having white or black cannot be viewed as a deciding factor for a game where there is a great difference in rating/strength between opponents. Rascal certainly can draw or win this game. Upsets happen both in human an engine chess.
Parent - By Permanent Brain (*****) Date 2008-01-27 19:09
Despite all false modesty, I need to say that I was (nearly) right about Naum! :-) But it wasn't difficult to guess.
Parent - - By BB (****) [gb] Date 2008-01-26 10:36
I expect there to be 2 rounds of wide strength disparity [to predict: 5 or 6 of the top 7 win in round 1, and 6 or 7 of the other 12 games are decisive, so Rybka plays the 9th seed or so in round 2], and from this I am led to think your idea of more Whites against strong opposition doesn't really apply. The advantage of getting White in game 1 is that some pairing systems will alternate colours, and so when Rybka faces Naum, Zappa, Fruit, Junior, Hiarcs [just to name the next 5 seeds] in rounds 3-7, it will be more likely to get 3 Whites in these 5 games than if it had started with Black.
Parent - - By Dadi Jonsson (Silver) [is] Date 2008-01-26 11:14
It seems that the ICC pairing system does indeed do a better job of alternating colors than I expected. I checked both CCT8 and CCT9 and in those tournaments Rybka never had the same color in two sequential rounds. Assuming that this will also be the case in this tournament, and if Rybka starts playing against the other top seeds in round 3, then it's better to have White in the first round as you suggested.
Parent - - By Somnus (**) [ca] Date 2008-01-27 07:16
As the TD for the tournament, I am doing pairing manually.

#1 seed in the tournament always gets white in the first round if you look at past events.
Parent - By Dadi Jonsson (Silver) [is] Date 2008-01-27 08:51
Thanks for this information.

> I am doing pairing manually.

I noticed that the pairings seemed much better than I had experienced in ICC tournaments (at least a few years ago), so this explains the difference.

> #1 seed in the tournament always gets white in the first round

OK, so no luck involved here, except being "lucky" enough to be #1, of course :) I had assumed that the color on board 1 was determined by lot, as is common in international tournaments.
Parent - By Harvey Williamson (*****) Date 2008-01-27 08:57
Hiarcs also started with White in round 1 but has 2 blacks in a row rounds 4 and 5 - but I am not complaining.
Parent - By turbojuice1122 (Gold) [us] Date 2008-01-28 02:52
But which would be better?  A win over Zappa (more likely with the white pieces), or not having lost to Hiarcs (which would have been more likely with the white pieces)?  With the way things came out, now Harvey is going to be displaying "ugly pictures of dead fish" all of the web site from here until Rybka finally gets a few good, convincing wins over Hiarcs. :-)
Parent - By miguel angel (*) Date 2008-01-26 11:28
Retransmiten el round 1 in live broadcast?
Parent - - By Victor Zakharov (*****) [ru] Date 2008-01-26 12:10
web broadcast and evaluation is
Select 2008/CCT10/Round 1
Parent - By miguel angel (*) Date 2008-01-26 12:20
many thanks
Parent - By Dadi Jonsson (Silver) [is] Date 2008-01-26 12:35
There are three games being broadcast now:

Rybka  Rascal    (24.Qg4 Qf7 +0.81)
Hiarcs  NowX    (25.Be2 Ra7 +4.84)
Prophet  Junior    (17.Ba3 a5 -0.30)

Here is the position from Rybka-Rascal

6k1/2p2qb1/1p2p1p1/p4r2/2P1N1Q1/6P1/PP3P2/4R1K1 w - -
Parent - - By Nick (*****) [gb] Date 2008-01-26 13:11
Rybka did a super job against Rascal in round 1.  

[Event "ICC 50 3 u"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2008.01.26"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Rybka"]
[Black "Rascal"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C11"]
[WhiteElo "2821"]
[BlackElo "2577"]
[PlyCount "149"]
[EventDate "2008.??.??"]
[TimeControl "3000+3"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 dxe4 5. Nxe4 Be7 6. Bxf6 Bxf6 7. Nf3 O-O 8.
c3 Nd7 9. Bc4 b6 10. d5 Ne5 11. Nxe5 Bxe5 12. dxe6 Bxe6 13. Bxe6 fxe6 14. Qe2
g6 15. Rd1 Qe7 16. h4 Rad8 17. Rxd8 Rxd8 18. h5 Qf8 19. O-O Rd5 20. hxg6 hxg6
21. g3 Bg7 22. Re1 a5 23. c4 Rf5 24. Qg4 Qf7 25. Rd1 Qe8 26. Qh4 Kf7 27. Ng5+
Ke7 28. Nh3+ Rf6 29. Rd3 Qh8 30. Qd4 Qc8 31. c5 Rf7 32. Qc4 b5 33. Qe4 c6 34.
Rd6 Rf5 35. Nf4 Bf6 36. Nxg6+ Kf7 37. Rxc6 Qd7 38. Nf4 Rxf4 39. Qh7+ Bg7 40.
Rd6 Qxd6 41. Qh5+ Kf8 42. cxd6 Rd4 43. Qf3+ Kg8 44. Qc6 Bf6 45. Qe8+ Kg7 46.
Qxe6 a4 47. d7 Rd1+ 48. Kg2 Rd2 49. Kf3 Rd4 50. Ke2 Kg6 51. Qg8+ Kf5 52. f3 a3
53. bxa3 Rc4 54. Qe8 Rc2+ 55. Ke1 Rh2 56. g4+ Kg5 57. Qg8+ Kh4 58. d8=Q Bxd8
59. Qxd8+ Kg3 60. Qd6+ Kg2 61. Qxh2+ Kxh2 62. Kf2 Kh3 63. Ke3 Kg3 64. g5 Kh4
65. Kf4 Kh5 66. Kf5 Kh4 67. g6 Kg3 68. Ke4 Kf2 69. g7 Ke2 70. g8=Q Kf2 71. f4
b4 72. axb4 Ke1 73. Qg2 Kd1 74. Kd3 Ke1 75. Qg1# {Black checkmated} 1-0

Rybka’s last book move was 10. d5 with evaluation +0.37 for white.   Rascal’s first move out of book was the interesting 9 … b6.  In fact there was a good 0-1 in this line in 2004 between two shredder’s on Playchess but I didn’t think that game was relevant here.

Some info:

Software: Rybka 232m14-rmp.  2GB hash table
Hardware: QX9650 @ 4.2 (water cooled).  Crucial PC8500 ram 4-4-4-12@508
Books and interface: Various.  In round one we used a small CTG book.  The new Chess Assistant can directly read CTG now!  It respects red and green moves etc, round 1 was a test of this technology, and it performed admirably.

Jeroen’s own book is not being used for this tournament, Jeroen is at Corus this weekend and is also working on RybkaIII.ctg, book duties have been left to me for this CCT (gulp!)

Later on when we play some of the big boys I will be using Winboard + Polyglot + a Polyglot book. 

Hiarcs had a nice book win in round one using one of my own lines () and Zappa as black has played a dubious move ( 4 … cxd4) against Tinker but will no doubt come good!

Junior won with the black pieces, possibly with a novelty on move 7, I need to check the game.

Naum is having ADSL connection problems and is not playing, he will try to show up for round three, if that happens he'll miss two rounds.

Parent - - By Victor Zakharov (*****) [ru] Date 2008-01-26 13:35
Funny, I noticed that last 5 moves before mate were dificult for Rybka to find.
73. Qg2 took a few tens seconds.
Parent - By Dadi Jonsson (Silver) [is] Date 2008-01-26 13:38
Yes, I noticed that. It took 53 seconds for 73. Qg2 and 51 second for 75. Qg1#.
Parent - By Uri Blass (*****) [il] Date 2008-01-26 14:41

The fact that rybka used her time does not mean that the moves were difficult for her to find.
Rybka simply used her time and
I am sure that rybka could play them faster in case that the game was bullet game.

Parent - - By Nick (*****) [gb] Date 2008-01-26 15:16
Rybka with the black pieces beats Crash Test Dummy (CTD) in round 2.  CTD is written by the author of The Baron (Richard Pijl) and I’m informed that it’s an entirely different engine to said previous work.

[Event "ICC 50 3 u"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2008.01.26"]
[Round "?"]
[White "ctd"]
[Black "Rybka"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E06"]
[WhiteElo "2483"]
[BlackElo "2821"]
[PlyCount "136"]
[EventDate "2008.??.??"]
[TimeControl "3000+3"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Nf3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. Qc2 c5 7. dxc5 Qa5+ 8. Nc3
dxc4 9. O-O Na6 10. c6 Nb4 11. cxb7 Bxb7 12. Qa4 Qh5 13. Qb5 Qxb5 14. Nxb5 Rab8
15. Nc3 Rfd8 16. Rd1 Nfd5 17. Nxd5 Nxd5 18. Bg5 Bxg5 19. Nxg5 Ba6 20. Rac1 c3
21. bxc3 Bxe2 22. Rd2 Bc4 23. Ne4 Rbc8 24. Rcd1 h6 25. g4 Rc7 26. Rb2 Rdd7 27.
Rbd2 Kf8 28. Bf1 Bxf1 29. Kxf1 Rc6 30. Rc1 Rc4 31. Rd4 Rdc7 32. Rxc4 Rxc4 33.
f3 f5 34. Nd6 Rxc3 35. Rxc3 Nxc3 36. a3 Ke7 37. Nc8+ Kd7 38. Nxa7 f4 39. Ke1
Kc7 40. Kd2 Nb1+ 41. Kc2 Nxa3+ 42. Kb3 Kb7 43. Kxa3 Kxa7 44. Kb4 Kb6 45. Kc4
Kc6 46. Kd4 Kd6 47. Ke4 e5 48. h4 g6 49. Kd3 Kd5 50. h5 g5 51. Kc3 e4 52. Kd2
exf3 53. Ke1 f2+ 54. Kxf2 Ke4 55. Ke2 f3+ 56. Kf1 Kf4 57. Kf2 Kxg4 58. Ke3 Kg3
59. Kd3 Kf4 60. Kd2 g4 61. Kd3 g3 62. Kd4 f2 63. Kd5 g2 64. Kd6 f1=Q 65. Kc7
g1=Q 66. Kd7 Qa7+ 67. Kd8 Qfa6 68. Ke8 Qc8# {White checkmated} 0-1

The good news is, we can see the pairings before the games start and adjust the opening book accordingly.

After some sub-optimal opening moves from black a drawish position was reached.  Rybka’s last book move was 10 … Na6 with a score of +0.00, CTD’s last book move was 9. 0-0.   Rybka then went to work on her usual middlegame crush, with moves like 20 … c3! creating a white isolani followed by the inaccurate rook exchange from CTD.   Maybe the game could have been drawn, but in any case Rybka demolished her opponent in short order.  

This game was again played with the Chess Assistant Interface with a CTG book.   Things will probably start getting a little tougher now, it looks like Zappa with the white pieces is being given a hard time by crafty as well, it's an interesting game :)
Parent - - By Victor Zakharov (*****) [ru] Date 2008-01-26 15:39
Seems like Junior will lose first half-point.
The first loss among big four: Rybka, Zappa, Hiarcs, Junior.

Next round will be the last one where the big four can meet not strong opponent.
After this all games will be tough.
Parent - - By richbell (**) [in] Date 2008-01-26 17:28
Could someone tell me what version of Rybka is playing? Thanks.
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) [mx] Date 2008-01-26 18:23

> Could someone tell me what version of Rybka is playing? Thanks.

"Software: Rybka 232m14-rmp.  2GB hash table"

That would be the equivalent of "Rybka 3 M14 BETA" with the old naming system, I think. ;)
Parent - By richbell (**) [in] Date 2008-01-26 19:56
Thanks Vytron
Parent - - By Nick (*****) [gb] Date 2008-01-26 17:57
Rybka with the white pieces gets a draw with Ikarus in round 3.  This 1 … e5 response to 1. e4 continues to cause problems.  Ikarus’ last book move was 10 … dxe4 and Rybkas was 13. Bf4, where she came out with a +0.49 score.   Despite being +2 eval up at one stage, the position turned out not to be a won endgame after all, Ikarus played all the correct defensive moves for the ½ point. 

Hiarcs (convincingly) and Zappa (Anthony admitted luckily) won their games and will meet in round 4, that promises to be a great game.   We will play LearningLemming.

[Event "ICC 50 3 u"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2008.01.26"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Rybka"]
[Black "IkarusX"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C80"]
[WhiteElo "2821"]
[BlackElo "2200"]
[PlyCount "149"]
[EventDate "2008.??.??"]
[TimeControl "3000+3"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 d5 8. dxe5
Be6 9. Nbd2 Bc5 10. Nxe4 dxe4 11. Ng5 Qxd1 12. Rxd1 O-O 13. Bf4 Bxb3 14. axb3
Rfe8 15. Nxe4 Bd4 16. Nc3 Bxe5 17. Bxe5 Nxe5 18. Nd5 Ra7 19. Re1 Kf8 20. Re3 c6
21. Nb4 c5 22. Nxa6 Ree7 23. Kf1 c4 24. bxc4 Nxc4 25. Rxe7 Kxe7 26. b3 Nd2+ 27.
Ke2 Ne4 28. Ra5 h6 29. b4 Kd6 30. f3 Nf6 31. Kd2 Nd7 32. Nc5 Rxa5 33. Nb7+ Kc6
34. Nxa5+ Kd5 35. c3 Ne5 36. Nb3 Nc4+ 37. Kd3 Ne5+ 38. Kc2 g6 39. Nd4 Kc4 40.
Kd2 h5 41. Nc2 Kb3 42. Ne3 g5 43. Nf5 Nc4+ 44. Kd3 Nb2+ 45. Kd4 Nd1 46. Nd6
Nxc3 47. Nxf7 Kxb4 48. Nxg5 Ne2+ 49. Ke3 Nc3 50. g4 hxg4 51. fxg4 Kc4 52. Nf3
b4 53. Nd2+ Kd5 54. Kf4 Ke6 55. h4 Nd5+ 56. Kg3 Kf6 57. Kg2 Ne7 58. Kf2 Kg6 59.
Nb3 Kh6 60. Kg2 Ng6 61. Kg3 Nf8 62. Kf3 Ng6 63. h5 Ne5+ 64. Kf4 Nc4 65. Nd4 Nd6
66. Kg3 Kg5 67. Kf2 Kxg4 68. h6 Nf7 69. h7 Kg5 70. Ne6+ Kh6 71. Nd8 Nh8 72. Ke2
b3 73. Kd2 b2 74. Kc2 Kxh7 75. Kxb2 {
Game drawn because neither player has mating material} 1/2-1/2
Parent - - By miguel angel (*) Date 2008-01-26 20:08
I can not understand how a program as Ikarus, with 2500 of elo, can make a game draw to Rybka.
The round 4, it took much win. Not Rybka demonstrates its potential for 3100 elo.
Parent - - By turbojuice1122 (Gold) [us] Date 2008-01-26 21:03
Ikarus is far, far higher than 2500 elo.  It's at least 2700 elo, and if it was to be released for testing by, say, CEGT, I would guess it would be somewhere in the 2700-2750 range.
Parent - - By miguel angel (*) Date 2008-01-26 23:58
yes, but Rybka, is far, far higher than 2700 elo. Would have to win all chess programs with scores below those of 3000 elo. And draw or have trouble with chess programs above 3000 elo.
Parent - By turbojuice1122 (Gold) [us] Date 2008-01-27 04:30
Well, it just doesn't work that way, especially at this level of competition.  Chess players do occasionally lose to people rated 400 points below them.  They even more often get draws with players 400 points below them.  In one of these tournaments, it should not be surprising when it happens occasionally, as it does.
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) [mx] Date 2008-01-26 21:04

> I can not understand how a program as Ikarus, with 2500 of elo, can make a game draw to Rybka.

I wonder if a more aggressive Rybka could have crushed Ikarus.
Parent - - By garyf919 (**) [us] Date 2008-01-27 01:19
I have often wondered this same thing. I think that Rybka seems to try to play perfect chess, but
there seems to be a factor of being aggesive and taking some risks that Rybka lacks. I've noticed
that by just looking at the number of moves Rybka takes to beat her opponents that she always takes
many moves than say Zappa or Hiarcs. This to me, smacks of trying to be "too perfect" or taking no
risks whatever to win a game. Or maybe the code of Winfinder should somehow be incorperated
into the search (as I stated much earlier).
Parent - By Uly (Gold) [mx] Date 2008-01-27 03:29

> I've noticed
> that by just looking at the number of moves Rybka takes to beat her opponents that she always takes
> many moves than say Zappa or Hiarcs.

Yes, I have noticed this too. Engines like Loop or Toga seem to have a great success beating weaker opponents, and they do it in fewer moves than Rybka. My theory is that these engines are more aggressive, while Rybka is more solid. Rybka plays expecting the moves from another Rybka, so she doesn't enter into positions that another Rybka would take advantage. This strategy doesn't seem to work that well against weaker non-Rybka opposition.
Parent - By JhorAVi (***) [ph] Date 2008-01-27 10:44
Rybkas 3100 rating is not based on just a single game. Rybkas 3100 rating will show when you try say a ten game match between it and Ikaurus. Probably Ikaurus will draw a single game then loose the rest of nine.
Parent - By George Tsavdaris (****) Date 2008-01-27 13:28
I wonder who put this "Game drawn because neither player has mating material".

Material is enough to win for either side. For example:
75... Kg7 76. Kc3 Kg8 77. Kd4 Kg7 78. Ke5 Kg8 79. Kf6 Ng6 80. Ne6 Kh8 81. Kf7 Nf8 82. Nf4 Nh7 83. Ng6# 1/2-1/2
7k/5K1n/6N1/8/8/8/8/8 b - - 0 83
Parent - - By Shaun (****) [gb] Date 2008-01-27 19:40
You mention that the new CA can access CTG now is this CA 9.1 or something to be release soon? (and if so do we know a date)...


Parent - - By Nick (*****) [gb] Date 2008-01-27 19:58
I don't have dates, you'll have to ask Victor about that.   It's not 100% yet, for instance I don't believe that the CA support respects weights in the ctg book yet.  Still, it looks very promising.
Parent - By Shaun (****) [gb] Date 2008-01-27 21:06
Thanks for the reply... I'll message Victor
Parent - - By Felix Kling (Gold) [de] Date 2008-01-27 22:11
I think the next Convekta program that will be able to access ctg books will be the new GUI for Rybka. At the moment it doesn't work 100% perfectly since the weights aren't always right, but anything else works quite good.
Parent - By Shaun (****) [gb] Date 2008-01-27 22:24
Thanks for the info.
Parent - By Ankan (*) [in] Date 2008-01-26 17:58
Round 3:  Rybka - Ikarus : 1/2 - 1/2
Parent - By Nick (*****) [gb] Date 2008-01-26 19:36
Rybka with the black pieces beats LearningLemming.  I didn’t consider Qa4 playable so was out of book after that.  Zappa beat Hiarcs and I do so hope we get to play Zappa with the white pieces tomorrow, Zappa is running on the machine of Clemens Keck, the Cluster Toga bookmaker, so if we can win, it will be (as Vas says) a double victory (in a way).

[Event "ICC 50 3 u"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2008.01.26"]
[Round "?"]
[White "LearningLemming"]
[Black "Rybka"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D31"]
[WhiteElo "2645"]
[BlackElo "2821"]
[PlyCount "148"]
[EventDate "2008.??.??"]
[TimeControl "3000+3"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c6 4. Qa4 Nf6 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. cxd5 exd5 7. Bf4 Ne4 8.
h3 Nb6 9. Qb3 Bd6 10. Bxd6 Nxd6 11. e3 Bf5 12. a4 O-O 13. Be2 a5 14. O-O h6 15.
Rfc1 Re8 16. Bd1 Nd7 17. Ne2 Qb6 18. Qxb6 Nxb6 19. g4 Be4 20. Ng3 Bxf3 21. Bxf3
Nd7 22. Be2 g6 23. Rc3 Re6 24. Bd3 Kg7 25. Kg2 Re7 26. b3 Rd8 27. Re1 Rf8 28.
f3 Rc8 29. e4 dxe4 30. fxe4 Rd8 31. Rd1 Nf8 32. Rcc1 Ne6 33. Ne2 Ne8 34. Bb1
Red7 35. Rc4 Nf6 36. Kg3 Ng5 37. Nc3 Re7 38. e5 Nd7 39. h4 Ne6 40. d5 Nxe5 41.
dxe6 Rxd1 42. Nxd1 Nxc4 43. bxc4 Rxe6 44. Kf4 Re1 45. Bc2 Rh1 46. Kg3 Kf6 47.
c5 Rg1+ 48. Kf3 Ke5 49. Nf2 Kd4 50. Bb3 f5 51. gxf5 gxf5 52. Bc2 Kxc5 53. Bxf5
b5 54. Ne4+ Kb4 55. axb5 cxb5 56. Kf2 Rh1 57. Kg3 a4 58. Be6 a3 59. Nf2 Ra1 60.
Nd3+ Kc3 61. Nf4 a2 62. Ne2+ Kb2 63. Bxa2 Rxa2 64. Nf4 b4 65. Nd3+ Kc3 66. Nxb4
Kxb4 67. Kh3 Kc3 68. Kg4 Ra5 69. Kf4 Kd3 70. Kg4 Ke3 71. Kg3 h5 72. Kh2 Kf2 73.
Kh3 Ra4 74. Kh2 Rxh4# {White checkmated} 0-1

Please see the official site for the standings
Parent - - By noctiferus (***) [it] Date 2008-01-26 20:06
Will anybody collect and publish all the CCT games?
Parent - - By Somnus (**) [ca] Date 2008-01-27 07:18
All games can be downloaded at:

All games get added to that file round by round.
Parent - By noctiferus (***) [it] Date 2008-01-27 08:25
Parent - - By Dadi Jonsson (Silver) [is] Date 2008-01-26 20:07
Standings after round 4:

1. Zappa 4
2-3. Rybka, Glaurung 3.5
4-6. Hiarcs, Naum, Fruit 3

Pairings for round 5:

1 Rybka    : Zappa
2 Glaurung : Hiarcs
3 Naum     : Fruit
4 Crafty   : Junior

For full information about current standings and pairings for round 5 see
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