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GothicChessInventor

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2007 Gothic Chess Championship Results
« on: January 30, 2018, 08:33:50 pm »
Oh, Thanks. Any idea which of the two programs (Fairy Max, and ChessV) is stronger at Gothic Chess? I've tried both programs (with other games) but have never played them against each other in one particular game. Regardless of which one is stronger - I think they're both well designed, and like them a lot. :)

I only have some outdated info on all of the programs that played in the 2007 Gothic Chess Computer World Championship:

http://gothicchess.blogspot.com/2008/01/2007-gothic-chess-computer-world.html


PlaceProgramScore
1-2Gothic Vortex13.0-1.0
1-2Variant Pulverizer13.0-1.0
3Tornado9.0-5.0
4SMIRF8.0-6.0
5TSCP Gothic 64-bit6.0-8.0
6fmax44.5-9.5
7ChessV2.0-10.0
8Zillions 20.5-13.5

The "Variant Pulverizer" program was originally called "Variant Shredder," a name which the programmer of the chess engine "Shredder" objected to, quite justifiably. Nobody knows who the programmer is/was but it was a strong program as I recall. It may be known as "Bihasa" today or that may be an entirely new program, I am not sure. "Tornado" was another mystery program at the time. The rest of the programs were all known.

SMIRF was the most improved since 2004. It had an abysmal tournament that year, but Reinhard Scharnagl was admittedly still not done developing it at the time of the event. Whatever he did in the intervening 3 years was a tremendous help.
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HGMuller

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Re: 2007 Gothic Chess Championship Results
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2018, 09:33:17 am »
Last time I conducted a Battle-of-the-Goths tourament was in 2013 (see http://www.talkchess.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=42110 ). The results were:

Qualifiers (to determine which new engines deserved to be in the play offs):

                              Spar Nebi tscp Fair Here Sjaa
 1. Spartacus                 #### 10=1 1111 1111 1111 1111
                              #### 1110 1111 1111 1101 1111   91%  36.5 (668.0, 578.3)

 2. NebiyuChess               01=0 #### 0011 1111 1111 1111
                              0001 #### 1111 1111 1111 1111   81%  32.5 (700.0, 457.3)

 3. tscpgothic                0000 1100 #### 0111 1111 1111
                              0000 0000 #### 1011 1100 1101   52%  21.0 (792.0, 253.0)

 4. Fairy-Max                 0000 0000 1000 #### 111= 1110
                              0000 0000 0100 #### 1100 0111   34%  13.5 (852.0, 136.8)

 5. Heretic                   0000 0000 0000 000= #### 0010
                              0010 0000 0011 0011 #### 0011   21%   8.5 (892.0, 136.3)

 6. Sjaak                     0000 0000 0000 0001 1101 ####
                              0000 0000 0010 1000 1100 ####   20%   8.0 (896.0,  90.5)


Final result, Play Offs:

                              Biha Spar TJch Nebi Joke SMIR tscp
 1. Bihasa v                  #### 1111 1111 1111 1=01 =111 1111
                              #### 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111   96%  46.0 (976.0, 934.3)

 2. Spartacus                 0000 #### 1011 10=1 0101 1101 1111
                              0000 #### 1000 1110 1101 1100 1111   57%  27.5 (1124.0, 472.3)

 3. TJchess                   0000 0100 #### 1011 1111 1111 1111
                              0000 0111 #### 1000 0100 101= 1111   57%  27.5 (1124.0, 457.3)

 4. NebiyuChess               0000 01=0 0100 #### 1101 0111 0011
                              0000 0001 0111 #### 0101 1111 1111   51%  24.5 (1148.0, 425.3)

 5. Joker                     0=10 1010 0000 0010 #### 1111 0111
                              0000 0010 1011 1010 #### 011= 0111   48%  23.0 (1160.0, 431.8)

 6. SMIRF MS                  =000 0010 0000 1000 0000 #### 0111
                              0000 0011 010= 0000 100= #### 1111   30%  14.5 (1228.0, 240.8)

 7. tscpgothic                0000 0000 0000 1100 1000 1000 ####
                              0000 0000 0000 0000 1000 0000 ####   10%   5.0 (1304.0, 109.5)


And in the second division:

                              Fair Sjaa Here BigL ArcB Ches
 1. Fairy-Max                 #### 1110 111= 11=1 111= 0100
                              #### 0111 1100 ==1= 1011 1111   72%  29.0 (728.0, 529.8)

 2. Sjaak                     0001 #### 1101 1101 =011 1111
                              1000 #### 1100 1111 1111 1111   71%  28.5 (732.0, 440.5)

 3. Heretic                   000= 0010 #### 1111 1111 11=1
                              0011 0011 #### 1=11 1111 1111   71%  28.5 (732.0, 419.0)

 4. BigLion                   00=0 0010 0000 #### 1101 0111
                              ==0= 0000 0=00 #### 1001 =101   35%  14.0 (848.0, 204.8)

 5. ArcBishop                 000= =100 0000 0010 #### 1110
                              0100 0000 0000 0110 #### 1110   30%  12.0 (864.0, 176.3)

 6. ChessV_Winboard.exe       1011 0000 00=0 1000 0001 ####
                              0000 0000 0000 =010 0001 ####   20%   8.0 (896.0, 160.3)


I am pretty sure that Bihasa was an entirely new program, not related to Variant Pulverizer. From George Tsavdiris (a very strong Gothic-Chess player), I heard that he was in the posession of another engine, created by a reputable engine programmer for orthodox Chess, which he had received in confidence for testing. But that the programmer than changed his mind, and did not want to release it, and did not even want his name to become public. George described this as a very strong engine. I always imagined this must have been Variant Pulverizer.
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