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Rybka won the CCT11 tournament!

The annual computer chess tournament was held this weekend on Internet Chess Club.

The Rybka team was using a cluster of 9 computers working in parallel for the event. As Rybka doesn’t support cluster splitting yet, a special Rybka version was created for this purpose.

Operator: Nick Carlin
Cluster implementation: Lukas Cimiotti
Rybka engine: Vasik Rajlich, Larry Kaufman
Opening book: Jeroen Noomen’s Rybka Aquarium opening book
Interface: Chess Assistant 10

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In this position from DIEP - Rybka game Rybka clearly sees that she wins the ending giving the rook away with 36…Rxf3! move. So she went to it several moves before.

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Amber Blindfold and Rapid tournament 2009

amber-2009The 18th traditional TopGM’s blindfold and rapid tournament in Nice, France will take part from Mar 14th to 26th.
Players: V. Topalov (BUL, 2796), World Champion V. Anand (IND, 2791), V. Ivanchuk (UKR, 2779), M. Carlsen (NOR, 2776), A. Morozevich (RUS, 2771), T. Radjabov (AZE, 2761), World Exchampion V. Kramnik (RUS, 2759), P. Leko (HUN, 2751), L. Aronian (ARM, 2750), Wang Yue (CHN, 2739), G. Kamsky (USA, 2725), S. Karjakin (UKR, 2706).
Tournament format: Round robin..
Prize fond: 216,000 Euros.
Average ELO is 2759. It is 20th FIDE tournament category.

Games: Round 1 [download PGN], Round 2 [download PGN], Round 3 [download PGN], Round 4 [download PGN], Round 5 [download PGN], Round 6 [download PGN], Round 7 [download PGN], Round 8 [download PGN], Round 9 [download PGN], Round 10 [download PGN], Round 11 [download PGN]

Final Standings: 1. Aronian – 14; 2-3. Kramnik, Anand – 13½; 4. Carlsen – 13; 5. Morozevich – 11; 6-7. Topalov, Karjakin – 10½; 8-9. Kamsky, Leko – 10; 10. Ivanchuk – 9½; 11. Radjabov – 9; 12. Wang Yue – 7½.

Below are cross-table and pairings:
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