An alternative chess engine tournament Welcome to CountryChess!
In the first stage, chess engines of the same country will play a double round-robin tournament. The winner of each country competition meets other country winners in qualifying matches or in the Champions League, according to its place on the country ranking list. Top ranked countries will be represented by 2, 3 or even 4 engines in the Champions League.
My name is Geert. I live in Belgium and I am visually impaired. My chess elorating is about 1850 elo.
I prefer to update an easy blog, friendly for a blind user. The purpose is to organize tournaments and to share the games and results. I don't like wasting time on unaccessible webdesign programs. So don't expect a perfect lay-out, but let's hope it is good enough though!
3 weeks ago, I started with the first test tournaments. The winner of each test tournament will play a round-robin Champions League afterward. This CL tournament is only meant to create a country ranking start list. All engines start with an elorating of 2400. Conditions for the test tournament: Computer stuff: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 870 @ 2.93GHz; Os: Win7 64-bit Home edition. Interface: Fritzgui Hashtable size: 128 Tablebases: 3 and 4-men. Opening books: the book of the engine; if there's no book available, then perfect2010.ctg is used. Multi threads: max =6cpu (if supported by the engine).