'Cheating' computer disqualified from chess tournament
ISTANBUL - From online dispatches | 6/30/2011 12:00:00 AM |
Rybka, the world's top chess-playing software and the four-time defending World Computer Chess champion has been disqualified for copying two other chess software systems.
Rybka, the world's top chess-playing software and the winner of World Computer Chess Championship, or WCCC, for the last four years, has been disqualified for copying two other chess software systems.
International Computer Games Association, or ICGA, the body that organizes WCCC, explained in detail how Rybka's creator, Vasik Rajlich, stole the works of other chess masters and won four “undeserved” championships.
The ICGA has demanded that Rajlich return his championship trophies as well the monetary awards.
ICGA said Rajlich stole codes from two other chess programs, Crafty and Fruit.
The report from BTnet.com.tr said the world of computer chess has not seen this much upheaval since IBM's Deep Blue defeated Garry Kasparov in 1997.
Rajlich is an MIT graduate and a chess champion. It is not possible for ICGA to prove its claims unless Rajlich gives access to the codes he has written, according to reports.