1) An intelligent choice of participants to generate maximum interest for the tournament.
Which participants would be the "intelligent" choice for such a tournament? All amateurs? Just commercials? How many enter the event? What is the criteria for them being selected?
Suggest a list.
Houdini wrote:2) Played on powerful, uniform hardware so that the competition is fair to every engine (no doping!) and doesn't degenerate into a "cluster war".
The problem is there are programs out there that perform differently on different hardware. The only real fair way to play would be on a single core system (Not all programs are MP).
Where do you get up to 50 identical machines? Purchase them?
Houdini wrote:3) With a serious match format. For example first a preliminary double-round RR tournament, followed by a long match (24 to 48 games) between the top 2 participants.
I suggested this format in another thread, and was shot down because of the time it would take to finish the event.
Houdini wrote:4) Played with a fixed opening book or set of starting positions selected for the tournament, so that the competition doesn't degenerate in an opening book war. For maximum fairness also play every position with reversed colors.
Again, not all programs play the same openings equally. I've seen some engines play openings really well, and others just horribly. Who selects the book or positions?
Houdini wrote:5) Transmitted live online 24/7 with possibility of viewers to chat with the engine authors - like was done at Chessbomb for TCEC.
All the CCT events are done live over the internet with the ability to talk to the authors. So that wouldn't be anything new.
I got kicked out of Chapters because I moved all the Bible's to the fiction section.