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ICT13

Post by jkrabbenbos » Sun May 12, 2013 6:48 pm

As already mentioned in the open letter and in the tournament section of this forum:

The CSVN (Dutch Computer Chess Federation) is holding its 13th International CSVN Tournament on June 1 and 2. Programmers are invited to participate in the tournament. Please have a look on our website: http://bit.ly/178HSre for the time schedule and http://bit.ly/10GS5pG for the participation rules.

Any questions can be directed to me.

(And we are looking into the problem of the Python script under Windows.)
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Jan

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Re: ICT13

Post by Sven » Sun May 12, 2013 8:33 pm

Hi Jan,

please fix this line in the time schedule:
14:05-15:05 6th round ICT
(should be 14:05-16:05 I guess).

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Re: ICT13

Post by DrRibosome » Tue May 14, 2013 10:49 am

Why does this require someone to be on site? Unless I read the rules wrong, doesn't that heavily curtail participation?

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Re: ICT13

Post by hgm » Tue May 14, 2013 11:24 am

But it increases the number of people that are on site! :lol: :lol: :lol:

One could also wonder why they picked computer Chess as the activity for this event. Surely there would be much more participation if it only involved drinking Coca Cola.

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Re: ICT13

Post by Eelco de Groot » Tue May 14, 2013 11:30 am

DrRibosome wrote:Why does this require someone to be on site? Unless I read the rules wrong, doesn't that heavily curtail participation?
An object of programmer's tournaments like this is to stimulate interaction, also social interaction, and exchange of ideas. Historically this was done with tournaments with the programmers being on site. Likewise with the WCCC and tournaments like the ACM in the united States. At the time it was not so easy to provide things like remote chatfunctions although I think with terminals it would have been possible. Now there are I think simply less programmers interested in these type of events and on the technological side, it has become much easier to interact online. So the need for them is not so great anymore But both kinds of events I think have a right of existence. Unless it is not possible to find enough participants of course, or no sponsors can be found.

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Re: ICT13

Post by hgm » Tue May 14, 2013 11:44 am

Meeting people face to face is really an incomparable experience compared to chatting on-line. You exchange at least an order of magnitude more information during the event.

I can really recommend it to everyone (both Leiden and the WCCC; I have never been to ACM). It is an unforgetable experience. Especially if you participate. You learn more from an OTB tourney with 8 participants than from an on-line event with over 100.

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Re: ICT13

Post by Modern Times » Tue May 14, 2013 12:04 pm

Yes, there is definitely is place for tournaments such as this and WCCC where programemrs are physically present, and talk to each other and exchange ideas. It would be a sad day if the internet took over completely.

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Re: ICT13

Post by jkrabbenbos » Tue May 14, 2013 2:12 pm

Thanks Sven, I've corrected it.

In the mean time there is also a program available for Windows to run the similarity test. See the download section on the website.

And indeed it is one of the main goals of our tournaments to have programmers around to share knowledge with each other. This is stimulating the progress for everybody! Including their engines.
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Jan

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