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The Prize of the Play Against Kasparov Tournament Awarded to Mato2303

Marek Holeva | October 14, 2011 – 0:40One Comment | 429 views
The Prize of the Play Against Kasparov Tournament Awarded to Mato2303

On Thursday, 11th October, Play Against Kasparov tournament has taken place at The attendance hit the record – 127 players from 20 countries took the opportunity to win a ticket to Kasparov’s simul. Dominance of two players, namely holy91 (Czech Republic) and Exar (Ukraine) was evident. Both attained eight victories and a mutual draw. The winner thus had to be chosen by additional scoring, utilizing the Median-Buchholz System.

TOP 6 players
No. Player Country Pts. MBz. Bz. Prog. Ø Perf.
1. holy91 (1803)  CZE 8.5 41 51.5 43.5 1692 2184
2. Exar (1501) UKR 8.5 36 44.5 43.5 1732 2224
3. kulihrasko (1747) CZE 7.5 33.5 43 34 1594 2064
 4.  CsylyVyly (1880) HUN 7 42.5 51 36 1660 1877
 5. doctorUx (1764) ROM 7 41 49.5 40 1689 1906
 6. Mato2303 (1743) SVK 7  34.5 41.5 36 1673 1863


The winner of the tournament, holy91, did not accept the prize. As a compensation, he was awarded a ticket for the online simultaneous exhibition against GM Markoš.

The ticket to the simul against Garry Kasparov was offered to four next players, from which all have refused it. Therefore, sixth player in final standings, Mato2303 will be playing in tomorrow’s simul.

We would like to wish Mato2303 an interesting game against Kasparov. Good luck!

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Comments (1)

  • Rayhan says:

    he only socred points by setting up fortresses (drawing with the 50-move rule) and by flagging the computer. He said they’ve speeded it up since at one point in this video Kramnik jokes that the robot should be ashamed of itself for trying to win on time!Shipov also said the robot’s creator had the idea of getting the robot to play the winner of the Blitz World Championship so maybe we can look forward to Aronian v the Terminator!

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