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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Chess computer to be 'commentator' at Chess Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk

The mighty BlueGene

Hello Everyone,

We found this very interesting news that the super computer BlueGene will be providing live commentary at the 39th World Chess Olympiad that takes place from September 20 to October 3 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Western Siberia.

This is the first time such an event will take place.

Don't forget Veselin Topalov had used the BlueGene to prepare against Vishy Anand earlier this year for the World Chess Championship.

It's working will be like this: BlueGene will choose 20 interesting games from 600 while they are being played and being broadcast over the Internet. BlueGene will provide commentary in three languages. Russian programmers have prepared the software for this electronic commentator.

Incidentally, the 39th Chess Olympics will be the biggest ever as it will have the largest number of participants - more than 1,300 chess players from 158 countries and regions!

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