Engineer Shocks Chess World
The International Computer Games Association held its 15th annual computer
chess championship in Amsterdam, and the winner was Rybka, a program
written by Vasik Rajlich, an MIT grad and one of 10 engineers IEEE Spectrum
profiled in its most recent "Dream Jobs" issue.
Rybka, the highest-rated chess program in the world, snagged the Shannon
Trophy by drawing its games with the second- and third-place programs and
beating the other nine. Here's an illustrated report of the tournament.