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.

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