GM Georgiev - CraftyNovus
FICS will host another great chess event when GM Kiril Georgiev will face CraftyNovus live on FICS. GM Peter Kiriakov will provide live commentary to the games.
Game 1: Saturday - February 3rd, 2007 at 2 pm GMT
Game 2: Sunday - February 4th, 2007 at 2 pm GMT
Download the games in pgn format.
In the early part of his career he was triumphant several times, including Sarajevo 1986, San Bernardino 1988, Elenite 1993 and 1995, the Budapest 1993 zonal and Belgrade 2000. Over past few years he was first in Sarajevo 2001 ahead of Topalov, joint winner in Gibraltar 2005 ahead of Aronian and Shirov, and in Gibraltar 2006 with an astonishing 8.5/10 ahead of Short, Sutovsky and Shirov.
GM Georgiev was Bulgarian champion in 1984, 1986 and 1989 and won bronze medal at the 7th European Championship in 2006. His current rating is 2661 (with an highest rating of 2695) which ranks him number 44 in the world.
CraftyNovus v20.12.rj7 is a modified version of the world famous crafty chess engine owned by FICS very own robertj. During the match the hardware available for CraftNovus will be:
v20.12.r7 is an evolution of Crafty v20.12 with the following modifications:
Crafty estimated FIDE rating when running on a Xeon machine is 2580. CraftyNovus will search more than 10 millions positions per second during the match.
Chesslecture.com is a long-time FICS partner, having sponsored several events including the FICS 11th Anniversary celebrations and the relay of the Kramnik - Topalov match.
Rent IT is an Aberdeen based company. It is well known for designing and building high end computer systems for the animation, graphics and CAD market
Robert has been a FICS member for several years now with the handle robertj. He is the author of SurveyBot and maintainer of CraftyNovus. Robert was born in Croatia in 1962 and currently lives in England where he works as a software engineer. This is not the first Grandmaster vs. Computer events he organizes on FICS, as he has previously sponsored two matches between GM Gadir Guseinov and CraftyNovus.
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