The World Computer-Bridge Championship (WCBC), hosted by the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) and World Bridge Federation (WBF), is held annually at a major human championship. The 20th Ourgame World Computer-Bridge Championship was held September 10th–15th 2016 alongside the World Bridge Federation’s World Bridge Games in Wroclaw, Poland.The tournament format opened with a 7-round, 32-board all-play-all between the eight participating programs of Table 1, some deals being taken from the human tournament for comparison purposes Levy (2017b). The top four robots, see Table 2, advanced to the 64-board knockout semi-final. Each robot is represented by four clones, two as N-S on ‘Table 1’, two as E-W on ‘Table 2’ with the same cards dealt. All clones run on identical ‘Intel® Core™ i7’ computers and each pair has 1 m/board.Table 1The participants in WCBC 20161.The round RobinIn the last round, Shark Bridge picked up 18 IMPs to help take the final qualifying position. The pickup depended on expert play by Shark Bridge and the location of the diamond queen.Opening lead A from Fig. 1. Xinrui, naturally playing South for short diamonds, lost to the Q and went down 1, −100. At the other table, with opening lead A, Shark Bridge ruffed the A and followed by the K
ICGA Journal – IOS Press
Published: Jan 1, 2018
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