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Sunday, July 3, 2011

More on Rybka’s Disqualification

Extreme Tech "If Rajlich did plagiarize Crafty and Fruit, the reasons are probably financial: Rybka is a commercial piece of software, and its accolade as the best chess program in the world must surely bring in a few dollars. It’s a tricky situation, though: with Rybka now outlawed from the WCCC, and with the ICGA asking other tournaments to block its entry, the only real way Rajlich and the rest of the Rybka team can clear their names is to show their source code — a financially untenable move. In short, Rybka is stuck between a rock and a hard place."

Chess Vibes  "The news is obviously a huge blow for the Rybka team. The impact in the computer chess world must be comparable to arguably the most famous example of doping in athletics: the positive drug testing of Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson in 1988."

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