The best 8 italian engines versus 8 non italian engines.
The best 8 Italian chess engines will be selected through a series of round robin (38 participants).
The best 8 non Italian chess engines will be selected through 1 round robin (only 10 participants!).
After that, this 16 engines will play by knockout.
You can watch the games live move by move. You'll also be able to chat to others following the tournament in the chatroom there.
url reference is http://www.g-sei.org/i-g-w-t/
Rules are on tab "Info and rules"
All original programmers are invited to sign up in tab "Registration" or sending an email to me with your chess engine attachement.
The tournament will start on October 23 at 21:00 UTC +1.00 (Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna) with Italian round robin.
The guest chess engines will begin at the end of the Italian sessions.
I invite you to refer to the countdown on the same page of the IGWT.