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50 of the top Chessmaster personalities of all-time will compete for the ultimate glory of being crowned CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS.

Participants

Chessmaster 9000 Era

CM9 Gil-Galad III (Cock de Gorter)
CM9 Enforcer (Graham Banks)
CM9 Gambit Hero (Andreas Schmidt)
CM9 Galadriel (Cock de Gorter)
CM9 Tuner (Luis Barutti)
CM9 Assassin (Graham Banks)
CM9 Gladiator (Sedat Canbaz)
CM9 Slayer 2b (Jason Kent)
CM9 Attakiewicz (Cock de Gorter)
CM9 8777 (Stefan Kleinert)

Chessmaster 10th Edition Era

CM10 Thorondor II (Cock de Gorter)
CM10 Batatas 3 (Luis Barutti)
CM10 Magic II (Graham Banks)
CM10 Paralyse (Graham Banks)
CM10 9.2TD (Stefan Kleinert)
CM10 Xperience (Wilhelm Hudetz)
CM10 Warrior (Graham Banks)
CM10 D2Alos (Dmitris Poulos)
CM10 Lazarus (Graham Banks)
CM10 Milan 2.3 (Milorad Madjar)

Chessmater GM Edition Era

CM11 Archangel (Wael Deeb)
CM11 Incubus II (Wael Deeb)
CM11 Fear II (Wael Deeb)
CM11 Inferno (Graham Banks)
CM11 Hector (Eran van der Wolf)
CM11 Conqueror (Graham Banks)
CM11 Nazgul (Cock de Gorter)
CM11 Thingol (Cock de Gorter)
CM11 Aiglos II (Cock de Gorter)
CM11 Nightfire (Mark Evans)

Chessmaster GM Edition Default Personalities

Smyslov
Chessmaster 11
Timman
Botvinnik
Keres
Reti
Frederic
Kris
Waldo
Rubinstein

Author's Personalities

GM Carlsen
GM Kasparov
GM Anand
GM Fischer
GM Nakamura
GM Capablanca
GM Ljubojevic
GM Nimzowitsch
GM Ivanchuk
GM Steinitz

More details to come soon including the personality settings, gauntlet tests, and a special pre-season tournament!

Feel free to comment or correct anything I've messed up

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Gauntlet Tests for this season consisted of 200 1m+1 games against the default Chessmaster 11 personality, with an ELO defaulted to 2700.

Here are the rankings of the participants

2787 - CM11 Archangel (Wael Deeb)
2761 - CM11 GM Carlsen (Castle00)
2760 - CM9 Gil-Galad III (Cock de Gorter)
2758 - CM11 Incubus II (Wael Deeb)
2754 - CM10 Thorondor II (Cock de Gorter)
2753 - CM11 GM Kasparov (Castle00)
2751 - CM11 Fear II (Wael Deeb)
2747 - CM11 Inferno (Graham Banks)
2745 - CM11 Hector (Eran van der Wolf)
2744 - CM9 Enforcer (Graham Banks)
2742 - CM10 Batatas 3 (Luis Barutti)
2742 - CM11 GM Anand (Castle00)
2742 - CM11 GM Fischer (Castle00)
2735 - CM9 Gambit Hero (Andreas Schmidt)
2735 - CM10 Magic II (Graham Banks)
2733 - CM10 Paralyse (Graham Banks)
2733 - CM10 GM Nakamura (Castle00)
2731 - CM10 9.2 TD (Stefan Kleinert)
2731 - CM11 Conqueror (Graham Banks)
2730 - CM9 Galadriel (Cock de Gorter)
2728 - CM11 Thingol (Cock de Gorter)
2728 - CM11 Nazgul (Cock de Gorter)
2726 - CM11 GM Capablanca (Castle00)
2724 - CM9 Tuner (Luis Barutti)
2724 - CM10 Xperience (Wilhelm Hudetz)
2724 - CM11 Aiglos II (Cock de Gorter)
2723 - CM11 GM Ljubojevic (Castle00)
2716 - CM9 Gladiator (Sedat Canbaz)
2716 - CM9 Assassin (Graham Banks)
2716 - CM10 Warrior (Graham Banks)
2712 - CM10 D2Alos (Dimitris Poulos)
2710 - CM9 Slayer2b (Jason Kent)
2707 - CM10 Lazarus (Graham Banks)
2707 - CM11 Default Smyslov (Johan de Koning)
2705 - CM11 GM Nimzowitsch (Castle00)
2702 - CM9 Attakiewicz (Cock de Gorter)
2702 - CM11 Nightfire (Mark Evans)
2700 - Chessmaster 11 (Johan de Koning)
2697 - CM11 Default Timman (Johan de Koning)
2686 - CM11 Default Botvinnik (Johan de Koning)
2684 - CM11 Default Keres (Johan de Koning)
2679 - CM9 8777 (Stefan Kleinert)
2679 - CM11 Default Reti (Johan de Koning)
2672 - CM11 GM Ivanchuk (Castle00)
2665 - CM11 Default Frederic (Johan de Koning)
2662 - CM11 Default Kris (Johan de Koning)
2656 - CM10 Milan 2.3 (Milorad Madjar)
2656 - CM11 Default Waldo (Johan de Koning)
2646 - CM11 GM Steinitz (Castle00)
2639 - CM11 Default Rubinstein (Johan de Koning)



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2022 Chessmaster CHAMPIONS OF CHAMPIONS Pre-Season Tournament.

Featuring 10 personalities that almost made it to the main tournaments, but were sadly left out.

2721 - CM11 Leonidas (Eran van der Wolf)
2710 - CM11 Kasparov (Beeryus)
2709 - CM11 Granite (Beeryus)
2697 - CM11 Topalov (Beeryus)
2674 - CM9 Wizard (Wael Deeb)
2667 - CM10 Undertaker (Dom Leste)
2665 - CM11 Default Turk (Johan de Koning)
2662 - CM9 Milan 2 (Milorad Madjar)
2656 - CM10 Myrddin (John Merlino)
2639 - CM11 Default Larsen (Johan de Koning)

10 Participants
Double Round Robin
Time Control: 40/4 Repeating
Hash: 1024 MB
4CPU, Ponder = OFF
EGTB: Adjudication Only
Opening Book: Tournament Book 2022.pgn
Lines Selected Randomly

SOP Set to 100
RND Set to 0
MVP Ignored and Set to 0
MD Set to 99

Arena Configuration -- InitString = cm_param default (Click Reset to Defaults)

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Through Round 4 of 18

3.0/4 -- CM11 Topalov
2.5/4 -- CM10 Myrddin
2.5/4 -- CM9 Milan 2
2.0/4 -- CM11 Granite
2.0/4 -- CM11 Default Turk
2.0/4 -- CM11 Leonidas
2.0/4 -- CM9 Wizard
1.5/4 -- CM11 Default Larsen
1.5/4 -- CM11 Kasparov
1.0/4 -- CM10 Undertaker

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Through Round 11 of 18

8.0/11 -- CM11 Topalov
7.0/11 -- CM10 Myrddin
6.0/11 -- CM9 Wizard
6.0/11 -- CM11 Kasparov
5.5/11 -- CM11 Leonidas
5.5/11 -- CM11 Granite
5.0/11 -- CM10 Undertaker
4.5/11 -- CM9 Milan 2
4.0/11 -- CM11 Default Larsen
3.5/11 -- CM11 Default Turk

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Final Results!

10.5/18 -- CM11 Kasparov
10.5/18 -- CM11 Topalov
10.0/18 -- CM10 Myrddin
10.0/18 -- CM10 Undertaker
9.0/18 -- CM9 Wizard
9.0/18 -- CM9 Milan 2
8.5/18 -- CM11 Granite
8.5/18 -- CM11 Leonidas
7.0/18 -- CM11 Default Turk
7.0/18 -- CM11 Default Larsen

I've never seen a result in such orderly fashion before. Congrats to Beeryus & his 2 winning Personalities!

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2022 Chessmaster CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS -- Preliminary Round Group D

These are 10 of my own custom-made personalities

2761 -- CM11 GM Carlsen
2753 -- CM11 GM Kasparov
2742 -- CM11 GM Anand
2742 -- CM11 GM Fischer
2733 -- CM11 GM Nakamura
2726 -- CM11 GM Capablanca
2723 -- CM11 GM Ljubojevic
2705 -- CM11 GM Nimzowitsch
2672 -- CM11 GM Ivanchuk
2646 -- CM11 GM Steinitz

10 Participants
Double Round Robin
Time Control: 40/15 Repeating
Hash: 1024 MB
4CPU, Ponder = OFF
EGTB: Adjudication Only
Opening Book: Tournament Book 2022.pgn
Lines Selected Randomly

TOP 3 Finishers advance to Semi-Finals

SOP Set to 100
RND Set to 0
MVP Ignored and Set to 0
MD Set to 99

I will try to give the settings of my own personalities before this group finishes.

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After Round 6 of 18

4.5/6 -- CM11 GM Kasparov
4.0/6 -- CM11 GM Nimzowitsch
4.0/6 -- CM11 GM Steinitz
3.5/6 -- CM11 GM Nakamura
3.5/6 -- CM11 GM Ljubojevic
3.0/6 -- CM11 GM Capablanca
2.0/6 -- CM11 GM Fischer
2.0/6 -- CM11 GM Carlsen
2.0/6 -- CM11 GM Ivanchuk
1.5/6 -- CM11 GM Anand

Well, I'm definitely red-faced.... The Carlsen personality, which I thought would be the favorite going in lost its first 2 games and is winless through 6, while 2 of the lowest rated players, Nimzowitsch & Steinitz are among the leaders!

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As I promised, here are the settings to my 10 personalities.

CM11 GM Carlsen avd=-3 sop=100 mvp=3 rnd=0 md=99 sel=24 cfd=50 opp=120 opn=117 opb=117 opr=120 opq=126 myp=120 myn=117 myb=117 myr=120 myq=126 mycc=113 opcc=113 mymob=113 opmob=113 myks=163 opks=167 mypp=113 oppp=113 mypw=123 oppw=123

CM11 GM Kasparov avd=-5 sop=100 mvp=0 rnd=0 md=99 sel=21 cfd=0 opp=110 opn=107 opb=110 opr=114 opq=121 myp=110 myn=107 myb=110 myr=114 myq=122 mycc=110 opcc=100 mymob=120 opmob=120 myks=140 opks=150 mypp=100 oppp=100 mypw=120 oppw=120

CM11 GM Anand avd=0 sop=100 mvp=0 rnd=0 md=99 sel=18 cfd=0 opp=110 opn=110 opb=110 opr=110 opq=111 myp=110 myn=110 myb=110 myr=110 myq=111 mycc=110 opcc=110 mymob=100 opmob=100 myks=150 opks=150 mypp=100 oppp=100 mypw=110 oppw=110

CM11 GM Fischer avd=-5 sop=100 mvp=-10 rnd=0 md=99 sel=18 cfd=100 opp=110 opn=110 opb=110 opr=110 opq=110 myp=110 myn=110 myb=113 myr=110 myq=111 mycc=120 opcc=115 mymob=120 opmob=115 myks=150 opks=160 mypp=100 oppp=110 mypw=100 oppw=110

CM11 GM Nakamura avd=-15 sop=100 mvp=0 rnd=0 md=99 sel=24 cfd=100 opp=130 opn=127 opb=133 opr=130 opq=133 myp=130 myn=127 myb=133 myr=130 myq=133 mycc=120 opcc=117 mymob=140 opmob=137 myks=157 opks=167 mypp=120 oppp=117 mypw=120 oppw=117

CM11 GM Capablanca avd=0 sop=100 mvp=-10 rnd=0 md=99 sel=21 cfd=-50 opp=100 opn=103 opb=103 opr=104 opq=106 myp=100 myn=103 myb=103 myr=104 myq=106 mycc=103 opcc=103 mymob=113 opmob=113 myks=133 opks=135 mypp=100 oppp=113 mypw=100 oppw=113

CM11 GM Ljubojevic avd=-10 sop=100 mvp=0 rnd=0 md=99 sel=21 cfd=50 opp=130 opn=137 opb=143 opr=144 opq=148 myp=130 myn=137 myb=143 myr=144 myq=148 mycc=125 opcc=110 mymob=125 opmob=110 myks=150 opks=160 mypp=110 oppp=120 mypw=100 oppw=120

CM11 GM Nimzowitsch avd=10 sop=100 mvp=0 rnd=0 md=99 sel=24 cfd=50 opp=100 opn=100 opb=100 opr=100 opq=100 myp=120 myn=103 myb=100 myr=100 myq=101 mycc=85 opcc=100 mymob=110 opmob=115 myks=125 opks=130 mypp=90 oppp=100 mypw=110 oppw=125

CM11 GM Ivanchuk avd=-3 sop=100 mvp=3 rnd=0 md=99 sel=21 cfd=50 opp=110 opn=110 opb=113 opr=110 opq=111 myp=110 myn=110 myb=113 myr=110 myq=111 mycc=125 opcc=125 mymob=125 opmob=125 myks=100 opks=150 mypp=125 oppp=125 mypw=100 oppw=150

CM11 GM Steinitz avd=15 sop=100 mvp=-15 rnd=0 md=99 sel=18 cfd=100 opp=90 opn=97 opb=97 opr=96 myq=99 myp=90 myn=97 myb=97 myr=96 myq=99 mycc=125 opcc=125 mymob=85 opmob=85 myks=155 opks=155 mypp=85 oppp=85 mypw=125 oppw=125

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After Round 10 of 18

7.0/10 -- CM11 GM Steinitz
7.0/10 -- CM11 GM Kasparov
5.5/10 -- CM11 GM Ivanchuk
5.5/10 -- CM11 GM Capablanca
5.5/10 -- CM11 GM Nakamura
5.0/10 -- CM11 GM Ljubojevic
4.0/10 -- CM11 GM Nimzowitsch
4.0/10 -- CM11 GM Fischer
4.0/10 -- CM11 GM Carlsen
2.5/10 -- CM11 GM Anand

A clear clash of 2 styles leading the field. Steinitz, the surpreme defender, and Kasparov, the master of attack. Unfortunately, the Kasparov personality threw away half a point blundering a simple endgame to the Ivanchuk personality.

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My guy's out of it... *sigh*

After Round 14 of 18

9.0/14 -- CM11 GM Steinitz
9.0/14 -- CM11 GM Kasparov
8.5/14 -- CM11 GM Capablanca
7.5/14 -- CM11 GM Ivanchuk
7.0/14 -- CM11 GM Ljubojevic
6.5/14 -- CM11 GM Fischer
6.5/14 -- CM11 GM Nakamuar
6.0/14 -- CM11 GM Carlsen
5.5/14 -- CM11 GM Nimzowitsch
4.5/14 -- CM11 GM Anand

The Capablanca personality scored a critical win over the Steinitz personality in Round 14 to take a critical step towards qualifying for the semi-finals.

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FINAL Results

12.0/18 -- CM11 GM Steinitz (QUALIFIED)
11.5/18 -- CM11 GM Kasparov (QUALIFIED)
10.0/18 -- CM11 GM Capablanca (QUALIFIED)
9.5/18 -- CM11 GM Fischer
9.0/18 -- CM11 GM Ivanchuk
8.5/18 -- CM11 GM Nakamura
8.5/18 -- CM11 GM Ljubojevic
8.0/18 -- CM11 GM Carlsen
6.5/18 -- CM11 GM Nimzowitsch
6.5/18 -- CM11 GM Anand

Top 3 engines advance to the semi-finals.

The Fischer personality could have forced a playoff had it beaten the Nimzowitsch personality in the final round, but in a struggle where it was anybody's game, it ended in a draw.

Next tournament will feature Group E, the 10 strongest default Chessmaster personalities.

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2022 Chessmaster CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS -- Preliminary Round Group E

The best of the default personalities made by the author Johan de Koning

2707 -- CM11 Default Smyslov
2700 -- Chessmaster 11
2697 -- CM11 Default Timman
2686 -- CM11 Default Botvinnik
2684 -- CM11 Default Keres
2679 -- CM11 Default Reti
2665 -- CM11 Default Frederic
2662 -- CM11 Default Kris
2656 -- CM11 Default Waldo
2639 -- CM11 Default Rubinstein

Some other personalities, like Lou were left out because they were considered too similar to the settings of Chessmaster 11.

10 Participants
Double Round Robin
Time Control: 40/15 Repeating
Hash: 1024 MB
4CPU, Ponder = OFF
EGTB: Adjudication Only
Opening Book: Tournament Book 2022.pgn
Lines Selected Randomly

TOP 3 Finishers advance to Semi-Finals

SOP Set to 100
RND Set to 0
MVP Ignored and Set to 0
MD Set to 99

PGN files and Personality settings will be provided upon request (and by permission of the authors if necessary).

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Final Results -- Preliminary Group E

13.0/18 -- Chessmaster 11 (QUALIFIED)
11.0/18 -- CM11 Default - Rubinstein (QUALIFIED)
10.5/18 -- CM11 Default Frederic (QUALIFIED)
9.0/18 -- CM11 Default - Timman
8.5-18 -- CM11 Default - Reti
8.5/18 -- CM11 Default - Keres
8.0/18 -- CM11 Default - Waldo
8.0/18 -- CM11 Default - Botvinnik
7.0/18 -- CM11 Default - Smyslov
6.5/18 -- CM11 Default - Kris

Again, the lowest seeded personality qualifies! The Chessmaster's score indicates it is the most dominant of the default personalities. The next tournament however will be far more challenging!

Next up: Group A, featuring 10 of the best personalities of the Chessmaster 9000 era!

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2022 Chessmaster CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS -- Preliminary Round Group A

Featuring the best personalities made from the Chessmaster 900 Era

Ratings were from gauntlet testing before the start of the season.

2760 -- CM9 Gil-Galad III (Cock de Gorter)
2744 -- CM9 Enforcer (Graham Banks)
2735 -- CM9 Gambit Hero (Andreas Schmidt
2730 -- CM9 Galadriel (Cock de Gorter)
2724 -- CM9 Tuner (Luis Barutti)
2716 -- CM9 Assassin (Graham Banks)
2716 -- CM9 Gladiator (Sedat Canbaz)
2710 -- CM9 Slayer 2b (Jason Kent)
2702 -- CM9 Attakiewicz (Cock de Goter)
2679 -- CM9 8777 (Stefan Kleinert)

If I'd put money on this, I would put it on Graham's and Goter's engines. Thinking Gil-Galad, Enforcer, and Galadriel would be the 3 qualifiers for this action-packed group!

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Sorry. Was out sick during the weekend.

After 9 of 18 Rounds

6.0 -- CM9 Gil-Galad III
6.0 -- CM9 Slayer 2b
5.0 -- CM9 8777
5.0 -- CM9 Enforcer
4.5 -- CM9 Attakiewicz
4.5 -- CM9 Gambit Hero
3.5 -- CM9 Gladiator
3.5 -- CM9 Tuner
3.5 -- CM9 Assassin
3.5 -- CM9 Galadriel

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Final Results - Chessmaster Champion of Champions Group A

12.0/18 -- CM9 Gil-Galad III (QUALIFIED)
11.0/18 -- CM9 Slayer2b (QUALIFIED)
10.0/18 -- CM9 Attakiewicz (QUALIFIED)
9.0/18 -- CM9 Gladiator
9.0/18 -- CM9 Gambit Hero
9.0/18 -- CM9 8777
8.0/18 -- CM9 Tuner
7.5/18 -- CM9 Assassin
7.5/18 -- CM9 Enforcer
7.0/18 -- CM9 Galadriel

Congrats to Jason Kent and the late Cock de Gorter!

Next up will be Group B, the best engines from the Chessmaster 10th Edition Era!

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2022 Chessmaster CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS -- Preliminary Round Group B

Featuring the best personalities made from the Chessmaster 10th Edition.

Ratings were from gauntlet testing before the start of the season.

2754 -- CM10 Thorondor II (Cock de Gorter)
2742 -- CM10 Batatas 3 (Luis Barutti)
2735 -- CM10 Magic II (Graham Banks)
2733 -- CM10 Paralyse (Graham Banks)
2731 -- CM10 9.2 TD (Stefan Kleinert)
2724 -- CM10 Xperience (Wilhelm Hudetz)
2716 -- CM10 Warrior (Graham Banks)
2712 -- CM10 D2Alos (Dimitris Poulos)
2707 -- CM10 Lazarus (Graham Banks)
2656 -- CM10 Milan 2.3 (Milorad Madjar)

Got only 1 pick right last time... Let's try it again. I'm picking 9.2TD, Xperience and Lazarus to go through this time!

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