July 5, 2001

GIPF, Z»RTZ and potentials scheduled at MSO 5 in London
MSO 5 takes place in the South Bank University, 210 Wandsworth Road, London - near Stockwell Station. There will be a lot of gaming from August 18th until August 27th. The second GIPF WC is planned for Saturday, August 25, and the first Z»RTZ Olympiad Championship is planned for Sunday, August 26. In fact, the Olympiad Championship is announced to be a "World Championship". So, a first Z»RTZ WC it will be! Be there!
And there's more unexpected news from London: there's also a GIPF + TAMSK-potentials championship on MSO 5's program, more precise on Friday, August 24. It is not 100% sure yet that it will take place, since it comes even for us a bit as a surprise. Soon more - and definite - news about this.
Read the Agenda to find out more about the Project GIPF activities in London or check out the MSO website

Computer GIPF Tournament in Einhoven (NL)
The 6th Computer Olympiad is a multi-games event in which all of the participants are computer programs. The purpose is to find the strongest program at each of the games, partly as an academic exercise and partly because the competitions are fun. This year's Computer Olympiad takes place from August 18th to 23rd and will be played at the Ad Fundum of the University in Maastricht, The Netherlands. On the program 17 different games so far, amongst which GIPF.
Visit the Computer Olympiad site and find out more about this Artificial Intelligence event.

EGO: results second RR GIPF-tournament
The EGO players have finished their second Round Robin tournament. Ad Rovers finishes again in the first place, but he must share it with Angelo. Both scored 7 wins out of 9 games. Jelmer Graafstra is third with 5 points. Joost de Greef and Jan Willem Knopper decided to leave the competition. Meanwhile two new players, Brian Pauw and Wynke Stulemeijer, have joined EGO, so that their number is back to 6 for their third RR.
Ad An Bo Ja Je Jo Points Pos.
Ad Rovers 0-1 0-1 1-0 1-0
Angelo Wentzler 0-1 1-0 1-0 0-1
Boris Ammerlaan 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1
Jan Willem Knopper 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 1-0
Jelmer Graafstra 0-1 0-1 0-1 1-0 1-0
Joost de Greef 0-1 0-1 1-0
It must be said: Angelo Wentzler is putting a lot of effort in the EGO-site. Take a look!

"Scat" writes about Z»RTZ strategy
Stephen Taverner, also known as "Scat" (some dare even say "Taff"), has written an article about Z»RTZ strategy for Abstract Games, a superb quarterly magazine about nothing but abstract strategy games. The first part of the article has featured in issue 6, the second part will be published in issue 7 (the issue that will come out soon) and the third part in issue 8. So, if you want to know more about Z»RTZ - and/or about Onyx, Gonnect, Anchor, Lines of Action, Bao and many more exotic abstract games - then don't waste time! If you like abstract games, then Abstract Games is a must.
(By the way: it's nice, for a change, to read something that is printed on paper.)


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