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Ginkgo is the World Chess Software Champion 2022

After a fiercely fought tournament, Gingko scored 7 points, the same as the second Komodo Dragon engine.

Finally, Gingko was the winner, after playing three games in the Armageddon formula, in which he did not lose a single chess game and playing the last game with black.

Hearty congratulations to Mr. Frank Schneider - author of the Gingko chess engine and Mr. Wolfgang Zugrav - operator.

Undoubtedly, this is the greatest success the Ginkgo engine has achieved so far. I am very happy about it, because the Ginkgo is an engine that has been consistently developed for many years, playing with more and more power.

Final standing.


  1. Double round robin tournament, time control 30 minutes plus 15 seconds per move.

  2. Play-off: two games 10 minutes + 10 seconds per move.

  3. Armageddon game was played with white (Komodo dragon) having 6 minutes + 10 seconds per move and black (Gingko) 3 minutes + 5 minutes per move. This game resulted in a draw by repetition and therefore the winner of this tournament was Ginkgo.

Computers: the same for all participants.

Source: ICGA

Gingko is in use in ChessBase software as Fritz (versions 17, 18 and 18 Neuronal), which means that users will certainly soon be able to take advantage of this excellent chess engine in the latest and strongest version.

Gingko results in this Championship shows that the latest version is much stronger than Fritz 18 Neuronal and probably playing at a level close to Komodo Dragon, which is one of the most successful and powerful chess engines.

All tournament games, including Armageddon (original notations).

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Source: ICGA

The games of the World Chess Software Championship are played in Messe Wien, Press Centre, in Vienna, Austria on July 24 and 25, 2022.

Some photos this very nice place...

Photo by Tedi K. Grójec.

Photo by Mihal Visvader

And below are shots from the game room.

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1 comentario

Cuong Nguyen
Cuong Nguyen
19 jun 2023

Thank you very much for the free engines. Beside this I am looking for Houdini 6 Pro and YuliGM PrO 5 for window. If you have this engine. Please me those.

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