Hall of fame
In english the name is written Junior
Junior / Deep Junior is a computer chess program authored by the Israeli programmers Amir Ban and Shay Bushinsky. Grandmaster Boris Alterman assisted, in particular with the opening book.
Deep Junior won the World Computer Chess Championships - WCCC - in 1997, 2001, 2002, 2004, and 2006, organised by the International Computer Games Association.
In terms of raw power, 'Deep Junior' is dwarfed by other earlier programs such as Deep Blue (which can calculate 200-300 million combinations per second). Deep Junior, which is designed to run on commodity SMP multiprocessor computer hardware, calculates only around 2-3 million combinations per second, but is more selective about the positions it analyzes.
According to Bushinsky, one of the innovations of Deep Junior over other chess programs is its way to count moves. It counts orthodox, ordinary moves as two moves, while an interesting move is one or even less. In this way interesting variations are analysed more deeply than less promising lines. This seems to be a generalization of search extensions already used by other programs.
Another approach they claim to use is 'Opponent modeling'. Deep Junior might play moves which are not objectively the strongest but that play more towards the weaknesses of the opponent.
In 2003 Deep Junior played a 6-game match against Garry Kasparov which resulted in a 3-3 tie.
File last modified on 2016-5-11
Contributor : devassal thibault
See also this article on Wikipedia : Junior
All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.
You may find another article in the encyclopedia by consulting this list.
[Chess forum] [Rating lists] [Countries] [Chess openings] [Legal informations] [Contact]
[Social network] [Hot news] [Discussions] [Seo forums] [Meet people] [Directory]
Social network : create your photo albums, discuss with your friends...
Hot news & buzz : discover the latest news and buzz on the internet...
Discussions : questions and answers, forums on almost everything...
Seo forums : search engines optimisation forums, web directory...
Play the strongest international correspondence chess players !