The US program Rybka won the 16th World Computer Chess Championship that was held from September 28th to October 5th 2008 in Beijing Golden Century Golf Club, Fangshan, Beijing, China, a full point ahead of its nearest rival, the British program Hiarcs. Rybka drew with Junior from Israel & Cluster Toga from Germany with the remaining wins. Third, a point behind, was the Israeli program Junior, followed by Cluster Toga and then Shredder. The hardware used in the event ranged from a 40-core system to a Nokia cell phone.
Computer Chess World Champion Vasik Rajlich, creator of Rybka
Prices for Rybka
Multi-processor version: Deep Rybka 3 99.90 Euro
Single processor version: Rybka 3 49.99 Euro
Rybka 3 Book 24.99 Euro
Note that Rybka 3 includes a database of one million games, and that the purchase of the program entitles you to one year of access to the chess server Playchess.com. Rybka 3 is a UCI engine, with 32 and 64-bit versions included in the package. Rybka can be made the default engine in ChessBase 10.