:: International Chess Festival "Villa de Bilbao"

08.10.2004
Ruslan Ponomariov - Hydra 0-1
Junior - Veselin Topalov 0.5-0.5
Fritz - Sergey Karjakin 1-0
10.10.2004
Ruslan Ponomariov - Fritz 0.5-0.5
Veselin Topalov - Hydra 0.5-0.5
Sergey Karjakin - Junior 1-0
11.10.2004
Junior - Ruslan Ponomariov 0.5-0.5
Fritz - Veselin Topalov 1-0
Hydra - Sergey Karjakin 1-0
12.10.2004
Hydra - Ruslan Ponomariov 1-0
Veselin Topalov - Junior 0.5-0.5
Sergey Karjakin - Fritz 0-1

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Bilbao was the place of the 1st Championship in the World of Chess of people against computers, in the mark of the International Festival of Chess “Villa de Bilbao”.

The Festival includes also this year the VI Open International “Memorial Pedro Zabala”, considered as the best one-day game of Europe and one of the best in the World. Although, the Festival relied with the II Open of Problems of Chess.

The human team, three Big International Teachers: Ponomariov (21 years, Ukraine), with 18 years was the champion of the youngest world of all the times. He was champion of the World in 2003.

Topalov (29 years, Bulgaria), has just been a semi-finalist in the Championship of the World of 2004 celebrated in Libya.

Karjakin (14 years, Ukraine), champion of the world sub-12 and sub-14, is the player of the whole history who younger has acceded to the category of Great International teacher, to the age of 12 years.

The team of programs of computer, the highest technological level: Junior, Champion of the World 2004 in Israel the same July. Fritz, (the sub-champion application in the Olympiad of Graz 2003). Hydra, the First position of the IPCCC (International Tournament of Chess Programs) 2004.

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In the photo: Veselin Topalov

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