Amir Ban receives the 'Shannon Trophy' in the Netherlands 31.
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Israeli chess computer program Deep Junior, programmed by software engineers
Amir Ban and Shay Bushinsky and assisted by Grandmaster Alon Greenfeld, won the
2011 world computer chess championship held in Tilburg in The Netherlands this
week.It was the seventh world title that the Israeli team has
Deep Junior beat teams from around the world without losing a
"It is a tremendous achievement winning this difficult tournament
again, and another token of excellence of Israeli software and Israeli chess,"
Bushinsky told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday.
The prestigious event was
organized by the International Computer Game Association. It has been held
annually since 1994 within the framework of a computer game Olympiad which
includes other mind games played by computers.