flok writes: The 17 and 18th of October, the 49th computer chess tournament by the Dutch computer chess association will be held in Leiden, the Netherlands. Since Kasparov lost a couple of matches in the previous century, the development of chess programs did not stop. In fact Deep Blue will be dwarfed by the current chess programs. Also a surprising number of people are creating new chess programs. New techniques for parallelizing tree-searches, tricks for cutting branches of the search-tree, different evaluations. Everybody is welcomed to pay a visit and if you like you can participate with your own chess engine as well!