InfinityChess is pleased to announce a super strong Freestyle Tournament starting on February 4, 2014. It’s a round robin for 30 of the best freestyle and engine players from all over the world. The total prize money is $ 20,000 USD.
There is more information here, and note that these are likely to prove the best chess games played — ever — as well as a notable contribution to the science and data of man-machine interaction.
By the way, is there anyone who can donate temporary use of a leading edge server for remote use, 12-32 cores? Please email me if you can, thanks in advance, and credit (or anonymity) for you can be arranged if desired.
Given the suddenly prominent role of Freestyle chess in economics, Big Data, and the social sciences (see also The Second Machine Age), I hope this event receives some of the media attention which it deserves.