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The Computer Olympiads are a multi-games event taking place every year in which computer programs compete against each other. The majority of the games are board games but other games such as Bridge take place as well. The Olympiad is normally held in either Maastricht or London.
For many board games the Computer Olympiads are an opportunity to take the "world's best computer player" title.
The games ran on a yearly basis until after the 1992 games, after when the Olympiad's ruling committee was unable to find a new organiser. This resulted in the games being suspended until 2000 when the Mind Sports Olympiad resurrected them.
The games currently played are:
- Chinese Chess
- Dots and boxes
- 19x19 Go
- 9x9 Go
- Lines of Action
Games which the Olympiad would like to run but have previously been unable to due to lack of entrants:
- 9th Computer Olympiad - 2004, Ramat-Gan, Israel.
- 8th Computer Olympiad - 2003, Graz, Austria.
- 7th Computer Olympiad - 2002, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
- 6th Computer Olympiad - 2001, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
- 5th Computer Olympiad - 2000, London, United Kingdom.
- 4th Computer Olympiad - 1992, London, United Kingdom.
- 3rd Computer Olympiad - 1991, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
- 2nd Computer Olympiad - 1990, London, United Kingdom.
- 1st Computer Olympiad - 1989, London, United Kingdom.
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