In 1996 the American Contract Bridge League established an official annual World Computer-Bridge Championship to be held at a major international bridge event. The first event was held at the 1997 summer North American Bridge Championships in Albuquerque. Following championships were hosted by World Bridge Federation World Championships, ACBL North American Championships and the EBL first European Open Championship.
After a real good debut, at the Olympiad in Maastricht (2000),
in which Jack reached the semi-finals, Jack won the title in 2001
and successfully defended it until 2005 (World Champion in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004).
It took until the final of 2005 befor Jack's reign was broken by WBridge5.
In 2006 Jack set things
straight overpowering all other competitors recapturing the title.
In 2007 and 2008 it was WBridge5 again. In 2009 it was Jack
who reclaimed the title in a direct match against WBridge5, to succesfully
defend it again in 2010.
On this part of our website we want to provide you with background information on the world championships.
1997-2000: ACBL World Championships
1989-1995: Computer Olympiads