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TCEC Season 17 – Premier Division is now live!

TCEC Season 17 – Premier Division is now live!

The key stages of the Top Chess Engine Championship Season 17 are now live at the official website of the competition. The Premier Division kicked off with a game between the current Grand Champion Stockfish and the newcomer to the division Ethereal (replay the game here). Format of the Premier Division This year the Premier Division [...]

TCEC S17 – detailed information

TCEC S17 – detailed information

The Top Chess Engine Championship TCEC is going to start in about 10 days time. And it is going to be amazing! TCEC S17 will have a solid hardware upgrade, a new adjusted format and a new structure, a dedicated news website with a merchandising section and more.   Hardware upgrades for TCEC CPU server [...]

Texas Collegiate Super Finals

Texas Collegiate Super Finals

Saturday, Oct. 19 – Sunday, Oct. 20 9:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Location: JO Performance Hall Four Board match between UT Dallas, Texas Tech and UT Rio Grande Valley. Each school will have their ‘A’ Team and ‘B’ Team playing. Winner gets to keep the prestigious Super Final trophy for one year. Sat. Opening Ceremony [...]

TCEC S16 starts Sunday July 14th at 15:00 CEST

TCEC S16 starts Sunday July 14th at 15:00 CEST

Season 16 of the Top Chess Engine Championship starts this Sunday July 14th at 15:00 CEST. A total of 18 engines will battle for six promotion spots in the newly formed Qualification Division. Among them are three Neural Networks – ScorpioNN, ChessFighterNN, and Stoofvlees. Their main competitors are the seasoned engines Rodent, Wasp, chess22k, and [...]

TCEC Season 16 – information and participants

TCEC Season 16 – information and participants

TCEC Season 16 is going to start Sunday July 14th at 15:00 CEST with the participation of the strongest computer chess software. For the first time ever a Neural Network – Leela Chess Zero aka Lc0 – will defend both a league title and a Cup title. TCEC Season 16 will feature a new format. [...]

Alexandra Goryachkina wins the Women Candidates Chess 2019

Alexandra Goryachkina wins the Women Candidates Chess 2019

The Russian chess player Aleksandra Goryachkina won the Women Candidates Chess 2019 with two rounds to spare. The youngest participant of the tournament finished with 9.5 points out of 14 and secured the right to play the Women’s World Championship Match against the Women`s World Champion Ju Wenjun (China). The prize fund of the coming championship match is 500,000 [...]

TCEC Cup 3 – pairings and information

TCEC Cup 3 – pairings and information

TCEC Cup starts Monday at 19:00 UTC

TCEC Season 15 – To A/B or NNot to A/B, That is the Question

TCEC Season 15 – To A/B or NNot to A/B, That is the Question

Season 15 of the Top Chess Engine Championship will begin this March 5th at 20:00 CET. It will feature a record number of engines to accommodate the booming sector and a record ELO of the participants. A total of 44 engines will face off in a division based system to determine the current status quo [...]

Allie+Stein, the new neural network based engine entering TCEC S15

Allie+Stein, the new neural network based engine entering TCEC S15

Three NNs will play in TCEC S15

Stockfish continues to dominate computer chess, wins TCEC S14

Stockfish continues to dominate computer chess, wins TCEC S14

Stockfish continues to dominate computer chess after defeating LCZero at the Superfinal of Season 14 of the Top Chess Engines Championship. This is a fourth consecutive title for the open source engine – after winning Season 11 of TCEC last April 2018, Stockfish never let go the title. This time, however, it was a really [...]

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