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TCEC Season 14 – the 14th Top Chess Engine Championship

TCEC Season 14 – the 14th Top Chess Engine Championship

Written by Guy Haworth and Nelson Hernandez Reading, UK and Maryland, USA Corresponding author: g.haworth@reading.ac.uk This is the latest in our series of analytical articles on past TCEC events. The main text can be read below on this webpage, and at the bottom you will find a link to the full layouted article in pdf [...]

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

The TCEC14 Computer Chess Superfinal: a perspective

The TCEC14 Computer Chess Superfinal: a perspective

TCEC S14 was amazing! by GM Matthew Sadler

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 [...]

Tiebreak looming at the TCEC Superfinal

Tiebreak looming at the TCEC Superfinal

First TCEC Superfinal tiebreak ever upcoming?

TCEC Cup 2 report

TCEC Cup 2 report

Written by Guy Haworth and Nelson Hernandez Reading, UK and Maryland, USA This is the third in a new series of analytical articles on past TCEC events. The main text can be read below on this webpage, and at the bottom you will find a link to the full layouted article in pdf format, including [...]

Interview with Alexander Lyashuk about the recent success of Lc0

Interview with Alexander Lyashuk about the recent success of Lc0

Alexander Lyashuk: I expect NNs to dominate computer chess

Stockfish wins the Premier Division, Lc0 qualifies for the Superfinal

Stockfish wins the Premier Division, Lc0 qualifies for the Superfinal

The dominance of Stockfish in the Top Chess Engine Championship continues full steam ahead. The open source engine by Marco Costalba, Joona Kiiski, Gary Linscott and a huge community of contributors, won the Premier Division of Season 14 convincingly, not losing a single game along the way. With the victory Stockfish qualifies for the Superfinal, [...]

First major title for a Neural Network in chess: LC0 wins TCEC Cup

First major title for a Neural Network in chess: LC0 wins TCEC Cup

Neural Network chess fans around the world are celebrating as the first major computer chess title for the self-learning engine Lc0 (Leela Chess Zero) is a fact. Lc0 conquered the golden medal of the TCEC Cup in a 32 player knockout against the best engines in the world. The only NN playing in the competition [...]

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