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Houdini and other 3000+ ELO engines stunned in R2 of TCEC

houdiniTCEC, the leading global computer chess championship by Martin Thoresen, started this August 26th with the participation of the top chess engines and with a new live homepage.

The top engines including the defending champion Houdini 3 will perform against the new version of Stockfish 4, the new entry Bouquet, and the established Rybka, Komodo, Critter, Gull, and Equinox, cruised through Round 1 of Stage 1 without any problem, scoring easy and expected victories.

However, even the most eccentric predictions could not see five 3000+ ELO engines being held in Round 2. The biggest surprise is last season’s champion Houdini, which could not overcome the resistance of Hiarcs 14. Many point Komodo as a possible super finalist of the TCEC, however, it was the second 3000+ ELO victim of the round, drawing its game with Spike. The newcomer Bouquet 1.8 and the long time best engine Rybka 4.1, and Critter 1.6 entered the “draw party” after fierce fights from Junior 13.3, Shredder 12, and Toga II.

These results were used by the other favorites of the field. The new version of Stockfish 4 , Gull II, and Equinox 2b to take the lead with full 2,0/2. They are joined at the top of the table by Exchess 7.15b.

Scroll down for the full standings.

TCEC continues now with R3 of Stage 1, in search of new records after breaking two on day 1 of the competition.

 

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Engine               Pts   

0001 Stockfish 4     2.0 
0002 Gull 2.2        2.0  
0003 Exchess 7.15b   2.0  
0004 Equinox 2b      2.0 
0005 Houdini 3       1.5 
0006 Rybka 4.1       1.5 
0007 Komodo 1063     1.5  
0008 Bouquet 1.8     1.5
0009 Toga II 280513  1.5 
0010 Hiarcs 14       1.5
0011 Critter 1.6a    1.5  
0012 Shredder 12     1.5  
0013 Spike 1.4       1.5  
0014 Junior 13.3     1.5 
0015 Naum 4.2        1.0  
0016 Minkochess 1.3  1.0  
0017 Hannibal 220813 1.0 
0018 Onno 1.27       1.0  
0019 Tornado 4.88    1.0 
0020 Gaviota 0.87a8  1.0  
0021 Sjeng WC2008    1.0 
0022 Scorpio 2.76    1.0  
0023 Jonny 6         1.0 
0024 Crafty 23.6     1.0 
0025 Delphil 3       1.0  
0026 The Baron 3.35a 0.5 
0027 Octochess 5178  0.5  
0028 Spark 1         0.5  
0029 Nebula 2        0.5  
0030 Arasan 16       0.0 
0031 Bugchess2 1.9   0.0  
0032 Hamsters 0.71   0.0  
0033 Redqueen 1.14   0.0 
0034 Arminius 100813 0.0  
0035 Alfil 13.1      0.0  
0036 Firefly 2.6     0.0

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