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Komodo, Houdini and Gull lead TCEC Season 7 – Stage 2

komodo-hp21Three engines lead the Top Computer Chess Championship TCEC. Komodo, Houdini and Gull obtained 4/5 points to share first place, followed by Stockfish (3.5/5), Chiron (3/5) and Junior (3/5).

The leaders won their games in the fifth round. Gull defeated Hannibal, Houdini outplayed Naum, while Komodo  won against Chiron.

You can see some of the interesting fragments of the latter duel below, where Komodo and Chiron were playing the Westphalia Variation of Ragozin Defence or replay the games in the Archive mode.

TCEC so far:
Komodo wins TCEC Season 5 / Stockfish wins Season 6Gull wins Stage 1a / Houdini wins Stage 1b

Standings after 5 rounds:

1 Komodo 1318 3230 4.0
2 Houdini 4 3224 4.0
3 Gull 3 3116 4.0
4 Stockfish 231014 3243 3.5
5 Chiron 2 3049 3.0
6 Junior 13.3 3000 3.0
7 Critter 1.6a 3110 2.5
8 Naum 4.6 3074 2.0
9 Senpai 1 2875 2.0
10 Texel 1.05a9 2984 2.0
11 Protector 1.8b1 3000 1.5
12 Jonny 6 2960 1.5
13 Hannibal 1.5×12 2998 1.0
14 Cheng4 0.36c+ 2867 1.0

Chiron 2 (3049) – Komodo 1318 (3230) [D38]
TCEC Season 7 – Stage 2 (5), 29.10.2014

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 Bb4 5.Bg5 Nbd7 6.e3 c5 7.cxd5 exd5 8.Qc2 Qa5 9.Bd3 0–0 10.0–0 c4 11.Be2 h6 12.Bf4 Re8 13.Nd2 Nf8 14.Be5 Ng4 15.Bg3 Nf6 16.a3 Bxc3 17.bxc3 Bd7 18.a4 Ng6 19.Rfb1 b6 20.Qc1 Qa6 21.h3 Re6 22.Qb2 Ne7 23.Qa3 Re8 24.Bf3 Qc8 25.Rb2 Nf5 26.Bh2 Nh4 27.Be2 Rc6 28.g3

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…Ng6 29.g4 h5 30.gxh5 Nh4 31.Bg3 Nf5 32.Be5 Nh6 33.a5 Bxh3

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34.axb6 axb6 35.Bg3 Nf5 36.Nf1 Ne4

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37.Bf4 Nh4 38.Nh2 g5

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39.Be5 Qf5 40.Bd1 f6 41.Qa4 Qe6 42.Bg3 Nxg3

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43.Qc2 Ne4 44.f3 Qd6 45.f4 Qe6 46.h6 gxf4

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