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Only 3000+ engines qualify for TCEC Stage 3 (live now!)

komodo-hp21TCEC Season 7 – Stage 2 is over and only 3000+ engines qualify for TCEC – Stage 3.

Komodo (3230) emerged a clear winner of the second stage, collecting 10.5/13 points.

Stockfish (3243) and Gull (3116) shared second place on 10 points, while Houdini (3224), Junior (3000), Critter (3110), Protector (3000) and Chiron (3049) will join the winners in the next stage. You can see the full standings below.

Stage 3 kicks off today at 18:00 CET. Follow it LIVE at the official website or replay the games in the Archive mode.

Stage 3 rules

Stage 3 consists of the 8 engines that qualified from Stage 2. The format for Stage 3 is a tetra round robin (x 4) so that each engine will play both sides of the same opening against each other, twice. The top 4 will move on to Stage 4 while the rest are out of TCEC for the current Season.

TCEC so far

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

TCEC – Stage 2 final standings:

1 Komodo 1318 3230 10.5
2 Stockfish 231014 3243 10.0
3 Gull 3 3116 10.0
4 Houdini 4 3224 9.0
5 Junior 13.3 3000 7.5
6 Critter 1.6a 3110 7.0
7 Protector 1.8b1 3000 6.0
8 Chiron 2 3049 6.0
9 Texel 1.05a9 2984 5.5
10 Naum 4.6 3074 5.5
11 Jonny 6 2960 5.0
12 Hannibal 1.5×12 2998 4.0
13 Senpai 1 2875 3.5
14 Cheng4 0.36c+ 2867 1.5

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