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Stockfish leads TCEC Season 7 – Stage 1a

The new TCEC Season 7 graphic by Santiago Méndez

The new TCEC Season 7 graphic by Santiago Méndez

The exciting seventh season of the strongest computer chess championship TCEC is in progress and the reigning champion Stockfish takes the lead. The engine with modification 160914 has 3,5/4 points, followed by Gull 3, Critter 1.6a and Chiron 2 on 3/4 points each.

Protector drew against Stockfish in the third round of the competition to stop the victorious string of the leader. Protector’s choice with White pieces was Alapin Variation of Sicilian Defense. Replay the game in the Archive mode.

Follow the TCEC – Season 7 games LIVE at the official website and join the chat for a chance to speak to the engine creators themselves – look for the VIP or Engine status in the chat.

More: Read the exclusive interview with TCEC organizer and director Martin Thoresen and do not miss Komodo – Stockfish (TCEC Season 6 – Stage 3), annotated by GM Davorin Kuljasevic.

Results TCEC Stage 1a:

1 Cheng4 0.36c+ 1-0 Arasan Sicilian: Kan, 5.Bd3 Nf6 6.O-O d6
2 Hannibal 1.5×5 1-0 Toga II 010214 Reti: KIA
3 Spike 1.4 1-0 Tornado 5 QGD: Orthodox, Rubinstein, 7.Qc2 c5 8.Rd1
4 Octochess 5374 0-1 Stockfish 160914 Catalan: Closed, 6…Nbd7 7.Nbd2
5 Alfil 14.1 0-1 Chiron 2 French: Burn, 6.Bxf6 gxf6 7.Nf3 b6
6 Protector 1.7 1/2 – 1/2 Critter 1.6a Blumenfeld: 5.Bg5 Qa5+
7 Gaviota 1 0-1 Gull 3 Neo-King’s Indian: Torre Attack
8 Arasan 17.3 1/2 – 1/2 Gull 3 Queen’s Indian: Nimzowitsch, 5.b3 Bb7, 7…a5
9 Critter 1.6a 1-0 Gaviota 1 King’s Indian: Fianchetto, 6…Nc6 7.O-O Rb8
10 Chiron 2 1-0 Protector 1.7 Giuoco Pianissimo: 5.d3 d6
11 Stockfish 160914 1-0 Alfil 14.1 QGD: Cambridge Springs, Capablanca Variation
12 Tornado 5 1-0 Octochess 5374 Semi-Slav: Botvinnik, 5…Be7 6.e3 Nbd7 7.Bd3
13 Toga II 010214 1/2 – 1/2 Spike 1.4 French: Winawer, 6…Ne7 7.h4
14 Cheng4 0.36c+ 1/2 – 1/2 Hannibal 1.5×5 Sicilian: Kan, Polugaevsky, 6.Nb3 Ba7
15 Hannibal 1.5×5 1-0 Arasan 17.3 Caro-Kann: Panov-Botvinnik, 5…Nc6 6.Nf3
16 Spike 1.4 1/2 – 1/2 Cheng4 0.36c+ Semi-Slav: 4.e3
17 Octochess 5374 1/2 – 1/2 Toga II 010214 French: Advance, 5.Nf3 Qb6 6.Be2
18 Alfil 14.1 1/2 – 1/2 Tornado Nimzo-Indian: Nimzo-Queen’s Hybrid, 5.Bg5 Bb7
19 Protector 1.7 1/2 – 1/2 Stockfish 160914 Sicilian: Alapin, 2…d5 3.exd5 Qxd5 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 Bg4
20 Gaviota 1 0-1 Chiron 2 Nimzo-Indian: Hübner, 8.O-O e5 9.Nd2
21 Gull 3 1/2 – 1/2 Critter 1.6a English: Anglo-Dutch
22 Arasan 17.3 0-1 Critter 1.6a English: Symmetrical, 3 Knights, 5.g3
23 Chiron 2 0-1 Gull 3 Colle: Rubinstein’s Attack, 5…Nc6
24 Stockfish 160914 1-0 Gaviota 1 Neo-Old Indian: Wade Defence, 3.e4
25 Tornado 5 1/2 – 1/2 Protector 1.7 Trompowsky: 2…Ne4 3.Bf4 c5 4.f3 Qa5+ 5.c3 Nf6 6.Nd2
26 Toga II 010214 1/2 – 1/2 Alfil 14.1 Benko Gambit: 4.Nf3 g6

27 Cheng4 0.36c+ * * Octochess 5374 in progress

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