Stockfish and Komodo continue with their amazing performance at the world’s top computer chess championship TCEC. After 12 rounds the two engines share first with 9,5/12, which is 1,5 points more than the third Gull and 2,5(!) points ahead of the top seeded Houdini.
Stockfish defeated one of it’s main opponents for gold medal in the stage – Gull 2.2, after 70 moves. Komodo defeated the 3000+ ELO winner of Stage 1 Bouquet 1.8a in 62 moves.
The longest game of the round was the match Houdini – Jonny, 99 moves. It was also the biggest surprise as the 350 ELO lower rated Jonny defeated the top seeded engine with black! The victory rised many questions as to how good a GM can fare against an engine, since Jonny is lower rated than more than 20 players in chess history, close to 100 points behind Magnus Carlsen, and yet defeated the top computer engine with black.
The 12th round itself was intriguing in one more aspect – there was no single draw in the nine games. Each match possessed it’s own charge and high importance for the final standings.
Currently round 13 is underway and you can watch the games daily on the official site. Matches include Rybka – Toga, Houdini – Bouquet, and the derby of the leaders of TCEC Komodo -Stockfish. Watch the live games here / Visit the official website
Standings after round 12