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Stockfish close to victory in TCEC Season 6 – Stage 3

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Stockfish leads TCEC – Season 6

Stockfish 080414 enjoys two points lead after 24 rounds in the third Stage of Thoresen Chess Engines Competition and it will be hard to miss the victory.

However, nothing is clear yet, because still four rounds remain until the end of TCEC Season 6 – Stage 3.

Komodo 1217 is second with 16/24, leaving Houdini 4 a full point behind. The latter defeated Stockfish and you can see the decisive strike below.

The battle for the fourth place is bitter. Critter 1.6a (11.5/24), Fire 3.1 (11/24), Gull A228 (10.5) and Rybka 4.1 (10/24) have chances, but only one of them will move on to the next Stage of TCEC – Season 6. Do not miss the final part of the competition, follow the games live at the official website.

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Standings after 24 rounds:

1 Stockfish 080414 (3135) 18.0
2 Komodo 1217 (3133) 16.0
3 Houdini 4 (3132) 15.0
4 Critter 1.6a (3031) 11.5
5 Fire 3.1 (3096) 11.0
6 Gull A228 (3021) 10.5
7 Rybka 4.1 (3087) 10.0
8 Shredder 12 (2921) 4.0

Houdini (3132) – Stockfish (3135)
TCEC Season 6 – Stage 3 (23), 26.04.2014

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1.Nxc5+! Kc8 2.Bf5+ Kd8 3.Nd7 Nxd5 4.Be6 Nc3 5.Nb6 Nxa4 6.Nxa8 Bd4 7.bxa4 Bxa7 8.Bxg4 Be3 9.Kf1 d5 10.Ke2 Bc5 11.Bh3 Ke7 12.Nc7 Kd6 13.Na6 Ba7 14.Nb4 Kc5 15.Nd3+ Kd4 16.Nxf2 Bb6 17.Nd1 Bd8 18.Bd7 Ba5 19.Ne3 Kc5 20.Kd3 Bd8 21.Nd1

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