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Stockfish wins once again and leads TCEC Season 6 – Stage 3

stockfish-4Stockfish 080414 (3135) continues its victorious series and remains leader of the most prestigious computer competition TCEC Season 6 – Stage 3.

The winner of TCEC Season 6 – Stage 2 defeated Houdini 4 (3132) with the black pieces in the eighth round (see the most interesting fragments of the game below).

Gull A228 (3021) outplayed Shredder 12 (2921), while all other games of the round finished equal.

The first three positions are held by Stockfish (6.5/9), Komodo (5.5/9) and Houdini (5.5/9). With many more rounds of the third Stage of TCEC – Season 6 remaining, anything can happen.

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Standings after 9 rounds:
1 Stockfish 080414 (3135) 6.5
2 Komodo 1217 (3133) 5.5
3 Houdini 4 (3132) 5.5
4 Critter 1.6a (3031) 5.0
5 Rybka 4.1 (3087) 5.0
6 Gull A228 (3021) 4.5
7 Fire 3.1 (3096) 2.5
8 Shredder 12 (2921) 1.5

Houdini 4 (3132) – Stockfish 080414 (3135)

TCEC Season 6 – Stage 3 (9), 16.04.2014

1… Nxc5!
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 2.dxc5 fxe3 3.fxe3 Qh3
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4. Qf1 f2+ 5. Kh1 Qf5
 Round_9_6576.h3 Be5 7. Ne2 Qc2 8. Bc1 Rxa4 9. Rxa4 Qxa4 10. Nd4 Bxd4 11.exd4 Qxd4 12. Rb2 g4
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13. Re2 Rf3 14. Kg2 Qd3 15. Re8+ Kf7 16. Qxd3 Rxd3 17. Re5 gxh3+ 18. Kxf2 Rd1
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19. Rh5 Rxc1 20. Rxh3 Kg6 21. Rh4 Rc4
 0–1

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