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Stockfish wins TCEC Stage 2

stockfish-4The second Stage of TCEC Season 6 is completed. According to the rules of the strongest computer tournament 8 engines move on to the next Stage. Deservedly, the top 8 are: Stockfish (3133), Komodo (3131), Rybka (3076), Fire (2984), Houdini (3135), Critter (3034), Gull (3031), Shredder (2910).

In the last fifteenth round of the event Stockfish outplayed Equinox with Black pieces, thus securing the first place. The longest game in the round was Komodo – Gull, which ended draw in 158 moves. Shredder won against Junior and climbed up to the important eighth place, also moving on to the third Stage of TCEC – Season 6. See the final standings below.

You can replay all the games from the second Stage in the Archive mode.

 

TCEC Stage 3 starts with a bang

The most beautiful part of the TCEC computer championship is that games are rolling one after the other. Right after the eight qualifiers of Stage 2 were determined, Stage 3 was given a start. And what a start it was! The champion of Stage 2 met the champion from last season, giving the chess fans one of the most beautiful encounters on the board – Komodo with its new experimental 1217 version vs Stockfish 4 modification 080414. In a dominant fashion, Komodo showed title ambitions defeating its opponent in just 61 moves.

With each stage and each game TCEC gets more exciting and unpredictable. Join the live broadcast and chat with the software experts daily at the official website

 

Standings Stage 2

N Engine             Elo   Pts 

1 Stockfish 060314   3133 11.5

2 Komodo 1188        3131 11.0

3 Rybka 4.1          3076 11.0

4 Fire 3.1           2984 10.5

5 Houdini 4          3135  9.5

6 Critter 1.6a       3034  8.0

7 Gull A206          3031  7.0

8 Shredder 12        2910  7.0

9 Chiron 2           2965  6.5

10 Hannibal 1.4b    2892  6.5

11 Texel 1.04a16    2878  6.5

12 Equinox 2.04     2956  5.5

13 Naum 4.6         3013  5.5 

14 Junior 13.3      2931  5.0

15 Spike 1.4        2884  4.5

16 Protector 1.6b14 2996  4.5 

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