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All games decisive at the start of TCEC

The new TCEC Season 7 graphic by Santiago Méndez

The new TCEC Season 7 graphic by Santiago Méndez

All games of day 1 of the top computer chess championship TCEC Season 7 finished with victories for white. The engines Cheng (ELO 2779), Spike 1.4 (ELO 2876), and Hannibal (ELO 2924) were victorious to take the lead at Stage 1a of the new season. Replay the games in the archive mode.

At this moment the Grand Champion of the last season Stockfish starts its title defense against Octochess. Stockfish is playing with the latest experimental update named “160914” and its performance will be closely monitored by the chess professionals in comparison to the new Komodo 8 and Gull III.

Follow the 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

Cheng4 0.36c+ – Arasan 17.3 1 – 0 Sicilian: Kan, 5.Bd3 Nf6 6.O-O d6
Hannibal 1.5×5 – Toga II 010214 1 – 0 Reti: KIA
Spike 1.4 – Tornado 5 1 – 0 QGD: Orthodox, Rubinstein, 7.Qc2 c5 8.Rd1
Octochess 5374 – Stockfish 160914 in play
Alfil 14.1 – Chiron 2 to follow

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