The newcomer in the premier computer chess championship TCEC – Fizbo by Youri Matiounine has played a fantastic game in round 2 of the Preliminary stage. Fizbo defeated one of the favorites of the group – Ginkgo (ELO 3037).
The game was a Grünfeld Modern Exchange and for the ones having the database and repertoire of GM Arnaudov the victory of Fizbo is a logical outcome. The nice highlight comes from the fact that the engine Fizbo had only 2-move opening knowledge and worked out the correct approach over the board.
Replay Fizbo – Ginkgo below with computer analysis. See the full computer logic and PV of the game here
A second second brilliancy of the day was an endgame by Texel against Fridolin. In a R+6p vs R+6p, Texel sacrificed two pawns to get a victory in the end. Replay the game here
More games from TCEC Stage 1a round 1 and 2
Komodo – Disaster Area 1-0, Slav: 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e3 Bf5
Myrddin – Houdini 0-1, Sicilian: Smith-Morra, 2…cxd4
Protector – Bobcat 1-0, Four Knights: Double Bishops, 6.d3 Bxc3
Hannibal – Hakkapeliitta 1-0, English: Four Knights, 4.g3 d5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.Bg2
Raptor – Laser 1-0, Reti: KIA
Rybka – Fridolin 1-0, Sicilian: Rossolimo, 3…e6 4.Nc3
Texel – Fizbo 1-0, Sicilian: Alapin, 2…Nf6 3.e5 Nd5 4.Nf3 Nc6
Ginkgo – Gull 1/2-1/2, French: Exchange, 4.Nf3 Bd6 5.Bd3 Nf6
Laser – Gull 0-1, Spanish: Exchange, Alapin Gambit, 7.d3 Qf6 8.Nbd2