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Gull maintains the lead in TCEC – Season 7

The new TCEC Season 7 graphic by Santiago Méndez

The new TCEC Season 7 graphic by Santiago Méndez

The Gull chess engine maintains the lead in Stage 1a of TCEC with 6,5/8 points, followed by Protector (5,5/9) and Chiron (5,5/8).

Gull scored four consecutive victories in a row, outplaying Chiron in the fourth round, Stockfish (you can see the full game below), Tornado and Toga in the next three. Cheng4 managed to hold the draw against the current leader in the eighth round after full 112 moves. Replay the game in the Archive mode.

Currently round 9 is live, follow the games with the engine view analysis

More on TCECOfficial website / Participants / Reports after Round 1 , Round 3 , Round 5, Round 7

Current standings:

1 Gull 3 3033 6.5/8
2 Protector 1.7 2914 5.5/9
3 Chiron 2 2955 5.5/8
4 Critter 1.6a 3030 5.5/8
5 Hannibal 1.5×5 2924 5.5/8
6 Stockfish 160914 3168 5.0/8
7 Cheng4 0.36c+ 2779 4.5/8

———– According to the TCEC rules only 7 engines will qualify (total 13 rounds)

8 Spike 1.4 2876 4.0/8
9 Gaviota 1 2691 3.5/8
10 Octochess 5374 2497 3.5/9
11 Arasan 17.3 2525 3.0/9
12 Tornado 5 2778 2.5/8
13 Toga II 010214 2699 2.0/8
14 Alfil 14.1 2447 1.5/9

Gull 3 (3033) – Stockfish 160914 (3168) [A35]
TCEC Season 7 – Stage 1a (5), 25.09.2014

1.c4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 g6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Bg7 6.Nb3 Nf6 7.e4 0–0 8.Be2 d6 9.Be3 Ne5 10.f4 Nc6 11.0–0 b6 12.Qc2 Ba6 13.a3


13…Rc8 14.Rad1 Nd7 15.Nc1 Qe8 16.Kh1 Na5 17.b3 b5


18.Bxa7 bxc4 19.b4 Nb3 20.a4 Bb7 21.Nb5 Nxc1 22.Rxc1 Nf6 23.Bf3 Qd7 24.Bd4 Bh6 25.Be3 Ng4 26.Bd2 Rfd8 27.Rcd1 Bg7 28.h3 Nf6 29.Nc3 Ne8 30.Be1 Ra8 31.a5 Rab8 32.Bh4 Nc7 33.Na4 Qe8 34.Qxc4 Qxa4 35.Qxc7 Rdc8 36.Qxe7 Bf8 37.Qf6 Qxb4 38.Be1 Qa3 39.Kh2 Ba8


40.a6 Qxa6 41.Bc3


41…Rxc3 42.Qxc3 Qa2 43.Qf6 Qa7 44.Ra1 Qd7 45.Rfb1 Re8 46.Ra6 Bxe4 47.Bxe4 Rxe4 48.Rb8 Re8 49.Raa8 Rxb8 50.Rxb8 Qc7 51.Rd8 h6 52.Kg3 d5 53.Rxd5 Be7 54.Qe5 Qc6 55.Rd3 Bf6 56.Rd6 Qc3+ 57.Qxc3 Bxc3 58.Kf3


58…Kg7 59.g4 Bf6 60.Rc6 Bh4 61.Ke4 Bg3 62.Rc3 Bf2 63.Ke5 Be1 64.Rd3 Bb4 65.h4 Ba5 66.Kd6 Bb4+ 67.Kd7 h5 68.gxh5 gxh5 69.Rd5 Kg6 70.Rg5+


70…Kf6 71.Rxh5 Bd2 72.Rg5 Bxf4 73.Rg2 Be3 74.h5 Bh6 75.Ke8 Ke6 76.Rf2 f5 77.Rg2 Kd5 78.Kf7 Be3 79.Re2 Kd4 80.Ra2 Kd3 81.Kg6


81…f4 82.h6 f3 83.h7 Bd4 84.Kf5 Bh8 85.Kf4 f2 86.Rxf2


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