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Houdini 4 takes a full point advantage at TCEC Stage 1a

houdiniHoudini 4 continues rolling through Stage 1a of the strongest computer chess championship TCEC. In the key moment of the qualification group, Houdini managed to defeat with black one of the surprises of Season 6 – Cheng4 – and later continued to take a full point against it’s direct competitor for the top position Critter 1.6a.

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Houdini is now with 6,0/7, a full point ahead of Critter and Hannibal. On positions 4th-6th, that give qualification right to the next stage, are shared by Texel, Gull, and Cheng4 with 4,5/7. A point behind them with 3,5/7 is the 3000+ engine Equinox.

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Position Engine ELO Points
1 Houdini 3183 6
2 Critter 1.6a 3077 5
3 Hannibal 2938 5
4 Texel 2839 4.5
5 Gull 2.8b 3080 4.5
6 Cheng4 2741 4.5
7 Equinox 2962 3.5
8 Gaviota 0.99b 2756 3
9 Onno 2819 2.5
10 Redqueen 2036 2
11 Arminius 2390 1
12 Delphil 2419 0.5

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