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Stockfish leads TCEC Season 6 – FRC with perfect score

FRCTCEC Grand Champion Stockfish, modification 260614, leads FRC aka Chess960 with perfect 4/4 score.

Houdini 4 is the nearest follower with 3.5 points, a full point ahead of Critter 1.6a and Fire 3.1.

Standings after 4 rounds:

Stockfish 260614 3168 4.0
2 Houdini 4 3145 3.5
3 Critter 1.6a 3030 2.5
4 Fire 3.1 3067 2.5
5 Spike 1.4 2876 1.5
6 Rybka 4.1 3072 1.0
7 Shredder 12 2889 1.0
8 Tornado 5 2778 0.0

Follow the event live, 24 hours a day on the TCEC official website!

Take a look at one  interesting rule in FRC on the diagrams below:

Stockfish 260614 – Tornado 5
TCEC Season 6 – FRC (3), 30.06.2014

Stockfish_-_Tornado_1013

Here is how short castle is made. White king and rook are placed on f1 and g1 in the initial position. After 1.d4 Nf6 Stockfish chooses to castle short…

Stockfish_-_Tornado_castle_1014

The king and the rook simply swap their initial places.

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