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Stockfish strikes back and takes the lead in TCEC Season 6 – Stage 3

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The Stockfish chess engine is deserved leader

The winner of TCEC Season 6 – Stage 2 Stockfish 4, modification 080414, leads TCEC Season 6 – Stage 3 with 5.5/8. The engine outplayed Komodo, version 1217 in the eighth round (you can see the game below).

Stockfish strikes back, after losing the game against the reigning TCEC Grand Champion Komodo in the first round, playing the opposite side of the same opening.

Houdini 4 (3132) is also doing fine, defeating Gull A228 (3021) in the eighth round, thus joining Stockfish with 5.5/8.

Only the top 4 engines will move on to the next Stage of TCEC – Season 6 and it is getting more and more tense.

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Standings after 8 rounds of TCEC Stage 3:
1 Stockfish 080414 (3135) 5.5
2 Houdini 4 (3132) 5.5
3 Komodo 1217 (3133) 5.0
4 Critter 1.6a (3031) 4.5
5 Rybka 4.1 (3087) 4.5
6 Gull A228 (3021) 3.5
7 Fire 3.1 (3096) 2.0
8 Shredder 12 (2921) 1.5

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Stockfish 080414 (3135) – Komodo 1217 (3133) [B98]

TCEC Season 6 – Stage 3 (8), 15.04.2014

 1.e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7.f4 Be7 8. Df3 h6 9. Bh4 0–0 10.0–0–0 Dc7
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[In the first round of TCEC Season 6 – Stage 3 the game Komodo – Stockfish continued 10… Bd7]
11.g4 b5 12.a3 Bb7 13. Rg1 g6 14.g5 Nh7 15. Dg4 hxg5 16.f5
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16… Bc8 17.fxg6 fxg6 18. Nxe6
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18… Da7 19.e5 Nc6 20.exd6 De3+ 21. Kb1 Dxe6 22. Dxe6+ Bxe6 23.dxe7 Nxe7 24. Re1
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24…gxh4 25. Rxe6 Kf7 26. Re5 Rfe8 27. Bd3 Nf6 28.a4 Nf5 29. Rc5 Rac8 30. Rxc8 Rxc8 31.axb5 axb5 32. Nxb5
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32… Rd8 33. Kc1 h3 34.b3 Nh5 35. Rf1 Kf6 36. Nc3 Ke5 37. Re1+ Kf4 38. Rg1 Ke3 39. Bxf5 gxf5 40. Rg5 Nf4 41. Rxf5 Rg8 42. Nd5+ Nxd5 43. Rxd5 Kf3 44.b4 Rg1+ 45. Rd1 Rxd1+ 46. Kxd1 Kg2 47.b5
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