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TCEC Stage 2 starts today at 16:00 CET

TCEC Season 8 graphics created by Santiago Mendez

TCEC Season 8 graphics created by Santiago Mendez

Stage 2 of the Top Chess Engine Championship TCEC Season 8 is scheduled to start this September 12th at 16:00 CET. Twelve of the world’s best computer chess software engines will compete for qualification spots in next stages and a final to decide the 2015 TCEC Grand Champion.

Last season the TCEC, which was won by the Komodo engine, attracted hundreds of thousands unique viewers and hit major headlines. Now after a long wait the championship continues. It is sponsored by and the official news partner will be

TCEC Season 8 info: Complete information for the Season 8 / Official website / Live games and 24h chat / Facebook fan page

In this year’s edition of TCEC, the two finalists from last year won Stage 1a and Stage 1b convincingly. Komodo was the sole winner of Stage 1a while Stockfish did a “Bobby Fischer” by winning Stage 1b with 11,0/11

Here is the full participants list in TCEC Stage 2:

Stage 1a: Komodo, Gull, Protector, Fire, Ginkgo, Texel

Stage 1b: Stockfish, Houdini, Hannibal, Chiron, Nirvana, The Baron

Join us for live games at 16:00 CET at the official website

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