The first games of the TCEC Season 6 – Superfinal have been played and the open source chess fans are celebrating. Stockfish, which clearly dominated Season 6 so far winning Stage 2, Stage 3, and Stage 4, took a commanding lead at the TCEC Superfinal against the defending champion Komodo. Stockfish won games 1, 8, and 9 to take full 3 points advantage collecting 7,5/12.
Stockfish upgraded its modification from Stockfish 300414 in Stage 4 to Stockfish 170514 in the Superfinal, allegedly adding 15 ELO points from the change. The defending champion uses Komodo 7x, which took the place of Komodo 1223, which already had some success against Stockfish.
A total of 64 games will be played to determine the Grand Champion of this season. The big question: will Komodo be able to come back in the match and defend the title? Follow the most interesting encounter between these two giants in computer chess below and do not miss new outcomes, follow the match live on the official website of TCEC Season 6 – Superfinal.
Standings after 12 rounds:
Stocksish 170514 (3136) – Komodo 7x (3155) [A61]
TCEC Season 6 – Superfinal (9), 21.05.2014
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.Nf3 g6 7.Bg5 Bg7 8.Nd2 h6 9.Bh4 Nbd7 10.e4 0–0 11.Be2 g5 12.Bg3 Qe7 13.0–0 Ne5 14.f4 gxf4 15.Bxf4 Bd7 16.Kh1 Ng6 17.Bg3 Ne5 18.h3 Nh7 19.Qc2 Rfe8 20.Rf2 Ng5 21.Raf1 a6 22.a4 Rab8 23.h4 Nh7 24.Nc4 Nxc4
25.Rxf7! Qxf7 26.Rxf7 Kxf7
27.e5! Nxe5 28.Qxh7 Rh8 29.Qb1 Rhf8 30.Ne4 Ke7 31.b4 c4 32.Qg1 Bf5 33.Qb6
33…Rbd8 34.Nd2 c3 35.Qc7+ Bd7 36.Qxc3 Rc8 37.Qe3 Rc1+ 38.Kh2 Rf7 39.h5 Kf8 40.Ne4 Rff1 41.Bf4 Rce1 42.Kg3 Nc4 43.Qd3 Rxf4 44.Kxf4 b5 45.axb5 axb5 46.Kg3 Ra1 47.Nd2 Ra3 48.Nb3 Bf6 49.Kf2 Ne5 50.Qc2 Nf7 51.Kf1 Bh8 52.Bd1 Be5 53.Qc7 Be8 54.Bc2 Ng5 55.Qd8 Nf7 56.Qc8 Bg7 57.Ke2 Be5 58.Kd1 Ra4 59.Bg6 Rxb4 60.Na5 Rd4+ 61.Ke2 Rxd5 62.Nc6 Bf6 63.Qe6
63…Re5+ 64.Nxe5 Bxe5 65.Bxf7 Bxf7