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Two decisive games in the eleventh round of TCEC Season 6 – Stage 3

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Stockfish leads TCEC – Season 6

Stockfish 4 (3135), modification 080414 maintains the lead in TCEC Season 6 – Stage 3 with 8/11, defeating Shredder 12 (2921) with Black pieces in Makogonov Variation of King’s Indian Defence.

Houdini 4 (3132) is trailing the leader with 7.5/11. In the eighth round of the most prestigious computer event Houdini outplayed Critter (3031), version 1.6a, after sacrificing three pawns. Follow some of the most interesting fragments from the game below.

Stockfish, Houdini and Komodo occupy the first three places, but there are 17 (!) more rounds until the end of the third Stage of TCEC – Season 6 and everything is possible.

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Standings after 11 rounds:
1 Stockfish 080414 (3135) 8.0
2 Houdini 4 (3132) 7.5
3 Komodo 1217 (3133) 7.0
4 Critter 1.6a (3031) 5.5
5 Gull A228 (3021) 5.5
6 Rybka 4.1 (3087) 5.5
7 Fire 3.1 (3096) 3.5
8 Shredder 12 (2921) 1.5

Houdini 4 (3132) – Critter 1.6a (3031)
TCEC Season 6 – Stage 3 (11), 18.04.2014

1… Qxc4+ 2. Kb1
Houdini_-_Critter_660
2… Qb5 3. Bxd8 Rxd8 4. Qd2 Qb4 5. Rxg7 Qxd2 6. Rxd2
Houdini_-_Critter_661
6…Rf8 7.Rxh7 b6 8.Kc2 Kd8 9.Kc3 Ke7 10.Rh3 Be8 11.f4 Rg8 12.f5 e5 13.Rh6 Bd7 14.Rhd6 Bxf5 15.Rxc6 b5 16.Rc5 f6 17.Rxb5 Rc8+ 18.Kb3 Bc2+ 19.Ka3 e4 20.Rxa5 Bd3 21.Kb4 Rc4+ 22.Kb3 Rc7 23.Rg2 Ke6 24.Rg8 Kf7 25.Rg3 Bc4+ 26.Kb4 Be6 27.a4 f5
Houdini_-_Critter_662
28.Rh3 Rc4+ 29.Kb5 Rc8 30.Rh6 Bd7+ 31.Kb4 Rc7 32.Raa6 Kf8 33.Rh7 Kg8 34.Rah6 Rb7+ 35.Kc5 e3 36.Re7 Kf8 37.Rhh7 f4 38.Rhf7+ Kg8 39.Rxf4 Rxb2 40.Rxd7 Rc2+ 41.Kb4
Houdini_-_Critter_663
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