Houdini 15 leads TCEC comp chess tourn

  

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Thibault de Vassal    (2011-01-18)
Houdini 1.5 leads TCEC comp. chess tourn

Advanced chess "centaur" players should be interested by the following:

A "super" tournament for computers, named TCEC, just started. Premier Division finals started with the participation of the world's top engines.

Tournament format: double round robin

The participants:

1 Houdini 1.5
2 Rybka 4.0
3 Shredder 12.0
4 Stockfish 2.0.1
5 Naum 4.2
6 Ivanhoe B47cB
7 Hiarcs 13.2
8 Critter 0.9

I don't know much on this tournament, actually it may be a CCRL/SSDF system-like but as a tournament (and without rating list?), anyway thus it was able to reach the chess news in Chessdom & Susan Polgar blogspot.

The point is that the supposed "possible" Rybka-clones Ivanhoe & Houdini (both based on Ippolit, just like Firebird) entered the race... and Houdini is leading already, ahead of Rybka.

It is announced that Rybka 4 is playing, does anyone know who's behind this version of Rybka and what is the hardware? Does Vasik Rajlich know about that?

http://susanpolgar.blogspot.com/2011/01/houdini-15-leads-tcec-computer-super.html

http://www.chessdom.com/news-2011/computer-chess-live-2011

http://www.tcec-chess.org/


Thibault de Vassal    (2011-01-21 21:57:28)
Houdini 1.5 leads TCEC comp. chess tourn

Houdini 1.5 : 24 pts, Rybka 4 : 23 pts

Things are still unclear in this engines tournament...


Scott Nichols    (2011-01-22 20:40:13)
Houdini 1.5 leads TCEC comp. chess tourn

Is it over, or do Rybka & Houdini have a playoff?


Thibault de Vassal    (2011-01-22 20:49:23)
Houdini 1.5 leads TCEC comp. chess tourn

Ah, maybe it was finished already... So Houdini wins with no loss! Bad score for Hiarcs 13.2 & Naum 4.2 :/ Dunno what can be concluded from all this, we all knew that Rybka & Houdini are the best engines nowadays.

N Engine Pts SB

1 Houdini 1.5 24.0 147.00 1= == == == 11 1= 1=
2 Rybka 4.0 23.0 128.00 0= 0= =1 11 10 1= =1
3 Stockfish 2.0.1 20.0 128.00 == 1= 0= =0 == 11 =1
4 Ivanhoe B47cB 17.0 115.00 == =0 1= =0 =1 01 ==
5 Critter 0.9 17.0 114.50 == 00 =1 =1 == 01 ==
6 Shredder 12.0 12.0 91.50 00 01 == =0 == == ==
7 Naum 4.2 12.0 80.50 0= 0= 00 10 10 == ==
8 Hiarcs 13.2 11.0 91.50 0= =0 =0 == == == ==


Scott Nichols    (2011-01-26 18:41:45)
Houdini 1.5 leads TCEC comp. chess tourn

Is there a place to download the games?


Michael Aigner    (2011-02-04 08:18:41)
Houdini 1.5 leads TCEC comp. chess tourn

Its not over - it is a close match

1 Houdini 1.5a + 6 = 17 - 4
2 Rybka 4.0 + 4 = 17 - 6

and 13 games to go....