Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Dramatic fourteenth round of TCEC Stage 2


Dramatic fourteenth round of TCEC Stage 2, Stockfish jumps ahead of Komodo, while Hannibal is back in the game

The fourteenth round of Stage 2 of the world’s strongest computer tournament TCEC was a real drama. Stockfish (3133) won against Naum (3013) and took the sole first position with 10.5/14 and better tiebreak ahead of Komodo. The other top placed engines Komodo (3131), Fire (2984) and Rybka (3076) made draws. The encounter between Gull (3031) and Rybka was extremely tense, you can replay it in the archive mode, the battle continued 120 moves. In the meantime Hannibal (2892) coped with Equinox (2956) and thus held the key eighth position. According to the rules of TCEC, only the top 8 will move on to Stage 3 of Season 6.

All qualification spots are being decided at this very moment, do not miss the final action of TCEC Stage 2 live at the official website.

Stockfish 060314 (3133) – Naum 4.6 (3013) [B43]
TCEC Season 6 – Stage 2 http://tcec.chessdom.com (14), 06.04.2014

[Replay of Stockfish - Naum, the game that led Stockfish to the first position in the table, and left Naum without chances to qualify for Stage 3]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Bd3 Nc6 7. Nxc6 dxc6 8. O-O e5 9. Be3 Nf6 10. Na4 Bg4 11. f3 Be6 12. c4 h5 13. c5 h4 14. Qc2 Nd7 15. Rad1 Be7 16. a3 O-O 17. Qc3 h3 18. g3 Rab8 19. Rd2 Rfd8 20. Rc1 g6 21. b4 Ra8 22. Rdd1 Nf8 23. Nb6 Rab8 24. f4 Bg4 25. Rf1 Bf6 26. Nc4 exf4 27. Qxf6 fxe3 28. Nd6 Be6 29. e5 Rd7 30. Bc4 Bxc4 31. Rxc4 e2 32. Re1 Qd8 33. Qf4 b6 34. Qh6 f6 35. Rh4 Rh7 36. Qf4 Rxh4 37. Qxh4 fxe5 38. Qc4+ Kg7 39. Rxe2 Qe7 40. Rf2 Qg5 41. cxb6 Qe3 42. b7 Qe1+ 43. Qf1 Qc3 44. Ne4 Qd4 45. Nc5 a5 46. Qxh3 axb4 47. axb4 Qxb4 48. Qc8!



48… Rxc8 49. bxc8=Q Qxc5 50. Qc7+ Kh6 51. h4 Qd4 52. Qxc6 Nh7 53. Kg2 Qa7 54. Qe6 Qa8+ 55. Kh2 Qa7 56. Qf7 Qxf7 57. Rxf7 g5 [White wins by adjudication: TCEC win rule.] 1-0

Standings after Round 14
N Engine Elo Pts

1 Stockfish 060314 3133 10.5
2 Komodo 1188 3131 10.5
3 Fire 3.1 2984 10.0
4 Rybka 4.1 3076 10.0
5 Houdini 4 3135 8.5
6 Critter 1.6a 3034 7.5
7 Gull A206 3031 6.5
8 Hannibal 1.4b 2892 6.5
9 Texel 1.04a16 2878 6.5
10 Shredder 12 2910 6.0
11 Chiron 2 2965 6.0
12 Equinox 2.04 2956 5.5
13 Junior 13.3 2931 5.0
14 Naum 4.6 3013 5.0
15 Spike 1.4 2884 4.0
16 Protector 1.6b14 2996 4.0

1 comment:

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