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The TCEC14 Computer Chess Superfinal: a perspective

The TCEC14 Computer Chess Superfinal: a perspective
by Matthew Sadler
London, UK

Season 14 has been amazing! The clash of styles between STOCKFISH and LEELA produces consistently interesting chess – just like the match between STOCKFISH and ALPHAZERO did. You really hope that this sort of clash of styles can continue for the next few seasons.

Stockfish continues to dominate computer chess, wins TCEC S14

Stockfish with seven gold medals so far - six titles and a cup

The collection of Stockfish gold medals – six times winner of TCEC and one time winner of the Cup

Tiebreak looming at the TCEC Superfinal

tcec14Last November, the classical World Chess Championship between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana was an amazing adventure of total equality – twelve consecutive draws and a need for a rapid tiebreak.

TCEC Cup 2 report

tcec14Written by Guy Haworth and Nelson Hernandez
Reading, UK and Maryland, USA

Interview with Alexander Lyashuk about the recent success of Lc0

Lc0 qualified for the Superfinal of the TCEC Championship and also won the TCEC Cup

Lc0 qualified for the Superfinal of the TCEC Championship and also won the TCEC Cup

Stockfish wins the Premier Division, Lc0 qualifies for the Superfinal

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Stockfish, winner of the Premier Division of TCEC S14

First major title for a Neural Network in chess: LC0 wins TCEC Cup

Neural Network chess fans around the world are celebrating as the first major computer chess title for the self-learning engine Lc0 (Leela Chess Zero) is a fact. Lc0 conquered the golden medal of the TCEC Cup in a 32 player knockout against the best engines in the world.

TCEC Season 12 – the 12th Top Chess Engine Championship

tcec14Written by Guy Haworth and Nelson Hernandez
Reading, UK and Maryland, USA

Vladimir Kramnik ends his chess career

Former world champion Vladimir Kramnik (43) has just announced that he will end his career as a professional chess player. Kramnik was world champion from 2000 until 2007. He dethroned Garry Kasparov by beating him 8.5 – 6.5 in 2000. Kramnik didn’t lose a single game during this world championship match. He has won virtually all top tournaments, most notably ten clear of shared victories in Dortmund.

Pantsulaia emerges Chennai Open 2019 Champion

GM Pantsulaia Levan (Georgia) with 8.5 points emerged the Champion after the tenth and final round in the 11th Chennai Open International Grandmaster Chess tournament 2019 for Sakthi Group Dr N Mahalingam Trophy at Novotel IBIS OMR Hotel, Sholinganallur, Chennai on Friday 25th January, 2019.

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