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TCEC, (nTCEC)
the Top Chess Engines Competition, prior to season 8 in 2015 called the Thoresen Chess Engines Competition, is a private tournament and rating list [1], organized, directed and hosted by Martin Thoresen and Chessdom. It's goal is to provide viewers a live broadcast [2] of matches played between strong chess engines. Supported by original engine authors in providing their engines, and based on voluntariness and donation, TCEC does not enforce ICGA rules and sanctions concerning engine originality. Starting in 2010, TCEC caused a furor in February 2011, when Houdini 1.5 defeated Rybka 4.0 in a match, with the event recognized in various chess blogs [3] [4]. After a break in 2011 [5] , Thoresen relaunched TCEC in January 2013 [6] . In August 2013, for the start of season 5, TCEC joined forces with Chessdom Arena [7] [8] .

Tournaments

Season
from




until




Winner

Result

Runner up
TCEC Season 1
December


2010

February
06

2011

Houdini 1.5a

23½ - 16½

Rybka 4.0
TCEC Season 2
February
11

2011

April
21

2011

Houdini 1.5a

22 - 18

Rybka 4.1
TCEC Season 3
April
29

2011

May
28

2011



canceled [9]


TCEC Season 4 (nTCEC 1)
January
22

2013

May
09

2013

Houdini 3

25 - 23

Stockfish 250413
TCEC Season 5 (nTCEC 2)
August
26

2013

December
01

2013

Komodo 1142

25 - 23

Stockfish 191113
TCEC Season 6
February
07

2014

May
30

2014

Stockfish 170514

35½ - 28½

Komodo 7
TCEC Season 7
September
19

2014

December
27

2014

Komodo 1333

33½ - 30½

Stockfish 141214
TCEC Season 8
August
21

2015

November
30

2015

Komodo 9.3x

53½ - 46½

Stockfish 021115
TCEC Season 9
May
01

2016

December
05

2016

Stockfish 8

54½ - 45½

Houdini 5
TCEC Season 10
October
14

2017

December


2017







Forum Posts

2010 ...

2011
2012
2013
2014

2015 ...


External Links


References

  1. ^ TCEC - Archive Mode has the Official TCEC Ratings calculated using Ordo by Miguel Ballicora, bottom-right
  2. ^ TCEC - Live Computer Chess Broadcast
  3. ^ Houdini – Rybka LIVE! | Chessdom
  4. ^ Houdini elbows past Rybka to win computer chess challenge - Alexandra Kosteniuk's Chess Blog, January 25, 2011
  5. ^ TCEC announcement: End of project by Martin Thoresen, CCC, May 28, 2011
  6. ^ Official (re)launch of TCEC - website is up! by Martin Thoresen, CCC, January 12, 2013
  7. ^ TCEC computer chess championship New Season starts August 26th | Chessdom, August 15, 2013
  8. ^ Chessdom Chess Arena - Play Online Chess
  9. ^ TCEC announcement: End of project by Martin Thoresen, CCC, May 28, 2011

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