05 August 2019

TCEC S16 L2; CCC9/-10 Endless Bonuses

To summarize last week's post, TCEC S16 Leagues; CCC9/CCC10,

TCEC: The 'Qualification League' finished and 'League 2' was to start soon. • CCC: The CCC9 'Gauntlet Bonus III' was still running. Some of the details for CCC10 are available from planning documents.

A week later, what is happening with the two foremost engine-vs-engine tournaments?

TCEC: 'League 2' is underway and has completed the first of the two round-robins. I recorded the rules a few weeks ago in TCEC S16 Starts; CCC9 Finishes, where I noted, 'The top 4 of League 2 will promote to League 1 (also 4 will relegate)'. Two NN engines, Stoofvlees and ScorpioNN, have good chances to promote.

CCC: The 'Gauntlet Bonus III' finally finished with Terminator ahead of Stockfish and Lc0. The last two of the five engines were Leelenstein and Turbofish. Since this is the third post mentioning the event, a crosstable is appropriate.

The chat commands explain that the first and last engines are variants of two other participants in the event.

!terminator : Lc0 using jhorthos net
!turbofish : Stockfish running with contempt value 100

The current tournament, the 'CCC [CCC9?] Bonus: CPU Showdown' with five engines, is almost finished. Stockfish has an insurmountable lead; LC0 CPU is firmly in the basement.

[For further information from the various stakeholders in the engine-to-engine events, see the tab 'TCEC/CCC Links' at the top of this page. • NB: Leela = LC0 = LCzero]

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