02 August 2021

TCEC S21 Sufi Underway; CCC Still Romancing

For the previous report on this blog concerning two world class, ongoing engine vs. engine tournaments, see TCEC Prepares S21 Sufi; CCC in Romantic Mode (July 2021). Here is a summary of that post:-

TCEC: The top two Premier Division ('DivP') finishers, Stockfish and LCZero, will meet in the S21 Superfinal ('Sufi'). This will mark the fifth consecutive Sufi match between the same two engines. • CCC: The site continues to feature offbeat openings.

For the current report, continue reading.

TCEC: The S21 Sufi is currently at 72 games played. Stockfish leads LCZero by a score of +13-6=53. Extrapolating this to the full 100 games projects a win for Stockfish by +18-8=74, which has already won the three previous Sufis against the same opponent. The match should finish during the next week.

CCC: The site continues to run multi-engine, multi-round-robin blitz/bullet tournaments based on thematic 'romantic openings'. Here is a list of thematic events seen since the last post, when the first in the list was then underway. The last in the list is now underway. The initial forced moves for the event are in parentheses.

Urusov Gambit Accepted (1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d4 exd4)
Blackmar-Diemer Gambit (1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3)
Stafford Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 Nc6)
Calabrese Countergambit (1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 f5)

The site is seeking additional help; see CCC Looking for New Server Admin and Developer! (chess.com). More info, including a job spec and application, is available via the site's Discord platform.

[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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