06 December 2021

TCEC Swiss 2 in Final Round; Stockfish Wins CCC16 Rapid

In the previous fortnightly report on this blog, two ongoing, continuous, world class engine vs. engine competitions were both conducting long events lasting several weeks. I can summarize that post, TCEC Swiss 2, CCC16 Rapid : Still Underway (November 2021), in a few sentences:-

TCEC: The 'Swiss 2' event is now in the sixth of 11 rounds, the mid-point for the tournament. Stockfish is a half point ahead of the pack. • CCC: With less than 50 games remaining in the 300-game final match of the 'CCC 16 Rapid', Stockfish is close to clinching victory over Lc0.

Following is the current status.

TCEC: The 'Swiss 2' event is now in the last of 11 rounds. KomodoDragon is a half point ahead of Stockfish and LCZero, which are a full point ahead of the next engine. The tournament will finish in a couple of days, to be followed by 'FRC4', a chess960 event.

CCC: Stockfish won the final match of the 'CCC 16 Rapid', beating Lc0 by a score of +80-32=188. In a 'Runners-up' match, Lc0 beat Dragon by a score of +60-41=199. Dragon had finished third in the 'Rapid Semifinals', well ahead of three other engines.

The site is currently running the 'CCC 16 Bullet' tournament, which is in the 'Qualification' stage. The 'Info' tab says, 'CCC 16 Rapid', but the eight engines competing in the 'Bullet Qualification' stage are the same engines that competed in the 'Rapid Qualification'. Are the rules of the 'Bullet' identical to those of the 'Rapid'? I summarized the rules of the 'Rapid' a month ago in TCEC Swiss 2, CCC16 Rapid : Both Underway (November 2021).

[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; Dragon = KomodoDragon]

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