03 January 2022

TCEC FRC4 Semifinals, CCC16 Bullet Finals : Both Underway

The new year marks three years since I first started following the TCEC and the CCC regularly. To find that initial report, see last week's post TCEC/CCC 2021-H2 Summary (December 2021), and follow the summaries back to '2019 Q1-Q3 Summary'.

The previous fortnightly post in the long running series was KomodoDragon Wins TCEC Swiss 2; CCC16 Bullet Semifinals Underway (December 2021). Following is a summary:-

TCEC: KomodoDragon won 'Swiss 2', a point ahead of Stockfish and LCZero. The site is currently conducting 'FRC4 Testing'. • CCC: In the 'CCC16 Bullet Qualification' event, Berserk and two other engines were promoted into the 12-engine 'Main' event. Berserk was also one of six engines to qualify into the semifinals. Stockfish, Dragon, and Lc0 are well ahead of the other engines for the two-engine final event.

TCEC: FRC4 (chess960) started with 23 engines in four 'Leagues' (A, B, C, D). The top two engines in each League promoted to two 'Semileagues', The top two engines in each Semileague, promoted to a 'Final League', which is currently underway. Stockfish is leading at the halfway point, but the point spreads separating the top three engines are close. The top two engines will qualify into the Final.

When it finishes, I'll cover the event in more detail on my chess960 blog. See the right navigation bar for a link.

CCC: Stockfish and Dragon qualified from the 'CCC 16 Bullet Semifinals' into the Finals. The score in their semifinal mini-match was +30-6=72 in favor of Stockfish, who holds a commanding lead in the final and is close to clinching the event.

[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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