There's some main issues I want to deal with
(1 What to classify Strelka 5 as.
If there's enough evidence to prove it's considered a "clone" of Houdini and/or Rybka, I must exclude it. Or if it's classified as "not original", I may allow it to play.
(2 Which Stockfish version to use.
I'm aware the compiled stockfish versions have an ELO improvement over Stockfish 2.1.1 but the author has not authorized these compiles. I am strongly considering retaining Tom's 2.1.1 version
The interzonal was scheduled to start today, but I'm pushing it back due to the Supertournament in progress.
Once the interzonal field is set, engine versions are LOCKED (no updates through the championship cycle)
Please offer some feedback with your advice.