Thoresen Chess Engines Competition (TCEC) ran for only a very short time, starting in late 2010, and ending in May, 2011. But the two seasons had created a revolution in computer engine testing.
With 6 cores to run on, a very long time control and ALL of the best engines in the in the tournament, engine testers and chess fans were able to watch many spectacular games, and the rise of today's top engines such as Critter, Stockfish, and IvanHoe.
In Season 1, Houdini and Rybka finished in the Top 2 of the Division I group, and Houdini proceeded to defeat Rybka head-to-head to become the #1 Engine in the world, a title Houdini has soundly held onto ever since.
I wish to re-create the magic that the TCEC had brought to the computer chess community, with the same time control, and the best engines in the world competing in a double round-robin supertournament.
Double Round Robin
Time Control G/150 + 30
3-4-5 EGTB can be used by engines
Championship Book 2012.pgn
1024MB Hash (2048 is possible)
3-1-0 Scoring System (3 for a win, 1 for a draw)
***LIVE BROADCAST PLANNED USING TOM'S LIVE CHESS SERVER***
6 ELITE engines will be selected, and the top 2 engines in the Supertournament Qualifier will total eight engines.
Let's HYPE THIS TOURNEY UP!!!!