nTCEC Season 1 – Stage 2b starts March 11th at 14:00 UTC+1.
Stage 2b is a double Round Robin consisting of 8 chess engines, with a total of 56 games.
Each pair will play both sides of the openings.
The top 4 will move on to Stage 3, while those finishing 5-8 are out of nTCEC for the current Season.
Stage 3 will start 2-3 days after Stage 2b is finished.
The list of participants for Stage 2b:
Vitruvius, Gull, Chiron, Komodo, Shredder, Scorpio, Quazar, Hannibal
nTCEC is using 150m + 60s per move for the whole game, running on an Intel Core i7 3770k @ 4500 MHz.
Up to 3 cores can be used for engines capable of SMP.
Houdini, Rybka, Hiarcs and Stockfish already qualified for Stage 3 after finishing 1-4 in Stage 2a that finished a few days ago.
Read the full nTCEC rules here:
The broadcast will be running 24/7 with 1 game at a time, and can be watched here, also with chat:
Finished games from Stage 2b will be moved here:
Read the latest nTCEC news here:
Hope to see everyone there!