nTCEC Season 1 – Stage 3 starts Saturday March 30th at 14:00 UTC+1.
Stage 3 is a double Round Robin consisting of 8 chess engines, with a total of 56 games.
Each engine pair will play both sides of the openings, that are chosen by the nTCEC community.
The top 4 will move on to Stage 4, while those finishing 5-8 are out of nTCEC for the current Season.
Stage 4 will start 3-4 days after Stage 3 is finished.
The list of participants for Stage 3, in seed order:
Vitruvius, Komodo, Chiron and Quazar (qualified from Stage 2b)
Houdini, Stockfish, Rybka and Hiarcs (qualified from Stage 2a)
nTCEC is using 150m + 60s per move for the whole game, running on a dual Intel Xeon E5-2689 @ 3300 MHz.
Up to 16 cores can be used for engines capable of SMP.
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:
http://www.tcec-chess.net/live_wide.php (widescreen 1920px ++)
Finished games from Stage 3 will be moved here:
Read the latest nTCEC news here:
Hope to see everyone there!