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"Stockfish wins TCEC Season 22, sets records
By Sergio Posted on April 21, 2022

Defending champion Stockfish is the winner of the Top Chess Engine Championship Season 22. It was up a near-decisive twelve points at the half-way mark, and although Komodo Dragon slowed the bleeding somewhat in the second half of the Superfinal, Stockfish’s lead has grown to +18 as of time of writing (game 88/100). Stockfish not only won in dominating fashion, but it set a record: Stockfish mathematically won the Superfinal in game 84, which is the earliest point at which a 100-game superfinal has ever been decided. Two more records remain at reach: Stockfish has twelve games left to break the record for the biggest margin of victory in a Superfinal (currently also held by Stockfish when it scored +20 vs. Komodo in Season 12) and, if it can avoid losing, it will also set a new record for a Superfinal with no lost openings. Live: TCEC official site / TCEC Twitch TV / Superfinal preview Review: TCEC Premire division final standings / Report after DRR2 / Report after DRR3

For Stockfish fans, this dominating performance is just the beginning: Stockfish 15 has just been released, and immediately afterwards, a new NNUE gaining another 2-3 elo in self-play was trained. Runner-up Komodo Dragon can also look back on Season 22 as a successful campaign. Although it was soundly defeated in the Superfinal, it did reach the Superfinal for the first time since Season 13. More: Chess’s icons are now Carlsen and Stockfish

Next up is the subfinal, a 100-game match between Komodo Dragon and 3rd-place finisher Leela Chess Zero, where the latter will try to prove that it should have been the one to challenge Stockfish in the Superfinal. Although Leela did finish well behind Komodo Dragon in the Premier Division, it was also undefeated against both Komodo Dragon and Stockfish. Leela has historically been stronger in match play than in tournaments, so we will likely witness a tough battle. After the subfinal, the chess fans can expect the Cup, the Swiss, and Fischer Random Chess event. All games will be played live at https://tcec-chess.com/

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https://www.chessdom.com/stockfish-wins-tcec-season-22-sets-records/

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Final debuts: TCEC 22 superfinal.pgn.

https://pixeldrain.com/u/MjZZXhdV

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I think another significant fact is that Stockfish has now won five Sufis in a row and ten out of the last twelve (Lc0 won Sufi 15 and 17).

The last time a commercial engine has won was back in December 2017 (Komodo won  53-47)!

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There Is a huge strenght difference between Stockfish and derivatives and all commercials... They will never reach the power of cooperative programming. Dragon, Ethereal, Fat Fritz, Fritz 18, Hiarcs, Revenge, Chiron, Shredder authors should open their code to other developers and sell only Premium services with monthly subscriptions like Adobe does!

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Agree!

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AlexChess wrote:
There Is a huge strenght difference between Stockfish and derivatives and all commercials... They will never reach the power of cooperative programming. Dragon, Ethereal, Fat Fritz, Fritz 18, Hiarcs, Revenge, Chiron, Shredder authors should open their code to other developers and sell only Premium services with monthly subscriptions like Adobe does!


Not everybody subscribes or buys a commercial engine for the purpose of "playing" chess online. I bet you many customers do not use the engines for that purpose.

I have bought Ethereal, Chiron, HIARCS (more for the database), Revenge and I also have a Komodo subscription (I would definitely buy Shredder, too).  I do not care if they are stronger than Stockfish because my purpose for them is not engine v engine play or "playing" on the servers.

Many use these engines for analysis - whether that be ICCF or personal study/research/home preparation. To find different ideas. I do not think the goal is to overtake Stockfish. Maybe Komodo/Dragon and Albert Silver's net (I won't acknowledge the name of that SF ripoff) might be exceptions. Past incarnations of Shredder and HIARCS have been praised for their human-like play. Revenge has a unique, sacrificial style. Do I care if they lose to Stockfish in a match? No.

If I were Andy (Ethereal) or any of the other commercial authors, I would never release my source unless the project was coming to an end. Then perhaps release the source to the computer chess community - much what like Youri Matiounine did with Fizbo.

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sarona wrote:
AlexChess wrote:
There Is a huge strenght difference between Stockfish and derivatives and all commercials... They will never reach the power of cooperative programming. Dragon, Ethereal, Fat Fritz, Fritz 18, Hiarcs, Revenge, Chiron, Shredder authors should open their code to other developers and sell only Premium services with monthly subscriptions like Adobe does!


Not everybody subscribes or buys a commercial engine for the purpose of "playing" chess online. I bet you many customers do not use the engines for that purpose.

I have bought Ethereal, Chiron, HIARCS (more for the database), Revenge and I also have a Komodo subscription (I would definitely buy Shredder, too).  I do not care if they are stronger than Stockfish because my purpose for them is not engine v engine play or "playing" on the servers.

Many use these engines for analysis - whether that be ICCF or personal study/research/home preparation. To find different ideas. I do not think the goal is to overtake Stockfish. Maybe Komodo/Dragon and Albert Silver's net (I won't acknowledge the name of that SF ripoff) might be exceptions. Past incarnations of Shredder and HIARCS have been praised for their human-like play. Revenge has a unique, sacrificial style. Do I care if they lose to Stockfish in a match? No.

If I were Andy (Ethereal) or any of the other commercial authors, I would never release my source unless the project was coming to an end. Then perhaps release the source to the computer chess community - much what like Youri Matiounine did with Fizbo.


Considering the use for human training you are right, engines ranking isn't all. But if they would cost less, sales increase will compensate that. 69€ + VAT for Hiarcs 15 single processor is too much.

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Yes. They can be costly.

But Alex, my wife gave me the (silver) HIARCS database package for my birthday. I told her there are a lot worse things one can do with their time than studying chess and chess engines and she fell for it.

Gotta love Italian women. . .

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I must marry a Canadian girl instead. Your climate ameliorate and strengthens even Italian girls smile

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Jednak kiedy testuję silniki nie widać przewagi shtocfisha, wszystkie mają tę samą siłę.

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Enthusiastic friends of chess programs, I've been playing chess since I was 7 years old, I'm not a professional but I play reasonably well, I've always been passionate about computers, and since 1997, when Garry Kasparov lost 3 ½ to 2 ½ to Deep Blue , I realized that chess engines had gone from being a training tool to something much bigger. Nowadays I play on the flyordie website and I make a point of watching engine X engine games and who wins , I always ask which engine was using, the answer is always the same “ stockfish ”. I believe that another engine capable of beating “ stockfish ” will never appear again , drawing a tie is difficult nowadays, whoever plays with another engine against “ stockfish ” loses , I myself have already tested all the engines that are posted on the “chess2u” forum ” and none can beat “ stockfish ”, sometimes it manages to tie the game, but most of the time the other engines lose.

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I agree.

I tend to keep extensive databases and was looking at the April Infinity games.  Mostly Stockfish or it's derivatives. One person using K_Dragon. Damir using Lc0 and one really brave soul using HIARCS 15! eek

In the old days, it was more fun. You had Rybka, Houdini, Komodo, Stockfish, Ivanhoe/Ippolit, Shredder, Zappa Mexico and a few others.

Now you have Stockfish, Lc0 and Komodo and a bunch of clones/derivatives.  Stockfish winning five TCEC finals in a row. Having to play unnatural openings or face a 98 percent draw rate.  Not good.

By the way, I was glad Kasparov lost that match! Especially when he got destroyed in that Caro- Kann (game 6). With that ego, he must have been crying for weeks. . .

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