my memory is fuzzy and can't accurately remember but
stockfish 3 or 4 was released after the last tourney of
nTCEC
http://tcec.chessdom.com/

and
here is the thing

before every stage
a new version of the engine can be entered

among the many stages:
Stage 1
Stage 2
Stage 3
Stage 4
Superfinal


we are on stage 2 I think

Stage 3
Stage 4
Superfinal

so before every stage
a new stockfish will be entered by replacing the old version
and this is my prediction thumb up thumb up 

and before the superfinal
I postulate that stockfish 5 will be entered


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prediction and poll:

what is the possible time for stockfish 5 to enter?

before Stage 3
before Stage 4
before Superfinal
after Superfinal


since there is enough elo boost up from stockfish 4 to stockfish 5
the earliest time for stockfish 5 to make an appearance is
before Stage 3 thumb up thumb up

Last edited by thorhammer on Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:53 am; edited 1 time in total