Reports | January 17, 2013 16:57

TCEC is back: season 1 announcement

(PRESS RELEASE) These days, chess played by computers has reached a new level of precision. Any desktop computer paired with the latest chess software can beat a human Grandmaster relatively easily. The goal of TCEC is to provide the viewers with a live broadcast of quality chess, played strictly between computer chess engines created by different programmers.

No humans are involved when the moves are made. Also, TCEC is not an "official" computer world championship event, it is just a private event made available for everyone to watch.

To check it out, you can go to: All "old TCEC" games can be found in the archive:

All info and explanations can be found in the info page:

Preliminary list of participants can be found in the engine ratings page:

Season 1 will start within 1-2 weeks.

Editors's picture
Author: Editors


ChessFan's picture

If an engine loses suspiciously, can we accuse it of cheating and getting human help?


Martin Thoresen's picture

I would not be surprised at all, he he.

If you only knew half the accusations thrown my way after the "old TCEC". I was paid by company X for manipulating the results and whatnot.

Henk de jager's picture

Great! I remember one particularly impresive game in one of the rybka-houdini matches, where houdini won with a fantastic pawn sack in a blocked, queens+opposite colored bishops late middlegame, after many moves of previously doing nothing but 'probing'. Would you recognize which game this was? Again, nice comeback.

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