TCEC Season-10 could finally start this week after a lot of speculations (usually, as always) and some delay.
No matter what, TCEC is still the most interesting computer chess competition and the organisers deserve some appreciation for the efforts,
This time the hardware is a rental monster using high end components like:
-Dual Xeon 2699 v4 – total 44 cores
- Supermicro X10DRL-i
- 64 GB RAM meaning max of 16 GB hash per engine
- 250 GB Crucial SSD
- Windows Server 2012 R2
For Stage 1 the server will be limited to 22 cores, from Stage 2 and for the Superfinal the event will run on the full power of the 44 cores.
TCEC Season 10 participants are:
The stage structure is like the following:
TCEC Season 10 will consist of a preliminary stage, a qualifiers stage, and a Superfinal. Each will have different time controls and structure
Stage 1: this is the preliminary stage, involving 24 engines, playing a single round robin (276 games). The time control of the games will be 60 mins + 10 sec/move. The top 8 engines qualify for the next stage
Stage 2: the second stage will be qualifier of 8 engines with 2x double round robin (112 games) with a slightly longer time control 90 min + 10 sec/move
Superfinal: two engines will participate in the Superfinal, playing a total of 100 games for the title of Grand Champion of TCEC
You can watch TCEC games live: HERE