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October 15, 2017

TCEC-10 is playing with Stockfish dev, Houdini 6 and Fire 6.1!

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:

Andscacs
Arasan
Bobcat
Booot
Chiron
Fire
Fizbo
Fruit
Gaviota
Ginkgo
Gull
Hakkapeliitta
Hannibal
Houdini
Jonny
Komodo
Laser
Nemorino
Nirvana
Rybka
Stockfish
Texel
Vajolet2
Wasp

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

Android UCI engine update: Cfish 2017.10.12.ACH

The latest Cfish available for Android, compiled by Alexei Chernakoff.

GET Cfish 2017.10.12.ACH for arm7 and arm8

In case of trouble downloading from your PC, use your mobile device or refer to THIS POST.

Android UCI engine update: Stockfish dev't 2017.10.11.ACH

The latest Stockfish available for Android as of today, made by Alexei Chernakoff.

GET Stockfish 8.0.2017.10.11.ACH for arm7 and arm8

In case of trouble downloading from your PC, use your mobile device or refer to THIS POST.

Android UCI engine update: Texel 1.07 bugfix by Peter Österlund

Peter Österlund has updated the installer in Google Play. It seems this is only a bugfix. As the builds were made again, you'd better switch to these.

WHAT'S NEW (11-Oct-2017):
Fixed strength settings bug.

GET Texel 1.07.PO for arm7, arm8 and x86 (Standalone builds)
GET Texel 1.07.PO for arm7, arm8 and x86 (Installer app in Google Play)

In case of trouble downloading from your PC, use your mobile device or refer to THIS POST.

Lichess 5.0.1

GET latest Lichess for Android at GOOGLE PLAY.

WHAT'S NEW (10-Oct-2017):
v5.0.1:
Bug fixes:
- fix unwanted game creation after putting app in background and resuming
- fix lost connection and game state that would not sync after resuming app from background
- fix premove setting that had no effect
- other small bug fixes
Improvement:
- now link to game analysis from which puzzle was extracted after puzzle is done

Android UCI engine update: SugaR Xpro 2017.10.07.ACH

A new SugaR dated Oct,7th ported to Android by Alexei. Bon appetit.

GET SugaR XPro.20171007.ACH for arm7 and arm8

In case of trouble downloading from your PC, use your mobile device or refer to THIS POST.

Android XB engine update: Scorpio 2.7.7.ACH

Alexei Chernakoff has compiled the updated source of Scorpio dated Aug,08th for Android. Although the first builds couldn't run multi thread, a second attempt healed the issue.

You can modify scorpio.ini before installation to alter the settings to your taste.

GET Scorpio 2.7.7.ACH for arm7 and arm8

In case of trouble downloading from your PC, use your mobile device or refer to THIS POST.