Houdini, by Robert Houdart, is the winner of Season 10 of the Top Chess Engine Championship. After 96 out of 100 games Houdini has collected 50,5 points to secure the title.
Houdini’s performance up to game 96 was impressive – 14 wins, 9 losses, and 73 draws – making this Superfinal with one of the highest win rates ever. With its gold medal Houdini becomes the engine with most titles in TCEC history. Robert Houdart shared, “I’ve worked non-stop for the past two years to bring Houdini back to the top level, and I’m really happy that this has resulted in a new TCEC title, which is the equivalent of World Champion status.”
Second place in TCEC Season 10 goes for Komodo. It also proved very strong in given positions and was the first to achieve a black win in game 52 and game 80, a feat that was later repeated by Houdini in games 77 and 97 of the match. Komodo had a very slow start of the match, but around the halfway point Komodo started returning games and reduced the score by the end of the match.
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TCEC Season 10 rapid and blitz starts tomorrow
The TCEC rapid and blitz, including all engines of S10, starts right after the Superfinal’s last game of the season. The rapid and blitz will handle two additional titles. The current reigning TCEC rapid champion from S9 is Houdini. Replay TCEC S9 rapid games here