Monday, October 14, 2019

Stockfish Wins Computer Chess Championship 2019 As Neural Networks Play Catch-Up

Updated: Aug 7, 2019, 2:11 AM News
The reigning Computer Chess Champion Stockfish continues to assert itself as the greatest chess engine of all time, recently picking up a win in CCC 9: The Gauntlet.

Stockfish won CCC 9 over Leelenstein, a neural-network chess engine based on Lc0, the leading machine-learning chess project.

The champion engine triumphed in the blitz time control of CCC 9, beating 17 other engines in a "gauntlet" format.

CCC 9 Finals Crosstable. Click on the image for a larger version.

Stockfish Wins Computer Championship 2017


Superfinal Crosstable
1Stockfish 05111734003424½½½½10½½½1½½½½½½0½1½
2Houdini 6.0234073383½½½½01½½½0½½½½½½1½0½
The tournament featured $2,500 in prize money to further the development of computer chess.
1. Stockfish: $1,000
2. Houdini: $750
3. Komodo: $500
4. Fire: $250

Round Robin Crosstable
1Stockfish 0511173400352601½½½1½111111111½114.5/18
2Houdini 6.023407344410½½½½111113.0/18
3Komodo 1959.00b33983422½½½½½1½½½1½½111112.5/18
4Fire 6.233003389½0½½½0½½½1111111.5/18
5Andscacs 0.9232403258½0½½½½½½½½½½½½½½8.0/18
6Fizbo 1.93262323700½0½½½½½½11½½7.5/1855.00
7Deep Shredder 13329132340000½½½0½½½½11½½½½7.5/1854.75
8Chiron 4320331590000½½½½00½0115.5/1839.50
9Booot 6.232243157000000½½00½½½15.5/1837.00
10Gull 3 syz31913112½00000½½½½½½004.5/18

Frequency of openings over time employed by AlphaZero in its "learning" phase. Image sourced from AlphaZero research paper.


Left-Wing Fox News Anchor Shepard Smith Resigns Effective Immediately

Shepard Smith

Left-wing Fox News anchor Shepard Smith resigned effective immediately on Friday afternoon from his role as Chief News Anchor and Managing Editor of Fox News’ breaking news unit and anchor of Shepard Smith Reporting.
“Recently, I asked the company to allow me to leave Fox News,” Smith said. “After requesting that I stay, they obliged. Under our agreement, I won’t be reporting elsewhere, at least in the near future. … This is my last newscast here.”

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