TCEC Tournament 3 - Long TC Live Broadcast! Hannibal debute!

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Martin Thoresen
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TCEC Tournament 3 - Long TC Live Broadcast! Hannibal debute!

Post by Martin Thoresen » Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:14 pm

TCEC TOURNAMENT 3

http://www.tcec-chess.org/live.php

STARTS IN 15 MINUTES!

This is not confirmed yet:
For chat please visit http://chessbomb.com/
Note: Don't pay too much attention to their built-in computer analysis since it's running multi pv which slows it down considerably.
Misc:
Tournament length: 30 games (double round-robin)
Openings: PGN can be viewed from the live page. They are random per pair.
See the info page for more details.
For news and updates check the News page regularly.

Participants:
Critter 0.80 64-bit 4CPU
Houdini 1.03a 64-bit 4CPU
Hiarcs 13.1 32-bit 4CPU
Hannibal 1.0a 64-bit 1CPU
Crafty 23.3 64-bit 4CPU
Stockfish 1.8 64-bit 4CPU

Time Control:
120 Minutes for the first 40 moves - 60 minutes for the next 20 moves then
15 minutes for the rest + 30 seconds added per move from move 61

Graphical User Interface:
Type: ChessGUI 0.200
Resign: +/- 5.50 eval for 3 moves in a row (both engines)
Draw: After move 40 an eval of +0.05/-0.05 for 4 moves in a row (both engines) - if there is a pawn advance, or a capture by any kind, this draw counter will reset.
Ponder: Off
Hash: 2048 MB / 1024 MB
Nalimov tablebases: "3 4 5 Men"
Gaviota tablebases: "3 4 5 Men"

Notes:
Matthias Gemuh, author of ChessGUI hasn't found the crash bug yet - but after
testing the latest version with some 600 blitz and bullet games while pushing
the live pgn system to the limits (1 second auto ftp upload) there has not been
a single crash so I take my chances and start this main TCEC event now.

As I am a big fan of Hannibal it will now make its debute in TCEC - keep
in mind that this engine is not SMP capable and thus runs with 1 core only.

Also, I am glad I am able to include Winboard engines without problems with this TC. Thanks to Matthias and Mr. Hyatt for confirming.

As for ChessBomb, I hope they will relay this tournament so that we can chat using their excellent website. This is not confirmed yet, however.

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Re: TCEC Tournament 3 - Long TC Live Broadcast! Hannibal deb

Post by Paloma » Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:29 pm

Hi Martin,

i watch just the 2nd game Crafty vs Houdini and no evals and times were displayed during the live broadcast. :(
They are available in the download .pgn-file?

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Re: TCEC Tournament 3 - Long TC Live Broadcast! Hannibal deb

Post by Martin Thoresen » Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:40 pm

Paloma wrote:Hi Martin,

i watch just the 2nd game Crafty vs Houdini and no evals and times were displayed during the live broadcast. :(
They are available in the download .pgn-file?
Hello Herbert,

Are you sure about this?

Because I have tested with Opera, Chrome and IE 8 and they
all display all information (like depth, eval, clocks etc. etc.).

There was a small period of 2-3 minutes when I changed a script
and thus this information was not available during that time, but
that was just as said for 2-3 minutes.

Anyone else having problems viewing this info?

Best Regards,
Martin

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Re: TCEC Tournament 3 - Long TC Live Broadcast! Hannibal deb

Post by Paloma » Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:46 am

Hello Martin,

Hmm, i using Firefox, in the 1st game (Critter-Hannibal) displayed all information.
Later on 2nd game show's no infofmation. It was much longer than 2-3 min.

Today i delete incidental Firefox InternetCache - and it works now. :)

Thanks for the continuation of the Tournaments.

Herbert

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Re: TCEC Tournament 3 - Long TC Live Broadcast! Hannibal deb

Post by Andres Valverde » Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:30 pm

Martin, the site is just superb. Keep up the good work !

I would only add a chat window for live comments :-)
Saludos, Andres

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Re: TCEC Tournament 3 - Long TC Live Broadcast! Hannibal deb

Post by Martin Thoresen » Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:57 pm

Andres Valverde wrote:Martin, the site is just superb. Keep up the good work !

I would only add a chat window for live comments :-)
Thanks Andres, your support is really appreciated!

The chat will be possible later today or tomorrow on chessbomb.com, I just got
an email confirming that they will continue to relay my matches and tournaments.

edit: I could try to add a chat on my site as well, but I am afraid it will be too hard and clutter up the page.

Best Regards,
Martin

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Re: TCEC Tournament 3 - Long TC Live Broadcast! Hannibal deb

Post by Martin Thoresen » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:40 pm

Standings after round 3 of 10:

2.5 Stockfish 1.8 64-bit 4CPU
2.0 Critter 0.80 64-bit 4CPU
2.0 Houdini 1.03a 64-bit 4CPU
1.0 Crafty 23.3 64-bit 4CPU
1.0 Hiarcs 13.1 32-bit 4CPU
0.5 Hannibal 1.0a 64-bit 1CPU

For live broadcast visit www.tcec-chess.org/live.php

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Re: TCEC Tournament 3 - Long TC Live Broadcast! Hannibal deb

Post by Martin Thoresen » Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:21 pm

ChessBomb is now broadcasting TCEC.

Visit their excellent site for live relay + chat!

http://www.chessbomb.com/

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Re: TCEC Tournament 3 - Long TC Live Broadcast! Hannibal deb

Post by ernest » Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:51 pm

Martin Thoresen wrote:For live broadcast visit www.tcec-chess.org/live.php
Where can I find the pgn of the already played games of the current tournament?

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Re: TCEC Tournament 3 - Long TC Live Broadcast! Hannibal deb

Post by Martin Thoresen » Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:24 pm

ernest wrote:
Martin Thoresen wrote:For live broadcast visit www.tcec-chess.org/live.php
Where can I find the pgn of the already played games of the current tournament?
Hold the mouse pointer on the square D8 and click it, all games of the current tournament will be shown.

You can click on most of the squares for different functions to happen, see the tooltip that pops up for a description.

Best Regards,
Martin

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