Rybka and Houdini dance again in the third season of the Thoresen Chess Engines Competition. Houdini has defeated Rybka in both Elite Matches of the first two seasons.
This time the format of the competition has changed. All 32 engines will initially face off against each other in a 7-round Swiss. The top engines will then be narrowed down in a series of round-robins until the final two survivors meet in the Elite Match.