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CCC23 Blitz

CCC23 Blitz

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The first event of the CCC23 series is the Blitz event. Rapid and Bullet will follow after, as well as a Classical Cup #3 between the Rapid and Bullet events.

This season removes PlentyChess and Carp from the roster of engines. CCC is always looking to include more engines that are interesting, or whose authors are deeply involved in the computer chess community. 

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This event will feature the following matches. As the matches are played, this blog will be updated to link to the match, as well as indicate which engines are advancing further into the event. All engine placements are the results of seeding from the CCC22 Bullet.

Match 1: Entry League, will feature Smallbrain, Tucano, Winter, Marvin, Weiss, Stash, Wasp, and Midnight. The top-6 of these 8 will advance to the next set of games. The match will include a 4x DRR, spanning 224 games.

Match 2: Qualifier #1, will feature Equisetum, Minic, Booot, Arasan, BlackMarlin, Willow, and the qualifiers from Match 1. The top-6 of these 12 will advance to the next set of games. The match will include a 3x DRR, spanning 396 games.

Match 3: Qualifier #2, will feature Uralochka, Igel, Revenge, Stormphrax, Altair, Akimbo, and the qualifiers from Match 2. The top-6 of these 12 will advance to the next set of games. The match will include a 3x DRR, spanning 396 games.

Match 4: Qualifier #3, will feature Obsidian, Seer, Clover, Rofchade, Viridithas, Velvet, and the qualifiers from Match 3. The top-4 of these 12 will advance to the next set of games. The match will include a 3x DRR, spanning 396 games. 

Match 5: Main, will feature Stockfish, Torch, Berserk, Leela, Dragon, Ethereal, Caissa, Rubi, and the qualifiers from Match 4. The top-6 of these 12 will advance to the next set of games. The match will include a 5x DRR, spanning 660 games.

Match 6: Semifinals, will feature the top-6 engines from Match 5. The winner will be seeded directly into the Finals. The 2nd and 3rd place engines will compete in a head-to-head for the final spot in the finals. The match will include a 30x DRR, spanning 900 games.

Match 7: Challenger Match, will be a direct head-to-head of the 2nd and 3rd place engines from the Semifinals. The match will include a 250x DRR, spanning 500 games.

Match 8: Finals, will be a direct head-to-head between the winner of the Semifinals, and the winner of the Challenger Match. The match will include a 250x DRR, spanning 500 games.


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