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The 48-game Match between Stockfish and Houdini

  • #1

    Link: Computer Chess Super Final 2013

    This match is played with 24 different openings so that each engine plays both black and white of the same position. The match will be presented with opening 1 used in games 1 and 2, then opening 2 used in games 3 and 4 etc. If the match is theoretically won for one side before game 48, the match will still continue until all 48 games have been played. In the case of a drawn match 4 more games will be played until a winner emerges.

    Time Control: 150' + 60"


    • Round 1 = drawn
    • Round 2 = Live transmission with chat

    What are your predictions?

  • #2

    houdini is the boss

  • #3

    It's all tied up so far, 28 rounds played, 12 rounds to go.

    • Houdini 3       14.0  4 = 20 - 4

      Stockfish 2 14.0 4 = 20 - 4
  • #4

    who won

  • #5

    It was very close, orangeishblue, as it was tied going into round 37, which Houdini won, and sealed it off with a victory in round 48 to make the score: 25 - 23.


    The wins by each engine for repertoire analysis:

    Stockfish wins: white (French Advance 5.Nf3 Qb6, Sicilian Alapin), black (French Advance 5.Nf3 Qb6 , Grob Gambit).


    Houdini wins: white (Queen's Indian: Nimzowitsch, Neo-Indian: 3.Nf3, King's Indian: 3.Nc3, English), black (English: King's 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3, Grob Gambit).

  • #6

    Fascinating do you have a website or a pgn files of the games and start positions. Are you perhaps going to try it with other tabiyahs in the future?


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