Swiss tournaments                                                                                                                 

A web about chess engines

Edition I



  • Swiss system tournament. The engines will be divided into groups of 80, the first five divisions, and the rest into the promotion group. Ten engines will gain automatic promotion and the bottom engines will gain automatic relegation except in the promotion group that will promote 20 and therefore 20 other engines will be relegated from Group E.
  • Time control: 40/4 (adapted to the CCRL benchmark).
  • GUI : Arena (3.51)
  • Ponder: off
  • Threads : 1
  • Default hash=256Mb
  • Endgame tablebases: Syzygy - Nalimov - Scorpio Bitbases - Gaviota. Hash set to 64Mb.
  • Resign is set to -5 for 3 consecutive moves where able.
  • Updates will not be allowed during each tournament (each group).
  • Open to all Winboard and UCI engines (free, private and commercial).
  • The similarity tool will be used to determine whether or not an engine can participate (Engines allowed until 70% of moves match).
  • Results will be rated only for engines already in the CCRL lists.
  • All engines will use the same opening book limited to an 8 move depth.
  • Engine authors can either post their wish for their engine to participate or contact through email ( or private message. I will choose engines by myself too.