Now that Season 18 is mostly done over at https://tcec-chess.com/, I thought I’d run another round of the Modern Chess, using updated versions of the engines.
I did try to add LC0 and SugarNN, but could not get them to function properly. It may be because my GPU is rather old, or some back-end dependency was not available.
I did some preliminary testing, to give some newcomers a chance to qualify. The following engines did not survive. Ethereal was a surprise, given how well it did compared to Fire on TCEC.
Defenchess 2.3 dev
The following engines did make the cut. In essence it’s a bit of a Stockfish bloodfest, since apart from Stockfish itself, there are three derivatives.
Stockfish 11 (not the latest available, but latest official release)
Raubfisch_ME262_GTZ20d3._sl (based on Stockfish)
Raubfisch X41d3._sl (based on Stockfish)
Zeus 4.1.7 M (based on Stockfish)
xiphos-0.6-linux-sse (not updated since Season 1)
Fire_7.1_x64 (not updated since Season 1)
The results from Heat 1 will follow.