Since the start of the tournament, Robodini lead the pack, followed closely by Houdini 3 of +Robert Houdart . It seemed it was just luck that Robodini was the initial leader and the invincible Houdini would take over. But soon it became apparent that it was very difficult to overtake Robodini even into the last stretch. The final score was 261.5/300 for Robodini and 257.0/300 for Houdini with a 4.5 points margin.
Another surprising performance is from Ippolit 0.080b3 who was resurrected from the dead. It placed above the rest of its strong descendants like Robbolito, Ivanhoe, LEOpard, Fire, Saros, Vitruvius, Gull, PanChess, Akkad, Tankist, Bouquet, etc. It makes me wonder whether there was real progress since 2009 when Ippolit first broke the chess engines scene.
Ryanfish 1, a relatively unknown chess engine in most rating list sites performed very well, outclassing its parent, Stockfish 2.3.1. Strelka 5.5 is in #3 and Critter 1.6a in #4 but their position is reversed in the overall Top 100 Chess Engines Rating List. Tactico Pro in number 5, also excluded in the other rating sites is very strong, maybe because it inherited the DNA of Ippolit. Komodo 5, consistently in the top 5 of other rating list sites placed #5. Leopard 0.7c and Fire 2.2 xTreme is in the 9th and 10th position respectively which are Ippolit derivatives.
The field is so strong that even the strongest engines like Stockfish 2.3.1, Robbolito 0.10 and Rybka 4.1 fell out of the top 10. Most of the contestants at the current TCEC-Chess Live tournament look like ordinary chess engines in comparison.
The Gauntlet Tournament is a Category 21 event where participants have an average of 2753 ELO rating based on Owl's rating list.
Here is the summary of the top 10 strongest computer chess engines finishers:
|2||Houdini 3 Pro||3106||85.67%||300||257.0||226||12||62|
|10||Fire 2.2 xTreme||2932||72.50%||300||217.5||174||39||87|