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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Komodo 8 Defeated Again by Stockfish 14100708 - 100 Rounds, 10 Minutes + 5 Seconds

This is a rematch between Stockfish 14100708 and Komodo 8 where Stockfish previously won the match in a long time control of 60 minutes + 15 seconds.

To be certain that it was not a statistical error, this match was organized. Komodo was known and marketed as a superior chess engine in long time control but lost to Stockfish in the space where it rules. If Komodo wins in this shorter time control of 10 minutes base + 5 seconds increment, then maybe the previous match was a fluke, otherwise, the latest Stockfish build is superior to Komodo in any time control conditions.

The match was done in another older AMD computer with 6 GB of physical memory but the same Linux 3.16.4 operating system with WINE and Arena. To make the tournament quicker, similar instances of 6 simultaneous processes were run. The duration of the match was around 8 hours and 44 minutes.

The final result showed that Stockfish 14100708 once again beat Komodo 8 with a score of 54.5-45.5 which is a similar pattern between the latest matches of the 2 grandmonsters.

The match results may only be true with the tournament conditions on this site. Testers are advised to stick with what output they may have with their own matches.

Stockfish 14100708 x64 vs. Komodo 8 x64 - Match 100R 10M+5S
RankEngineScoreStKoS-B
1Stockfish 14100708 x6454.5/100· ·· ·· ··23-14-63 2479.75 
2Komodo 8 x64 45.5/10014-23-63· ·· ·· ·· 2479.75 


100 games played / Tournament finished

Tournament start: 2014.10.08, 12:05:01
Latest update: 2014.10.08, 20:49:19
Level: Blitz 10/5
Hardware: AMD Phenom(tm) IIX4 945 Processor with 6 GB Memory
Operating system: Linux 3.16.4-pclos1 x86_64
Table created with: Arena 3.5

Download the match PGN games here.

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