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5 Years Engine Masters Tours     
19 days, 8 hours ago

The most powerful rapid tournament series on the web celebrated its 40th jubilee on September 15th, 2019. Most powerful? Yes, surely, alltogether - machines, engines and book - I have no doubt, the Engine Masters Tournaments show the highest level with these time controls: 12 minutes + 2 seconds increments, and more than 95% of the games have been decided by chess moves and neither by time nor by
The Toughest Engine Masters Ever     
3 months, 2 days ago

The 39th Engine Masters, held on 28th July 2019, was an open race until the very end. It‘s true, that Ocirema (José Moreira/Portugal) was leading after his second win in round 6, but who could predict, that this was his last win and nobody would overtake him? Only Katzenmaier (Stefan Kleinert/Germany), who had a bad start in round 1, was able to catch him up after round 12, but as both players dra
Leela’s First Victory     
5 months, 11 days ago

The 38th Engine Masters on Sunday, May 26, was a very tough one- Although Murx, Clemens Keck from Germany, took the lead with two wins out of the first three rounds, he could not be sure to win the tournament until the very end. It‘s true, he managed to win a third game in round 5, but that it was – his next 8 matches ended all up in a draw, while other players etablished half a point behind him:
Eman – the Hottest „Fish“ on InfinityChess     
6 months, 9 days ago

The 37th Engine Masters, 31st March 2019, was a one man show by Thor, Mario Radocchia from Canada, who for the first time won this really tough contest going over 13 rounds. Thor set his hopes on Eman, which lately became the most favoured engine deriving from Stockfish, yet offering some special features like self learning. As Thor managed to show, Eman‘s slightly more optimistic and aggressive s
Leela's Debut in the 36th Engine Masters Tour     
8 months, 25 days ago

The 36th Engine Masters Tournament, held on February 10th, 2019, brought back quite a lot excitement and enthusiasm. 36 players joined the 13 rounds event, and for the first time among them six Leela chess engines following in the big foot steps of Alpha Zero. Lc0 was expected to come up somewhere at top after it (some say: she) had qualified in the TCEC Championship for the superfinal against Sto
Solid like a rock - MrScience wins the 34th Engine Masters Tour     
1 year, 1 month ago

The 34th Engine Masters Rapid Tournament was a One Man Show by MrScience, with real name Mark Jordan, around Baltimore/USA. He is not one of the most regular players on InfinityChess, but well-known since his victory in the 31st EMT some months ago.
Katzenmaier's Opening Coup     
1 year, 5 months ago

The 33rd Engine Masters Tournament on 3rd June 2018 was a very tough fight without hot favourites. In the end only one player was able to achieve 8 points out of 13 games, which means a +3 result, and the progressive table shows how close it was until round 12.
„Welcome to the Machine“ (Pink Floyd)     
1 year, 6 months ago

The 32nd Engine Masters Tournament was dominated by The_Machine, Wilfried Eilmes (Germany), who dedicated his victory to the Brainfish developer Thomas Zipproth. As he said, his success was mainly based on the Cerebellum libary concept, integrating book lines and engine play in an effective way
Brainfish dominates the 31st EMT     
1 year, 8 months ago

Six of 28 players set their hopes on BrainFish, and all of them achieved good results between 6,5 and 8,5 points out od 13 rapid games. Not bad for this Stockfish based engine by the German developer Stefan Zipproth.
All-time Engine Masters Records     
1 year, 10 months ago

Standings after 30 Engine Masters Tournaments 2014-2017. List of all 152 participants with their total scores and total numbers of tournaments.

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