Brainfish dominates the 31st EMT     
29 days, 20 hours 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     
2 months, 23 days ago

Standings after 30 Engine Masters Tournaments 2014-2017. List of all 152 participants with their total scores and total numbers of tournaments.
Victorious 30th Engine Master by Tie-Break     
2 months, 26 days ago

It's his 4th Engine Master title after winning the 3rd, 4th and 23rd EM Tournament, and like the two previous times he was a lucky tie-break winner. But luck has not always been on Victorious side, Gerrit Hoogeven from the Netherlands also lost two tie-breaks and came up 2nd in the 1st and 5th EMT. All in all he is one of the all-time engine champions on Infinity Chess.
Strong Finish by Murx in 28th EMT     
4 months, 30 days ago

A brace in round 8 and 9 decided the day for Murx (Clemens Keck, Germany) with Komodo 11 and Houdini 6, which earned him $ 500 USD. This tour was not a Stockfish party, but rather in favour of Houdini 6, which had been released recently.
Soloman's Solo     
6 months, 8 days ago

After some months break we finally took up our series of Rapid Engine Masters Tournaments, issue no. 27 on 27th August 2017. Time did not stop during the last months, and what we had to realizeat this new event was once again the dramatically increasing draw rate from 85% to now 90%.
Ultimate Challenge: Three sharp draws     
9 months, 15 days ago

Looking at the final results of the Ultimate Challenge 2017, the reader might notice the high percentage of drawn games.
Zor Winner in an Exciting Photo Finish      
9 months, 29 days ago

The last night was the longest of the whole tournament. A couple of decided games (7!) - not at top, but at the mid-table - reshuffled all Buchholz and SB points. An unbelievable photo finish at the end of this unique chess marathon!
The Day of Decision     
10 months ago

Three players in the lead after 20 rounds, and only one round to goo... How could a half marathon be more exciting! It was the last game on Friday night, running until move 126, when Coco69 (Candada) resigned and congratulated Thomas_A_Anderson (Germany) to his brillant victory, which in fact was a hard-earned victory (like shoveling briquettes as someone said on chat).
Situation normal as usual...     
10 months, 2 days ago

The closer the end, all the more the tension is increasing, even though we haven't seen any decided games at top lately. As already reported, did Woodrun (Finland) promote to the group with +2 in round 18, and he hold his position in round 19 by a draw with Black against the mighty Zor (United Arab Emirates).
Number of Wins as Tie-break Factor     
10 months, 4 days ago

After 18 of 21 rounds tie-break matters come into focus, especially because the automatically generated server tables do not consider the number of wins (same as the number of Black wins). So the final table according to our more complete tie-break criteria might be slightly different from the server table, if players are level on total points, Buchholz and Sonneborn-Berger points.

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