Stockfish smashes the Old Benoni, Czech

This is a game review between two chess engines namely Stockfish and Ginkgo. This game was played on October 18, 2017 at the Top Chess Engine Championship (TCEC) Season 10 during Stage 1, Round 4. Stockfish, version 041017, entered the event rated 3227, and Ginkgo, version 2, entered the event rated 3024. How would season 9’s champion, Stockfish, smash Ginkgo Old Benoni, Czech variation? If you consider an evaluation of 1.4 as decisive, this game is over by move 10! Time controls were set at 60 minutes for each side with a 10-second increment.

1. d4 c5 2. d5 e5 3. e4 d6 4. Bd3 Ne7 5. Nf3 Ng6 6. h4 Be7 7. g3 O-O 8. h5 Nh8 9. Nc3 Bg4 10. Be2 f5 11. Nh4 Bxe2 12. Qxe2 Bxh4 13. Rxh4 fxe4 14. Nxe4 Nf7 15. Qg4 Kh8 16. h6 g6 17. Bd2 Nd7 18. Qe6 Qc7 19. Rf4 exf4 20. Bc3+ Kg8 21. Qxd7 Qxd7 22. Nf6+ Kh8 23. Nxd7+ Ne5 24. Nxf8 Rxf8 25. Kd2 fxg3 26. Bxe5+ dxe5 27. fxg3 Kg8 28. Re1 Rf5 29. g4 Rf4 30. Rxe5 Rxg4 31. c3 Rf4 32. d6 Rf6 33. Rd5 Rf8 34. Rxc5 Rd8 35. Ke3 a6 36. Rc7 Rxd6 37. Rg7+ Kf8 38. Rxb7 Re6+ 39. Kd4 g5 40. Rxh7 g4 41. Rh8+ Kf7 42. h7 Rd6+ 43. Kc5 Rh6 44. b4 Rh4 45. Rg8 Rxh7 46. Rxg4 Rh6

Internet Chess Club (ICC)
Software: Blitzin

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