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What system would AlphaZero employ against Stockfish’s French Defense. Apparently AlphaZero is a big fan of grabbing space, opting for 4.e5, the Steinitz variation. By move 13, the game is already critical for Stockfish. AlphaZero accumulates a great deal of space over the board, and with the center closed it sets out to play on the wings. The two big questions for Stockfish are ultimately, where will your king reside, and what role will your queen-bishop play? AlphaZero has something to say about all of this.
PGN: 1. d4 e6 2. e4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 cxd4 7. Nb5 Bb4+ 8. Bd2 Bc5 9. b4 Be7 10. Nbxd4 Nc6 11. c3 a5 12. b5 Nxd4 13. cxd4 Nb6 14. a4 Nc4 15. Bd3 Nxd2 16. Kxd2 Bd7 17. Ke3 b6 18. g4 h5 19. Qg1 hxg4 20. Qxg4 Bf8 21. h4 Qe7 22. Rhc1 g6 23. Rc2 Kd8 24. Rac1 Qe8 25. Rc7 Rc8 26. Rxc8+ Bxc8 27. Rc6 Bb7 28. Rc2 Kd7 29. Ng5 Be7 30. Bxg6 Bxg5 31. Qxg5 fxg6 32. f5 Rg8 33. Qh6 Qf7 34. f6 Kd8 35. Kd2 Kd7 36. Rc1 Kd8 37. Qe3 Qf8 38. Qc3 Qb4 39. Qxb4 axb4 40. Rg1 b3 41. Kc3 Bc8 42. Kxb3 Bd7 43. Kb4 Be8 44. Ra1 Kc7 45. a5 Bd7 46. axb6+ Kxb6 47. Ra6+ Kb7 48. Kc5 Rd8 49. Ra2 Rc8+ 50. Kd6 Be8 51. Ke7 g5 52. hxg5
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Game 2 featured in research paper 1 minute per move, 100 game match, match score: 28 wins, 72 draws, AI Landmark game, Stockfish crushed, Bishop pair worth more than knight and 4 pawns
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… and not only the chess world!!!
Full article here:
20 years after DeepBlue defeated Garry Kasparov in a match, chess players have awoken to a new revolution. The AlphaZero algorithm developed by Google and DeepMind took just four hours of playing against itself to synthesise the chess knowledge of one and a half millennium and reach a level where it not only surpassed humans but crushed the reigning World Computer Champion Stockfish 28 wins to 0 in a 100-game match. All the brilliant stratagems and refinements that human programmers used to build chess engines have been outdone, and like Go players we can only marvel at a wholly new approach to the game.
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DeepMind Technologies Limited, acquired by Google in 2014, is a British artificial intelligence company founded in September 2010.
Now the era of computer chess engine programming also seems to be over: AlphaZero, developed by @DeepMindAI & @demishassabis, took just 4 hours playing against itself to learn to play better than Stockfish (it won 64:36)! Replay 10 example games: https://t.co/cBEuoEFMTN #c24live pic.twitter.com/U2bn1KyJbL
— chess24.com (@chess24com) December 6, 2017
And what could possibly go wrong?