27 August 2018

A Leela Surprise in the Nimzo Indian

In this series on AI engines, I closed the previous post, The NNs Depart TCEC S13, with,

For many observers, the main interest in TCEC's lower divisions was the participation of the two NNs, Leela and DeusX. Once both engines were eliminated, interest shifted to which engine will finish first for the season.

Let's finish the current series with a video. The following is from YouTube's kingscrusher, who says,

My name is Tryfon Gavriel, I run www.chessworld.net. FIDE Candidate Master, British Regional Master. Reached peak ECF rating of 212 (equivalent to about 2350 USCF) in July 2014, and 216 rapid (within rank top 50).

He has also been one of Leela's biggest supporters since the engine first appeared on the scene. Of his many Leela videos, this one has the highest view count.

A remarkable top secret chess opening discovery! Leela Chess 395 vs Gull 3 - Nimzo Indian (5:56) • 'Published on Jul 2, 2018'

The video's description starts,

Game quality tags: amazing, awesome, astonishing, brilliant, classic, crushing, dynamic, elegant, exceptional, excellent, exciting, fabulous, famous, fantastic, [...]

For Kingscrusher's source of inspiration on recent Leela games, see a post in the Leela forum, More Leela games needed (for commenting).

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