A New Kind Of Chess! - Top 10 of the 2010s - AlphaZero vs. Stockfish, 2017
What do you think of the new wave of AI chess engines?

A New Kind Of Chess! - Top 10 of the 2010s - AlphaZero vs. Stockfish, 2017

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The greatest revolution in chess in the 2010s is the introduction of neural network chess engines. Not only has Google Deepmind's AlphaZero proven itself stronger than traditional engines, it also plays an entirely new type of chess!

AlphaZero (as well as Lc0) is more aggressive than traditional engines, and it uses a host of new strategic concepts! Check out this brilliant victory against Stockfish, just one of many that could easily have made this list.

Top 10 Games of the 2010s

Lessons:

  • Pawns are not important in this new AlphaZero style of chess!
  • Never fianchetto a queen.
  • "When in doubt, push your rook pawns." - Bent Larsen

My brief annotations are below.

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