Learn From The Best: AlphaZero

Learn From The Best: AlphaZero

Learn from the games that revolutionized the chess world!

Want to learn about maybe the strongest chess entity of all time? In December 2017, AlphaZero took the world by storm. The organization Deep Mind announced that their new self-taught engine had won a match against Stockfish, previously the strongest engine in history. Join IM Danny Rensch in a review of AlphaZero's most amazing games from that historic match. Start playing like AlphaZero today!

Here is what you will learn:

  • Learn about long-term sacrifices that work!
  • Learn how to make a space advantage count!
  • Learn how AlphaZero won a match with a 3000+ rated engine!

I really like how Danny shows the "inhuman" moves that Alpha Zero does and analyzes them through carefully. Even though the analysis bar showed Alpha Zero's first moves as bad moves, Alpha zero has put a new wall in the human vs bot world of chess play. - Chess.com member varun_nadiveedi

AlphaZero - Dark Square Domination

In game three of its match with Stockfish, AlphaZero sacrificed a pawn for long term compensation. For many moves Black kept a material advantage, but AlphaZero slowly dominated the board and eventually caught Black's queen in the corner, with no safe moves!
18 min
2 Challenges

AlphaZero - The Back Rank Pin

How did AlphaZero embarrass Stockfish's queen for the second time in the match? Check out AlphaZero's powerful sacrifices to force Black's queen into the corner and establish a deadly back rank pin.
20 min
1 Challenge

AlphaZero - The Long Grind

Stockfish is a brilliant defender, but that didn't stop AlphaZero from sacrificing a pawn, without any real attacking chances. AlphaZero didn't mind staying down material for a long time as it slowly built up pressure until finally overwhelming Black's defenses in the endgame.
13 min
1 Challenge

AlphaZero - What Extra Bishop?

In the French Defense Black often accepts a restricted bishop, but usually has enough counterplay to fight back. In this astounding game, AlphaZero restricts Black's bishop so much that it could play down a whole piece for many moves and still win the game!
14 min
1 Challenge

AlphaZero - Dancing Queen

AlphaZero has changed the game of chess by demonstrating that rook-pawn advances are frequently very powerful. In this game AlphaZero started an attack with the h-pawn, sacrificed a knight and then moved its active queen all the way back to the corner. However, when the queen came out again, White had an amazing, winning attack.
19 min
1 Challenge

Learn From The Best: AlphaZero

Master Games
5 Lessons
84 Minutes
6 Challenges
Released June 17, 2020
4,035 Students