Google’s Newly Developed Artificial Intelligence Smashes Stockfish 8

DeepMind’s AlphaZero vs. Stockfish 8
French Defense, Classical Variation, Steinitz Variation (C11)
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. Rac1 g6 23. Rc2 Kd8 24. Rhc1 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 Rb8 49. Ra2 Rc8+ 50. Kd6 Be8 51. Ke7 g5 52. hxg5
Video Thumbnail Attribution: By Allan Ajifo [CC BY 2.0 ()], via Wikimedia Commons


  1. Haagen says:

    This technology is the future. Deepmind’s main competitor, OpenAI funded by Elon Musk, came up with something for dota 2 that defeated pros in 1v1 with sick and innovative moves/strats. If you don’t know dota 2, it’s probably one of the most complex games out there. If it can come up with something nearly unbeatable (even for pros) in a such a short amount of time, imagine what it can do to chess.

  2. That One Guy says:

    now Google’s engine is the new alpha in the Chess Engine World 🙂 but in all seriousness the only thing I saw was info on and it surprised me how well Google managed to program the machine to teach itself in 4 hours and understand different concepts proved through its evaluation of less positions than Stockfish, playing close to a human, where they evaluate the position but don’t calculate brutally.

  3. Patrick Mulcahey says:

    I don’t know if we’re ready for the number of “playing with yourself” comments there are going to be…

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