in the 10 published games, it seems like Stockfish got out of the openings OK. though it's only 10 selected games out of 100 games, so a limited sample.Michael Sherwin wrote:You really cannot do that, not even for a millisecond. The training (did I read 44 million games?) is worth more than 1,000 elo and probably much more. The learning was guided by NN to learn on the most promising lines thus narrowing the field. A0 could have gotten winning positions against SF without ever leaving its learn file. The rest of the positions were so good that the chess playing algorithm of A0 could then get a win or at least draw. Believe me I know as I've seen RomiChess play entire games from its learn file. Even if the learn file does not produce a move to play immediately the fact that the whole subtree of the current position with its learned values are loaded into the hash causes the search to return much stronger moves on average. You can't ignore the training, it is 90% of the strength of A0.vvarkey wrote:Ignore all the training that went into AlphaZero for a second.
also, DeepMind ran 100 games matches from each of the 12 "most popular human openings" from 365Chess. AlphaZero dominated these. except B40 Sicilian as Black, where Stockfish got 7 wins to AlphaZero's 3.