Well, maybe, but the difference is, a "conventional" engine can and may use a book, Leela at the moment "must not" to stay fully "Zero".MonteCarlo wrote:Give me any engine in the 2300s-2400s on CCRL (really could go much higher than that, even), have them play without an opening book at a fast time control, and I'd expect to find lines they're losing by move 15
Now we could compare bookless Leela to any engine playing with book, couldn't we?
Why then shouldn't we let any engine play with anti- LeelaChessZero- book against LCZ?
It would be another one legal comparison I'd say Celo- wise, just one more way to count (Computer-) "Elo" (Celo) from engine- engine- matches.
Humans neither do play without "books", do they?
So a human player should be allowed to use his personal preparation against bookless LCZ too of course.
If it continues to play not only such single poor lines but keeps playing them so determinately, real Elo are still another one measurement than bookless Celo against other bookless engines is, that's my point.