But I think there are no shortcuts. Engines needs to be a heavy brute forcer to play positionally and strategically.mclane wrote: ↑Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:47 pmThe race is not anymore about strength. The race is about b strategy and c strategy.
Komodo, Houdini and Stockfish showed that a strategy works. Or ab strategy.
But the future is not about this. It is about b strategy (no brute force)
and about c strategy (Computing like the humans do, with patterns).
Strength is not the target anymore. But PLANS.
Chess engines need to PLAN chess.
Was it GM Joel Benjamin or another chess writer who claimed (during G.Kasparov-DB2 match) that Deep Blue 2
played strong positional chess almost similar to Capablanca due to its billions of nodes per second of search?
There was even the controversial h5!! move of Deep Blue 2 as black wherein kasparov complained because
that h5!! is too positional to be played by DB2 nor by any computers.
It turns out later that the then strong engine and fast brute forcer Junior 5.0 was able to find that h5! move being protested by kasparov.
1997 Kasparov-DB2 Game 5
After 11.Nd2 of Kasparov, DB2 played 11...h5! which made Kasparov suspicious because
this is a very strong positional move according to Kasparov.
Turns out Junior 5.0 at that time was also able to replicate 11...h5 of DB2 in less than 1 hr.
[d]r2qk2r/pp3ppp/2p1pn2/4n3/1b6/3P2PP/PPPN1PB1/R1BQK2R b KQkq - 4 11