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Uri Blass
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unbalanced opening positions

Post by Uri Blass » Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:58 pm

I wonder if there are testing of chess programs from unbalanced positions like the positions that I post.
I think that the total result(who is winning white or black) may be interesting and not only the program that can win from a suite that can include these type of unbalanced material positions.

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Re: unbalanced opening positions

Post by Dann Corbit » Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:06 pm

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rnb1kbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/1NBQKBN1 w kq - acd 50; acs 210; bm e4; ce 48; pm e4; pv e4 d6 d4 a6 Nf3 e6 c4 Be7 Nc3 Nf6 Bd3 O-O Kf1 Nc6 h3 e5 d5 Nb8 Be3 Nbd7 Kg1 Rd8 a3 h6 Kh2 Nc5 Bc2 Ncd7 Nd2 Nf8 g3 Ng6 Bd3 Bd7 f4 exf4 gxf4 c6 Nf3 cxd5 cxd5 Re8 Qb3 Bf8 Kg2 Rac8 e5 dxe5 Bxg6 exf4 Bxf7+ Kxf7 Bxf4 Kg8; 
rnbqkbnr/4pppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/R1BQKBNR w KQkq - acd 50; acs 492; bm Nf3; ce 55; pm Nf3; pv Nf3 Nf6 e3 Qc7 d4 Nc6 Bd2 Rb8 a4 Bd7 Bb5 e5 c4 e4 Ng5 Na7 Bxd7+ Qxd7 O-O h6 Nh3 Rxb2 Bc3 Rb8 d5 Be7 Nf4 O-O Rc1 Rfc8 Be5 Rb6 d6 Nc6 Bc3 Bd8 c5 Ra6 h3 Rca8 Bxf6 Bxf6 Rc4 Qa7 Qd5 Rxa4 Rxa4 Qxa4 Qf5 Ne5 Nd5 Nd3 Nxf6+ gxf6 Qxf6 Nxc5 Qxh6; 
rnbqkbnr/4pppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RN1QKBNR w KQkq - acd 50; acs 413; bm e3; ce 12; pm e3; pv e3 Nd7 Bb5 e5 c4 Bd6 d4 exd4 exd4 Ne7 Nf3 O-O O-O Nf6 Re1 Ng6 Nc3 Bb8 h3 Be6 a4 Qc8 Ne5 Bxe5 dxe5 Rd8 Qc1 Nd7 Nd5 Qb8 Qc3 Ndxe5 Rad1 f6 b4 Qb7 Qd4 Bxd5 cxd5 Ne7 f4 Rxd5 Qe4 f5 Qe2 Rxd1 Rxd1 N5g6 Rd7 Qe4 Qxe4 fxe4 f5 Nxf5 Bc6 Rb8 Bd5+ Kh8 Bxe4 Ng3 Bxg6 hxg6 b5 Ne2+ Kh1 Nc3 Ra7 Ne2 Kh2 Kh7; 
rnbqkbnr/5ppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/1NBQKBNR w Kkq - acd 50; acs 785; bm a3; ce 35; pm a3; pv a3 Ba6 d3 g5 e3 Nh6 Ne2 Nf5 b4 Bg7 Ng3 Nxg3 hxg3 O-O Be2 Bb7 O-O f5 c4 Ra6 Nd2 f4 b5 Rh6 c5 fxe3 fxe3 Rxf1+ Nxf1 Qd7 c6 Nxc6 bxc6 Bxc6 Bg4 Qf7 d4 Qa2 Qd2 Qf7 Be2 Be4 Bd3 Rf6 Qe2 Bxd3 Qxd3 Qe6 Nd2 Qa6 Qxa6 Rxa6 Ne4 g4 Kf2 Bf8 Ke2 Kg7 d5 Kg6 Kd3 Bxa3 Bxa3 Rxa3+ Kd4 Ra1 Nc3 Kf5 d6; 
rnbqkbnr/7p/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/R2QKBNR w Kkq - acd 50; acs 941; bm Nf3; ce -78; pm Nf3; pv Nf3 Bg7 c3 Nd7 e3 Nh6 Bc4 Nf7 Nd4 Nb6 Ne6 Qf6 Bb5+ Ke7 Nxg7 Qxg7 Qh5 Qf6 O-O Rg8 f4 Bg4 Qc5+ Qd6 Qd4 Qxd4 cxd4 Nd6 Bc6 Rac8 Rfc1 Nbc4 Bd5 Rge8 a4 Nxd2 a5 Rxc1+ Rxc1 Be6 Rc7+ Kd8 Rc5 Bxd5 Rxd5 Kc7 Re5 Rg8 Re7+ Kc6 Rxh7 N2c4 Kf2 Ra8 Rh5 Nxb2 Ke2 Kb7 g3 Nbc4; 
rnbqkbnr/8/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/R1BQKB1R w kq - acd 50; acs 161; bm c3; ce 0; pm c3; pv c3 Nf6 d4 Bb7 Qd3 Kf7 f3 Bd6 Kd1 Ba6 Qc2 Bxh2 Qb3+ Kg7 e4 Bg3 Rxh8 Qxh8 Bxa6 Rxa6 Kc2 Qh1 Qb5 Qxg2+ Bd2 Qxf3 Rg1 Nxe4 Qxb8 Rg6 Qb7+ Kf8 Qc8+ Ke7 Qb7+;
I guess that with NNUE engaged, engines will do very poorly because they have never seen positions like this.
However, since these positions never arise in real games, I am not sure what it can tell us about the strength of the engines.
I analyzed these to 50 plies with Stockfish, and I do not know if NNUE was used in the analysis or not.
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