Leela avoids taking a pawn early on

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Leela avoids taking a pawn early on

Post by smcracraft » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:47 am

White: Leela
Black: Your 'Umble Narrator
Time Setting: 40 moves in an hour
Time: 1/10/2020 10pm Pacific Time

d2d4 d7d5
c2c4 c7c6
b1c3 c8f5
d1b3 b7b6
c4d5 c6d5
g1f3

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Re: Leela avoids taking a pawn early on

Post by Tony P. » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:30 pm

6. Nf3! starts a strong attack that exploits Black's development lag and seems to win at least a piece in all the variations. They're indeed hard for a human to calculate, but modern engines find the move instantly (I've used a 1-year-old SF version on a slow laptop).



So Leela's Nf3 choice testifies for her decent tactical ability.

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Re: Leela avoids taking a pawn early on

Post by smcracraft » Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:21 am

If people don't say the modern Leela and other programs can play like Tal did and more accurately, I've been sold by this one experience on the issue. Wild.

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