I assume it doesn't matter if the opening position is unbalanced. You can play a risky opening with white that would give you good chances against humans that don't know how to handle this opening, even if it was black who'd come out of it with a +0.7 advantage. Let's say the engine with black wins this game because of this imbalance.Graham Banks wrote: ↑Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:03 amDo you want the best quality chess, or just artificial entertainment?
If the engines are the same strength and then you swap colors and play the exact same opening, then black (now the OTHER engine) should win it again.
So, you can have a string of openings that are unbalanced; and if you keep the amount of unbalance equal, which means that on average all openings that favor white are +0.7, then the average of openings that favor black would need to also be +0.7 (otherwise one color would win a lot more than the other). If you do the color swap/each opening twice thing, two engines that are about the same strength could have a very interesting match with many wins/losses and less draws, that still ends with both sides having the same amount of points.