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comment by Devac

But (from what I gather) Stockfish didn't have an opening book. It plays a big role when it comes to performance and the level of play. It doesn't diminish the achievement, though I wouldn't mind a repeat.

wasoxygen  ·  443 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    GM Hikaru Nakamura ... called the match "dishonest" and pointed out that Stockfish's methodology requires it to have an openings book for optimal performance.

I agree that's a significant handicap, and it would seem fairer to pit the algorithms against each other at full strength, running on equivalent hardware.

Still, it would merely be an exhibition to see which bot is farther along on the road to divinity.

    "I am pretty sure God himself could not beat Stockfish 75 percent of the time with White without certain handicaps."
Devac  ·  443 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Let's not be so darmatic. ;)