Who would be more likely to win a match, an AI that pick an random legal move, or an AI that picks an random piece/pawn with legal moves and then a legal move from it?

The second AI, consider castling a king move.

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    Welcome to StackExchange! 🙂 This question might be a little too broadly worded as it stands and lead to too-opinion based a reasoning for the focus of this S.E. Perhaps you could re-word it to a more narrow scope with a more objective possible answer? Dec 8, 2022 at 16:23
  • What is the difference between the two?
    – Minot
    Dec 8, 2022 at 16:25
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    @Minot the former will for example more likely move its queen since it has the most legal moves, in the latter case the queen moving is as unlikely as any other single piece.
    – koedem
    Dec 8, 2022 at 17:01
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    @AlexanderWoo True, but you could interpret the question as asking which is more likely to win if the two bots play against each other. Dec 8, 2022 at 22:06
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    If all the moves are random, it has nothing to to with intelligence (artificial or not). Answering this question involves exploring a huge tree of random choices... I don't think it can be done. At most, you could write programs playing that way, let them play a few million times, and see if one wins more often than the other. Dec 8, 2022 at 22:57


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