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Are there Chess AIs that factor in moves’ practicality for humans?

Maia Chess is a deep learning framework like AlphaZero/Leela. Its goal is to play the human move — not necessarily the best move. As a result, Maia has a more human-like style than previous engines, ...
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Why is this position so good for Black?

You mentioned a few things already: activity of the rooks and the superiority of the bishop over the knight. Here are few more observations: The rook d4 is currently under attack and has to move. It ...
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What is the "main line"?

A term I've heard specifically in the context of puzzle-banks/tactics trainers is "critical line". The critical line would be the line that asks the most of the puzzle solver's calculation, ...
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How do you systematically analyze an arbitrary chess position?

I am writing some sort of a booklet on middlegames. Accurate position evaluation is clearly the number one factor in finding correct plans and moves. I am advocating the idea that rather than asking ...
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Are there Chess AIs that factor in moves’ practicality for humans?

Recent versions of Leela Zero have implemented a feature called Win/Draw/Loss (WDL) Contempt based on a rating difference between players. The idea of WDL Contempt is that you tell Leela “Look I’m ...
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