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(Draft) Matthew Sadler and Natasha Regan's exploration of AlphaZero, DeepMind's self-learning artificial intelligence computer, and its 2018 match against Stockfish. A wonderful book, but it could have used an index.

Page numbers and game titles taken from the book.

Sometimes full title of game won't fit. Some games were given two different names when discussed in different parts of the book...those games are marked with an asterisk.

Missing:

Stockfish-Houdini 2018 from 11th TCEC, p. 29
"Putting the king in a box", pp. 105, 192, 211
"Feint on the queenside, punch on the kingside!" pp. 114, 180, 220 (see AlphaZero (Computer))

Caro-Kann, SF wins, p. 128
Carlsbad, SF wins, p. 130
"Attaquer comme Kasparov", p. 215 (draw)
Gruenfeld, A0 wins, p. 218
Sadler-Smallfish, p. 250
"Taking on the Botvinnik", A0 1-0 48, p. 360
"The rook's pawn symphony", p. 383
Carlsen-Nakamura, Chess 960 blitz, 1-0 32, p. 391

1974 World Computer Championship
Kaissa vs Chaos, 1974 
(B30) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

"Raking bishops," pp. 34, 283
Stockfish vs AlphaZero, 2018 
(C58) Two Knights, 48 moves, 0-1

"Take my knight!", pp. 35, 278 *
Stockfish vs AlphaZero, 2018 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 97 moves, 0-1

"Python squeeze", p. 38
AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2018 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 73 moves, 1-0

"The maxtrix", p. 44, 102, 167, 241
AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2018 
(C11) French, 89 moves, 1-0

p. 51
Kramnik vs Aronian, 2018 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 37 moves, 1-0

"The file that matters", pp. 48, 157
Stockfish vs AlphaZero, 2018 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 142 moves, 0-1

"Exactly how to attack", pp. 77, 254
AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2018 
(A17) English, 67 moves, 1-0

"AlphaZero's new approach in the Carlsbad", pp. 100. 395
AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2018 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 89 moves, 1-0

"Using a queenside file to defend the kingside", p. 109
AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2018
(E15) Queen's Indian, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

"Anything for open lines", p. 112
Stockfish vs AlphaZero, 2018  
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 89 moves, 1/2-1/2

"Bold Sir Launcelot", p. 113
AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2018 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 69 moves, 1-0

"The h-file is never safe", pp. 115, 151, 171 *
AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2018
(E16) Queen's Indian, 105 moves, 1-0

"Endgame class", pp. 117, 196
Stockfish vs AlphaZero, 2018 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 57 moves, 0-1

p. 127
Kamsky vs Seirawan, 2012 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 35 moves, 1-0

p. 129
AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2018
(A17) English, 236 moves, 1/2-1/2

p. 133
Chigorin vs Steinitz, 1890 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 38 moves, 1-0

"Risky rooks", pp. 134, 164, 200
AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2017 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 60 moves, 1-0

p. 147, parallel to "Bold Sir Launcelot"
Anand vs Kamsky, 1995 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 50 moves, 1-0

"Outpost for the queen", p. 163
AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2018 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 182 moves, 1/2-1/2

p. 170
Alekhine vs Saemisch, 1925 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 52 moves, 1-0

"Get the rooks into action with a pawn transaction", p. 176
AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2018
(C11) French, 255 moves, 1/2-1/2

"Qh1", p. 185
AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2017 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 56 moves, 1-0

p. 198, parallel "Putting the king in a box" (not in database)
Carlsen vs Ivanchuk, 2007 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 35 moves, 1-0

p. 201, parallel to "Risky rooks"
Judit Polgar vs Fressinet, 2000 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 1-0

"Inexorable constriction", p. 202
AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2018 
(A15) English, 51 moves, 1-0

"Exchanging all the dark-square defenders", pp. 204, 271
AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2018
(E17) Queen's Indian, 76 moves, 1-0

p. 213, parallel to "King in a box"
Kasparov vs P Nikolic, 1994 
(C18) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 1-0

p. 216, parallel to "Attaquer comme Kasparov" (not in database)
Aronian vs E Vorobiov, 2004
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 1-0

p. 223, Garry Kasparov's rook pawn revival
Kasparov vs Nakamura, 2017 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 44 moves, 1-0

p. 224, Karpov's kingside pawn storm
Karpov vs Taimanov, 1972 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 40 moves, 1-0

p. 230
AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2018 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 1-0

p. 233, Tal's rook lift (parallel to preceding game)
Tal vs Huebner, 1979 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

"Rooks on the rampage", p. 237
AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2018 
(A17) English, 56 moves, 1-0

p. 253, Bent Larsen's rook pawns
Larsen vs Portisch, 1964 
(C01) French, Exchange, 33 moves, 1-0

"When a plan comes together", p. 260
AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2018 
(A17) English, 109 moves, 1-0

p. 265, Judit Polgar's unstoppable attacks
Judit Polgar vs Short, 1997 
(B40) Sicilian, 39 moves, 1-0

"Reasoning the AlphaZero way", p. 268
AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2018  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 71 moves, 1-0

p. 280, Blackburne's dare, parallel to "Take my knight"
Blackburne vs J Schwarz, 1881 
(C01) French, Exchange, 28 moves, 1-0

"AlphaZero's opening", p. 287
AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2018
(E15) Queen's Indian, 58 moves, 1-0

"Wizard chess", p. 290
Stockfish vs AlphaZero, 2018
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

"Not enough time to defend...", p. 293
AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2018 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 52 moves, 1-0

p. 297, Shirov's g2-g4 (parallel to preceding game)
Shirov vs T Thorhallsson, 1992 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

"Cross-court decoy", p. 300
Stockfish vs AlphaZero, 2018
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 166 moves, 1/2-1/2

"Everything bar the kitchen sink!", p. 312
AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2018 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 139 moves, 1/2-1/2

"Defence and attack of the gods", p. 323
AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2018 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 255 moves, 1/2-1/2

"Not your average Gruenfeld", p. 344
Stockfish vs AlphaZero, 2018  
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

p. 347
Caruana vs Aronian, 2018 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 39 moves, 1-0

"This position? No thank you!", p. 349
Stockfish vs AlphaZero, 2018  
(C13) French, 22 moves, 1-0

p. 362
Botvinnik vs K Kholodkevich, 1927 
(E72) King's Indian, 36 moves, 1-0

"The typical Benoni break", p. 365
AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2018 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 90 moves, 1-0

"The Saemisch but different", p. 371
Stockfish vs AlphaZero, 2018 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kasparov's King's Indians, p. 376
Lautier vs Kasparov, 1996
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

p. 390
Capablanca vs G A Thomas, 1934 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 53 moves, 0-1

p. 393, Botvinnik's classic anti-QGD plan
Botvinnik vs Keres, 1952 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1-0

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