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Stockfish (Computer) vs AlphaZero (Computer)
AlphaZero - Stockfish Match (2018), London ENG, Jan-18
French Defense: Classical. Steinitz Variation (C14)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  PawnSac: 84.Rxh4 - 229.Rxa2

Let's see, that's 145 moves with no change of material (K+R vs. K+R+P). I guess they had the 50 move rule disabled to in order to see if the progs would find any long range wins from a theoretically drawn position.

May-01-19  Mayankk: On the contrary, Black moved his a pawn on moves 129 and 179 while allowed its capture on move 229. That must be solely because it didnít want to have a 50 move draw.
May-01-19  colinb8: <PawnSac> (Written just before - but posted just after! - <Mayankk> commented.) I thought the 50 move rule was (i) no captures *and* (ii) no pawn moves.
Here - as <Mayankk> observed - there are two pawn moves exactly on the 50 moves limit, so I don't think they had the 50 move rule disabled.

84. Rxh4 ... 129. .. Pa4-a3 ... 179. .. Pa3-a2 ... 229. Rxa2+ ... 256. .. Rb8-c8 draw

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