This is an original ‘KNNNP vs kppp’ study construct generated autonomously by the prototype computer program, Chesthetica, using the computational creativity approach which doesn’t use any kind of traditional AI or even deep learning. Chesthetica has the creative ability to compose positions on an 8×8 canvas that may otherwise take centuries to arise in an actual game, if ever. Depending on the type and complexity of the problem desired, a single instance of Chesthetica running on a desktop computer can probably generate anywhere between one and ten problems per hour. The largest (Lomonosov) tablebase today is for 7 pieces which contains over 500 trillion positions. With each additional piece, the number of possible positions increases exponentially. It is therefore impossible that this problem with 9 pieces could have been taken from such a database. The solution shown for this study may not be the best line possible because it depends on the engine that was used and how much time it had to analyze. Regardless, the first move and overall evaluation (e.g. win, draw) should be right.
5N2/5N2/8/8/1N6/6pp/P2pK3/7k w – – 0 1
Chesthetica v10.74 : Selangor, Malaysia
White to Play and Win : 2018.7.31 5:38:37 PM
Chesthetica composes everything autonomously (no human intervention) and even chooses the main line of the solution to show you. Did you find this one interesting or have something else to say? Leave a comment below! As a whole, these problems are intended to cater to players of all skill levels. If you’re bored of standard chess, though, why not try this?
Main Line of the Solution (Skip to 0:35)