artificial intelligence, chess, games, puzzles, Uncategorized

Computer-Generated Chess Problem 02415

This is an original ‘KRRBBN vs krrp’ mate in 3 chess problem generated by a computer program, Chesthetica, using the DSNS computational creativity approach which doesn’t use any kind of traditional AI. Chesthetica has the creative ability to compose positions that may otherwise take centuries to arise in an actual game, if ever. Chesthetica is able to generate mates in 3, mates in 4, mates in 5, study-like constructs and also compose problems using specific combinations of pieces fed into it (such as using only two bishops versus knight). Read more about it on ChessBase. The largest endgame tablebase in existence today is for 7 pieces (Lomonosov) which contains over 500 trillion positions, most of which have not been seen by human eyes. This problem with 10 pieces goes even beyond that and was therefore composed without any such help.

8/8/4r3/8/2N5/6R1/1K1BpR2/3krB2 w – – 0 1
White to Play and Mate in 3
Chesthetica v10.78 : Selangor, Malaysia
2018.12.3 3:02:44 PM
Solvability Estimate = Difficult

Most changes to Chesthetica that result in a slightly higher ‘version number’ are simply to improve the interface, by the way. Chesthetica composes only unique or new constructs. If you have seen it before, cite the source and comment below because it is purely coincidental. Leave a comment below, if you like. Solving chess puzzles like this is probably good for your health as it keeps your brain active. Nobody wants something like early-onset Alzheimer’s.

Main Line of the Solution (Skip to 0:35)

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