Consider this ‘KQNPP vs kqbn’ mate in 4 chess problem generated by the prototype computer program, Chesthetica, using the Digital Synaptic Neural Substrate (DSNS) computational creativity approach. It doesn’t use endgame tablebases, neural networks or any kind of machine learning found in traditional AI. Chesthetica is able to generate various types of mates and study-like constructs and also compose problems using specific combinations of pieces fed into it (e.g. instructing it to compose something original using only a queen vs. rook, knight and bishop). Learn more about it on ChessBase.
2nkb3/N2q4/3PP3/8/1K6/6Q1/8/8 w – – 0 1
White to Play and Mate in 4
Chesthetica v11.32 (Selangor, Malaysia)
Generated on 9 Aug 2019 at 9:31:57 PM
Solvability Estimate = Moderate
These chess puzzles are published in order based on the composition date and time stamp above. Due to the sheer volume of compositions generated, the latest ones may therefore only be published later on. Chesthetica composes only unique or new constructs. If you have seen it before, cite the source and comment below because it is purely coincidental. If this one is too easy or too difficult for you, try out some of the others. Feel free to copy the position into a chess engine and discover even more variations of the solution.
Main Line of the Solution