FF: So now you had an absurdly powerful…

FF: So now you had an absurdly powerful chess playing system. What does one do with it? Playing against humans would not be sensible, and even other computers would be simply killed by it.

VR: That was not the point, not my intention. I have been using it for purely analytical purposes, to try to solve certain openings.

What does “to solve” in this context mean? And how do you go about it.

We developed an algorithm which attempts to classify chess positions into wins, draws and losses. Using this algorithm, we have just finished classifying the King's Gambit. In other words, the King's Gambit is now solved.

ChessBase.com – Chess News – Rajlich: Busting the King's Gambit, this time for sure

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