Artificial Intelligence Leela Chess Zero finds a new 7th move in the Nimzo-Indian

AI Leela Chess Zero ID 395 has found a new move in the Nimzo-Indian Defense. Leela, playing as white against chess engine Gull 3, opted for the Normal variation of this opening. What occurred on move 7 however was anything but normal. It was a move typically made only by a beginner chess player. With this move 7 novelty white concedes some material, but its deeper point severely compromises black’s kingside so much so that the game is over by move 20.

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Bd3 { E47 Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal Variation, Bishop Attack } b6 6. e4 Bb7 7. e5 Bxg2 8. exf6 g6 9. Bg5 Bxh1 10. Qg4 d5 11. Qh4 Nd7 12. f3 Rb8 13. Kf2 dxc4 14. Be4 c5 15. Bxg6 hxg6 16. Ne4 Bd2 17. Bxd2 cxd4 18. Bg5 Qc7 19. Qh6 Qxh2+ 20. Qxh2 Ne5

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