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1. d4 e5 2. dxe5 f6 3. exf6 Nxf6 4. Nf3 Bc5 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. e4 O-O 7. Bc4+ Kh8 8. O-O d6 9. Bg5 Bg4 10. h3 Bh5 11. g4 Bg6 12. Nd5 Qe8 13. Nxc7 Qd7 14. Nxa8 Rxa8 15. Bxf6 gxf6 16. Nh4 Bxe4 17. Re1 Re8 18. Nf5 Bxf5 19. gxf5 Qg7+ 20. Kf1 Ne5 21. Bb5 Rg8 22. Ke2 Qg2 23. Rg1 Qxf2
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  1. TheKingOfSwampCastle

    TheKingOfSwampCastleΠριν 4 ώρες

    Happy to see some research applied towards humanistic computer chess play.

  2. Sarban

    SarbanΠριν 3 ημέρες

    I'm unable to play Maia on the links you posted. Do you need to have an account to play against them?

  3. Ashkarn Singh

    Ashkarn SinghΠριν 12 ημέρες

    i cannot explain how much i love this channel

  4. Johan Vonk

    Johan VonkΠριν 18 ημέρες

    There is a preprint for a version that learns to play link a specific player with 75% accuracy. Once the paper is reviewed, could you try training a version to play like yourself and play it.

  5. Trang Nguyen

    Trang NguyenΠριν 18 ημέρες

    yes please make another video!

  6. Nick Watson

    Nick WatsonΠριν μήνα

    Maia going for Rf1 and just mouse slipped 😂

  7. Dan winters

    Dan wintersΠριν μήνα

    U played terribly 🤔🤦‍♂️

  8. Zito Keratin

    Zito KeratinΠριν μήνα

    - It would be nice to have an engine making moves like a human. - I can make an engine play the same errors humans do, at the same levels they do. The "human-like" engine plays like a 1600 ELO when it is supposed to be a 1100 up until the end of the game, and plays the whole game in under 2 seconds. - Impressive human disguise I dare say!

  9. Eric B

    Eric BΠριν μήνα

    Maia plays each game the same.. zzzz

  10. Lawrence Lepes

    Lawrence LepesΠριν μήνα

    Looks cool

  11. Patkall TV

    Patkall TVΠριν μήνα

    The problem with engines that are pretending to be low level players is that they most of the times play all the best moves and out of the sudden they blunder once allowing you to win and it's not how weak players play.

  12. Khal Hiv

    Khal HivΠριν μήνα

    I defeated the stupidest player in violent chess ... A stupid ending

  13. Bill Stathopoulos

    Bill StathopoulosΠριν μήνα

    *Just played Maia 5 with black. Misses (hard to find, maybe?) mate in 2. I win! I liked this checkmate... *Forward to Maia 9. Hard strugle until move 20 where she employs the Botez Gambit for no particular good reason (18 moves later) I win! Easily. *Rematch she asks(Maia9 again). Ok I say, let's do this! Now I have the black pieces. A Najdorf Sicilian. Unorthodox Variation. I blunder an exchange... We go on. Moves, tactics,endgame 2Rooks vs Rook+Bishop, she has tha upper hand. But she also has a backrank weakness. I see an open e file, I occupy it with my Rook. Next I plan Re8++, but she can play f6,f5,g6,g5,h6, h5, Re2, Re2 or Kf8 to prevent this checkmate. Damn... she is tasting revenge... NOPE! She doesn't. I win! How can she miss this!!??!?! ... ... .. . .. ... ... Now that I look at it again, maybe she thinks she is my Grandfather and she lets me win all the time. Yeah, that must be it.. Very human-like from her, indeed. Poor little Maia9 she had a rough childhood...

  14. Bill Stathopoulos

    Bill StathopoulosΠριν μήνα

    ** & in the 3rd game she was white, so, coordinatesreversed... But still.

  15. Bill Stathopoulos

    Bill StathopoulosΠριν μήνα

    it was actually mate in3, in the first game... But still.

  16. gishena

    gishenaΠριν μήνα

    This reminds me of the episode after you played Magnus & co.

  17. stephen tarr

    stephen tarrΠριν μήνα

    why are they doing this? it will lead to more cheating in chess

  18. Dhanesh Dhingra

    Dhanesh DhingraΠριν μήνα

    Chess is beautiful enough to waste your life for. - Hans Ree

  19. Stranger Danger

    Stranger DangerΠριν μήνα

    Arent all neural networks human-like? That's kinda the purpse

  20. Captain Clarky

    Captain ClarkyΠριν μήνα

    It doesn't truly play like a human unless it blames losses on outside conditions

  21. Artur Slunga

    Artur SlungaΠριν μήνα

    Maia is a great idea! Seems to be an excellent teaching tool, and what is learned by this project will be beneficial in other applications regarding human-computer interaction.

  22. ChaoticSequencer

    ChaoticSequencerΠριν μήνα

    I think why Maia 1100 is much better than 1100 is that 1100 players make lots of different mistakes, but are good enough that the modal move is often a good move. Thus, Maia 1100 makes those good moves without the typical blunders, except where most 1100 players fall for the same mistake.

  23. ChaoticSequencer

    ChaoticSequencerΠριν μήνα

    It would be great if they'd add the average time taken before making the move (at least for timed games; and adjusted for time remaining). The time to think on the other player's move is very important.

  24. michael hart

    michael hartΠριν μήνα

    Presumably such an engine will also make it harder to detect on line cheats?

  25. Mohammad Al-Abbasi

    Mohammad Al-AbbasiΠριν μήνα

    “Sorry about that” 😂

  26. Gregory Wonderwheel

    Gregory WonderwheelΠριν μήνα

    Thanks, I enjoyed that.

  27. •_

    •_Πριν μήνα

    Very interested in a MAIA series. This should help us common rabble out alot!

  28. Stan Marsh

    Stan MarshΠριν μήνα

    i saw the video and i played maia right away in all levels - i think that one element that the developers need to take into consideration is the amount of time spent per move quality. i dont mean more time = better moves, but for example: if your opponent hangs his queen, human players have this "shock" element that Maia does not have. Maia also spends a lot of time thinking about the move when there is only one possible move in the position (after a check), this is very robotic as well. I left some comments in the games (as requested by Maia), i hope the developers take a look at it. But if we leave time aside, the quality of the moves played is VERY human like. I am very impressed! This is FAR more useful for low level players than a handicapped stockfish...

  29. Elmer Frejoles

    Elmer FrejolesΠριν μήνα

    I played it 3-1, can they make it higher rating like 2000+?

  30. Tav Ferry

    Tav FerryΠριν μήνα

    I would love to see if any crazy gameplay came about if a neural networks were programmed to play the human move less than ten percent after the first ten moves.

  31. Rrock Cj

    Rrock CjΠριν μήνα

    03:40 sorry abou that, but what just happened here???

  32. Paul Benedict

    Paul BenedictΠριν μήνα

    Humans are dumb. And so this becomes a matter of how much we want to play a perfect computer and be miserable losing all the time, or have the computer humor us and lose on purpose to keep the dumb humans happy.

  33. Tiago Cardoso

    Tiago CardosoΠριν μήνα

    This begs the question. In the future, will engines play like humans and humans like engines?

  34. Akshat Gupta

    Akshat GuptaΠριν μήνα

    Its opening is pretty good. But its middlegame and endgame is pretty bad. It is basically like a human who plays opening like a grandmaster and middlegame like an unrated player. this feedback is for maia 9. I shouldn't be able to beat a 1900 fide rated player so easily. It also says gg in the middle of the game. " On a scale from 1 to 5 how humanly did I play? 1 = not human, 5 = very human" 1 it is not that good BOT

  35. Ewetoob Sucks

    Ewetoob SucksΠριν μήνα

    RAGE ! RAGE AGAINST THE DYING OF ... the machine !

  36. Jenny Simmons

    Jenny SimmonsΠριν μήνα

    Every 1100 player has their day and will make 1400-1500 moves very rarely. They do happen though. So if the computer is taking games from millions of 1100 players, theres probably more good moves for it to choose from than the average 1100 player. Could be wrong but it seems like this could be the case

  37. Justin Bohner

    Justin BohnerΠριν μήνα

    How do you do so much chess commentary while being bad at chess?

  38. Qawi

    QawiΠριν μήνα

    „Sorry about that“ - this Engine is really good at imitating real life opponents. Even on Twitter.

  39. George Korakianitis

    George KorakianitisΠριν μήνα

    Agadmator is my favorite show

  40. Alexander Paulino

    Alexander PaulinoΠριν μήνα

    Mia watching my games blunders the queen on move 4

  41. bhunts32

    bhunts32Πριν μήνα

    AI games are nice but nothing like human versus human.

  42. D N

    D NΠριν μήνα

    I don't think there was a plan behind the rook move, but rather just the best move by evaluation of the neural network (due to the training set of 1100 elo players).

  43. Tehom

    TehomΠριν μήνα

    At last, a chess engine that sometimes blunders the queen.

  44. Matthew Viramontes

    Matthew ViramontesΠριν μήνα

    So apparently Maia is made by Microsoft people, and I'll put a link to their blog at the end of my post (it's a bit more concise than the info on the website). Anyhow, so as Agad was saying, instead of trying to play the best move in a position, they wanted to train it to make the same move that a human would in the same position. When they trained it on games from a bunch of people, it played the human move around 50% of the time, but when they specifically trained it on one person's games, it could accurately predict the human's move 75% of the time! I don't think many of you realize the significance in this. I mean, think of Hikaru Bot on It very roughly plays the same moves that Hikaru would play, but imagine if Microsoft trained it using their Maia engine and it started to play 75% of the moves that Hikaru would actually play. And that's today, in the very early stages of this program. They could continue to perfect it until it played 80% the same moves, 90%, and maybe even 100%!! Really, can you imagine that? This would mean that even after Hikaru passed away some day, people could still play him. This also means that they could train the engine on games of Fischer, Morphy and others, and you could literally play against long since dead World Champions. That would also mean that we could finally see who was the best chess player of all time, because they could let the Fischer Bot, Kasparov Bot, and Magnus bot play tournaments against each other. Okay, but realistically they may never achieve 100% accuracy in what a given human would actually play, but again, if it's already hitting 75% and this thing is just in its infancy, I can't imagine what this program (or others like it), will achieve in 10, 20, or even 100 years. This is truly remarkable stuff.,to%20learn%20from%20human%20games.&text=Over%20half%20the%20time%2C%20Maia,played%20in%20an%20actual%20game.

  45. Taha M. Mahdi

    Taha M. MahdiΠριν μήνα

    Maia easily allows players a mate in one, her endgame is terrible!

  46. timothy evans

    timothy evansΠριν μήνα

    All this while wearing a Rick and Morty t-shirt

  47. Turtle EZ

    Turtle EZΠριν μήνα

    3:31 i thought he gonna says "it was in this position, maia resigned the game"

  48. Mr.k's Class

    Mr.k's ClassΠριν μήνα

    Watch watching your videos help me to from 1000 to 1300

  49. klñ ñlk

    klñ ñlkΠριν μήνα

    I don't get it, what is the purpose of creating an engine that plays "like a human" (whatever that means)? If you want to play against something that plays like a human then why don't you simply play against a human?

  50. sultan ahmed

    sultan ahmedΠριν μήνα

    The ai plays above a 1100 it learns from 1100 so it is actually a 1200

  51. Xeridar

    XeridarΠριν μήνα

    Based on Maia was developed I'd say that it missed mate in 1, because a lot of players at that skill level miss it.

  52. brian banks

    brian banksΠριν μήνα

    'Not 1100', because its cheating, hello, numerous inputters, endless time to input etc

  53. Michel

    MichelΠριν μήνα

    Chess is totally predictable and confined within strict rules, and as such utterly unsuitable for studying human intelligence.

  54. brian banks

    brian banksΠριν μήνα

    am I the only one to skip? Who cares? Chess is a human game for humans, rather silly. What human wants to be (like?) a machine!

  55. Zacariah Anderson

    Zacariah AndersonΠριν μήνα

    She's supposed to make blunders not you. Love your content Antonio I learned alot from your analysis of games

  56. Gaurav Saini

    Gaurav SainiΠριν μήνα

    would like to see nakamura/carlson vs maia 1900

  57. boxingjerapah

    boxingjerapahΠριν μήνα

    So they created a computer that that can throw a winning position and miss a mate in one? Cool. My time is coming.

  58. Αχ ΜΗ

    Αχ ΜΗΠριν μήνα

    Apparently 'human-like' includes missclicks.

  59. CG Gamer

    CG GamerΠριν μήνα

    Anybody can solve my tactics #challenge Visit my channel

  60. sachin kunder

    sachin kunderΠριν μήνα

    11.00 its just a mouse slip by maia...😉

  61. KK B

    KK BΠριν μήνα

    Maia Chess team knows about adagmator and his quirks. "Sorry about that!" 😂

  62. Mukuntha Krishna

    Mukuntha KrishnaΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion agad,could you cover the game between Anand vs Bologon from Dortmund Sparkassen (2003)(Its a blow by blow)

  63. Виктор Фирсов

    Виктор ФирсовΠριν μήνα

    Maya 1100 is not 1100, it plays like all the 1100s, so it plays like the twich chat

  64. Vaibhav Yawalkar

    Vaibhav YawalkarΠριν μήνα

    game starts at 5:20 saves your time

  65. ef hbd

    ef hbdΠριν μήνα

    maia is actually just like a 1100 player, that bishop move that allowed you to setup the checkmate and the rook move maia made to try and attack the queen while she missed checkmate in 1 is definitely smthn a 1100 player would do.

  66. Little Detours

    Little DetoursΠριν μήνα

    I played this kind of lousy moves when I was like 700 or 800. And now I am 1000+ in bullet and play much better moves than this. Of course, I get flagged and lose, but that's not the point..😂

  67. salah ahmed

    salah ahmedΠριν μήνα

    :) or may be mouse slipt by maia

  68. Daisy Choudhury

    Daisy ChoudhuryΠριν μήνα

    "They said sorry about that uh even though i haven't adjusted any volume in this video and not said sorry about that they said sorry about that so it seems like we can't make a video without sorry about that" - *Agadmator 2020*

  69. Aaron Sung

    Aaron SungΠριν μήνα

    I want to play agad bot who will comment the game live with "hello everyone", " it is in this position (I or you) resigns"

  70. Oleen Fernando

    Oleen FernandoΠριν μήνα

    6:31 Oh no my queen!

  71. Lancelot Braveheart

    Lancelot BraveheartΠριν μήνα

    Against e4 it always play Scandi and Marshall attack defeats it at 1900

  72. Mike S

    Mike SΠριν μήνα

    Great chess game, thanks.Thanks for telling us about Maia.

  73. Renuka Kutty

    Renuka KuttyΠριν μήνα


  74. Rodge Lodge

    Rodge LodgeΠριν μήνα

    You talked a lot.. it makes your video boring..

  75. Ian Anderson

    Ian AndersonΠριν μήνα

    this is so dope

  76. Hui Huang

    Hui HuangΠριν μήνα

    Feel free to use Maia 1100 while I give you a couple of seconds...

  77. Chess for fun!!!

    Chess for fun!!!Πριν μήνα

    Maia is not accepting challenges... how can we challenge???? any other way except lichess

  78. David Anderson

    David AndersonΠριν μήνα

    Any software that takes only TWO SECONDS to play an entire game has absolutely NOTHING to do with the way humans play. Sorry about that, but THUMBS DOWN on MAIA and its ilk.

  79. David Anderson

    David AndersonΠριν μήνα

    (But thumbs up as always to agadmator's videos.)

  80. David Anderson

    David AndersonΠριν μήνα

    "I think MAIA was hoping I'd blunder." Oh? Artificial Intelligence has finally figured out how to incorporate emotions, eh?

  81. Peter Mortensen

    Peter MortensenΠριν μήνα

    At 13:26

  82. TAU Topology at Unisa

    TAU Topology at UnisaΠριν μήνα

    Clearly, Maia has a crush on Agad.

  83. Rohan Vidhate

    Rohan VidhateΠριν μήνα

    I'm computer engineer and I think this algorithm will over take Alpha zero. Cz it's more human approach and when it will be trained on 3500 rating it will learn more like human. Because we have observes that 2700 rated chess engines always face defeat in front of 2700 GM. So it is like a human who achieved 3500+ which might surprise us.

  84. vidhan p

    vidhan pΠριν μήνα

    yo holy shit I know the guy who made it.

  85. Death Dealer

    Death DealerΠριν μήνα

    So is stokfish still the strongest ever or alpha zero is ???

  86. AVMP

    AVMPΠριν μήνα

    And the cheaters start coming...

  87. Mario Goertzel

    Mario GoertzelΠριν μήνα

    Super interesting - thanks for sharing about Maia. I love the idea of AI players being more human and playing like a player at a similar rating.

  88. Jose’s Gaming Channel

    Jose’s Gaming ChannelΠριν μήνα

    I think the Maja engine needs to be slowed down. It moves way too fast and does not seem human like as a result. I think they might need to take a look at how quickly moves are played at various levels and take that into account. It should separate blitz games from games played at classical time controls.

  89. N20 Games

    N20 GamesΠριν μήνα

    I look forward to the 1900 game.

  90. manu 1945

    manu 1945Πριν μήνα

    There is nothing interesting aboout this game Aga.

  91. Fr. Jason Weber

    Fr. Jason WeberΠριν μήνα

    Im rated 1900 on lichess... and i have blundered mate in 1 a few times in blitz

  92. Icelick

    IcelickΠριν μήνα

    Maya-1100 is probably a 3000 in ultrabullet

  93. AAA

    AAAΠριν μήνα

    Maia 1100 has a bullet rating of 1750...

  94. Miles Greenwood

    Miles GreenwoodΠριν μήνα

    The bot is not meant to be 1100 at all...

  95. Leo Tiesto

    Leo TiestoΠριν μήνα

    Thats not eleven hundred tho. I was eleven hundred now im fifteen hundred. And i know about 1100-1400 players tho.

  96. athena

    athenaΠριν μήνα

    Wouldn't this make cheat detection algorithms redundless?

  97. athena

    athenaΠριν μήνα

    @Emmett Niles sorry meant redundant

  98. Emmett Niles

    Emmett NilesΠριν μήνα


  99. Tom Gerrits

    Tom GerritsΠριν μήνα

    Maybe maia had a mouse slip

  100. D Dosier

    D DosierΠριν μήνα

    Top Strongest Chess Players 1970-2020

  101. Philip R

    Philip RΠριν μήνα

    I want to see a game against "Hoodie Engine"

  102. baclava

    baclavaΠριν μήνα

    Maia vs Leela Chess Zero!

  103. Abdullahi Bello

    Abdullahi BelloΠριν μήνα

    Ole out

  104. Der interrobang

    Der interrobangΠριν μήνα

    Nice. Maia twitter account know agadmator.

  105. Eliam Calvo

    Eliam CalvoΠριν μήνα

    He must feel like a boss making a pause the video moment with his move

  106. Peter deWolf

    Peter deWolfΠριν μήνα

    I went to the link and clicked to "Create Game" and it took me into a game, but, later, my "opponent" asked for a take back!? Should I figure I wasn't playing against Maia?! hahaha...hmm...