I share your concern on this point. I partially mentioned your concerns about the reliance on brute force (number of positions already seen…), but not as clearly as you put it out. I believe this is another feature which should be carefully inspected in order to understand how much it influences the general architecture and whether this is actually one of the main reasons behind AlphaZero’s success.

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