We "bombed" for sure in the World championship but we can learn from it. In particular, I wonder if we should try and establish some specific "tournament checklists" - so maybe for this particular tournament next time, we should consider using tablebases - because it does seem to me a massive burden on the operator to have to put in the moves especially for these 100+ move games. We could have checklists established in advance for all different weird and wonderful tournaments and specific rules of specific tournaments.
I mention "checklists" because traditionally they were very useful avoiding embarrassing human-machine blunders as described here:
See this article about checklists:
"B-17 Bombers. You’re likely familiar with the iconic B-17 “Flying Fortress” Bomber. But did you know if it weren’t for a simple checklist, it never would have gained its renown in WWII? In the 1930s, the U.S. Army Air Corps held a competition for airplane manufacturers vying to secure a contract to build the military’s next long-range bomber. Boeing produced a plane that could carry five times as many bombs as the army requested, and flew faster and further than previous bombers. On the day Boeing demonstrated its Flying Fortress, the plane lifted off the tarmac, stalled at 300 feet, and then crashed in a fiery explosion.
Investigators discovered the crash wasn’t caused by a mechanical malfunction, but rather pilot error. The problem was while the new bomber could carry more and fly faster and further than any other bomber in history, it was also an extremely complex plane to operate. To fly it, a pilot had to pay attention to four different engines, retractable landing gear, wing flaps, electric trim tabs, and much, much more. Because the pilot was so preoccupied with all these different systems, he forgot to release a new locking mechanism on the elevator and rudder controls. Overlooking something so simple killed the two men at the helm.
We should consider each tournament and its nuances and create a certain leela implementation and associated checklists for that implementation in my view.
This is the sort of silly stuff we can avoid.
The good news for me is that Leela held her own on the board - which is the really important thing. She wasn't positionally or tactically crushed etc. She held the position.