Alpha (α) is the lower bound, representing the minimum score that a node must reach in order to change the value of a previous node. Alpha has the same semantic as max in Negamax, and represents the minimum score that the maximizing player is assured of assuming optimal play of both sides.

Home * Search * Score * AlphaAlpha(α) is the lower bound, representing the minimum score that a node must reach in order to change the value of a previous node. Alpha has the same semantic as max in Negamax, and represents the minimum score that the maximizing player is assured of assuming optimal play of both sides.## See also

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