# Are inputs into AlphaZero the same during the evaluate step in MCTS and during test time?

From the AlphaZero paper:

The input to the neural network is an N × N × (M T + L) image stack that represents state using a concatenation of T sets of M planes of size N × N . Each set of planes represents the board position at a time-step t − T + 1, ..., t, and is set to zero for time-steps less than 1

From the original AlphaGo Zero paper:

Expand and evaluate (Figure 2b). The leaf node $$s_L$$ is added to a queue for neural network evaluation, $$(d_i(p), v) = f_\Theta(d_i(s_L))$$, where $$d_i$$ is a dihedral reﬂection or rotation selected uniformly at random from i∈[1..8]

Ignoring the dihedral reflection, the formula in the original paper $$f_\Theta(s_L)$$ implies that only the board corresponding to $$s_L$$ is passed to the neural network for evaluation when expanding a node in MCTS, not including the 7 boards from the 7 previous time steps. Is this correct?