Chess engines.


 BRUD (946)    27 Nov 2018 03:57:26

Chess engines take the skill out of chess.

 Irrawang (1241)    27 Nov 2018 04:24:56

And they take away the fun also.

 Yotta (997)    27 Nov 2018 04:35:40

It doesn't make sense why a player would want to make use of chess engines.

Personally, I would like to see my true rating... not a fake rating distorted by the use of chess engines.

 Corvidae (1142)    27 Nov 2018 08:27:10

I bought a really cheap engine - after two moves it defaults to ‘TimeOut’ ????

 BRUD (946)    27 Nov 2018 09:42:55

Chess engines ruin chess

 masteryeo (884)    27 Nov 2018 13:48:28

Then you should not play at chesshere!

 BRUD (946)    29 Nov 2018 07:00:22

If you use a chess engine you will win a lot of games against those who don't use a chess engine but you won't get the satisfaction of a game of chess. I used a chess engine for six months. I won a lot of games but my chess progressed not at all.

 vasyl_puzanov (658)    5 Feb 2019 13:31:25

Long time human-only games develops your solid playing style while engines-assisted games are about clarity of the result only. Well, chess is not boxing. Even world champions lose dozens of games per year. So we need to play by our own head and show constantly strong play not that some of us eager to get 100 of 100. I bet even Magnus Carlsen doesn't get 100 of 100 on his level but he keeps to be on his level, this is the point of the proper training.

 ketchuplover (1334)    5 Feb 2019 21:28:50

aid free chess is the only way imo

 Irrawang (1241)    7 Feb 2019 01:47:55

“Aid free”, does that include opening databases?

 ketchuplover (1334)    7 Feb 2019 17:26:57


 Irrawang (1241)    7 Feb 2019 17:55:25

That is where Chess960 is ideal, especially in correspondence chess.

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 vasyl_puzanov (658)    18 Feb 2019 10:26:43

Yes, and Chess960 always has at least two times less moves so not so boring...

 Irrawang (1241)    10 Mar 2019 23:51:55

There was a player in our club who was of near master strength in correspondence chess back before chess engines were available and he refused to play cc when engines came on the market because of his concern with possible cheating. A shame really because he missed out on a lot of fun. Some opponents may cheat but so what? Best to assume all opponents are honest. He died last year, aged 92 and he played over the board up to the end.

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 vasyl_puzanov (658)    11 Mar 2019 07:51:02

11 years ago I knew a Correspondence Chess Master of Ukraine that had 2400 on ICCF without using any software at all. Well, he played 2250+ in OTB chess as well and was one of the best players in my region...

 Irrawang (1241)    3 May 2019 07:23:23

I reckon that the Correspondence Chess Grandmasters of yesteryear (1950-60-70 such as C.J.S. Purdy , the first correspondence world champion) would most likely not play serious postal chess nowadays.

 BRUD (946)    12 May 2019 21:29:36

Unless they could be trusted not to use a chess engine.

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