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I played with Computer4-IMPOSSIBLE some days ago on live chess, and I think I crushed him (of course not for a pawn or something, but positional). It was 5min blitz. Check it! Till move #17-18 I think. But then...of course. :)
Thanks to studying people's tips here (esp. omnipaul) from a few months ago, I've now been able to beat the computer on MEDIUM more often now!!! it's exciting! But, it's most often when the computer plays really goofy stuff like sacrificing a minor piece for a pawn or just plain giving up a piece it seems. Nevertheless, I was curious if my thinking was decent in this game. I wrote my own commentary for a good number of the moves. Even though I won, I still was hopingn for some feedback if anyone would be willing. Well, thanks again! I feel I'm getting better - albeit slowly!!!
Looking back 2 months ago... the whys behind opening moves (other than development and central control) have to do with the middlegame. If you understand middlegames well and have a lot of experience playing chess only then do the whys make sense. As you gain this experience though game playing, focus on development, tactics, visualizing, fundamental skills like these.
I also agree playing human players is much better. How much can you learn from a computer opponent who either crushes you or gives away 5 pieces (I didn't count, it seemed like a lot). You either lose and don't know why, or get to practice mating with 3 queens vs a lone king : / Not much development, tactics, or visualization required.
I erased all your comments and made a few myself.
That's odd, blue. Could you elaborate?
I often find myself getting beaten or taken advantage of seemingly for precisely that reason of not looking ahead. I often realize I've left myself open to attack with a move or lack of one because of not calculating the consequences of my actions. Myabe I'm missing something?
Yes, calculation (looking ahead) is mandatory in positions which have forcing continuations, such as checks, captures, direct threats, etc.
But in quiescent positions with no forcing moves, calculation is largely a waste of time and effort. In these quiet positions, positional judgement and strategy are the key, not calculation.
The difficulty, of course, lies in being able to tell the two types of positions apart.
And that is why I don't play the computer. Only online chess for me
Not how many moves ahead,though thats helpful......the pattern of what u see and what needs to be done.
Try playing the Colle.
If you're getting crushed by the computer in the openings, I would suggest either using a lighter monitor, a stronger desk, or not sitting under the computer during the game in an earthquake.
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