16356 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
It's a queen vs. rook. I won't blunder. I just wont be economical. Rook vs. knight I might blunder.
Qh1# is like gravity, an "action at distant mating".
I had to play with 2 bishops against queen in one over the board game once, it was after about 2.5 hours of play and we were both exhausted. I lost of course and was nowhere near as efficient as if a GM was playing it. I mention this as I think I learned a lot more from just playing it and studying it than from simulating with a computer. Since we are not GM level, I would recommend just leaving the computer out of the equation. There is nothing really to be gained from it. True learning will come from studying both sides of queen vs rook with a physical board. Okay, you will not find such accuracy but is the point of chess not to explore and experience and understand?
Thanks. I also think using a computer to practice that specific endgame technique at this moment must be cheating (or at least unethical).
It gets murky because a person will play against a computer just for general practice and find themselves playing opening they are involved in correspondence chess. This must happen all the time.
One of my current opponents is involved in a thematic computer tournament as well as a human thematic tournament in the same opening. How can he avoid this ethical dilema at this point? It is not possible.
Qh1 because that's the weirdest way.
Play the move that wins the game. You are right this question is silly.
The question is a good one and if chess is an aesthetic and artistic game, it may eventually be lifted out of the doldrums it's been in for a while.
Still, can't see it happen when thugs are attracted to the game in droves.
With queen+King against king, my favorite one is :
I like the fact that the king are not in opposition.I tend to favor : the less valuable piecediagonalsmany piecesno redundancies (for exemple, two pieces controlling the same square)
Hello GM, Penguin is Carlsen
by awesomechess1729 a few minutes ago
8/23/2014 - Kupper - Olafsson, Zurich 1956
by xray 2 minutes ago
Bugs On Chess.com
by ConnorMacleod_151 3 minutes ago
by mike_tal 4 minutes ago
Mate in 4 (with a little help)
by FuzzleOIL 5 minutes ago
Grabbing the Queen for Queening
by tigerprowl5 8 minutes ago
Hurt/Heal Opening Traps 2
by A_G_A 11 minutes ago
4” Hybrid Dubrovnik-Zagreb Chess Set
by 9kick9 14 minutes ago
Hurt/Heal Opening Traps
by A_G_A 14 minutes ago
Caro-Kann Study Group (1.e4 c6)
by Exacton_Shift 15 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!