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How often do you play vs a Computer opponent?

How often do you play vs a Computer opponent?

  • Never. I prefer human opponents; engines just aren't the same
  • Seldom, but sometimes I'll analyse a game I played and try different lines against my computer.
  • Sometimes I'll play a practice game against an engine.
  • I play engines often. It's good practice and doesn't hurt as much to lose!
  • I play engines more often than humans. I love a casual game vs my smart-phone or computer!

Created on September 19, 2011 | 5587 Votes | 26 Comments

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  • 3 years ago

    JoyLuLu2009

    yah i totally play just to practice, cuz i'm 10 so i have chess club and im not that good

  • 3 years ago

    whirlwind2011

    @RobinMeghalaJohn: I am having a hard time understanding your post, so I apologize if I misconstrue anything you've said. First of all, you are completely wrong in saying that computers never make mistakes. Computers have not perfected chess yet. Most importantly, when you say that you check with a computer before making a move (which you seem to be saying), I hope you do not mean that you do this with your games on Chess.com!

  • 3 years ago

    RobinMeghalaJohn

    If I need good to take decision, first I check with computer. Because computer never make mistake. But it choose good choice from given.So ,If ,We play against computer,We get a good chance to check our idea. Is it correct or wrong. So I like to play against Com.But always it use patterns.If I want to win I choose low level

  • 3 years ago

    hendrex

    i have always wanted to play with a computer opponent but my connection is too slow so i can't even if I really want to...

  • 3 years ago

    monicasmu

    I play engines more often than humans. I love a casual game vs my smart-phone or computer!

  • 3 years ago

    DookieSchach

    When I first took up chess, back in the early days of commercial chess computers, I played against computers far more often than against humans, and I believe this has had long lasting negative affects on my play: e.g. to this day, I have difficulty catching it when my opponent blunders - because constantly playing against computers taught me this can never happen and to ignore the possibility.

    I learned how to play anti-computer-chess (taking advantage of the weaknesses that were still very apparent in computer play back in those days) instead of chess, and this impeded my development as a real chess player and has serverd me poorly against most human opponents since.

    Computers engines are useful, to a limited extent, in analysis, and that is about all.

  • 3 years ago

    whirlwind2011

    I cannot play a "casual" game against a computer. I play with the knowledge that the computer is trying its hardest to beat me, and so I need to think and grind in order to do the same. It's taxing! So I don't like to play computers anymore, at least not right now.

    I agree with part of what endgame79 said, that computers play in such a way that they never seem to fall for tactics like forks, sacrifices, mating attacks, etc, so we can never try them out. Their defense seems to be consistently tight enough to immediately refute any thrilling, gutsy idea. I know that's not always the case, because I've seen some members here showcase games in which they were able to pull off some clever feats against Computer3-HARD, or maybe Computer4-IMPOSSIBLE.

    Still, for the most part, the way to beat computers is to be solid defensively, slowly improve one's position, slowly garner small advantages, and eventually win a Pawn that will eventually promote to a Queen. That's repeatedly what I have had to do to defeat my engine (and, of course, it's nowhere near full strength). If I make a mistake along the way, the computer will always capitalize on it, and I'll just lose badly. So I either win a long, hard-fought game or lose a quick, embarrassing one. I have grown bored of having to constantly play in the same way every time against a computer.

  • 3 years ago

    TheKidProdigy

    I play computer if I need points...something I want to achieve

  • 3 years ago

    toshishige

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  • 3 years ago

    renumeratedfrog01

    I do not like playing with a computer because, even when it's handicapped, it is almost impossible to win tactically. All my wins against a computer come down to queening a pawn in the endgame, which I find quite boring.

  • 3 years ago

    vidhus

    It is tough to defeat Chess computer expert..It is a good practise to play against this expert

  • 3 years ago

    dannyhume

    I can't stand the computer, it always cheats and uses engines.

  • 3 years ago

    bobbyDK

    I like both, I like to play against the computer opponents in chessmaster. As I get better I can beat higher rated players all the time consistently.

    4 years ago I lost to a rated 1200 player in chessmaster, now I can beat up to 1500 rated players all the time in chessmaster.

    one thing that is good in chessmaster is that you play a game out to the end without any opponent getting mad at you for playing a lost position.
    a computer opponent will never resign this is good because I have to prove that I can win two pawn up in the endgame.

  • 3 years ago

    inakub

    computers are solid but they ruin your confidence

  • 3 years ago

    toshishige

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  • 3 years ago

    toshishige

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  • 3 years ago

    lemarquess

    Yeah Humans make mistakes the computer doesn't I have beaten the computer at the highest level only twice in about 50 games. Human opponents aren't so clinical!

  • 3 years ago

    Educated_Fool88

    I know why you guys like to play with human , because there is where blunder come from !! Laughing

  • 3 years ago

    WellRounded

    I rarely play against the computer.  I tend to get sloppy when I do, so it doesn't do me much good.

  • 3 years ago

    BirdBrain

    I play against my phone, but I like to play humans more.  Much more natural, interesting play. 

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