Everyone knows that today’s top computer engines can crush human players without breaking a digital sweat.
But what happens when you team up super grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura and a lower-rated engine against Stockfish, the best computer chess program in the world? Can this “cyborg” team do better against the modern engine?
And what if you gave Nakamura pawn-and-move odds against the digital monster? Can humanity’s hopes be saved?
Watch these highlights to find out. | Watch video
Here Sam provides instructive analysis on a previous battle (2007) with GM Ray Robson. He reflects on his younger "more materialistic" days, particularly, his inexperience with the use of computer engines. He learned a harsh lesson in this game, and he has some constructive criticism for his younger self, as well as others attempting to use engines to evaluate sharp positions with material imbalances. | Watch video
IM Mark Ginsburg continues his series on the effectiveness, and sometimes lack thereof, of computer analysis engines. As usual, Mark has done his homework to provide us with some well prepared material. Today's topic is seen through the "looking glass" of Theoretical Opening Preparation -- in particular, the Blumenfeld Gambit. This topical line has been frequented several times of late at the high levels of chess, but has white been consistently employing the best options? Watch and find out... | Watch video
International Master Mark Ginsburg begins a new video series on a topic that should be of great importance to players of all levels: When is it good, when is it bad, and most importantly -- HOW exactly should we use computer analysis engines such as Fritz and Rybka... Today Ginsburg gets us started with the review of another staff member's recent game from the 2010 Copper State International chess tournament just a few weeks ago. Enjoy! | Watch video
In this video Dzindzi breaks down the "short-sighted", and, on occasion, faulty approach of today's computer engines. Simply put, when a computer engine relies solely on "move by move" calculation it can sometimes miss the bigger picture of the position. A "bigger picture" that a strong Grandmaster would never miss... When and what type of position might this "Horizon Effect", as it is known, happen? Check out Dzindzi's video and you will see just that! | Watch video