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What Would Happen To Chess, If Chess Engines Never Existed?

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ActionVolt

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ActionVolt

chess prep would stop chess positions becomes more unclear

AnkitMane_at_chess1

Interesting question.

ActionVolt

yes

ChesswithNickolay
CannedAsparagus wrote:

Everything would stay the same; the strong defeat the weak.

No, the strong won't be as strong and it will take longer for the weak to improve or become the strong.

ActionVolt
ChesswithNickolay wrote:
CannedAsparagus wrote:

Everything would stay the same; the strong defeat the weak.

No, the strong won't be as strong and it will take longer for the weak to improve or become the strong.

yes

Gomer_Pyle
ChesswithNickolay wrote:
CannedAsparagus wrote:

Everything would stay the same; the strong defeat the weak.

No, the strong won't be as strong and it will take longer for the weak to improve or become the strong.

...and the strong would still defeat the weak.

We might even see a Neo-Hyper Modern-Advanced Classical school of thought.

Zenith0516

idk lol

AlekhineHound

Chess would be more creative and more exciting. 

ChesswithNickolay
Gomer_Pyle wrote:
ChesswithNickolay wrote:
CannedAsparagus wrote:

Everything would stay the same; the strong defeat the weak.

No, the strong won't be as strong and it will take longer for the weak to improve or become the strong.

...and the strong would still defeat the weak.

We might even see a Neo-Hyper Modern-Advanced Classical school of thought.

Yes, but it does change. 

Anonymous_Chess_Warrior
We wouldn’t be able to estimate the strength of players. There would be no ratings
GBTGBA

A certain C club would never be formed. 

ChesswithNickolay
Anonymous_Chess_Warrior wrote:
We wouldn’t be able to estimate the strength of players. There would be no ratings

Who are you, 6? Before engines, ratings existed and were accurate.

ninjaswat
ChesswithNickolay wrote:
Anonymous_Chess_Warrior wrote:
We wouldn’t be able to estimate the strength of players. There would be no ratings

Who are you, 6? Before engines, ratings existed and were accurate.

"Who are you, 6?" I don't think your response to "Who are you" is 13.

ChesswithNickolay

lol I'm 12

ChesswithNickolay

almost 13