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HOW DO I BEAT NELSON (COMPUTER)

StudyCrec

I have been trying to beat nelson a lot of times. But he checkmates me a lot. This is probably my 15th try or something. : (

justbefair
StudyCrec wrote:

I have been trying to beat nelson a lot of times. But he checkmates me a lot. This is probably my 15th try or something. : (

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/for-beginners/help-beating-nelson-computer

ChesswithGautham
Nelson moves his queen out early. Try ro take advantage of this
slippy_sam

If you enjoy playing bots that's great of course, but in terms of improving I think it's the last thing you should do as a beginner. 

Bots make a lot of weird moves, and learning from them can teach you bad habbits. 

SpacePodz
Try trading queens early.
StudyCrec

thanks

 

StudyCrec
ChesswithGautham wrote:
Nelson moves his queen out early. Try ro take advantage of this

how?

InsertInterestingNameHere
StudyCrec wrote:
ChesswithGautham wrote:
Nelson moves his queen out early. Try ro take advantage of this

how?

He’ll often try to scholar’s mate you, so defend your pawn in the center with a knight, then attack his queen with a pawn or something. Even if you don’t capture his queen, you’ll be more developed and can probably handle him, because he’s severely underdeveloped.

NumberOfMovesDeep

I tried to hold off taking the queen. Eventually I traded it. Look for forks and pins and advance your pieces.

 

StudyCrec

Ok sure

 

psychohist
StudyCrec wrote:
ChesswithGautham wrote:
Nelson moves his queen out early. Try ro take advantage of this

how?

 The first time I did this, which was a while ago, I aimed for a closed position and kept pushing his queen back.  Eventually it ended up trapped.

I think a more dependable way to beat him is to defend halfway decently, though.  Eventually he'll make an unsound sacrifice and then follow it up with more until he's completely lost.

Yurinclez

Nelson is weak. its easy to defeat him... for me i don't need to be sharp to win to him but when i make blunders i could lose even to weaker bots. also he likes to move his queen a lot