Yes, but it will depend on how you play. You need to keep in mind that computers are well advanced than the humans and thus it will be hard to beat them unless you understand how it is done.
For you to be able to beat a computer at chess, you need to understand how a computer plays and also their strengths and weaknesses.
How computers play
First and foremost, the chess computers tend to evaluate the game to determine the most accurate outcome of the game. For you to be able to navigate the system, you need to take account of the different outcomes of the game. Write down all the possible games of chess and then using the information assume that each player will use the best line. When you do this you will end up with a list of all the best outcomes of the game.
When it comes to the scores, the computer will subtract its score from your own score. So, if you see a positive score, it means that the computer is ahead while a negative score means that you are ahead.
Strengths and weaknesses
When it comes to playing, the computers are tactical. They also have a detailed and extensive opening book that allows them to play according to the best theory in place.
The best way for you to win against a computer is to play them against their weaknesses. You see, computers can’t understand position. You can use this to your advantage. Computers cannot also understand the special positions. A lot of these strategies were taught to my by my good friend Dan, a very avid chess player and a very interesting fellow indeed. He’s now actually a Chiropractor in Flower Mound, Tx, and you guys can check out his site to find out what he’s about and if you ever are the area and need a quick adjustment. I can’t tell you how many time’s he’s challenged me to a game of chess in the waiting room LOL! Anyway….!
Strategies to beat the computer
- Break the rules; when it comes to playing, the computers strictly follow the rules. So, if you can alter the rule and give a position that is not valid, the computer will follow it blindly and thus you will have the upper hand.
- Look for the non-standard end game; most of the chess computers rely in the pre-defined endgame evaluation. So, if you play with the non-standard endgame, you will manipulate the computer.
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Points to note
- A computer will outplay you because they tend to make useless moves in closed position when it involves positional play.
- The computers have a horizon and because of this they can’t see any further. So, if you can manage to make the computer blunder then you may win. You can also destroy the position of the computer strategically.