It all started with IBM’s Deep Blue. The 1st chess computer that won against the then world champion Garry Kasparov and the dynamics of learning and playing chess changed forever.

Currently, chess is more competitive than it was ever before and with every generation passing, it is getting tougher and tougher to compete at the highest level.

Many top-level chess players like Bobby Fischer even went to the extent of saying that they hate chess because the creativity part that makes chess a beautiful game is 3rd in the pecking order.

The 1st two are memorization and pre-arrangement. You can listen to Bobby Fischer’s views on chess in the video below:

Can Magnus Carlsen beat Computer?

There is no chance Magnus Carlsen could beat a modern chess computer. Chess engines nowadays are far stronger not only skill-wise but also they don’t have any emotions like mood or tiredness. They are always up for the task and ready to perform their best. Any human player even the best Magnus Carlsen doesn’t stand a chance to beat a chess computer.

The best humans can do is to make a truce with computers and since competing is no longer sensible, it is better to actually learn chess from computers.

Is Chess AI unbeatable?

With an ELO rating of at least 3400+ modern Chess AI computers are surely unbeatable. At least on the human standards. Because firstly, they don’t get tired of playing chess, 2nd they don’t have emotions and third, they are far better than humans in terms of chess skills.

The video below will show you just how good chess engines are in comparison to human players. Keeping in mind that the current human chess world champion is at ELO level of 2850 around. Also, the rating system of human against human is much easier to climb the ratings.

What is the best chess AI?

Stockfish, Leela Chess Zero, Komodo, Alpha Zero and Houdini are the best chess AI currently. The thing about top chess computers is that they are all getting better with time. But the 5 chess AI programs we mentioned here are almost always there in the top 10 ever since they are in top-level computer chess.

Who can beat AlphaZero?

Not a human for sure. It’s an impossible task even for the super grandmasters of today. The chess AI program AlphaZero is so strong that even other AI programs struggle to win against it. Only AlphaZero can beat AlphaZero or a handful of other chess engines like Stockfish or Leela Chess Zero will stand a chance.

How Computers Changed Chess?

The dynamics of playing and learning chess changed the day Deep Blue of IBM won against Garry Kasparov in 1997. It was the beginning of a new era where adjourning the game in the middle is now totally out of question.

Many believe the future world champions will be the ones who can memorize chess better. But that’s a far distant theory. Chess still has that element of surprise. The dimensions of play are so lot and so much that you can’t expect someone to memorize everything.

You can only call it bad luck if somehow you landed in the total preparation of your opponent. In that case, there is almost no chance to survive.

Computers, on the other hand, can perform thousands of calculations at a time and although most of them are dumb considerations, it still carries a lot of weight.

Are Chess engines good for Humans?

An average human can’t understand the computer moves anyway. Even if you understand them, it is difficult to remember them after some time. That’s why computers are only good for preparing at top-level chess. A 1700 rated player like me can analyze his games and forget all the moves easily in 2 days.

So overall, yes they are good but not for everyone. But it is good to analyze your games from time to time and bring small improvements. Only then you can become a better player.

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Bilal Ahmad

Hi, my name is Bilal, i'm playing chess since i was 5 and over the years played it just for fun. I took the game seriously for the 1st time when i participated in Uni tournament and finished no where in top rank. Ever since it's a matter of RESPECT ! Football on the other hand is love of my life. I'm a huge fan of Real Madrid but you will mostly see my football content on Fantasy Premier League, a game I'm playing since 2012/13 season of the Premier League.


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