I personally use Komodo most of the time, but lots of people use stockfish. What are the differences between engines and what do they help you improve on better compared to other engines.
Tl;DR Where do Stockfish and Komodo excel in?
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People use Stockfish because:
However: if you're at the level where you don't care about making the best move but rather the move that takes your opponent out of their comfort zone (i.e., you are in the upper echelons of chess skill), then engine strength matters less than the diversity of moves that the engine might suggest. In that case having a wide variety of engines is good, and Stockfish becomes one of many possible tools at your disposal.