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I don't think the fact that chess is deterministic means anything in practice for training (it does for playing of course). Compare for instance with poker, a non-deterministic game where it's still possible to develop a long-term winning strategy. Poker training is not that different from chess training. We must understand however that the word "...


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Warning: My answer will be very subjective. Methinks that your maybe a bit long-winded paragraph essentially boils down to the question: positional or tactical play? And here I daresay that 99% of the 3500 ELO of nowadays computer are due to brute calculating force. Only 1% is due to improved heuristics of assessing positional factors that don't need ...


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