Originally posted by greenpawn34
On another thread the subject of K+Q v K+R came up and one lad
said it was easy to beat a computer with the Queen.
Yes, that's a problem on Chesstempo too, which causes a disadvantage for high rated players.
a 2000+ rated player sees the position and very quickly recognizes the opportunities and candidate moves, and starts to calculate. They usually try to calculate (I always do) every line to it's conclusion and it's a long and tiring job, as there are usually very tricky lines you must see to be exactly sure if the move works.
The casual 1600 rated player also recognizes the candidate move and plays it very quickly, without going deep enough to come out of complications clean in his calculations.
you make the move, and the computer responds ...queen takes bishop (a move a human would never make, but the computer can't leave it's objectivity of course) and problem is over, both have answered the puzzle "correctly".
although this is something to rant about, it's not too much of a deal, it happens rarely, and it can't be fixed anyway.