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Old 05-11-2019, 11:35 AM   #7072
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Re: *** Chess Low Content Thread ***

Yeah, it makes no sense whatsoever to include engines in broadcasts.
  1. Ambitious players have software that can run engines at home (or at least know where to run one in a browser)
  2. For casuals who don't know how to do that, it makes no difference whether a strong GM tells them what they're thinking or whether they're reading engine lines. Both are way, way, way beyond their chess understanding anyway.

So all that having an engine in your broadcast really accomplishes is it makes it impossible for ambitious amateurs to follow a live event without engine BUT with strong player commentary. That means that using an engine in your broadcast is really the worst of all possible worlds.

St. Louis have incredible production value.
They have Yasser ****ing Seirawan.
Yet to me their stuff is nigh unwatchable, sadly.
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