The question that prompted this is this one: I voted to close it as being too broad, specifically because of this line from the FAQ
If you can imagine an entire book that answers your question, you’re asking too much.
but also because a question about how to improve at chess can't be answered well in this format. (A good answer would take up at least a page.) However, I think that some aspect of this question does fit the site well ... I'm just not sure how best to do it while keeping the resulting question relevant for the OP.
The most recent edit seems to me to be heading in the right direction, but still doesn't supply a narrow-enough scope to the question. I think there are a couple of options that might work, but I'd like to get some input on them, as well as other possibilities, so we can get something workable out of this.
- One option is identifying a particular part of the game where the AI seems to take the lead: "How can I improve my (openings|mid-game|end-game)?" This would be more of a "teach me to fish" question, looking for ways in which to improve.
- Another would be to be more specific, showing an opening, series of moves, or position that seems to recur. "I'm having trouble with situation X against the computer, what can I do?" This is closer to questions on chess openings that are already on the site.
- Still another would be closer to the original intent of the question: if the OP can identify specific features of the AI, or even the application and the difficulty setting, then the question could be "I'm struggling against Program X on difficulty Y; how can I close the gap?" One problem with this approach is that it could still be too broad; unless there's something specific about that AI, it could still be a version of "How do I get better at chess?" (Or alternatively, too specific because of the reference to a specific difficulty level ... maybe that version would do better on Gaming.SE.)
As has been discussed before, the original question is too broad, but there is a way to save the question, isn't there?