How To Beat A Computer — or anyone — In Chess

Consider the human element: The worst thing you can do is to play like a machine yourself.

Akira Tanaka (1918–1982), FAL, via Wikimedia CommonsAkira Tanaka (1918–1982), FAL, via Wikimedia Commons

You cannot beat a computer in chess by playing perfectly. It is not possible to win against a perfect opponent, because the outcome of each game will always be determined by one player or another making an error.