When using Stockfish to annotate some of my games, I will often get the symbols D and +--, which I can't find definitions for. I think that +- means “decisive advantage” for White, and that +-- might mean “very decisive.” As for D next to a move I am at a loss.

  • Maybe it is ++- instead of --+? That would be a move that gives a check and results in a position with evaluation +-
    – Jester
    Commented Aug 12, 2015 at 21:31

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"D" means see diagram. "+/-" means white is better, but not much better.

  • Hmm so what diagram is it referring to if it is just an annotated pgn? And also is +/- the same as +--? I was substantially better at that point like approx +7. Commented Aug 12, 2015 at 19:30
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    There is software that prints annotated games. the D tells it to produce a diagram for that position.
    – Jester
    Commented Aug 12, 2015 at 21:32
  • D in human written forms can mean also a draw offer Commented Aug 14, 2015 at 9:03
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    @TheNightman In order, +-- +- +/- += indicate progressively smaller advantages for White.
    – D M
    Commented Sep 15, 2019 at 17:27

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