This may seem like a silly thing to want to do, but I have been thinking lately that some kind of training software that does the following might be helpful to me:
- Show me a board position, and let me study it for a bit.
- I click a button or something, and the position is no longer displayed.
- After some (hopefully configurable) period of time, it displays the next position in the move sequence.
- I have to identify the move that was made that got from the first position to the second.
The reason this is something I'm interested in doing is in the interest of time management during tournaments. If I want to get up and leave the board during a game (to use the restroom, get something to drink, just stretch my legs and walk around a bit - whatever), I never do it on my opponent's time - because if I return to the board and they've made a move, I can never tell what move they actually made without trying to peek at their scoresheet, or asking (which seems rude...). So I end up only ever getting up and leaving the board when I'm on move, with my own clock running, and this seems sub-optimal. This is something I've never been good at (being able to identify what move has been made if I don't actually see it happen), and I'd like to be better at it.
Is there anything available that's intended for building this skill?