In Arena chess, there is an option to do analysis in direction, 'forward or backward'. Check the picture.

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I think by default, Fritz does backward analysis. Is there a way to change it into forward analysis.

  • What's the difference between each type of analysis?
    – David
    Dec 29, 2020 at 12:44
  • @David I'm assuming it analyzes every position of the game in either backward or forward direction. I would say backward makes more sense since then the engine already "knows" how the game ended. It doesn't make much of a difference either way. Question to the OP: why exactly do you want forward analysis?
    – koedem
    Dec 29, 2020 at 13:01
  • I don't know the difference between the two of them. I just wanna know if this feature is available in Fritz. Do you know the difference between them? @koedem
    – Azeem Cv
    Dec 29, 2020 at 13:51
  • I mean, I just described it. It determines in what order the moves are looked at. So if your game is 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Bc5 3.Qh5 Nf6 4.Qxf7#, then a forward analysis will first look at the starting position, then the position after 1.e4 and so on. A backward analysis will first look at the final position, then the position before 4.Qxf7# and so on. The result of those two analyses will be very similar but backward sometimes makes a bit more sense to as mentioned tell the engine how some move turned out (roughly speaking).
    – koedem
    Dec 29, 2020 at 14:26
  • @JanetMThomas Why care about a feature you don't even understand what it's doing? With the information you give in the question, it coudl just as well be that Fritz can do it under a completely different name and nobody would find out
    – David
    Dec 31, 2020 at 11:41


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