I am using a Mac and trying to find an app that can analyse the whole game and tell me where the mistakes/inaccuracies/blunders are, instead of just telling me what I should do for the next move.

The "Stockfish Chess for Mac" app merely analyses the position and gives me the best move, but cannot analyse a full game.

Could someone recommend me a free app that has the above function?

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    Commented Oct 4, 2022 at 15:38
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Use SCID or SCID vs PC if you want an app running natively on Mac.

Click Tools --> Analysis Engine. Add and configure Stockfish, then click OK.

In the engine analysis window, click on "Annotate" and configure (e.g. analysis time per move), then click OK.

There are video tutorials for this on YouTube, but I also tested this locally on my Linux machine.

However, if you do not have ChessBase / cannot run it, I would rather recommend doing it online, e.g. on chess.com (if you have a premium account) or lichess (40 free analyses per day), as their tools are more sophisticated than most native apps for Mac / Linux.

  • I think lichess is entirely free: there is no upper limit to the number of analyses you can run on it for free per day. Commented Oct 5, 2022 at 8:55
  • @insipidintegrator they probably changed it. I remember receiving the message that I have requested too many analyses for the day sometimes. Even if there may not be a limit anymore, one should not overuse their resources. But if you are completely certain, feel free to edit my answer.
    – Hauptideal
    Commented Oct 5, 2022 at 10:58
  • Thanks for the answer! The software is very useful. However, as I am quite unfamiliar with configuring chess engines, how exactly do I add the Stockfish engine to SCID? I don't know how to set it up.
    – J Muzhen
    Commented Oct 5, 2022 at 11:17
  • Hi @Hauptideal I found this: lichess.org/features Commented Oct 5, 2022 at 11:23
  • @JMuzhen First, you need to download Stockfish here: stockfishchess.org/download Next, you follow the instructions in this video: youtube.com/watch?v=TVtLn58uLus
    – Hauptideal
    Commented Oct 5, 2022 at 13:05

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