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Questions tagged [analysis]

Questions related to determining the Truth behind positions. This includes who is winning, what the next move should be, and what happens when a certain move is played.

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How could I have extracted an opening advantage in this Owen's defence game?

I played as white against Owen's defence from black, which is seen as being quite dubious. After 21 moves, we agreed to a draw. My question is, how could white have extracted an opening edge here? [...
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Considering Scandinavian defense versus Dutch defense [closed]

If the game had played between to GM which game progresses to more steps if pgn notion tends more defensive approach with less blunders. Just for recap Scandinavian defense ECO B01 [fen ""] 1. e4 ...
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Database program for statistics about mistakes

I wonder if there is an application that will help with statistics for my own games. Of course - there are applications (eg. Scid, Chessbase) that allow to make some statistics out of database - but ...
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Could I have improved my position in this pawn up exchange Slav?

This game was my first correspondence game on chess.com. I played as black. I felt my position was quite good. Then I grabbed a pawn and the game ended in a draw by threefold repetition. My ...
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Engine output: FEN string when blundering

What is the best way to go through a database of my games and have the computer generate a FEN string as well as the next move any time I make an error greater than, say, a minor piece loss? I've ...
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French Defense ECO C00 game for analysis

Here is the game for analysis which had been played between two matured person. [fen ""] 1.e4 e6 2.d3 g6 3.f3 Bg7 4.g4 a5 5.h3 a4 6.b3 a3 7.Nxa3 Bxa1 8.Bd2 Rxa3 9.Qxa1 f6 10.Qc1 Rxa2 11.Qb1 Ra3 12. ...
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ECO A03 Bird's opening Dutch Variation for analysis

Here is fen diagram of end game, [fen "3Qk2r/B1p2pp1/p7/4P2p/P4P2/2P4q/2r4P/R2R2K1 w k - 0 1"] I tried few games with Bird's opening today. Chess.com says Bird's Opening Dutch Variation in fact ...
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How to survive a Kingside Attack in Chess?

When I play the Game of Chess I feel that I am quite Weak when my Kingside is being subjected to Attack ? I have two Games to demonstrate as an example ? I am Black in both Cases .Can someone place ...
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Ways to evaluate a position?

I was wondering if the only way to evaluate a position is by looking for next moves like a chess engine does. Is it possible with only a static evaluation of the board to get a correct evaluation ...
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BigData of chess

im posting this from my blog: http://chessratios.altervista.org/ Surprisingly engines like Stockfish and Houdini (the top 2!), Are not very close in this table ordered by Captures. Carlsen is 1 ...
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What does the annotation symbol “TR” mean?

I've seen commentators use this symbol at the end of their analysis but I don't know what it means. Does anyone know?
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ECO B40 game for analysis

Here is the game pgn, [fen ""] [Event "Live Chess"] [Site "Chess.com"] [Date "2017.02.15"] [Round "?"] [White "johnybravo001"] [Black "anandsadasivam"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B40"] [WhiteElo "827"] [...
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Refutation of the Maróczy Bind, suitable for correspondence chess?

I've been meaning to develop my understanding of the Hyper-Accelerated Dragon (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 g6) as Black, mainly by playing a few correspondence games and working through deep positional analyses. ...
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ECO D00 Game for Analysis

After long time, I had played ECO D00,- 1.d4 d5 2.e3 . As my precision lags, I was not yet well with Queens Gambit Accepted or Declined variation. For this position 1.d4 d5 2.e3 my Android Chess.com ...
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Is there a copy of Troitsky's analysis of KNN vs. KP online anywhere?

This is almost certainly public domain material by now (I believe it originates in a 1906 article), but I'm happy to buy it with or without Collection of Chess Studies if I can get it as a digital ...
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Why is Kf8 the recommended move here?

in this position: [FEN "rnbqk2r/pp2bppp/5n2/1Bpp4/8/3P1N2/PPP1QPPP/RNB1K2R b KQkq - 3 7"] Stockfish 8 gives the move of Kf8, and claims my move of Bd7 is an inaccuracy. I don't quite understand why....
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what does this move achieve?

I was watching the current Carlsen vs Adhiban game and I saw a move that always puzzles me: 5. h3 Bh5 I'd say Carlsen want to unpin the knight, or kick the bishop away. The bishop retreats, while ...
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How could I have improved my attack in this game?

I won the game easily because my opponent left a rook hanging in the end. I believe I missed opportunities to build a stronger attack, but I am not sure how I could have done so. [FEN ""] 1.d4 e5 2....
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What can be the variation name of this complete game which falls on ECO C02

When I had looked at http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessopening?eco=C02 there are 4,893 variations found for ECO C02. Is this variation can have some name from among 4893 variation, sorry for ...
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Point assigned to move in Lucas Chess

I am a person trying to get better using lucas chess. I am using the competitive mode and starting with the easiest engine. The tutor will suggest moves from time to time and will have a number ...
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ECO D35 for Game Analysis,- Queen's Gambit Declined: Queen's Knight Variation, 3…Nf6 game for analysis

Queen's Gambit Declined: Queen's Knight Variation, 3...Nf6 game for analysis. Here is the PGN [fen ""] [Event "Live Chess"] [Site "Chess.com"] [Date "2017.01.17"] [White "anandsadasivam"] [Black "...
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Engine against non-perfect players

Chess engines are built to find the best move with the assumption they are playing against a perfect player. My question is, is there an engine out there or would it be easy to create an engine that ...
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Check by Knight NxC3+ Move Implications

Here is the game I played which belongs to ECO C34. I would like to know Check NxC3+ implications. I couldn't cut the Knight. In which are the ECO games this NxC3+ can arise. Thanks for your comments ...
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how to determine objectively if a move is passive or aggressive?

I´m doing a research about how different conditions or situations affects the decision making process in chess. for example if the opponent ELO ranking affects the average time used for every movement....
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App that identifies moves as Excellent/Good/Mistakes/Blunders

I really like the analysis tool on chess.com that processes your games and identifies the Excellent and Good moves, as well as Mistakes and Blunders. It also proposes which move should have been ...
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How computers have changed the way humans play chess

A few years ago Vishy Anand mentioned in an interview that computers had changed the way humans play chess. Obviously computers help a lot in opening preparation, but what other concrete examples are ...
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Meaning of winning percentage

I was wondering about the exact meaning of winning percentage (white/draw/black) in database systems and how to use them for studying. How are move order variations taken care of? For instance, if I ...
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Make chess great again [closed]

Chess at the highest level has changed a lot perhaps helped by computers, so that nowadays we have: black often playing for a draw GM analyzing some opening lines all the way to the endgame opponents ...
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How is this position a draw?

I played against a bot as a White and had this position. The computer claimed that it's a draw. [FEN "2Q/k/3QP/8/3K/8/8/1N - - - 0 1"] I thought it would be a checkmate because wherever the Black ...
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Engame Play: Knight Endings

Below is my effort from last night in the league. [Event "My Team v. Their Team"] [Date "2016.10.20"] [White "A. Nonymous"] [Black "Ian Bush"] [ECO "A31"] [Result "1/2-1/3"] [WhiteElo "170"] [...
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Can you please help me analyse my game?

[FEN ""] [Event "?"] [Site "?"] [Date "2016.09.11"] [Round "?"] [White "Bright"] [Black "Ogbe"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "?"] [BlackElo "?"] [ECO "C64"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Bc5 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5....
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An unnecessary threat?

I found myself in a game with this position. Last Black's move was a Queenside castle, which let him a little bit uncovered. My first spontaneous move idea (which I finally played, because of time ...
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What should be Black's next move?

In this game, the last move made by white was Bg5 . Now it's black's turn. A software analysis shows that black is winning in this position with -2.51 evaluation. I am unable to spot the black's next ...
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Why did Gelfand resign against Anand in the shortest match in WCC?

I saw the notations of the match in chessbase, and I couldn't understand why Boris resigned. Anand was no where close to checkmate. I don't see why he didn't just trade his queen for a bishop and ...
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What are some good podcasts to listen to?

I'm an intermediate player, and I practice chess tactics and play regularly. I'm looking for a good podcast or two to listen too during my day. I don't care if its a podcast that discusses chess news, ...
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Which webpage broadcasts a single chess game, usually Carlsen's, in infinite analysis?

I would often visit a site that had a live Carlsen game analyzed by a strong computer, and deeper than the "average" chess site, but I can't seem to find it. I think it had something to do either with ...
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Why did Smirin resign against Anand in the Blitz semifinal 1994?

There is a video on YouTube about how Anand took 1:43 for move four in the Blitz semifinal and ended up winning the match. What I cannot understand is why White resigned because I can not see the ...
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An offline alternative to lichess.org's online analysis engine

Lichess.org has probably the best chess analysis interface. But, the problem it works only online. Whereas, Stockfish the engine behind the analysis is downloadable, the interface is not. I am ...
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How can I analyze and annotate multiple (500) games with stockfish?

I want to analyze multiple games in one batch with Stockfish. Apart from Scid I do not know any other tool which will do it faster or better. What are som alternatives to Scid with better performance ...
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Analyzing complete games on iPad?

I have several apps on my iPad that will analyze the current position as I move through a game, but I can't seem to find any that will do an analysis of a complete game, ala the sort of analysis I ...
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How to continue in this game?

I saw the following position and was wondering how white should continue: Should white exchange bishops? Should white play a4 to protect the bishop? Should white play c4 to protect the bishop and ...
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Can computer analysis really understand human behavior?

I just finished a game. I got into a pretty convenient position at move 17 (I play white): I noticed that in order to checkmate, I only need to remove the black bishop from protecting e7 and then I ...
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Please review my game in the King's Gambit Accepted

In the following game I played as White where I was mated. Can you comment on my game and how to improve? I'm particularly interested in understanding the my opponent's mating attack. [FEN ""] [...
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Unclear endgame / late middlegame position: looks like advantage white to me, but engine analysis suggests draw

Came across this position as part of some variation analysis of one of my previous games. To me it looks like a noticeable (though probably not decisive) advantage for white -- based on pawn structure ...
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Can White win this knight endgame?

[Title "Black to move"] [StartFlipped "0"] [fen "8/p2N1pk1/1pn1p1p1/2p1P2p/5P1P/2P3P1/PP6/6K1 b - - 0 1"] I thought that I had advantage as White since I was able to temporarily cutt off Black king. ...
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Rook and knight used together within the same move - legal?

This is my first question on chess beta and I don't know if I'm insane or if the cpu is broken. So I was playing chess against a CPU on the iPhone with the app 3D Chess Game, and the CPU (playing ...
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What is the green/red line in this analysis

I ran a game of mine on: http://analysis.cpuchess.com/ And I see that the analysis line changes from green to red and vice versa. What does it mean? Do the green lines mark the move was the engine'...
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White's c5 in Semi-Slav (or Slav) Defense

Lately, I've been experimenting as white with pushing c-Pawn in Semi-Slav Defence, but mostly in blitz games, so I would be very thankful if some of you could analyze a bit and point out if there are ...
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How does analyzing help me improve?

This has been really frustrating for me since I don't get it. When I go through my games I spot errors and simply find better moves but then that's it. I just don't understand how this improves your ...
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Can Black crash through?

I wonder if White can defend below position: [Title "White to move"] [fen "r4rk1/pppq2pp/2np1n2/2b1p1B1/8/2NP1N1b/PPP1BPP1/R2QR1K1 w - - 0 1"]