Questions tagged [analysis]

Questions relating to the objective assessment of a position. The assessment may entail which side has the advantage, or what the best move might be.

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Are these depth-41 Stockfish evals the result of a horizon effect?

I was using lichess's analysis board for Stockfish's analysis of this line in the French: [Title "French Defence, Steinitz Variation"] [StartFlipped "0"] [fen ""] 1. e4 ...
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Baroque/Ultima vs. Chess

Baroque a.k.a. Ultima is a chess variant in which all the pieces except the kings have quite different powers than in regulation chess. They all make non-capturing moves like queens (except the "...
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Can previous and continuing research on N-piece tablebases be used toward human theory of chess?

This follows another questions here: What is the status for EIGHT piece endgame tablebases? My answer there was appropriately removed as being question in reaction to that question, well in light of ...
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Chess Tree Visualization Tool (no engine or database needed)

Looking for a Good Visualization Tool I am looking for a good tool to use for visualization of the game tree and for exploration of variations during correspondence games. The tool would need to ...
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Is white winning in chess with the 1st and 8th ranks reversed?

Here is the position I am referring to: [FEN "RNBQKBNR/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/rnbqkbnr w - - 0 1"] It seems that there are no forced checkmates for white, any f3-Qh4# plans are thwarted ...
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ChessBase and Scid vs Pc Annotation

I am legally blind, but I love to play chess. I like to annotate games. does it right in my opinion, but only because the arrows are thick and opaque. I am wondering, is it possible to ...
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What engine & setup can I use to analyze a Bughouse position from a single board only (one board), taking into account the pieces in hand?

I have looked at the Sjeng and the website and the answers in the other page. This is not quite a Crazyhouse equivalent analysis, due to the capture mechanics. The pages are very ...
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Unique checkmates count analysis

How many unique checkmates are there from this starting position? I can only see 5 lines on lichess from a game I've played and have tried several different moves. Mate in 4 is the fastest but I've ...
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Tools to study positions with partial information?

TL;DR Is there a chess engine or other tools to study a "position" where the exact location of certain pieces is not known? From the following chess position, a plan could be to win the a2 ...
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What's the fastest way to detect blunders with an engine?

My main goal is to detect blunders in chess games. I wrote a python program that loads a large pgn database and then analyses the games. I did it by letting Stockfish go through every game and every ...
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Is the following position a win for White or a draw?

The deceptively simple 11 piece position is hard to decifrate. In a Sicilian Defense, Paulsen variation, the following position appeared on the board: Grandellius vs Andreikin, Black to move. What ...
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