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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ECO A80 Dutch Defense game for Analysis

Embedded game was the one which I'd played some months back. As part of analysis, if this steps could get commented,- 1.d4 f5 2.Nf3 d5 3.e3 a5 4.Be2 h5 it will be better for a newbie to pick it up &...
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Why does ChessMaster recommend 24. Rg3 in this position?

I reached this position when playing against ChessMaster's cyber personality Laura. The engine recommends the line starting with 25. Rg3: [FEN ""] [White "Bad_Bishop"] [Black "Laura"] [StartPly "48"] ...
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Please critique my Engine game

Two of my engine's played against Garbo engine. (without a opening Book on my part.) Both lost :( Which played better? I need a comparative analysis. Both shared the same evaluation. frankenstein ...
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Are there any “underground” openings or gambits?

Playing a lot of blitz online, from time to time I meet quite strong players who regularly use very dubious lines that can have some shock or practical value in blitz or bullet chess, such as these, ...
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Continue the Attack, Or Meet the Positional Threat?

In the league last night the following position came up: [Date "2017.10.26"] [White "Ian Bush"] [Black "Not Ian Bush"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [StartPly "28"] [FEN ""] 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5....
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Where can I download a 6 man endgame tablebase

I just cannot seem to find a link to a 6 man download endgame tablebase from syzygy. If anyone could provide me with a link it would be greatly appreciated.
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Why is pawn to d3 the best move here?

Total beginner at chess. I am analyzing a game I played. The computer says the blue line here is the best: r1bqr1k1/pp5p/2nb1p2/2p5/Q1Pp2pN/1P4B1/P3BPPP/4RRK1 b - - 0 1 1... d3 (1... Kg7 2. Bxd6 ...
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Is there a measure of how likely it is that a position will end in a draw? [closed]

I was asked to rephrase this question. Hope at least someone gets what I'm trying to mean here now. A position can be equal but asymmetrical. If it is very sharp and complicated then at least humans ...
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Game with computers choosing the worst possible moves [duplicate]

Since chess engines in one way or an other rank alternative moves, it should be able to search for the worst move as well as the best. Have engines played each others trying to lose, and what has come ...
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How to play more chess without your brain tiring

It used to be a common problem for me to have very high calculating ability for the first few matches, and then I would make tons a blunders when I play the 10th or more. While for the most part ...
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How should I analyse my game to get better?

I've been playing chess for a while, but very casually. I just joined a chess club and played my first tournament game. Not having used a chess clock before, or ever having had to record my moves ...
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How to get to 1600

I've often heard people say that, to get to a FIDE rating of 1600, one doesn't need a coach, and that one can do it by oneself. I'd be glad if you could help me see what one can do to achieve that. ...
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Free online analysis board between two players (both players can move the board)

Other than F.I.C.S., where can a friend and I analyse our games online together free where both of us can move the pieces on the board.
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Why is better for white to move Rxa7 instead of Nxd3?

I am trying to analyze the below middle game puzzle. Its white's turn to move. As white, I played Nxd3 and killed the black Queen. However, the engine felt a better move for white was Rxa7. If I ...
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Misplaying (?) the Guicco Pianissimo; is 14. d4 correct?

I recently lost an OTB game against a strong player (USCF) as white in the Guicco Pianissimo and have a few questions about it, especially 14. d4!?. Feedback/criticism are appreciated greatly. Thanks ...
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Why is exposing my queen for capture better in this position (According to computer analysis)?

In one my of my game, the following position appeared (me white): Computer analysis says that I should have played Nf3 (exposing my queen being captured by the bishop). In the proposed scenario by ...
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Why is `a5` a better move in this position?

I was playing with a friend and we come to the following position (me white): My friend played b5 but computer analysis says that this is a mistake and he should have played a5. Now, I don't see why ...
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Slav Defense/Loss to 1800 player: how to improve?

This is a recent OTB tournament game I lost to a player of the same strength as me (1800). My feeling is that I played poor positional chess and continuously failed to capitalize on his suspect play. ...
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Why the analyzer propose this move?

My move was Kxc3. The move was labeled as a blunder. Why?
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Is attempting to capture the king advisable in this position?

This position occurred in a game of quantum chess recently: Is trying to take the king with the queen worth the risk? My reasoning for this is: If the bishop is on a2, white can take the king ...
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Game Analysis Software

What I need Is there any software/engine/website (preferably free) that can analyze a given game (or PGN) of mine and tell me: Whether my moves were excellent, good, bad or terrible. Possible ...
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Why can a chess move improve the chance of winning, according to the computer?

When watching the Sinquefield cup on http://grandchesstour.org/, it is possible to try different moves, and see how the computer evaluates the standing after your suggested move. Now, most moves ...
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Why an analyser labels this move as a blunder?

On the picture, you see the move that was offered by the analyzer. My move was Na5. Forking the Queen and the bishop, so I can negate white's atack on f7 and defending the undefended pawn b7, so the ...
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How did I go wrong?! Embarassing Loss

this is a recent online game I played. I'm usually about an 1800 USCF player, but I had this very disappointing loss to a 1400 level player. Stronger players might look at this sub-par game and wonder ...
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Why doesn't 1.fxe4 Nf6 work for black in this puzzle?

I was solving puzzles and I failed this one. The correct answer was fxe4 fxe4 Bxh5+. Why can the knight not just move to f6 and be safe there? fxe4 Nf6 exd5 fxd5 is in my opinion more preferable for ...
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Stockfish evaluation of a position from PGN

I am trying to get Stockfish's evaluation of a board position(which is in PGN format) using command line.I know it accepts board position in FEN format, but is there any way i can provide PGN format? ...
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After analyzing games with a coach should we play them again on the board?

I analyze my tournament games with my chess coach on the computer and in the end I have a pgn file which contains all the variations, mistakes, and tactics i missed. The question is am i suppose to ...
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Knight sacrifice performed by Deep Blue against Garry Kasparov

Below is the 1997 game of Deep Blue VS Garry Kasparov: r1bqkb1r/pp1n1pp1/2p1pn1p/6N1/3P4/3B1N2/PPP2PPP/R1BQK2R w - - 0 1 The last move 7...h6? was played by Kasparov (black), after which Deep Blue ...
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What should I play in this BvN endgame position?

[Black "DrZ214"] [fen "8/5p2/6k1/3KP3/6Np/8/8/b7 b - - 0 1"] 1... f5 2.Nh2 f4 3.e6 Kf6 4.Kd6 Be5 5.Kd7 Note: The board is from black's perspective. Black to move. I was black and lost this endgame, ...
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Is there a method or tip to best memorize current enemy pieces' movements?

I have started to play Chess again after a few years. It is not difficult to reproduce an opening or sticking with a plan during the middlegame, but the most difficult to me is to keep track of enemy ...
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Could White have won this double rook endgame?

I reached this position as white that led to a draw: [FEN ""] [White "Bad_Bishop"] [Black ""] [StartPly "61"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 Bg4 5. Bxc4 e6 6. h3 Bh5 7. Nc3 ...
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What would you do in this situation?

After black moved his rook, what would you do as white? I did not find the best move according to the chess engine; I'm wondering what ideas you have. [FEN "1r2k2r/p1Q5/3p1qn1/4npp1/7p/1B6/PP1B1PPP/...
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Capablanca vs Lasker - 1921 WCC

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1241495 [White "Capablanca"] [Black "Lasker"] [FEN "2r2rk1/pb1n1ppp/Bp3q2/2p5/3P4/Q3PN2/PP3PPP/2R1K2R b K - 1 16"] This is the 5ht Match game for the ...
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Elimination of the knight: Direct or Indirect?

Between 18. Na2 and 18. Rac1, which is more favorable for white?
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Is today's chess.com daily puzzle a draw (as hinted at in the puzzle title)?

Today's daily puzzle on chess.com is called Desperation Draw: White to move [FEN "r5k1/P4ppp/8/8/p1p1P3/4KP2/2P3PP/5R2 w - - 0 1"] 1. Rb1 Rf8 2. Rb8 * One of the commentators asked: What draw? ...
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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 ...