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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Beginners question: Strategic ideas

When I am watching chess lessons, the mentor mostly uses the phrase: 'lets look at the board and find some ideas'. As a beginner, I can't get passed the: 'look at what pieces you can grab.' Question: ...
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How can I programmatically detect kings side / queen side pawn storm

I read from wikipedia that: A pawn storm is a chess strategy in which several pawns are moved in rapid succession toward the opponent's defenses. A pawn storm usually involves adjacent pawns on ...
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Does …b5 give Black an advantage?

After being squeezed for an entire game I got the chance to ease my position with a pawn exchange. Incidentally, this would open lines for my pieces to attack opponent's weakened king. I played ...b6-...
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Can Black capitalize?

I have played a game against a computer and came to the following position: [Title "Black to move"] [StartFlipped "1"] [fen "3q2k1/pp1r1p1p/2p1p1p1/2Pr2P1/P2P1P2/4Q3/1P1R3P/3R2K1 b - - 0 1"] I gave ...
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What would happen if multiple GMs played on both sides of a chess match?

Imagine a situation where a team of top Grandmasters would face another team of top Grandmasters over a single chess board and play a series of games. Would the games always end in a draw? Would ...
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When is a bishop preferred over a rook

I've seen some moves from my chess engine (Houdini) when a rook was exchanged for a bishop. Even though I still lose the game, I see a degrading value for chess engine. Is it just because of bad ...
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Karpov vs Kasparov, Game 41

In the common literature, it appears as truth that Karpov missed the winning a6! instead of Rxd1 on move 33, Game 41, in the first Karpov vs Kasparov match. But is the following position, derivate ...
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Why does Stockfish lose against this piece sacrifice in the Berlin Defense?

In a recent YouTube video, Jonathan Schrantz presents an absurd (?) piece sacrifice in the Berlin Defense, which Stockfish seems to vastly underestimate. The engine evaluation shows around -4, until ...
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Why didn't Carlsen try to force exchanging Queens on move 23 against Vokhidov?

During the 2018 World Rapid Championship in 2018 in St. Petersburg, Magnus Carlsen played Shamsiddin Vokhidov. White starts with setting up a Scholar's Mate, but Black doesn't fall for it. Then on the ...
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The best move in this Crazyhouse position according to Stockfish

I just played my first few games of Crazyhouse, and I really don't understand it. At one point I had this position. [Title "White to move"] [FEN "r2q1rk1/pbb2pp1/n1p1p2p/1p1nP3/2pPN3/...
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Is this KBPP vs. KR position a draw or a win with perfect play?

I played a game on Lichess today as white, and me and my opponent reached this interesting endgame position. [Title "Rewan Demontay-NN, Lichess, 5/14/19"] [StartFlipped "0"] [FEN "8/8/3r1kP1/5B2/4PK2/...
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How to package PGN in Lichess analysis page format

I am trying to bundle together a couple of games on my own website. I would love to have an interface like Lichess's analysis page: You can turn on the Stockfish engine, try out different moves and ...
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Strange 16-move semi-slav loss (black)

[FEN ""] [Date "6/9/2018"] [White "Opponent"] [Black "Me"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2217"] [BlackElo "1874"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bxf6 Qxf6 7. e4 dxe4 8. Nxe4 Bb4+ 9. ...
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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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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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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 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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Does …Nxg4 really work?

[Title "Black to move"] [StartFlipped "0"] [fen "r4rk1/pp1nbppp/2p1pn2/q6b/2B2BP1/2NP1N1P/PPP2P2/R2QR1K1 b - - 0 1"] White has just played g4, after which I have replied ...Bg6. I have uploaded the ...
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Anaylsis of my game

Me and one of my colleagues have started playing chess for a while. We are playing one or two matches every weekday, and play tactics over our phones when off work. Here is one of our latest games. I ...
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How to limit lines in scid vs pc in annotate mode?

I would like to reduce the number of lines calculated by the engine to speed up the analysis but I cannot find the appropriate option for that. Does anybody know how to do this in Scid vs PC?
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What is a good chess engine to play against on an android phone?

I have an android phone, and I have the Chess Free app. It is nice in that you can set the computer difficulty level and record games, and even play against another human, but it severely lacks ...
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Thoughts on this game, please

I played the below recently in a U145 ECF (~U1800 FIDE) rapidplay, and would appreciate your thoughts. There are obviously lots of tactical errors, and please be kind on the last few moves which were ...
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UCI engine state notion

Hi guys I have a problem with using stockfish engine which is using UCI protocol. I wanted to play black and the computer white. But so far I think that uci engine has no notion of state and it gives ...
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Can Black create the second weakness?

I have played blitz game on lichess as Black and entered into drawn bishop endgame. My opponent tried to force the matters and lost in the end but at some point very interesting position arose, where ...
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Looking for information on PARADISE (software)

I am working on developing statistics around the middlegame. During searching I found a little information about PARADISE (PAttern Recognition Applied to DIrecting SEarch), which was developed by ...
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How to evaluate my move with UCI engine?

I am looking for a way to analyse the moves I play. I'm NOT looking for a suggestion of a GUI that does this, or using Chessbase to do this. I want to know how to do this by communicating directly ...
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Deep and accurate analysis required

In order to resurrect an old line in the Scandinavian defense I am forced to accept doubled pawns at the side where I have pawn majority. To make things even worse, I reach queenless middlegame, and ...
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It seems to me that draw is all Black can get, but maybe I am wrong?

Recently I have played a game against a computer and came to the following position : [Title "Black to move"] [StartFlipped "0"] [fen "3r4/p3Q1pk/1pp3p1/8/3qP3/P7/1P3RPP/6K1 b - - 0 1"] I have ...
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1k gamesanalysis (PGN)

I've been playing chess on-line for about 7 years now. I've downloaded my past games since 2011, its about 1k chess games. The download is in PGN format. Now I want to do an analyses on the data. Is ...
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Can white recover? (midgame)

If someone could put a picture of the layout in that'd be great, I've looked (clicked edit) on posts with them and I cannot work out the format, also this is a setup, I didn't write down how I got ...
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Uploading chessboard to website

I am a beginner programmer with some experience in HTML, PHP, and Java. I would like to upload a chessboard onto my website, and I have used the following links to help me: http://chess....
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How to view Arena Chess analysis in a chess program?

I made an analysis of a chess game in Arena Chess with stockfish engine. The analysis completed successfully. My question is how can I watch this analysis in a chess program. Arena chess says it made ...
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What should be the next move in this position?

[FEN "2r1r1k1/pb5p/1pp1qb2/3p1p2/3Pn1p1/1Q2P1P1/PP2NPBP/2RRB1K1 b - - 0 1"] What is the best move for Black in this position. Everything seems defended here. What method is applicable in such ...
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Variation in Max Lange Attack

In the position at 15:29 of this video, what are some possible variations the line starting with the move 12...Qe5 that lead to an advantage for white? [FEN ""] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. ...
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What is the advantage in knowing the fastest winning sequence if I can win with few more moves than fastest sequence?

I am studying from Lazlo Polgar's "Chess: 5334 Problems, Combinations, and Games", there are positions with heavy material imbalance for example like a lone King against Queen, 2 Knights and King ...
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Analysis of a position in order to find the best move

I am trying to learn to play chess, but it is not an easy task. I am playing as much as possible and try to watch games an reading in order to learn. I am playng on Chess.com, and a lot of times I ...
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Idea behind sacrifice pawn

I would like to know what compensation White gets after the pawn sacrifice 6. b4. To me, giving back the pawn just for a tempo, i.e. Bb5, does not seem to be enough.
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Where did I go wrong? QGD loss as black

[fen ""] [Date "6/8/2018"] [White "Anonymous"] [Black "Me"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2146"] [BlackElo "1874"] [Opening "Semi-Slav Defense"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. cxd5 exd5 6. ...
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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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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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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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My game against AI, please analyze

[Event "4444 vs AI"] [Site "multiplayerchess.com"] [Date "2015.08.12"] [Round "1"] [White "4444"] [Black "AI"] [Result "1-0"] [FEN ""] 1. e4 e5 2. d3 d5 3. Ne2 g5 4. Nbc3 d4 5. Nb5 c6 6. Na3 Bxa3 7. ...
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Variation of Attack besides Center Control and Flanking

Does in official games, had happened when a player didn't concentrate his attack to center or by flanking?? In this case, my possible attack is used side of board when opponent had castling the king ...
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Why couldn't I win this Maroczy Bind (vs 2000)?

[FEN ""] [Date "6/10/2018"] [Round "5"] [White "Me"] [Black "Opponent"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "1874"] [BlackElo "2000"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 g6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Bg7 5. c4 Nf6 6. Nc3 Nc6 7. Be3 O-...
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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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Why not save the queen by playing Qa5-a4?

Why does Black take the knight on d5 on his 9th move instead of saving the Queen by moving to a4? Is it because then on the next move white plays Nxc7+ followed by NxR?
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The early …Qf6 in the Scotch Game

In the Scotch Game, what is the best move for White after this sequence? [FEN ""] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Qf6 5. Be3 (5. Nb5) (5. Nf3) 5...Bc5 Most videos don't even count ...
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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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Why doesn’t the computer like my odd queen trade?

I played a game as Black some months ago on chess.com in which I made a rather amusing, in my opinion at the least, queen trade. I won the game in the end, but only after being a bastard and promoting ...
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How would you evaluate this king and pawn endgame for white, and what's the best book to study King and pawn endgames?

I would like to learn more tricks and ideas behind these complicated endgames. For example, here is a game I played where I got into one (I was playing white). [fen ""] [Startply "83"] 1. e4 e6 2. ...