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Post-game chess engine analysis: zeroing in

Although I’ve stressed in prior posts that a chess engine, such as one of the Fritz family of playing programs (e.g. Fritz, Rybka, Junior, Hiarcs, and Shredder) can best be used to point out chronic recurring problems in one’s chess play over the course of many games, you can also use a chess engine to zero in on a particular problem point in one of your recent games. Continue reading

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Interpreting Fritz/Rybka’s game analysis

We’ve been examining the process of post-game chess analysis using the Fritz “family” of playing programs (Fritz, Rybka, Junior, Hiarcs, and Shredder). As we’ve discussed previously, you can have a chess engine analyze every game you’ve ever played but unless you take a close look at that analysis and, most important of all, understand what that analysis is showing you, it’s just a waste of electricity. A chess engine can be a valuable tool for guiding your chess study, but only if you take the time to carefully look at its analysis of your games. Continue reading

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The learning process in chess

When I first started in the chess software business a couple of decades ago, I was tasked with teaching people how to use chess engines and databases to help them realize their goal of chess success. I remember how, at that time, I was hit with a sudden realization – in order to fulfill that task, I had to myself learn about how people learn. Continue reading

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Comparing analysis modes in Fritz/Rybka chess software

In the previous blog post we mentioned the question, “What are the best analysis settings for the Fritz family of chess playing programs?” (said programs being Fritz, Hiarcs, Junior, Rybka, and Shredder). Today we’ll consider the answer to that question. Continue reading

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