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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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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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Post-analysis evaluation profiles in Fritz/Rybka

In Tuesday’s post, I hinted at today’s subject for this blog: using the evaluation profile after a game analysis in the Fritz “family” of chess playing programs (Fritz, Rybka, Junior, Hiarcs, & Shredder). Back in the day, the only way to generate an evaluation profile was by playing a game against a chess engine. But somewhere along the way (I’m not sure of the exact version), a feature was added which allows you to create a modified evaluation profile by running a “blundercheck” game analysis. This later form of evaluation profile is what we’re going to look at today. Continue reading

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